Skip to comments.Japan: The Prometheus Trap / Order to Suspend Radiation Monitoring
Posted on 02/06/2012 6:28:02 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
The Prometheus Trap / Order to Suspend Radiation Monitoring
February 06, 2012
By YUMI NAKAYAMA / Staff Writer
According to Greek mythology, it was Prometheus who gave fire to humans.
The acquisition of fire allowed humankind to develop civilization. Fire derived from fossil fuels further spurred production capacity. In time, humans attained atomic fire, a feat that was also described as "superior energy." Playing with fire, however, has presented humans with a dilemma.
Humans, who achieved a civilized world through Prometheus, are now troubled by atomic fire. The series of articles contemplate the country, its citizens and electric power in light of the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
The third series, Order to Suspend Radiation Monitoring, considers the bureaucratic logic that could have discontinued the world's longest-running radiation observations at a truly critical juncture following the accident at the Fukushima plant
(Excerpt) Read more at ajw.asahi.com ...
How nice of them to try their best to allay public fear by not bothering to find out what they are convinced to be a bad news.
The wholly ironic thing is the forces involved (9.X earthquake + tsunami, IIRC) were incredible — it’s amazing that ANY human-built building could stand up to it.
I agree with you. Except for the strained writing at the beginning, it was a good read
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