Einstein: “Hell of a way to boil water.”

Einstein once said nuclear power is “a hell of a way to boil water.”

I don’t normally let issues penetrate this space where I want you to feel safe hidden in Jesus. But two issues are too close to my heart to ignore. Both of them threaten life and public health. One is abortion and the other is nuclear radiation.

The estimated amount of radiation released from the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011 ranges from 2.5 to 3 times the radiation which spread around the world from a similar disaster in Chernobyl in 1986.*

Here’s an excellent summary of the impact Fukushima has had on nuclear energy in Japan and the rest of the world. The good news is that many nations–including Japan–are turning from nuclear to safer, healthier sources of energy.

“As More About Fukushima Contamination and Casualties Is Known, Japan Proceeding Without Nuclear Reactors” by Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. (professor emeritus of Environment and Occupational Medicine University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalitionand Joseph Mangano, MPH, MBA, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project in New York, author of Radioactive Baby Teeth: The Cancer Link. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/samuel-s-epstein/fukushima-nuclear-_b_1790423.html

More good news: In the United States, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has (at least temporarily) stopped issuing new construction permits for 16 nuclear reactors, and renewal permits for 14 more. http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/271-38/12911-victory-for-anti-nuclear-power-movement-in-the-us  

Note: The reactors affected apparently include San Onofre in Southern California, which was shut down in January because of radiation leaks. http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/344-208/11453-nuclear-catastrophe-imminent-at-san-onofre-if-guidelines-continue-to-be-ignored

Go to http://readersupportednews.org/ and type in the name of a nuclear plant for information about the reactor near you.

*(Added 08-28-12) http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/303-211/13153-the-nuclear-sacrifice-of-our-children


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