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Why Japan Won’t Go All Caldicott Over Fukushima

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Drink water, skip Kool-Aid

My favorite – and most frustrated – anti-nuke activist Helen Caldicott believes Fukushima drives Japan out of the industry and – by extension – kills the industry worldwide.

But telling WSJ piece last Friday suggests otherwise, for the best reason: (print ed. subtitle: “Few civilians want bombs, but leaders see plutonium playing role as deterrent.”

No, we’re not talking the NRC but the PRC.

Sixty-six years and counting without great power war, coincidentally preceding the most pervasive peace, the greatest expansion of human liberty, and the largest explosion of wealth creation the world has ever seen.  Yes, a lot of things make all that happen, but killing great power war was essentially to starting them all.

Would be a very smart call by Japan.

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