It isn't Chernobyl-level yet, it's only released about a tenth of the amount of radioactive material that was released at Chernobyl.
Still serious, but it's not remotely as serious because the spread of the material isn't as widespread. The most of the material is probably I-131, which has a halflife of about 8 days, and thus will decay away to irrelevant levels pretty soon.
Count on stupid people to wreck the possibilities of nuclear energy in America for the next forty years AGAIN. There goes the most reasonable way to power America...down the drain... look its swiiiiiiiiirrrrrrling. >:|
Wouldnīt call it reasonable...but better than having coal fueled power stations!
Iīm all for renewable energy, if itīs properly done (that means weīll have to wait some more years for it :D)
But I donīt think the USA will give nuclear energy up that easily.
Hydro electric is the way to go or maybe Superman farts.
Go into solar energy...
And you'll find yourself in the crisis portray in MS Gundam 00.
What other alternative energy exist?
Well there is always geothermal.
Nuclear energy is pretty much the way to go now days. Well, assuming you live in a relatively geologically stable area, I guess.
Is just that we didn't have any geothermal relate accident yet.
WTH? That's damned cool. I didn't know about the existence of mud volcanoes.
Yeah, it is possible that we'll have major geothermal incidents. They're not going to be leaving much in the way of toxic waste though. Flip side is, I reckon putting stop-gaps on may not be quite so easy...