The Nuclear History Blog has become rather large and unwieldy. It is far easier for me to start a new blog, and use Nuclear History as a reference.
I’ve chosen the title Nuclear Exhaust because this is the crux of the issue in the modern world, as it has been since the beginning.
The attempt to conceal the consequences of nuclear emissions behind the false assertion that only nuclear weapons are dangerous – and that reactors and the other components of the nuclear cycle are benign – is the great lie of nuclear authorities, and has been since 1945.
Nuclear power as primary basis of state power – increasingly less democratic states – is merely one political and social way of existing. Such a state of being is not inevitable for any state. There are many ways for a state and a society to exist.
The nuclear power states are less and less the guardians of stability and prosperity – more and more they restrict free expression and claim state privilege while censoring information crucial for voters and societies to freely hold.
The demise of democracy in Japan, as established by that nation’s new secrecy laws, flows as naturally from the global nuclear industry need to hide the truth as night follows day. It is as predictable as the original and amended US Atomic Energy Act – the singular act which has enabled the nation most committed to free expression to plunge into darkness entire decades of deceit.
The truth only being revealed when it is too late for the plaintiffs, the machinery of justice and the safety of “mere” individuals.
It is a myth that nuclear industry is a zero emitter. Where is the fission and fuel emission levy?
Dr. Strangelove might mock the wind, the sun, the tides, and the heat of the core of the earth, however each trillions of horsepower are needlessly wasted. The sun falling on the Sahara alone could power the planet.
It is now too late for justice for so many military and civilian victims since 1945. It is not too late for continued clear proclamations of the truth. Unless the truth is known, abandonment of nuclear power will be caused by the economic and environmental collapse it is rushing us toward.
The thousands of nuclear refugees already present in the world are a foretaste of things to come if long known truths are not resolutely rescued from obscurity.
It is no surprise that there is no justice for nuclear veterans. To give anyone justice would be to create a legal precedent which would cut into the corporate profits of companies responsible for the assaults both old and new.
These companies have been cossetted and coddled by power drunk administrations. At the same time, governments governments cry poor and force, as in Japan, large segments of populations live in polluted areas. Areas which, as recently as 2010, were clean and happy food bowls for a land poor, talent rich population.
It is no surprise new laws increasingly gag such witness populations.