Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fukushima now on par with Chernobyl

On the "International Nuclear Event Scale", Japan's Fukushima Daichi plant is now officially on par with Chernobyl. International agencies had been arguing for this classification for weeks, but the Japanese government had been stubbornly classifying the event on par with Three Mile Island instead. Now that radiation is leaking into the Pacific Ocean, it appears Japan's reservoir of denial has run out.


prasad said...

Every Country in this world should search for alternate to produce power

Nomad said...

The problem is every solution has a cost. Nuclear is generally safer than most (statistically speaking) but its disasters are horrific. Coat and gas create risks of fires and massive pollution. Wind disrupts natural rhythms and creates noise pollution. Solar covers up huge portions of land that could be used for farming or other productive uses. And so on, and so on.

The goal is to find the best trade-off with the most power for the best safety rating. It is arguable which power source offers it at this point.