Fukushima Is Only Another Chernobyl For Lazy Journalists
Two things have intervened in the media coverage of the Japanese nuclear plant crisis to make it misleading to the point of incomprehensible, writes Richard North.
The one is the frequent use of the Chernobyl disaster as a comparator, where there are absolutely no comparisons with the incident at Fukushima. The second is the childish refrain of “meltdown” by scientifically and technically illiterate journalists, who seem to be incapable of understanding what is happening, yet seem determined to spread their own incomprehension far and wide.
Read the rest of the spot-on post at:
Nuclear Energy Institute - Informatio
In case you didn't see it the very first time I ran it on November 28th, you may find this excerpt from my post that details Maria Sharapova's relationship with the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 worth perusing:
Yes, a photo with Maria is exactly what this blog needs!
Maria's website is at http://www.mariasharapova.com/
Maria was the focus of a terrific mid-August segment on ABC News' Nightline that I've been waiting to post here on the blog when there was a good reason. Now there is.
It's the second of three segments and starts at 07:34. I'd recommend going Fullscreen.
ABC News Nightline, August 17, 2010
Out of the Ashes: Maria Sharapova
Reporting: ESPN's Rachel Nichols