Friday, March 18, 2011


While the problems the Japanese are having with their nuclear reactors are serious, it is important to keep some perspective on the issue, especially when the media get carried away with doom-mongering.

Did you know that bananas are radioactive enough to cause false alarms on radiation sensors? Read more here:

Anthony Watts has also produced a live real-time monitoring map of radiation counts in the USA. The levels it shows are reassuring. Perhaps if more members of the general public had their own geiger counters, we would all have a better understanding of the risks/benefits of nuclear energy.

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