AC 12:13 here again.
"you are one of the rabid "nuclear is bad and no amount of evidence will convince me otherwise" brigade"
Bad assumption, Simon. You've no idea who I am or what I know (that's why I'm an AC, right, so folk can address the message rather than the messenger). Stick to facts supported by evidence, leave the speculation to Lewis.
"I don't recall hearing that all was well"
It may not have had quite those words but it was certainly the impression Lewis was trying to convey. Feel free to go and re-read the stuff.
"something in the order of 15,000 to 20,000 people were killed or are missing after an incredibly large tsunami caused by an incredibly large earthquake."
Indeed. My sympathy goes out to all those affected, but is neither here nor there in a discussion focusing on TEPCO, IAEA, and Lewis.
"[Lewis] did well to present a rational case amid all the media hysteria surrounding the situation."
Yes there was lots of hysteria and lots of poor journalism. Lewis, or another more rational columnist (Moonbat in the Grauniad?) could have chosen to present a calm rational well argued case backed up by facts. Instead, Lewis did what he does best: he ranted and speculated. How does that help his chosen cause?
"Four fatalities in Pembrokeshire. I bet they don't get as much publicity."
Again, sympathy to those affected. Do fuel terminals (like this one or Buncefield) have as much scope for long term and wide area impact as a nuclear incident?
There'll be real trouble when one of the Pembrokeshire LNG terminals has an incident, but even that won't have long term wide area impact, except some lights will go out till alternative energy supplies can be arranged.
Sheep in Snowdonia still on restricted movement, because of Chernobyl. Long term wide area.
Yes I know modern designs are different. Old ones are tried tested and er proven. New improved ones are by definition things we have little working experience of. But don't let that worry you; let that worry the people paying for and potentially affected by Olkiluoto.
Have a lovely weekend.