Skip to comments.Lieberman: "Put the brakes" on new nuke plants
Posted on 03/13/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT by Nachum
In the aftermath of Japan's devastation, Conn. Sen. says it's time for temporary moratorium on building new nuclear plants
Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday called for a temporary moratorium on the construction of nuclear power plants in the U.S. in the aftermath of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, which damaged two reactors at a nuclear facility in the country's northeast.
"The reality is that we're watching something unfold," he said in an interview for CBS' "Face the Nation." "We don't know where it's going with regard to the nuclear power plants in Japan right now. I think it calls on us here in the U.S. - naturally not to stop building nuclear power plants, but to put the brakes on right now until we understand the ramifications of what's happened in Japan."
Japan, which was ravaged by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami last week, is now struggling with a growing nuclear crisis as a partial meltdown is already likely under way at one nuclear reactor, and operators are frantically trying to prevent the disaster from growing worse.
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None dare call it treason
Chicken Little Ping.
Oh, shut up you old ignoramus
Maybe to Kalifornia (but they have windmills, Ha ha) I don’t expect major quakes in the rest of the lower 48 states.
Show us your degree in nuclear physics, Mr. Lieberman, or your Navy nuc certification. Or shut the hell up.
That was predictable, sadly
Ya know.....if the pols could relate how IRAN could DESTROY parts or all of America with NUKEs....maybe, just maybe, I’d have some respect.....The Japan problem is near NOTHING...considering what they’ve been through....but, I’m more worried about rogue nations and THEIR NUKES....not power plants attacking us.
Americans are going to have to learn how to “man up” again and find the courage to say NO to its public servants.
Stuff it John.
Coal plants are already being shut down and new ones aren't being built to replace them (with a few exceptions).
We can't just wait while our generating capacity is dwindling. Windmills and solar panels are not going to be able to make up the difference anytime soon.
Should we just sit around in the dark in our inoperable electric cars you "Washington twits" want us to drive?
Here's a clue, Joe:
A 9.0 earthquake followed by a 30 foot wall of water.
Thousands killed by collapsing structures, fire and flood, yet none as a result of a nuclear disaster.
Let's put the brakes on earthquakes and tsunami.
Does he have any idea what a 9.0 earthquake feels like. The entire town is washed away with only the nuke plant remaining standing.
These plants were built for 8.5, people are scared of nukes due to horror films.
But you get 10k people die from a tsunami they won’t stop building their houses right in a tsunami zone.
There you go!! I’ll be happy to see him leave the senate next year . Especially after his leading DADT repeal. Good riddance loserman.
Up oil, gas and coal mining....And I have no problems doing away with nuclear.
Predictable. Are we drilling again in the Gulf yet?
It never takes liberals very long to turn to rule by fiat, does it.
That's what we get when we sanction politics as a life time career.
Next up a moratorium on all construction in earthquake zones, and near water.