Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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The Nuclear Family

Something most folks don't seem to understand, especially the bozoids who call themselves TV journalists, is when a nuclear plant melts down, it doesn't become an atomic bomb. There were no mushroom clouds over Chernobyl or 2.5-Mile 3 Mile Island. No firestorm. No shock wave. Just irradiated gases released into the atmosphere, and only then if containment is breached.

Yes, it is dangerous. People exposed will get radiation sickness, and probably will get cancer later in life. Some may die. But they won't be vaporized, even get radiation burns.

There is no comparison between Hiroshima and Fukushima. I was appalled to hear George Takei make this comparison on TV yesterday. Stick to dilithium crystals and warp core breaches, Sulu.
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