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  •  Unfortunately, that kind (1+ / 0-)
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    Russgirl

    of heavy-handed censorship is very much present in the US these days. Both UK's Guardian and Al Jazeera are providing better coverage of Fukushima and OWS than any American outfit. I swear, more than a few informative articles have disappeared right before my eyes in between page refreshments!

    There are several groups working in Japan with the Japanese people to obtain good measurements of contamination (meters and access to body scanners were most difficult, some NGOs raised money for that) and set up long-term health monitoring and a database of evacuees who are now in far flung regions of Japan and may never come 'home'. They have to tread rather lightly in order to be allowed to stay and do their work, but the work they're doing is better than anything coming from TEPCO/NISA and the PM's office.

    My main beef is that citizens in badly contaminated areas - who get no help from anybody to relocate for the duration, as they ALL need to do - jumped the gun on decontamination/remediation efforts. It ain't over yet, all they can do is spread it around and increase unnecessary doses to themselves and their children. The rest of the world needs to get together and insist that Japan evacuate out to 50 miles, 85-100 along the plume paths. Help pay for it, Japan is barely recovering from the earthquake/tsunami and unwilling to extend evacuations to where they need to be.

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