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Comments made by kristineN

North County Update: Safety At San Onofre, Tri-City Board, Oceanside Budget

I am disappointed with your coverage of the Japan nuclear crisis and nuclear power in general. I would point out that nobody has died as a result of the nuclear power plant meltdown in spite of the fact they experienced a cascade failure that took out almost all if their safety measures. Compare that to coal, which is responsible for tens of deaths every year, making it, per participant, slightly more dangerous than driving--an activity I'm sure most of use participate in daily. Yes, nuclear power has its costs, but those costs do not justify the fear people have. Allowing your guest, Mr. Jenkins, to present a *fictional* account of a terrorist attack on a nuclear installation serves no purpose but to perpetuate the unreasonable fears of people who should, instead, be reassured by the amazingly low numbers of casualties in the face of a horrible, worst-case-scenario disaster.

March 22, 2011 at 1:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )