Comments on: The quiet of a nuclear beach http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/08/30/the-quiet-of-a-nuclear-beach/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JFVernet http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/08/30/the-quiet-of-a-nuclear-beach/comment-page-1/#comment-354862 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:44:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42791#comment-354862 When you think about it the lies of the aftermath are commensurate to the absurdity of building a number of nuclear plants on the beaches of the island whose language brought us the word tsunami, assuming it is a Japanese word. There are also ominous maps around of France’s 50+ nuclear plants and dump sites. At least one of the plants is unstable. Never mind with war, but with energy production, was there really no other way than nuclear? Germany ended its program, but it’s a customer of nuclear energy. I often wonder how much of the energy I use personally is nuclear. When I was a kid in the seventies, my older brothers took part in demonstrations against nuclear power generation. The message has always been around, it just hasn’t been heeded. Chernobyl and Fukushima are forever tarnished. I’m sure people once fell in love there,loved their towns, enjoyed friendships. Humanity’s masochistic streak.

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By: SnazzyJazzy http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/08/30/the-quiet-of-a-nuclear-beach/comment-page-1/#comment-354739 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 22:58:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42791#comment-354739 Pretty dumb to go anywhere near the Fukushima nuclear plant. TEPCO in collusion with the Government and the media , has deceived the people of Japan. There have been many lies about the leaks and radiation for three years. Most nuclear professionals are not involved in the clean-up. TEPCO has hired the homeless and downtrodden through outsourcing companies controlled by the yakuza to clean up the leaks. These poor souls are paid high salaries and have no idea of the dangers of being exposed to radiation. There is no monitoring of their health and they are dumped back and new recruits are brought in for more work. It is incredible that Japan has failed as a country to protect it’s people. And more dangers lie ahead in November as nuclear rod bundles will be extracted from reactor #4, an extremely delicate operation. In event of a slight mishap radiation will be spread far and wide.

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By: 2Borknot2B http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/08/30/the-quiet-of-a-nuclear-beach/comment-page-1/#comment-354737 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 22:20:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=42791#comment-354737 Did you bring a Geiger counter with you?

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