European governments are publicly reconsidering their nuclear power plans after a devastating earthquake and tsunami caused several Japanese reactors to fail. Why aren't American politicians doing the same?
The good news is that the spill at the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has been plugged. Whether it will hold or not has yet to be seen, and what will ultimately be done with the well is also unknown.
As the lead lawyer who tried to stop GPU from re-opening Three Mile Island after the nuclear meltdown, I'm made horribly uncomfortable by news of the BP calamity. Similarities between the situations abound.
I'm impressed with Richard Pyle for sticking with the same company for 49 years, for having such a sharp memory, and for being the cliched Irascible, Gruff Newsman that future cub reporters will never meet.