Fukushima Radioactive Seawater Plume

The argument for nuclear energy revolves around the cost-effectiveness of nuclear energy, evils of dirty alternatives (as if nuclear waste wasn’t itself dirty), and the fact that much land is required for wind turbines and solar cells. Are we so deep into cost/benefit analysis that the “cheapest to produce” trumps “the safest” for humans and our future? What strange mathematics are we using? What deranged mentality continues to put profits over people, as if “progress” were a material goal more worthy and valuable than life itself?

by Cori Schumacher from State of Flux blog