28 Mar '11, 9pm

Things are sounding worse in Japan, when really, they're getting better: Commentary

Over the weekend, many media worldwide reported a radiation spike emanating from the stricken nuclear power plant at Fukushima in Japan of the order of 10 million times above the norm. It transpired that this figure was erroneous and it has since been retracted by the authorities there. But why did so many seem so keen to report the alarming estimate?' The closer the situation comes to being resolved at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the clearer it will become what actually happened there. Hence it will sound like matters are getting worse just as they are getting better. As things stand, it would seem that one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded, followed by a devastating tsunami that took out the back-up generators required to cool the facility, may have caused a minor fissure to the casing of one of six reactors, leading to some radioactive materials bei...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Commentary/EDC110329-0000031/S...

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