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14 March 2011 @ 02:24 pm
Japan  
This is an excellent, concise analysis of the events at the Daiichi 1 reactor at Fukushima following the recent earthquake and tsunami, and why we need not be afraid of nuclear power generation.

This is a similarly excellent overview of the situation in Japan right now from an english-speaking foreigner living and working there.

I recommend that everyone read both of them; it will give you a much better idea of the situation than anything coming from the hysterical news media.
 
 
 
smallmerciessmallmercies on March 14th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
The English language Al Jazeera is doing an excellent job of Not Being Hysterical. Meanwhile, I need a laugh, I watch CNN (Anderson Cooper especially) or most any of the western outlets.

Looking at the town website for where I used to live (between Kuji and Hachinohe cities) it's getting depressing and still very surreal reading the lists of the dead and recognising a lot of the names.

I'd like the world to stop falling over now, please.