|The cooling towers at the Limerick, Pa. nuclear power plant give off an odd steam cloud.|
|Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon in The China Syndrome.|
And this was years before Chernobyl disaster of 1986 which killed 31 people outright. The ultimate number of those whose lives were or will be greatly shortened by it is hard to estimate, but the accident released four hundred times more radioactive material than the nuclear bomb detonated over Hiroshima.
The Loser once heard an expert say a basic flaw with nuclear energy is that technology of the late 1950s is being used to harness a mid-21st century form of power.
Global warming is making many rethink nuclear energy because of it's lack of carbon emissions. Ultimately, however, the problem of what to do with the waste remains an insurmountable problem.