An Accident Waiting To Happen?

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This week on Heads Up we welcome Mr. Gaylyn Bonjour back into the studio to discuss the Fukushima nuclear reactor crisis in Japan.  We also look back at the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and consider what could happen in the United States.

Despite widespread concerns about nuclear safety, mainstream media sources give very little coverage to some shocking facts. For example, many of the more than 100 nuclear power plants in the U.S. were given about a 20-year lifespan before they were to be shut down, yet have been operating for 30 to 40 years or more!

Mr. Bonjour was one of the workers who helped to build two of the nuclear plants along the California coast, and he points out that several nuclear power facilities are built directly on seismic fault lines.

Why do people avoid asking the difficult questions? Mr. Bonjour explains that for so many Americans who are accustomed to a certain affluent lifestyle, questioning the assumptions behind that lifestyle is unthinkable.  Others take a “pragmatic” viewpoint, and because nuclear power helps meet so much of the world’s energy needs, it becomes easy to turn a blind eye to potential disasters that humanity may be creating for itself.

Since 1980, according to one report, the population living around nuclear power plants in the U.S. has grown by 450 percent.  In many cases, in the event of a nuclear accident, there would be no practical way to evacuate large numbers of people. This all brings to mind 2 Timothy 3:1-2, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come…” We need to put our hope and trust in God!

Related Reading:
Los Alamos Fire: 1st Air Samples Show No Elevated Radiation
Radiation “hotspots” hinder Japan response to nuclear crisis
Investigation Reveals Dangers at Aging U.S. Nuclear Power Plants
An accident waiting to happen? Populations around U.S. nuclear plants have grown 450% since 1980

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10 Responses to An Accident Waiting To Happen?
  1. Deano
    July 1, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    Wow. Thanks for the enlightening information on the seriousness of the nuclear power plants in our nation… much worse than I suspected.

    Keep up the good Work!


  2. Michael O'Byrne
    July 2, 2011 | 2:16 am

    Shocking, yet not surprising! But as far as Ireland is concerned we have even greater cause for concern even though we have no nuclear power plant. Right across the Irish Sea the British have the nuclear plant Sellafield and the British government has announced its intention to build even more plants. What we need is God’s protection, but how can we as a nation get it when we continue to do everything God hates? Only those who keep His commandments will have the help they need.

  3. Dave Corum
    July 2, 2011 | 7:34 am

    Trust in God??? Who put the light emitting energy in the rocks in the first place? This is fear peddling in the first order. Destroying crops because of exposure to “radiation” (ultraviolet light) that isn’t suffient in quantity to harm anyone is INSANITY. The media and you are doing your job.

  4. Chris Johnson
    July 2, 2011 | 4:25 pm

    Thanks for the efforts of all who work to bring this untold news to us and allow us the chance to truely learn how to put our faith in the true God.

  5. Thomas
    July 2, 2011 | 7:54 pm

    Greetings from the Bonjour Fan Club, New Zealand! Mr.& Mrs. Bonjour are great people whose visits to NZ are fondly remembered. Any opportunity to hear from Mr. Bonjour is greatly appreciated!

  6. Sheryl
    July 3, 2011 | 12:11 pm

    This was a very, very informative show–thanks for all your wonderful efforts. We surely do live in perlious times–the very end times. May God’s kingdom come soon and put an end to Satan’s insanity!

  7. John Stokes
    July 3, 2011 | 9:49 pm

    It seems that all energy resources have their pro’s and con’s in respect of their own peculiarities and it is the con’s that need to be addressed. Since Adam first stubbed his toe mankind has been finding answers to problems. Fixing the energy problems requires more than a pair of boots for Adam’s sore toe but requires the same amount of faith in God.

  8. Don Q.
    July 7, 2011 | 11:13 pm

    Thank you for the insight.
    This is such a sign of the times that most will ignore it because it hasn’t hit home for them YET! Does your face have to melt off or worse before you’ll realize or listen? Wake up world!!!!

  9. sarel
    July 16, 2011 | 1:04 am

    We as believers in gods mercy have nothing to fear as we live in this word protected by his holy spirit.

  10. Keith M. Greene
    July 16, 2011 | 8:24 am

    I like the Bonjour Fan Club, New Zealand! We miss hearing from Mr. Bonjour and foundly remembered Mr.& Mrs. Bonjour in Charlotte. His Godly wisdom is evident when he speaks and the love and joy for God’s people is seen in his great smile. The media is covering there eyes to the dangers that are happening in America, because it might look bad on our current administration. May GOD wake us up before it is too late, because there are many accidents waiting to happen. GOD speed the return of Jesus Christ!

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