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TMI: Fear, Fukushima and Facts – Anil Dash | dashes.com

Thirty-two years ago today, I noticed that things were odd at our pre-school. The teachers had drawn the blinds closed in a few rooms and at least one of the other kids had had his mom pick him up in a big wood-sided station wagon before the day was actually over. I didn’t really know much more about what was going on, or why the day was strange, until years later I read much more about the accident at Three Mile Island and realized that since my pre-school and my home were just ten miles from the reactor meltdown, it’s surprising that the parents of our classroom full of three year olds weren’t more disturbed.

TMI: Fear, Fukushima and Facts .

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Hi-Res Photos | Cryptome

If you’re wondering why trace amounts of radiation has been found in Washington state, check out these photos. The most trashed reactor, No. 3,  above, is actually in reasonable shape while the one that looks the most undamaged, No. 2, has probably already melted down.

Draw your own conclusions about the safety of nuclear power.

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