Ongoing (March 4)

I knew there was a reason I don’t much like the idea of nuclear power plants. They can try to safeguard them from human mistake, but not so easy to safeguard them from human craziness.

The picture above is older, not made with Ukraine in mind, but I remembered it today, what with the Russian attack on the large Ukrainian nuclear power plant at Zaporizhizhia, which included a specific attack on the protective housing of the plant, setting it ablaze. It’s a horrible kind of blackmail–give in to us or we will destroy Europe. Praying that some sense prevails there, some care for human life and for the life of the planet. Thankful that Biden is not a madman, though hard to know what can be resorted to other than the massive sanctions (that he has already been spearheading), and time.

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3 Comments on “Ongoing (March 4)”

  1. Helen Dehner Says:

    We must create a culture of peace, shoulder the burden to survive.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Agreed. But hard to know what to do in the face of naked aggression. If the Ukrainians are peaceful, they are taken over, and the world pays no attention. It is so sad/difficult.

  2. Unfortunately it’s all craziness Miss Manic. The waste from these facilities remains dangerously radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years. We currently dispose of most of the nuclear waste by placing it in large supposedly ultra-safe containers and bury them several hundred feet down under the surface in the western plain states. The reason for that is that the region is currently the lowest possibility for Earth quakes that might disrupt it or other natural things like lava flows that could bring it to the surface. But our mountains on each coast were built by tectonic plate movement in far less time than it takes for the waste to become safe. We have absolutely no guarantees that the life forms living on this Earth in 500,000 years won’t have to deal with this dangerous stuff popping up to the surface. Everything about nuclear power plants is shameful and based on greed. Unfortunately right now that’s our only true viable alternative to fossil fuel. Dop your elephants ever get stuck between a rock and a hard place?

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