Fukushima nuclear debacle of 11March2011 released the equivalent of 6,000 Hiroshima Atomic Bombs. Cost? From $1 trillion to $10 trillion. As a French study pegged a worst case scenario in that country of a nuclear power plant catastrophe at $7.5 trillion, that range seems in order. That's the Chernobyl sarcophagus being built above, with an expected completion date in 2017. Russian wordsmiths have named it the New Safe Confinement structure. Five years ago I wrote in the Huffington Post: Why Worry About Fukushima When Hiroshima and Nagasaki are Safe? Now, can you appreciate the horror of your typical nuclear power plant cataclysm? With terrorists roaming the world, how safe would you feel living close to one of them?
How did I get here? To close, a typical Beethoven Top Ten. And another list of ten.