Rabu, 29 Juni 2011

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Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is within 2 miles of my father's home. Several years ago, there was a fire at the plant and people packed their cars to flee. That caused a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam that lasted hours, and went on for miles. My parents decided to stay home and take their chances. My father said the blaze of the fire at night was so bright, he could read his newspaper by it in the yard.

I think we will find nuclear power is a necessary evil. Being stationed in the Philippines, where there was only power plants, you came to know brown-outs and black-outs as a part of life. Unless we want to take a giant-step backwards in time, nuclear danger is something we'll need to tolerate. But in time, it may be the card environmentalists decide to play.

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