12 Mar '12, 7am

Fukushima's Fog: Nuclear Power One Year After Crisis

Fukushima's Fog: Nuclear Power One Year After Crisis

Nuclear power remains the frontier that we all wonder whether we should have ever ventured into. It is the frontier that has remained a wilderness after decades of exploration; a morass of incensed politics, popular fears, and persistent hopes. It is now equated in the minds of millions with Fukushima . It is now one year since the crisis began. Little captures the world’s eye like a nuclear crisis; not war, not famine, fair enough—some revolutions—but little else. The tsunami was devastating, and our hearts went out to Japan. But it was only a matter of days before we were stocking our fallout shelters and buying iodine pills. That’s the lift of nuclear power. It activates the imagination like few other frontier swamps. Nuclear fallout, radiation, meltdowns , massive reactions, mutated cells, steel doubling in on itself in a warped Promethean display of physics. As the Fu...

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