Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Japan nuclear FAQ

Aaron pointed me to this excellent FAQ on the Japanese reactor situation, over on (of all places) the Something Awful forums. You have to click through an annoying ad to get to it, but it's a fine, calm discussion of what's going on there, and what the actual risks are.

I will admit to very mixed feelings -- horror for the people living nearby, annoyance at the fact that this will likely hobble nuclear power for at least a decade, and hope that, when the industry does begin to recover, it might motivate people to use more modern and fail-safe nuclear technologies. Yes, I'm mildly in favor of nuclear power as a component of the overall electricity mix, but only with a much more careful choice of reactor designs...
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