Sunday, March 13, 2011

Oh Well, That's All Right Then!

From Salon:

The industry -- along with President Obama -- has in recent years trumpeted the fact that nuclear power does not produce carbon emissions that cause climate change. But safety is clearly still a touchy subject for nuclear operators. ...

[Mitchell] Singer, the NEI spokesman, argued that Japan's infrastructure had actually performed well so far.

"The Japanese plants have been run very safely and reliably for a very long time. They have operated quite safely," he said, adding: "Actually, they withstood the earthquake quite well. It's the tsunami that caused the problems with the backup generators."

P.S. "The DC-based Nuclear Energy Institute represents Japanese firms -- including the company whose plants are in crisis"