ecohookups.com sends mad love and prayers to the citizens of Japan dealing with aftereffects of their recent earthquake and tsunami. And with every ounce of spirituality I have in my body I hope that those living near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima have been successfully evacuated in the possibility of a nuclear meltdown.
"For my New York Peep, Indian Point Nuclear Plant is just 24 miles north of New York City."
WE CAN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE OUR VULNERABILITIES BY CLOSING / CONVERTING THE NUKE PLANTS TO NATURAL GAS AND WIND FARMS, ETC..
After watching the video below of Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Gregory Jaczko I started to feel uneasy about the safety of the nuclear plants here in the United States.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney brought along Jaczko to the briefing room today where he was asked repeatedly about the safety of U.S. nuclear power plants, according to Chip Reid his answers did little to satisfy reporters looking for information that might assure readers and viewers that American nuclear plants are built to withstand a crisis of this magnitude.
Asked whether the Japan incident had led to safety concerns at U.S. nuclear facilities, Jaczko gave an equally general reply: the NRC is "always focused on the safety and security of nuclear power plants in this country. That will always be something that we do. Whenever there's any new information, we always take that information into consideration and -- and make changes, if necessary. But right now, we continue to believe that nuclear power plants in this country operate safely and securely."
Chip Reid tried again to pin him down: "Would plants in the United States be able to withstand a quake of this magnitude?"
No luck. His response: "I don't want to speculate on anything like that at this point."