"It's clear we are at Level 6, that's to say we're at a level in between what happened at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl."
-Andre Claude Lacoste, president of France's nuclear safety authority
But hey, maybe the rest of the world can learn from this. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suspended plans to extend the life of her country's nuclear power plants. Yeah, ya think? Thanks for taking the lead on this Angela, someone needed to state the obvious.
Where else is electricity gonna come from as oil prices continue to skyrocket?
Ah, post-modern society, it was so nice to know you.
The next day China announced that they are rethinking new construction of nuclear reactors due to increasing public skepticism. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also chimed in on the matter:
What's happening in Japan raises questions about the costs and the risks associated with nuclear power, but we have to answer those. We get 20 per cent of our energy right now in the United States from nuclear power.