Noting Germany’s decision to spend more than $2 trillion to abandon nuclear power in the wake of the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi disaster, the Guardian discusses the lobby-fueled push to build reactors in the United States.
The Guardian also examined a “demented” push to redesignate sites contaminated by radiation into wildlife refuges which would be visited by school children. Furthermore, the article notes, developers are seeking to build a road that would spur development around the contaminated Rocky Flatts, CO, site, where nuclear explosive components were made.
The article also points out the absurdity of President Obama approving an $8 billion Department of Energy loan guarantee program to build two new nuclear power plants in Georgia in spite of scientists’ warnings about dangers posed to local residents by nuclear waste disposal issues.
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has filed a lawsuit to stop the Georgia nuclear plant construction.