And you thought Chernobyl was bad

February 23, 2008

well, Chernobyl was bad…

The Danish secret police have done what they can to keep this video suppressed, but now the world will know the dangers of a poorly moderated wind turbine. The effects have been noticed as far away as central Djursland.

…and that’s probably the extent of it. Nuclear power is efficient and clean, but I doubt the American public will tolerate even one small scare.

Much of the discussion on this topic seems to inflate the possibility of a meltdown, given the design of modern American reactors. Even so, a leak or a terrorist threat would be devastating. It would undermine many years and billions of dollars of investment. Maybe we’d change our minds after electricity hits $1.00 per kWh.

Yet the opportunity for wind power seems immense, especially given the wind resources in the United States. Why there isn’t more discussion over this is cause for question, given the rapid growth of that industry.