August 3rd, 2011

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Fukushima disaster's radioactivity 30x worse than Hiroshima bomb.

According to this Japanese researcher, the amount of radioactive pollution from the Fukushima catastrophe is 30 times greater than the Hiroshima bomb, and even worse, the radioactivity is about 100 times longer-lingering than the fallout from that bomb. He estimates it'll cost many trillions of yen to clean up, and the efforts that organizations - including his - are making now to do so are illegal due to esoteric bureaucracy. But what really gets him furious is the Japanese government's apparent negligence in allowing children to go to school and play in severely contaminated areas.

Thanks, TEPCO, for making such reliable and safe reactors.

(Click the CC button to read an English translation.)

I can't even imagine what this is doing to the Japanese people, their culture and national identity.