Southern California is home to the state’s two nuclear power plants, and events in Japan have highlighted concern over their safety. San Diego State University professor Murray Jennex worked at the San Onofre plant for 17 years and says it is built to withstand a 7.0 earthquake. Discussion of the two plants begins at minute 3, while the earlier portion of the program talks about the dangers of taking potassium iodide in the absence of radiation. [Hear more - The California Report KQED]
Just as farmers markets are swinging into full bloom, there’s very disturbing news about radiation from Japan reaching new levels in Europe. And if...
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Building and operation of nuclear power plants is a crime against humanity mainly because the intensely harmful radioactive wastes produced by these plants are our legacy to the Earth and the persons who survive us for tens of thousands of years. The facts about radioactivity and the duration of radioactive toxicity are available in any basic book on physics and any basic book on math that includes a formula for the calculation of half-life of radioactive materials. The sins of the fathers are being extended to more generations than ever before. If you are not deeply ashamed of leaving this legacy, you ought to be.