Couldn't agree more. I heard a disturbing comment on a news report today. It seems some manufacturing concerns are looking to move certain parts fabrication elsewhere. If that happens, I doubt it will ever move back to Japan and that would be very bad for an already troubled economy. :(
PE, thanks for the information. While I do not normally shoot Fuji products, anything that hurts or is perceived to hurt film is not good. Once the hoarding starts, people put down the film and pick up the digital. Where this could really hurt is if Bollywood decides their film supply (mainly Fuji) is in danger and switches to digital production; that could influence Hollywood to decrease film in favor of digital movie production at a faster rate than they currently are.
Bollywood, if they switch, would go to Kodak for film products. They are not set up yet for digital and the switch is expensive.
It is truly shocking to observe the spiteful comments posted here. CGW and Michael R 1974: what are you trying to prove?
This thread was started honourably by PE, a very long-serving and very respected APUG member. The points he raised are salient, valid and compassionate. If some of you are going to enjoy launching thinly-veiled attacks on members you might want to reconsider your presence here. There are no "morality coaches" here (it's bloody rude of you to dream up that term). Remember APUG is not for personal attacks. Stick to the original thrust of the thread.
Dispite Disasters, the show called "Life" must go on.
Some people, while good of heart, will probably show no emotion,
others will cry.
I think that's ok.
Emotions run high... the first day I moved here, I attended a funeral...
Someone yelled at, cursed then repeatedly hit the dead man!
Then they had a feast and drank lots of Beer.
People grieve differently.
And on which planet did that all happen...? :pouty:
;) Sorry, I am just joking, and I could not resist.
But Three Mile Island was definitely not prevented from being worse by "pure luck." Nor was it a minor accident.
But even thought the accident was very serious, it did not cause widespread damage. You basically need a Chernobyl to do that: Breach of the reactor vessel and explosion causing the fuel and other core material to go flying into the air. And trust me, the people operating Chernobyl that night certainly did just about everything they possibly could have to make sure that that accident happened...which is pretty much the only way to have an accident that bad.
The fact is that no form of steam plant is truly 100 percent safe. Properly designed, built, maintained, and operated nuclear plants, however, are pretty much the least bad of all the options IMHO. I'd rather have a nuclear plant in my back yard than a conventional one.