Paul Gipe opens one of his books with a story about a big celebration of a new wind project in So. California that was marred when, a few hours beforehand, the turbine oversped and destroyed itself. An executive with the company building the project said something like, “I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that the wind turbine destroyed itself. The good news is that we didn’t have to evacuate Los Angeles.”

Popped into my head when I read this: “Huge nuclear-safe containment to be built over the Chernobyl sarcophagus: The ‘New Safe Confinement‘ will be an arch-shaped structure 105 metres high, 150 metres long and with a span of 260 metres.”