Germans Protesting Nuclear Power Form 75-Mile Human Chain

Reuters reports:

Opponents of nuclear power formed a 120-km (75-mile) human chain between reactor sites in Germany Saturday to protest against government plans to extend the power plants’ operation.

Around 120,000 peaceful demonstrators, according to police and organizers, linked arms in a chain running between the northern towns of Brunsbuettel and Kruemmel that passed through the city of Hamburg.

“Today will spark a countrywide chain reaction of protests and resistance if the government does not reverse its atomic policy,” organizers said in a statement.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right government has said it wants to extend the lives of nuclear plants, although politicians differ over how many years to add to the plants’ lives beyond 32 years. Between eight and 20 years are suggested…

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  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    I had no idea there were so many people adamant against nuclear power. Then again I never put 2 and duh together that the cooling systems of nuclear power plants require dramatic amounts of power to prevent a meltdown. It seems Japan’s plight is having more and various repercussions than initially assumed.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    I had no idea there were so many people adamant against nuclear power. Then again I never put 2 and duh together that the cooling systems of nuclear power plants require dramatic amounts of power to prevent a meltdown. It seems Japan’s plight is having more and various repercussions than initially assumed.

  • Bud Bundy

    Nuclear power, is quite simply, the future.

    As for Japan, not everything can be planned for. Sure it is a quake prone area, but this was not just any quake.

    Lets try a little thought exercise: A rock, a meteor could fall from the sky and hit you on the head and kill you, at literally any moment. Why didn’t you plan for that? Where was your helmet? A plane could crash on your house and you suffer a horrific death, screaming in pain during your last moments on Earth as fire eats away at your skin. Where was your fire proof suit? Why wasn’t your roof reinforced to withstand a plane crashing on it?

    Oh there are some things you just can’t plan for your say?

    • dumbsaint

      If your meteor lands on a nuclear power plant thousands die, if it lands on a wind farm thousands don’t.

      • Bud Bundy

        Windfarms?

        LOL

        • dumbsaint

          Windfarms, coal power plant, hamster on a bicycle, take your pick they all demonstrate your flawed logic.

  • Bud Bundy

    Nuclear power, is quite simply, the future.

    As for Japan, not everything can be planned for. Sure it is a quake prone area, but this was not just any quake.

    Lets try a little thought exercise: A rock, a meteor could fall from the sky and hit you on the head and kill you, at literally any moment. Why didn’t you plan for that? Where was your helmet? A plane could crash on your house and you suffer a horrific death, screaming in pain during your last moments on Earth as fire eats away at your skin. Where was your fire proof suit? Why wasn’t your roof reinforced to withstand a plane crashing on it?

    Oh there are some things you just can’t plan for your say?

  • Anonymous

    If your meteor lands on a nuclear power plant thousands die, if it lands on a wind farm thousands don’t.

  • Bud Bundy

    Windfarms?

    LOL

  • Anonymous

    Windfarms, coal power plant, hamster on a bicycle, take your pick they all demonstrate your flawed logic.

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