Bravo to BBC
BBC World Service is doing a splendid job on the Japan quake/tsunami. Fielding all sorts of panicky emails and twats and phone calls from people who think any nuclear plant anywhere is going to kill everyone everywhere.
A panel of real
experts is trying to convey the real
truth over and over and over: (1) We've already had the worst case in Three Mile Island, and it didn't injure or kill anyone. This plant may or may not have suffered the worst case, but even if it is the worst case, that's nothing to panic about. (2) It wasn't the quake that caused the problem, it was the tsunami flooding the emergency cooling generators. (3) If you want to worry about something, worry about the fact that Britain is unprepared for any
sort of disaster, and should learn a few lessons from super-competent Japan.