Friday, March 9, 2012

Wall Street Journal: "Nuclear Pushes on Despite Fukushima"

March 9, 2012 print edition page A1.

My question is, which option is true:

A.) Nuclear is going down fast, but the Wall Street Journal editorial board is heavily invested in uranium futures and the nuclear energy industry.

B.) Nuclear is not going down fast because government and people like the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal will NOT ALLOW nuclear to go down, no matter the level of externalities.

C.) We are majorly screwed because of the scope of the Fukushima disaster. Both the nuclear industry and government know it, but are going to manage the flow of information so that they can extract as much wealth as possible, as long as possible...

D.) Any combination of above


UPDATE: THE WSJ piece is clearly part of a COORDINATED PROPAGANDA effort: See a similar story at the Huffington Post and yet another story at the WSJ:

Japan Earthquake Anniversary: Fukushima Meltdown Risk Early Known, Documents Reveal By MARI YAMAGUCHI 03/ 9/12 12:18 PM ET Description: AP

[EXCERPT FROM END OF ARTICLE] Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said that it was not just natural disasters that caused the Fukushima crisis. He said accident command lines were unclear and response plans were not sufficiently integrated. Amano also cited the nuclear regulator's weak oversight, insufficient guard against possible risks such as total power loss and inadequate training to respond to serious accidents.

But Fukushima provided the lesson for the rest of the world and nuclear safety is stronger than a year ago, he said in a statement Friday from Vienna.

"Human failings such as these are not unique to Japan," Amano said. "We humans learn from our mistakes."

In Japan, Relief at Radiation's Low Toll: A year after Fukushima, its impact on physical health and the environment appears to be far less severe than initially feared. YUKA HAYASHI, PHRED DVORAK and ROBERT LEE HOTZ. The Wall Street Journal: Available:

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