According to Time Magazine, two nuclear power plants underwent emergency shot down yesterday.  Apparently, a transformer exploded at the Indian River plant, which is only 35 miles from New York City.  Officials claim no radioactive materials leaked.  Minutes later, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shut down after plant employees found radioactive water seeping from a leaky pipe. The NRC, which continues to claim that all nuclear plants in the United States are accident proof, called the emergency shut downs a “complete coincidence.”

Maybe it was just a coincidence, but it’s hardly reassuring news for those who live downwind of nuclear plants.  And it’s not exactly comforting for the millions of Americans who remain at risk because the NRC continues to block the stockpiling of KI.  How many warnings do these people need?

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