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  •  well I'm not sure it's as much 'dis' information (5+ / 0-)

    as it is overgeneralized.  But I do think that such summaries, unlike the carefully qualified statements such as KBman has made in his status diaries, can be misleading in the sense that it tends to minimize some crucial data, such as the lack of available detail on radiation exposures to the workers... do we really know what kind of exposures the workers have had, and how frequently, and if they have been replaced/retired since the emergency began?  If not, they are most likely in serious danger.  And those who were in the peak areas in Hitate and other hot spots, but did not evacuate.  The conditions for those who have been 'sheltering in place' in areas where radiation exposures have been high and consistent.  I think the point vets74 is trying to make is that radiation levels OVERALL are trending down, and that is good news... however, there is a terrible crisis that will be in crisis-management mode for many more months until those reactors stop boiling, and that might seem like a nuance, but it is actually extremely vital information.

    "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

    by louisev on Sun Apr 17, 2011 at 05:47:32 PM PDT

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    •  Plus, rates might go down, (5+ / 0-)

      but actual quantities increase. Like people discerned a "trend" as unemployment decline from 400K to 380K over three months, but that meant you had one million more out of a job than 3 months before.

      So the trend was good, but the facts were bad. (Be it noted also that the unemployment rate went up again.)

      In this case we've many months, during which hopefully Nature is merciful in terms of big quakes, of accumulation ahead of us. Many months at the least.

      Until we break the corporate virtual monopoly on what we hear and see, we keep losing, don't matter what we do.

      by Jim P on Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 12:06:59 AM PDT

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