The third bomb |

The third bomb

Dear Editor:

It seems that 30 years ago three employees of General Electric resigned from the company rather than continue working on the design of the type of nuclear reactor that General Electric was building for installation on the coast of Japan 150 miles from Tokyo at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which has been severely damaged or even completely destroyed by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

The three employees resigned because they judged the design of the nuclear reactor to be unsafe. So, now we are not only able to ask ourselves whether or not the United States of America should have dropped the atomic bomb on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but also whether General Electric should have been allowed to design and/or build an unsafe reactor in the very same country where the bombs were dropped in the first place.

In a way, this is bomb number three.

Jim Breasted


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