Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Nuclear sensationalism

The headline for the AP story reads
Company Says Radioactive Leak Was Bigger
That sounds like a disaster. If you read further into the story, the AP reports that the radiative leak "Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced that a leak of radioactive water into the Sea of Japan was actually 50 percent bigger than initially announced...." So, how big is this "50% bigger" ecological disaster in the Sea of Japan? The AP doesn't hint until you reach the end of the story when it quotes spokesman, Tsutomu Uehara, saying "No radiation has been detected outside the facility."

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