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Recently from Japan Times, via Energy News:
Japan Times, Jeff Kingston of Temple University Japan, Apr. 4, 2014: Kyle Cleveland, my colleague [...] recently published a report in the online Asia-Pacific Journal […] Cleveland has pieced together a critical, but nuanced picture of a crisis that was closer to careening out of control than is generally acknowledged. […] Cleveland elucidates the yawning chasm between the minimizing and downplaying efforts of [Tepco] and the U.S. government’s assessments […] Naval officers […] discovered the level of radiation was far worse than they anticipated. Radiation gauges on the [U.S.S. Ronald Reagan] measured levels of radiation at 100 nautical miles off the coast that were 30 times greater than normal. [Sailors] claim that they have had significant health problems due to exposure to radiation […] Cleveland finds that there was considerable disagreement between various U.S. agencies about the severity of the risk […] Given that the U.S. government expanded the exclusionary zone in Fukushima to 80 km and developed contingency plans for a massive evacuation while shredding of documents continued for four days at the U.S. Embassy and military bases in Japan, somebody was obviously very worried. […] Some of his insider sources tell him that the crisis was actually far worse than anyone acknowledged at the time and that information was withheld to prevent a panic. Cleveland concludes that Japan’s nuclear reactors should not be restarted.
Making source documents more conveniently available being a fetish of mine, here you have the sources.
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Mobilizing Nuclear Bias:
The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty
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