It 3:41am, I can’t sleep and this time it’s not because of aftershocks or jet lag. Truth be told I’ve been uneasy all evening. I just don’t think they’re going to be able to cool the reactors in-time to prevent a radioactive crisis. This is just my opinion of course, I’m not trying to add any more fuel to an already out-of-control media frenzy. I’m trying to reason it out, though. Even if it gets to that meltdown status, and it get to be as bad as a Hiroshima or Chernobyl, these nuclear disasters had a fallout range, right? I think if we’re able to get to places that are far enough away from the radiation zone, we should be okay. When then Hiroshima bombing happened it was a horrendous tragedy for the Japanese citizens, but the whole country didn’t leave. The people that were far away, weren’t affected.
The post I did on what’s real and what’s not sparked my interest in finding a reliable, up-to-date source of information that wasn’t fueled by so much of the pandemonium associated with everything that’s happening right now. So I wrote this to show you guys where I’m going to get some decent info about what’s happening. If you can get past the translators pausing to interpret what’s being said, it good. When events of this scale happen, especially in another country. So much get lost in translation. There is already the potential for misinformation between the Japanese government and its citizens, and when the news is picked up abroad (like in the U.S. for example) things can really get twisted and become the subject of all kinds of speculation, fear-journalism, and so much more. Some of this is unavoidable but, because NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Organization)) is a trusted, Japanese television station, they’ll more than likely get the first accounts of what’s happening. I have been using it to keep myself as informed as I possibly can. I hope it helps you, too:
For those reading this. How are you getting your earthquake information? Is it reliable? I’m not living in the U.S. right now, but how do you feel about the way the earthquake/tsunami/power plant news is being handled? Do you think America is handling the issue responsible in the media? If you’re not from America, do you think your country’s media is handling the story responsibly? Do you think Japan is handling this issue responsibly? Please feel free to be as honest as you like. You can use the comments section below.
I was looking at the NHK World broadcast on channel 2 here in Japan, and few hours ago I saw...