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Mar 31, 2011

The so-called nuclear 'experts'

by PhilLee — last modified Mar 31, 2011 02:16 PM

Our colleagues at Friends of the Earth Japan are writing a blog on life after the earthquake and tsunami. They will be documenting how they, and fellow citizens, are rebuilding their lives and addressing some of the issues that have arisen as the country recovers from its biggest crisis since World War II.

I have often been upset by so-called 'experts' when I watch nuclear issues being covered on the TV in Japan. 


A nuclear expert who used to work at Toshiba said, one day, 


"Japaese nuclear technique will possibly be praised and we should be proud of it, as we could avoid the worst of the worst." 


How could he possibly say such a thing in such a way, almost ignoring those affected already in many ways!? And, he still continues to be on TV.


Yesterday, another expert on radiation in the sea, said that the fish are safe to eat, as we have already been taking in plutonium previously releaed in the pacific from elsewhere. 


This cannot be the reason why we are safe!! 


I do not blame all the experts. But, it strikes me some experts are exposed to media just to defend safety or protect themselves.