After what has happened in Japan, anybody who says we shouldn’t put the brakes on our zest for nuclear energy is either a moron or beholden to special interests. This includes President Obama.
Thinking that an earthquake leading to a nuclear accident can happen here in California is not an overreaction, it is a logical conclusion.
Japan’s tragedy is our opportunity to ensure our safety. There is enough horror that happens in this world which is beyond our control. Best we pay attention to those things we create that portend our self-destruction.