Japan to "recreate" nuclear disaster

This sounds like a brilliant idea. Recreate a small meltdown of a runaway nuclear reaction that cannot be stopped potentially. I don't think it is necessary to do this to figure out that nuclear technology is completely ridiculous. It is far too hazardous due to it's quarter million year volatile waste it creates on a planet that can get hit by objects in space, has earthquakes (being on the Pacific ring of fire didn't seem to phase them), tsunamis and let alone the abundance of energy that can be acquired without toxic effects to life on earth. Here is the article:

http://cleantechnica.com/2014/01/10/japan-recreate-nuclear-meltdown-science/#comment-1195068986