Sunday, March 01, 2015

Fukushima Nukeway

Japan celebrates the world's only nukeway - you can drive your vehicle through atomic radiation, including 8-km (5 miles) within the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster exclusion zone... What luck!

Today Japanese Prime Minister Abe inaugurated the controversial nukeway, as maximum aerial radiation dose on that section of the road was reportedly 5.4 microsieverts per hour (link). "A driver who crosses the section at a speed of 70 kph will be exposed to 0.2 microsievert..." What of services in the dead strip? Car breakdown?  Past radiation measurements in the area have been much higher, and isotope compositions unrevealed.

Visiting British Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was brought to the region's periphery, where he reportedly (link) tasted local produce.

Tokyo policymakers & global business interests are increasingly emboldened, as Japan's docile people are now mostly stoic about Fukushima nuclear emissions. (Nuclear meltdown began 11 March 2011 in three of six Fukushima Daiichi reactors. Leakage & widespread contamination continue). Trust industry & government?  How many more mistakes are they making?

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Japanese PM Shinzō Abe (安倍 晋三) -- symbol of continued errors