In Other News, Saskatchewan’s Uranium Mining Industry Is Hiring PR Personnel By The Battalion

Nuclear reactors in Japan aren’t in good shape after the earthquake and tsunami (Al Jazeera). Godzilla should be on the scene in five, four, three ….

UPDATE: It turns out that the reactor type involved in the Japanese meltdown is also used in 23 other places in the United States, and they’ve had their share of problems, even before the earth moved. (Nuclear Information and Resource Service via Slog)

And here’s the reactor going boom … a little bit …


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Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.