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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

No Quiero El Diablo - Drill Baby Drill

I have taken Spanish 1 five or six times, and I probably still messed up the title. It doesn't matter, if I somehow got you to read this far what I really want to say is:

Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant NOW.

It is pure insanity to let that thing run another second. It is built on an earthquake fault. It is built to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 7. Chile and Japan had earthquakes of 8.8 and 8.9. That was our warning folks. If Diablo Canyon blows, much of California will be rendered uninhabitable. That means you, San Francisco Bay Area, and you Los Angeles and every little town in between. Forever. Not really forever, but for us it might as well be.

It isn't ugly like an oil spill - it is invisible. But it will kill you far deader than an oil spill. There will be 3 legged fish and possibly land sharks. Ok, maybe I made that up.

It is not that I am against nuclear power, I just have no faith in the people who are in charge - not when betting they are capable of keeping me safe has such a big downside. If we need energy, I'll take my chances with an oil spill. Better the devil you know, than El Diablo.


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