14 March 2011

Keeping Our Fingers Crossed

Normally, my mind glazes over when I see charts full of numbers.  But A.E.Brain has a way of making such things comprehensible.  I'm happy for that, because I so distrust media coverage of nearly any event, and while Japanese officialdom is, to my knowledge, no more or less dishonest than its counterpart in any other country, my normal distrust of government is heightened by the Japanese need to save face in times of crisis.

Reading her blog, I think the best most of us can do now is to cross our fingers.  Some radiation has leaked, and people within 19 miles of the Fukushima Dai-Chi nuclear power plant have been advised to stay indoors.  But beyond that area, no one has been exposed to worrisome levels of radiation.  Not yet, anyway.