Sunday, September 01, 2013
I wasn't that old when Chernobyl happened, and maybe my memory is faulty, but I really do remember it being, for a moment, the Biggest Thing Ever, with regular reports of its expected impacts on personal health, on the food supply, etc. I assume that was in part because of the basic "Russkies are bad" storyline it fit, but more than that... with respect to Fukushima, I just don't get the general lack of coverage and general lack of concern. Obviously there's coverage, like the coverage that the radiation levels are 18 times what was measured previously because the fucking machines they were using previously could only measure up to 1/18 of the actual radiation levels... But, you know, you'd think that kind of thing would warrant Miley Cyrus level coverage.
by Atrios at 17:00