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No Nukes for the Swiss, either.

The Swiss will phase out all Nuclear Plants by 2034

It almost gives you hope that somebody’s paying attention.


Fukushima spurs potential job growth among senior citizens

 A team of pensioners are trying to assist with the continuing disaster in the Fukushima Nuclear Wasteland  .

I trust that corporations worldwide are taking note;  if you’ve gotten yourself in a fix by making a horrifying, monstrous biotoxic environmental catastrophe- and who doesn’t do that occasionally?- you can mitigate future payouts for long-term complications by utilizing people who don’t have a long term.

It’s a bold new opportunity! I  can imagine teams of geezers- Doom Squads- who can totter or wheel themselves into those  mortiferous arenas where younger workers might otherwise wastefully be poisoned prematurely,  reducing their potential for future contributions to corporate profits.

At the very least, the concept offers significant hope to the elderly in this country as well, as our kleptocratic Government rationalizes the elimination and/or privatization of the “entitlements” of Social Security and Medicare.

It’s not glamorous, but not everybody’s going to be able to be the Greeter at WalMart.

Germany to Abandon Nuclear Power Entirely by 2022

Mr Rottgen said the seven oldest reactors – which were taken offline for a safety review immediately after the Japanese crisis – would never be used again. An eighth plant – the Kruemmel facility in northern Germany, which was already offline and has been plagued by technical problems, would also be shut down for good.

Six others would go offline by 2021 at the latest and the three newest by 2022, he said.

Highly recommended for the straight dope on Fukushima

Arnie Gunderson, former  senior vice president with Danbury-based Nuclear Energy Services, until fired for exposing unsafe practices,  has been giving a fantastic blow-by-blow analysis on the Fukushima meltdown(s). Thanks to Mike D.- I got this link from him.

It seems like old news already, but considering that the contamination will be around for 48,000 generations, we’d better increase our attention spans a little. The nuclear industry is totally delighted with our inability to plan past lunchtime tomorrow, I can tell you that much. And that’s the terrific thing for them: the vast majority of the repercussions from their negligent and pernicious practices wont present themselves for decades, or even centuries, and the industry continues to effectively control the story, if not the radiation, within just a couple of  months.

They’ve admitted that the explosions released 10 percent of the radiation emitted by Chernobyl- that’s just what they’ve admitted, it’s not likely to be the truth,  but if we’re lucky, maybe the documentaries they make about Fukushima 25 years from now will only be 10 percent as horrible and mind-blowingly tragic as this one about the children of Chernobyl, by Photographer Paul Fusco.

My family and I live just 40 miles from a nuclear plant of the same design as Fukushima. It has two cooling towers, and last June a funnel cloud went right between them.  It’s like playing REALLY BIG Russian Roulette.

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