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Open Forum: Nuclear power is not green

When you really look at nuclear power it becomes obvious that we are being misled by our government about the safety of the industry. Consider these five nuclear plant disasters: Chernobyl, Fukushima, Kyshtym USSR, Windscale UK and Three Mile Island in the USA. If that is not enough to scare you what about the recent Fort Calhoun (near Omaha, Neb.) nuclear power plant’s “catastrophic loss of cooling” reported by the IAEA? And how about the aging U.S. nuclear plants that are leaking radioactive Tritium into the ground water as reported by the Government Accountability Office and released by two democratic Representatives (Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Peter Welch of Vermont). Just for thought ... Japan will not recover from Fukushima in your lifetime or in 50 lifetimes. If you are disturbed by this let your government know how you feel.

Peter Houston