"September 23, 2008 Price-Anderson's Blank Check Nuclear Power Liabilities Dwarf Bush's Wall Street Bailout By HARVEY WASSERMAN http://www.counterpunch.com/wasserman09232008.html Is the author correct that US taxpayers are shoulding the cost of insuring the nuclear power utilities against risk, and should an accident occur, its cost will be at least half a trillion? " All atomic reactors are fatally vulnerable to both terror and error. And a catastrophe at any one of them could be happening as you read this. If you doubt the financial cost, just add a few sets of zeroes to the numbers being used to bail out Wall Street. Throw in more deaths than you can imagine." "Then you’ll have all the reasons you need to demand that no more of these monsters be built. And that the ones that still operate be shut down as fast as possible." I do not believe this article belongs in nuclear engineering, but in general, as it is about the economic and environmental impact of nuclear plants. The Left is against nuclear power, along with clean coal and fossil fuels.