Reader: Put an end to nuclear nightmare

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Editor:

For more than 30 years, I’ve been warning anyone who would listen about the dangers and potential environmental destruction of nuclear power. Very few people would listen, very few cared, but now just maybe, the tables have turned after the disaster in Japan.

Back in the late 1960s, Richard Nixon predicted there would be 1,000 nuclear power plants in the U.S. by 2000. They brought 119 nuke sites online before the fiasco ended. That was exactly 119 too many!

Our politicians and corporate leaders haven’t got a clue what to do with the current incredible amount of nuclear waste from the military and from power plants.

It’s all a ticking time bomb waiting to explode and devastate our country and environment.

In closing, remember Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, and then think about your children, grandchildren and all those that follow. Don’t be apathetic and/or complacent — contact your political representatives and tell them that it is time to put an end to this nuclear nightmare once and for all.

Chet Hejduk
Waterford, Ohio

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  1. And President Obama wants the 2012 federal budget to include $36 billion of government loan guarantees for construction of new nuclear power plants? The taxpayer always ends up on the hook for lemon socialism.

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