Mar 14, 2011

nuclear reactors

I don't know about anyone else but the quality of journalism around the Japanese nuclear plant catastrophe has been seriously lame. I have not found a single source document that hasn't been rife with contradictions and errors. The NY Times, NPR, Wikipedia, and yes the Energy Collective blog posting everyone is sending around. It's so frustrating because I know enough to know there are errors (side note: my first presentation in 6th grade was on a nuclear reactor) but not enough to rectify what is true or not. I'm hoping against hope that Richard Rhodes, who wrote three unbelievably well researched books on nuclear weapons, will pick the story up in the future.

If I figure it out before anyone writes a thorough summary I'll post it here.

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