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June 15, 2011

Turning Japanese I Think I'm

I think many people felt a bit smug about the recent Japanese nuclear disaster, which followed the Japanese tsunami disaster.

Why would those silly people put nuclear power plants in a place that could get flooded? Why would they rely on a cooling system that could get knocked out? We'd never do that.

OMAHA, Neb. (June 8) A small fire briefly knocked out the cooling system for used fuel at a nuclear power plant in Nebraska, but temperatures never exceeded safe levels and power was quickly restored, federal officials said Wednesday.

Jun. 15, 2011, 4:02 PM Airspace Over Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant Still Closed

I'm really not sure that any of that smugness/schadenfreude is justified.


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