December 9, 2013
San Diego’s San Onofre nuclear plant isn’t melting down. It isn’t leaking huge amounts of radiation (that we know of). Heck, it’s not even generating power! That’s because the steam generators Southern California Edison installed at San Onofre broke down just two years into their expected 20 year service life. They can’t be fixed, of [...]
The last few years has been pretty much a nonstop ride of positive safety PR for the nuclear power industry, right? I mean, this is an technology that absorbed an enormous earthquake and tsunami and barely even killed anyone/left whole towns uninhabitable/terrified the world. Nuclear power couldn’t even bring harm to erstwhile Wonkette scribe Jack [...]
We should all be doing cancer treatment! What a theater of idiots. Won’t somebody please find a way to make Ann Coulter popular again? This is just getting pathetic. Anyway, the more important question about radiation: How dit get dere? [YouTube]
The terrible death-smog that had blanketed Moscow and was killing hundreds of people a day has now lifted, hooray! Once again the Russian Orthodox God (“Rasputin”) has stopped the suffering of his people, if by “his people” you mean the people who live in Moscow, which is pretty much what the Russian government means by [...]
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power general manager Austin Beutner just delivered a very quick, very brutal public response to some Arizona energy commissioner’s jackass threat to cut the electricity flowing from that racist state to LA. It is terse and kickass, and you must read it, in its entirety.
Some Arizona energy commissioner is threatening to cut off electricity supplies to Los Angeles unless LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa renounces the city’s boycott. “I would be happy to help them to renegotiate the power agreements so they no longer receive power from Arizona,” commissioner Gary Pierce told ABC News. Arizona has a nuke plant plus [...]