It felt like one of those days that changes history. As I write this, we have no clue if one of the five troubled reactors in Japan has melted down. During an apocalypse, it is tough to get any news. The area hit by the tsunami is effectively incommunicado. No power. No phones. No information.
So they built these Nukes next to the ocean so that they would have good access to water to cool the reactor. They didn't plan on an 8.9 earthquake, followed by a tsunami that wiped out the backup diesel generators that keep the fuel rods from melting down. When I drive to work tomorrow, will it be through a toxic cloud of radioactive ions blown over from Japan?
Poor Obama. First he announces new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the worst oil spill in history foibles his plans. Now these Nukes might be melting down in Japan. Last year, Obama announced that two new nuclear plants were going to be built--effectively ending a thirty year moratorium.