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To Nuke or Not to Nuke: That Is The World-Wide Question

posted by admin @ 20:35 PM
November 29, 2011

Humrppp!! So much news about nuclear energy whirls around the world these days, it’s like jumping on a fast-moving merry-go-round to choose what to highlight first:  Where and how to store the waste; how to clean up from Japan’s accident; how to deny affects of radiation; to have or not to have Nuke at all.

Because of the continuing fallout from Japan’s disaster, Germany and Belgium work to eliminate dependency on nuclear energy.  But French officials and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) insists that this volatile energy is absolutely necessary in the modern world.  Others in Asia and eastern Europe agree with that assessment and they clamor for the stuff.

Yet, even as IAEA and others tout nuclear “safety,” excessive radioactive iodine-131 now floats over Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Poland.  Still, while Poland admits that abnormal counts were “100 times higher” after Japan’s Fukushima accident, that country still plans to build its own nuclear power plant.

Continuing in its assumed position as nuclear power cheerleader, rather than  protector of public safety, IAEA argues that only nuclear power can thwart Global Warming, as declines in nuclear power will increase global demands for coal and gas, thus driving up carbon pollution.  “Growth, prosperity and rising population will inevitably push up energy needs over the coming decades,” they add.

But, of course, they don’t discuss the continuing disarray of nuclear fallout in Japan were almost 16,000 are known dead and some 4,000 more are listed as “missing,” not to mention the almost 90,000 still living in shelters without homes.  That nation’s citizens are concerned about their health, the “safety” of their food and water, and what radiation illnesses will attack them in years to come.

Japan has banned rice produced near the Fukushima power plant because “samples showed radioactive contamination well above legal limits.” Japanese citizens have stocked up supplies of rice, their basic staple, from other countries because they fear that grown at home.  Moreover, reports that thousands of Japanese had to abandon their homes, businesses and belongings, because parts of Japan are “uninhabitable zones” after the Fukushima nuclear plant breakdown.

As if they are stating a “good” thing, Japanese officials insists that “Up to 80 percent of the cesium released by the Fukushima Daiichi power plant landed in the Pacific and made its way into other oceans around the world . . . [and pollution] was well below levels affecting humans.”  But what about the fish humans eat?

Nuclear power is a gamble, with nuclear proponents willingly risking human lives.  Bible prophecies charge:  “Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God (Psalm 53: 4).”  No amount of profit is worth risking God’s judgment for facilitating death!

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