Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nature's Fury or Mankind's Nuclear-Level Stupidity?

It took a while but the mainstream news is finally on the job, as three of our nation's nuclear facilities may be approaching something that could radiate the world: two, because of floods, and one, because of fire. Not to mention, the nuclear melt-through occuring in Japan.

Nevertheless, despite these apparently dire circumstances, notice the light-heartedness of these mainstream news folk, as nuclear armageddon seems all but a sure thing. Now, I know I constantly go on and on about how the mainstream media either minimizes, or totally ignores important stories; however, it seems now that they've decided to take these stories on, despite the magnitude of potential doom, it's as if peachy-faced talking heads are reporting on a day in the life of Mickey Mouse. Or, more accurately, "beauty in the beast".  Do they know something we don't know?   Like, maybe, there's a turn-off switch, somewhere? 

The anti-nuclear watchdog group Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety reported that 30,000 55-gallon drums of plutonium-contaminated waste were stored in fabric tents above ground , in area 'G' - later confirmed by lab spokesperson, Lisa Rosendorf - on the campus of the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory .  Uhm...30,000 55-gallon drums of plutonium in fabric tents above ground?!? With a raging rapidly-growing wildfire that's "zero-percent contained", about a mile away?!? I'm no expert by any means, but that situation sounds slightly...oh, I don't know, apocolyptic.  But, maybe, that's just me.

Meanwhile, mandatory evacuations seem almost commonplace, now, as 12,000 people are ordered to leave the city of Los Alamos.    


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