Sunday, 23 December 2012

Democrats Push for Ban of Assault Weapons Over Sandy Hook, but Stay Silent on Nuclear Power After Fukushima

Democrats push for ban of assault weapons over Sandy Hook, but stay silent on nuclear power after Fukushima by Lori Price, 20 Dec 2012 Democrats want to implement a ban on military-style assault weapons in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings. Several lawmakers and liberal pundits assert that certain guns--by their very existence--are a threat to human life. Well. Why no similar outcry demanding an end to nuclear power--after four nuclear plant meltdowns at Fukushima? Nuclear power plants, history has shown--by their very existence--are a threat to human life. In fact, President Barack Obama sent officials to Japan to ensure that the Japanese government would continue to build new plants. There was no 'wall-to-wall' media coverage as the disasters unfolded at Fukushima, unlike the commercial-free coverage of the events that transpired at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Surely, thyroid cancer will kill far more than the twenty children who were among the twenty-six who perished in Newtown, Connecticut.

Fukushima is a huge problem that will kill tens of millions of people (at least) if we extrapolate from the million killed because Chernobyl. In a natural disaster, the one-off meltdown from a nuclear disaster will leave an area contaminated for many hundreds of years. Current reactors must be replaced with Thorium ones or other forms of power generation.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 23rd, 2012.]

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