If clean, renewable, community energy continues to expand, the arguments to restart nuclear power plants and build new coal power plants will no longer hold sway in Fukushima.
Over a span of decades, hundreds of thousands of pounds of C-8 was dumped by DuPont into the Ohio River, where it found its way into the area's drinking water.
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Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, founder of 350.org, and a TomDispatch regular. His most recent book, just out in paperback, is Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.