DailyDirt: Drill, Baby, Drill!

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Hindsight makes it easy to criticize decisions that were made that, in retrospect, seem foolish. The word 'tsunami' was coined by the Japanese, and yet a nuclear power plant apparently wasn't designed to fully withstand one (and an associated earthquake). Lots of folks have asked: "How could they not see this coming?" But it's not that simple, and a nuclear power plant isn't the only energy facility that can devastate the environment. Let's not forget the BP Oil Spill. As a reminder, here are some interesting links about the Gulf of Mexico and the still-unfolding aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Filed Under: bp oil spill, deepwater horizon, dolphins, gulf of mexico, microbial spit
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    okwhen (profile), 17 Mar 2011 @ 11:41pm

    Michael Ho, I reviewed your profile and your intelligent is above approach. However, your statement “But it's not that simple, and a nuclear power plant isn't the only energy facility that can devastate the environment.” is nothing but unadulterated bullshit. The oil spill was and remains devastating to the Gulf of Mexico. The long lasting conditions and effects will last for twenty years or more.

    The unadulterated bullshit comment is based on the effects of radiation. The half life of radioactive material is measured in millions of years. Comparing the two as if they are of equal value is inappropriate at best. Please rethink your comment and provide an intelligent response or not.

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