High Risk Energy Sources

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The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan raised new concerns about the risk of another nuclear reactor disaster.  The explosion of the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT gives our citizens cause to re-examine the risk assumed by the public. At this writing, the full extent of the damage to the plant, the community, and the environment is unknown - it will take years.

At the same time concerns over the high risks associated with extracting natural gas and as noted in a Financial Times article is "energy that comes from the same place as our drinking water. Extracting it had better be safe. The political fault lines over hydraulic fracturing (hence the term fracking) have been easy to predict for anyone paying attention to the controversies over climate change and genetically modified organisms. France’s national assembly voted to ban fracking while in the US its been full steam ahead in 32 states. These are high risk alternative energy sources. 


Curated by mokiethecat

Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
Published on April 8, 2015
In 2011 Amazon Watch receiveda mysterious package from a Chevron whistleblower. Chevron which bought Texaco in 2001, has just been found guility of one of othe worst environmental disasters in Ecuador's Rainforest.
These are video tapes of Chevron consultants trying to find uncontaminated soil and water with not much success. 

Ver en español aquí: https://youtu.be/8VKX2yD2slM