TOKYO – Dozens of protesters shouted and danced at the gate of a nuclear power plant as it restarted Sunday, the first to go back online since Japan shut down all of its reactors for safety checks following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Ohi nuclear plant’s reactor No. 3 returned to operation despite a deep division in public opinion. Last month, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ordered the restarts of reactors No. 3 and nearby No. 4, saying people’s living standards can’t be maintained without nuclear energy. Many citizens are against a return to nuclear power because of safety fears after the Fukushima accident.
My take: This action is completely insane! The world will have to learn to do without nuclear, coal and oil in the near future. Here in America, President Obama has been pushing the solar and wind alternative energy programs, but those wacko Republicans have been dragging their feet every inch of the way.
I say we need to form (and arm) an EPA police security force whose job it will be to shut down all these polluting enterprises! And, let a new day will soon dawn on this great country when President Obama becomes President for Life. A man truly dedicated to saving us all!