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Nuclear Bloggers Discuss the Fukushima Accident

Rod Adams hosted five other pro-nuclear folks on his Atomic show to discuss the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The guests on the show include:

Stop by to hear about their experiences from last week and thoughts about the accident.

As well, be sure to check out Brave New Climate which has been following the events all week and has an open discussion thread for today that’s up to 90 plus comments.

Comments

Anonymous said…
You can't make a nuclear plant perfectly safe, only safer. Accidents will happen, and the real solution is providing better protection then FEMA telling people to duct tape and use plastic sheets to seal themselves in a room.

There is a tested and patented technology that would provide complete protection, only the Feds and industry isn't paying attention to its inventor and helping fund his product to production:

http://www.rbcshield.com

Nuclear technology isn't going away anytime, and neither is the limit to what we can anticipate.

People need to demand these tiles be made available for purchase so they can protect themselves from the aftermath of radiological, biological, or chemical accidents or attacks.

It only makes sense.
Anonymous said…
Does your company make these tiles?
David Bradish said…
NEI doesn't make these tiles, the first comment is borderline spam but somewhat applicable.
Anonymous said…
Thank you David. my question was directed to the poster on the tiles, not to NEI.

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