Sunday, June 26, 2005

Nuclear Plants Can Never Be Safe Everywhere

Below is my comment on the article of "Are These Towers Safe? " by TIME issued on June 20, 2005

It is quite surprising to know that only 80 guards per reactor on average are working to prevent convinced terrorists from intruding the nuclear plants all across the United States where the government and the citizens seem to be at the highest alert to the terrorist attack after 9/11 as compared with other countries.

The reinforcement and the increase of guards, however, cannot solve the problem because the vulnerability of nuclear plants lies not in the weakness of anti-terrorist hardware but in its uncontrollably huge and complicated system of containing dangerous radioactivity.

In this sense, the U.S. Federal government should not leave the grave task only to the regulators as NRC and DOE but should cooperate closely with all the government agencies like Pentagon, the local government, the power companies operating nuclear plants and local residents to lessen the danger of nuclear catastrophe caused by terrorists.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The megabomb by Mark Felt's appearance

Below is my comment on "Inside Watergate’s Last Chapter"( Page 17  Time, June 13, 2005)

As you pointed out in your article, Mark Felt’s appearance as Deep Throat gave us important questions on his motivations and how valuable a source he really was.

If he was really the key man who influenced a lot over the course of driving President up the wall, it could be a coup d'etat with the dangerous alliance between the secret police and the journalism.

The only hope we have now is that time still remains for Mark Felt to tell us all about the truth, especially about his true motive to contact with Woodward.