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In First, Majority of Americans Now Oppose Nuclear Energy


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In First, Majority of Americans Now Oppose Nuclear Energy

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

A majority of Americans—54 percent—oppose nuclear energy, a Gallup poll released Friday found.

It marks the first time a majority in the country has felt this way about nuclear energy providing electricity since Gallup began asking the question in 1994.

Forty-four percent said they are in support it.

The new results show a major shift from responses last year, when just 43 percent expressed opposition to nuclear energy and support stood at 51 percent.


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This is the gist of a letter I sent to my MP ...

It is five years since the Fukushima disaster occurred and thirty years since the Chernobyl accident and the article - http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/26/fukushimas-5th-year-of-full-blown-crisis/ - provides a glimpse of the horrors that these events have generated. In the light of this information, is it right to build new Nuclear power stations and put much of the UK population in danger of a similar event, however unlikely? A similar investment in renewables would yield the same generating power and boost employment to a far greater degree.

I hope you will find time to read the pieces that I have extracted from the link above.

“ … the Chernobyl nuclear accident (in reality, a holocaust) in 1986 provides 100% real time conclusive irrefutable evidence that nuclear power radiation exposure is a monster from the deep like no other, a giant ogre, a killer that deforms, distorts, and ruins lives forever. Horrendous deadly effects of radiation are found throughout Belarus in asylums hidden away from public view, 300 asylums in the backwoods, deep in the countryside. Seventy percent of the fallout from Chernobyl drifted into Belarus with devastating impact on the “Children of Chernobyl.”

… Cliodhna Russell from Ireland volunteered to work at a children’s asylum in Belarus a couple of years ago. Keep in mind that Chernobyl happened in 1986 well before the children she met in the asylum were born. Today, they are the product of deformities and birth defects caused either by radiation effects from within their mothers or by a radioactive-enriched environment.

… two hundred U.S. sailors of the USS Ronald Reagan, who responded to the Fukushima disaster. have a pending lawsuit against TEPCO, et al claiming that they are already experiencing leukemia, ulcers, gall bladder removals, brain cancer, brain tumors, testicular cancer, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, thyroid illness, stomach ailments and other complaints extremely unusual in such young adults. One sailor has already died from radiation complications.

Among the plaintiffs is a sailor who was pregnant during the mission. Her baby was born with multiple genetic mutations.

The sailors participated in “Operation Tomodachi,” providing humanitarian relief after the March 11th, 2011 Fukushima disaster based upon assurances that radiation levels were okay. According to plaintiff’s attorneys, more sailors are in the process of coming on board as the tempest of nuclear radiation’s latent effects finally erupts thru the ranks. ”

… Einstein prophetically stated: “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophes.”


#4

From the article:

'A majority of Americans—54 percent—oppose nuclear energy, a Gallup poll released Friday found.
'
It marks the first time a majority in the country has felt this way about nuclear energy providing electricity since Gallup began asking the question in 1994....

...Gallups conducted the new poll of 1,019 adults nationwide from March 2 to 6, 2016, It has 4 percent margin of error....'

It bears mentioning that the interviews were conducted by 'phone, and there was no way to ascertain whether adults were interviewed. Also, the raw data were heavily "weighted" (another term for "corrupted") based on a large number of factors. So even if 54% of those interviewed did indeed favor the use of nuclear power for electricity generation, in no way are the feelings of the other hundreds of million of Americans represented.


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...they are also choosing to target communities for everything that goes along with it: uranium mining and milling, radioactive discharges and leaks, radioactive waste … and of course, nuclear disasters. All of this adds up to mountains of long-lived and poisonous waste, leaching into groundwater; spilling into rivers, lakes and oceans; venting into the air; contaminating the land; and being ingested by humans, animals, and plants alike. That is the real story of nuclear power.

Thank you, Mr. Judson, for your observation. Next time go further and point out the ability to be localized and independent of a centralized power monopoly.


#6

If the American and world population knew of the true impact of nuclear weapons and nuclear power the numbers would be much higher. Sad that governments and industry has laid a blanket of secrecy over all this industry that has impacted human life across the board.


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#8

We don't need nuclear power.