Can we now say that nuclear power plants are inherently safe? We are looking at the very real possibility of three containment breaches, something that we proponents of nuclear power have said could not happen. It's true that the earthquake which caused these breaches almost never happens, but we can recover from an earthquake in 50 - 100 years without doing anything. That is not true for a meltdown. Those effects will be with us for generations. So, what do I tell those people who ask me "Didn't you say this wouldn't happen?"