1.Good day all:
Today is the 10th anniversary of the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan. If you remember the disaster created a huge nuclear problem and forced the government to close towns and relocate people from the area. The cleanup still is going on. You can read this Article which indicates how dangerous the nuclear plant is today. As many of you may know, nuclear energy is one of the safest among all energy sources. Most of the problems arises from the management and operation of these plants. Please read this report and let me know what you think? Should we ban nuclear energy, or this is still a viable source of energy and we should find ways to manage it better? If you were in charge of a commission to make decision about use of nuclear energy what will you do?
2.This week we are discussing different sources of energy and how they affect the environment and human health. It is good to have a general picture related to the sources of energy. The Department of Energy web site is a good source in this regard. Please check it out and let me know what you think. Do you think in the long term we still be using fossil fuels or lean towards alternative sources of energy. What will you do if you were in charge of energy policy in the United States?