Japanese Nuclear Officials Here In ‘79

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 25, 2011

By Jackie Seabolt
Enterprise Record

It’s an emotional issue.
That statement was made 32 years ago by a Japanese researcher visiting Davie County concerning nuclear power.
The statement rings no clearer than today in the wake of the current nuclear crisis Japan faces following the partial meltdown of a reactor at a nuclear plant hit by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
Nuclear power has been viewed by advocates as a clean renewable energy source that can feasibly meet growing energy needs.
Others have pointed out its shortcomings like the potential danger that can result from a mechanical malfunction and the question of how to dispose of the large amounts of radioactive waste.
In February, 1979 five Japanese …