Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Japan's Government should be seriously censured over their handling of the nuclear reactor accident.
Of course we must allow for every country to have its own culture on how it tells good and bad news, but in the 21st century it is stupid if governments of advanced countries do not take into account how many communication methods there are for people to be fed information. The Japanese government has a duty to deal with the terrible tsunami and earthquake disaster. A small part of that is the Fukishima reactor problem. The government must have proper experts who know how uranium fuel reacts (breaks down) to produce heat for generating power. They MUST not pander to the hysterical, ignorant people who have hijacked the media airwaves with daily, grossly inflated scenarios of disaster. What is the use of saying that there is nothing to worry about on one day and then saying that people should not drink the water, the next day? What can the poor ignorant masses think? The government must get the true facts and stick to them and keep them in the context of reality not fantasy and not keep reacting to every bit of hysteria flown up by the media and the other anti-nuclear fuel fanatics. By the way, it is official: a total of 35 people actually died as a result of Chernobyl. Rather less than the 15,000+ that are dead as a result of the tsunami!