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Japan Nuclear Disaster: View from the Bottom

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Post by fredcowie » March 22, 2011, 5:26 am

Japan Disaster: View from the Bottom!
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© 2011 Frederick J. Cowie, Ph.D.
Information bottom feeders, like me, are just plain folks: who are “not in the business” (anymore, or never have been), who are “not technical experts in the field” (even though some may be science literate), and who get their information homogenized “from the mass media” (where the announcers often don’t know the meaning of what they are reading).
As someone who once was in the business and who is somewhat adept at understanding scientific argot, I am often asked my opinion on current hazmat incidents, natural disasters, or some combination thereof. My comments here are not about Japan, but about the bottom of the informational food chain, where I reside full time, in a “frontier” state, surrounded by frontier states and provinces.
Here is the problem I see in my view from the bottom. I cannot answer people’s questions. First, I am unsure of what’s going on in Japan regarding radiological contamination. I don’t know what’s going on chemically and radiologically; what’s getting into the air, the water, the food and in what amounts; and what’s being done to collect good data. So, I have nothing to say to people on what’s going on, on the ground, in Japan. Second, almost everyone I know knows absolutely nothing about radiation, particles or rays or waves, or much else to do with things nuclear. As I remember, Eisenhower couldn’t even say “nuclear,” he said “nucular.” Third, everyone I talk to distrusts the nuclear power plant corporations, all governments and governmental agencies involved, and all politicians—often with good reason.
So, we will have to just wait and see. There may be no “radiation cloud” per se, but things are truly nebulous. THE END
Frederick J. Cowie, Ph.D. Please visit my website at fredcowie.com, my FACEBOOK(/fredcowie) page where I post my writings and my paintings every day. Peace!

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