Monday, March 14, 2011

New PA Poll - Should Alaska Prepare for a Nuclear Assault from Japan's Power Plants?

A new Progressive Alaska poll:

Do You Trust Alaska's Leaders to Protect Us from Radiation from Japan?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I haven't actually started packing the RV, but I do have a list of what I'll take if we suddenly have to flee to Canada or the Lower 48.

I give it a very low possibility of enough radiation getting here to be serious, but it never hurts to have a back-up plan. bt

funkalunatic said...

This has to be a joke. Alaska's leaders probably know even less than you do about nuclear power, which apparently isn't much considering that you think modern nuclear power accidents (with much less environmental impact than the chemical disasters in progress in the wake of the tsunami) could somehow affect Alaska as if somebody dropped an H-bomb on Sendai. Seriously, are you expecting Parnell to waste his time making a statement about this or what?

Philip Munger said...

"are you expecting Parnell to waste his time making a statement about this or what?"

funkalunatic, I have no idea how much you know about the history of reactor accidents. The true number of people effected by Chernobyl is rather large.

The plutonium-uranium (MOX) fueled Fuksuhima Daichii reactor unit 3 whose housing exploded, should it go into meltdown, will be like Chernobyl on steroids, killing thousands in the near term and causing shortened lives and birth defects for millions or more.

If the state isn't planning for the possibility of treating low to moderate doses of radiation exposure, they are quite remiss.

Anonymous said...

Your question: "Do You Trust Alaska's Leaders to Protect Us from Radiation from Japan? "

Absolutely NOT !

JerryH
Chugiak

funkalunatic said...

I'm sorry Phil, but you don't know what you're talking about. Chernobyl was a completely different situation and design. Japan is in the midst of a humanitarian and environmental catastrophe, and rather than imploring the state of Alaska to send aid, resources, and experts, you're engaging in childish fearmongering about impossibilities.

You should really take the time to do some research outside the pseudo-progressive knee-jerk nuke-hating echo chamber of willfully ignorant non-experts.