Saturday, March 19, 2011

German government's pathetic excuses for getting rid of nuclear power

BERLIN, March 18 (Reuters) - Germany's environment minister has called for drastic safety measures to be implemented at the country's nuclear power plants, which could make them not viable commercially, coalition sources said on Friday.

Well, finally, a little transparency in government - it's obvious that their goal is to make nuclear energy untenable, not to make it safe. This is why they don't mention that inherently safe reactors have been designed in the 50 years since the plants they love to hate were designed.

While I'm at it, I'd also like to point out that this fear-mongering (Shock Doctrine) is one means the "free market" uses to dictate the macro-economic configuration. See previous entries for more of my thoughts on how the groundwork for this situation was apparently laid long in advance, partly by preventing the Japanese plants from being upgraded to inherently safe designs when they had a chance.