If you read my post a few days ago on the re-commissioning of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant and are interested in that issue, you may want to circle back to the original post that has by now, attracted a lot of attention, not just from hits to that post, but in comments from a number of very interesting, and apparently rather influential and/or intelligent folks… the comment “debate” is fascinating and if you are inclined, worth reading. I am also pleased that folks who are opposed to this plant have also put in their views along with proponents of the bill in Congress. I would caution everyone that names sometimes aren’t what they purport to be, but in this particular case, I was careful to try and confirm that all email addresses of major commenters were at least cross-checked to verify that they are actual active email addresses. At any rate, regardless of the people who are named and the posts that they hold, the content of the discussion is worth reviewing and I leave readers to draw their own personal conclusions.
Meanwhile, the poll of whether readers thought the BNPP should be re-commissioned ended with about 75% solidly against it, at least for readers of this blog. I do hope congressmen will do what is in the best interests of their constituents and the country. The discussion brought up several comments regarding the perception readers have of the honesty or trustworthiness of congress as a whole. I am sure there are very honest and well-meaning congressmen and congresswomen out there. I just wish the perception and reality was that the VAST MAJORITY of our representatives fell into that category rather than possibly the other way around. I note that members of Greenpeace have left links to petitions asking folks to sign up if they are against the nuclear plant and you should go to the linked sites if interested. It never ceases to amaze me how a small post on a food blog can encourage such lively and interesting discussions in a totally unrelated topic… And to the few folks that resorted to crass expletives to express their current frame of mind, you realize by now that I can and do and will moderate and delete inappropriate comments.