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Clusterfukashima

This is bad. The reaction of the Japanese people is good, but the science is telling us things were and are bad. We still don't know how to cool the cores without dumping water on them, and there's no place to put the irradiated water. And it goes on from there.

NOTE Our famously free press is tasked with keeping people unhappy, anxious, and afraid. And so, when a news of real concern emerges, it's not easy to separate that story out from the manufactured narratives ZOMG!!!!!!! Especially after you throw laziness, ignorance, and understaffing into the mix. Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon disaster were visible; radiation is not visible. On this story, I let my educated skepticism rule, and as it turns out, wrongly. Partly, also, I hate to be rushed into things. I'm not sure what the answer to any of this is. A free press? How?