Comments:Crisis at stricken Japan nuclear plant escalates to level of Chernobyl; six killed in aftershock
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I feel the headline is a tad misleading, it could make it seem that six people have died in an explosion at the plant whereas they died in an unrelated incident in the mudslide.
This did unfortunately make me feel that the article was trying to be like the tabloids. linking in basically unrelated stories of death from the tsunamis in order to increase the perception of absolute carnage at the power plant even though it is absent.
What would have been good is if an investigation in to this severity scale had been conducted. A scale of seven seems very inadequate to me for something so serious and the fact the actual volume of radioactive materials in fukujima is a tenth of chernobyl suggest that the scale is meaningless if they're both rated a seven!
I personally have no fears of nuclear power plants in and of themselves. What disturbs me is electric companies in a hurry to get the plant on line and making money or wanting to increase their profits and decrease the time it takes for a plant to pay for itself by cutting corners. In the early days of nuclear power plants, I believe it was Admiral Nimitz who remarked that there were people running the reactors that he wouldn't have swabbing the decks on his nuclear-powered aircraft carrier; in effect saying that companies were also cutting corners in the training of their employees. I would also like to comment on the fact that protestors against nuclear power plants seem to consist of every occupation except nuclear physicists. When I hear of scientists and physicists saying that nuclear power is unsafe in and of itself, then I will shift my position.