How well is Japan managing Fukushima decontamination?


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Is there a more dismissive and scornful way to say “not at all well?”

Thanks for the link, Xeni.


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For me, this is fascinating. I lived and worked in Koriyama between August 2011 and July 2013, and I remember when the radiation meters were installed. The perception at the time, communicated to me by my employer, was that the meters would allow real-time monitoring. However, the linked piece - http://blog.safecast.org/2012/12/information-misinformation-disinformation-or-these-arent-the-droids-youre-looking-for-part-2/ - suggests some meters might be sited in specially decontaminated areas. The article is good at unpicking the complexity of the different organisations involved.


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For a different take on this story, I suggest reading http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/21/omg_new_crisis_disaster_at_fukushima_oh_wait_its_nothing_again/
Don’t forget to read the comments also.


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The Safecast piece is about decontamination of areas affected by airborne radiation. The article from The Register, whilst calm and sensible, is about something else entirely. It offers a perspective on a related topic, rather than a different perspective on the same topic.


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