Do you think other countries will follow Germany's lead and disable their nuclear power?
I am sure that if you asked anyone involved with Japan's Nuke Plants if they were safe they would have told you, and maybe even believed, that they were safe. The sad truth is... if humans are involved... then it will never be truly safe. There will always be something they didn't think of or plan for.
As tragic as the JapanTsunami was ... eventually they will recover from that aspect. But what about the Nuke impact of the area? Chernoble is dead FOREVER as far as humans are concerned... that whole area is lost for all time.
Actually, studies at the Chernobyl site in recent years tend to indicate that the nuclear/radiation risk has diminished dramatically since the meltdown, and suggest that the area will be inhabitable again in our lifetimes. Wildlife such as rats and mice at the site show no ill effects from the current radiation levels at Chernobyl. Also, the nuclear power plant failure in Japan has created huge logistical problems, but as I understand it, the death toll is exactly 1 person, and that fatality was not from radiation, but from some sort of physical trauma sustained at the time of the reactor failure. The risk of radioactive material from the Japanese site getting out and doing harm is virtually nil because the plant employed a modern failsafe design which shuts down a failing reactor core before it can cause a "meltdown" in the traditional, cataclysmic sense.
Having said that, any nuclear plant which is not designed to modern standards and maintained with the greatest vigilance would pose a significant risk to both the public health and the infrastructure in it's area, so any such plant should be either updated or dismantled and replaced immediately. With the appropriate safety measures and oversight in place, nuclear can be the safest source of power for large scale production, and perhaps even the "greenest", since depleted uranium (the second hardest material known to man) turns out to be useful stuff for armor and such, and a nuclear power plant produces only a small fraction of the pollutants typically generated by fossil fuel power plants.
Faith is an idiot. No knowledge whatsoever.