[ExI] Two Japanese reactors on red alert

Richard Loosemore rpwl at lightlink.com
Tue Mar 15 16:06:17 UTC 2011

Mirco Romanato wrote:
> We are, not You are, here all excited about a tragedy in developing,
> feed by TV, web and others. The 10.000 dead for the earthquake and the
> tsunami are completely forgotten. The actual damage of the earthquake
> and of the tsunami is not considered.

The tsunami and its impact are NOT forgotten.  I have friends in Japan. 
    One of them, I have no idea if she is alive or dead.

> Statistically solar kill 11 times more than nuclear. But it is people
> falling from floor. They can die in droves, as radiation is not involved.

I have seen this meaningless statistic repeated frequently in recent 
days.  It has no significance whatsoever:  the same type of reasoning 
could be used to prove that the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. were of no 
importance.  I could take the trouble to explain the maximum potential 
for damage, the aftereffects, damage to environment, the link between 
personal action and damage..... but all this really should be within the 
capacity of the people who are citing these numbers, so I feel it would 
be waste of my time.

Richard Loosemore

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