The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be holding a meeting this week to consider having nuclear power plants run 80 years -- although they were never seen as running for more than 40 years.
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If the citizens of Vermont can shut Yankee, a dam will be breached and the post-Fukushima power of a rising grassroots tsunami will be made tangible. Solartopia will be that much closer.
It is now clearer than ever that atomic energy cannot compete. After a half-century this technology still can't face the prospect of full liability for the disasters it might impose.
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