While Fukushima is out of control, blatantly demonstrating the helplessness of the operators and the nuclear power community, releasing radioactivity that might in some way eventually affect everyone on the planet, some countries can’t seem to wait to build more of the damn things: USA (lesson forgotten after Three Mile Island), China, India, Belarus (of all places!), etc. That’s what I would call ‘epidemic thinking.’
– James Steerforth
Prompted by Epidemic at One Single Impression.
James, AMEN. Those who forget history… it’s truly about the hubris of corporations who don’t give a tinker’s damn about the rest of us. You nailed it. Now we pray.
Here’s one I wrote today: http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/finale/
Thanks again for a great commentary. Amy
An excellent term for it. Bloody-minded might have been another.
I don’t think the problem is the plants themselves, it’s the safety issues. If government does its job properly, we should all be safe.