Friday, March 18, 2011

Good morning, everyone. I did get part of my work on the patio done. I got the mini-greenhouse put together and in place but did not get the containers tented. I got side tracked getting the leaves that fell just prior to our first snow last fall scraped up and put in the compost bin. I didn't get that done last fall because most of that snow did not fully disappear until this week. Yesterday was absolutely lovely with bright sun and temps that touched 70. We had the doors open and raised the storm window on the front screen door to let in the breeze. The monster cat was happy because we left the back screen door slightly open so he could go in and out at his pleasure.

I have seen an increase of the 'post-mortem' stories concerning the failure(s) at the Fukushima nuclear plant. I take all such stories with a good dose of salt from the 'hind sight' shaker. And most of the reasons why are described in this Red Tape column at MSNBC. And then there is this HuffingtonPost story which should be taken in tandem with the Red Tape piece. We have industrial sites (power, oil, whatever) whose risks can never be assessed and Federal regulatory agencies that must rely on the regulated industries for the information required to assess the risks and with strong disincentives to adequately regulate.

If this HuffingtonPost report is right Fukushima now ranks with Three-Mile Island. Question now is: will it match Chernobyl?

1 comment:

Looking to the Stars said...

Glad you had good temp and your kitty got to go out & enjoy :)

We had snow on the ground when we woke up. Just a light one but it was unexpected.

The nuclear plant in Japan is just scary. I feel for the people there.

take care