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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Japanese nuke types make believe everything's o.k.

As we reported the other day, the backtracking and internet scrubbing about the true impacts of the Fukushima meltdowns have begun in earnest. Just one example: Remember when the chief cabinet minister said a few weeks ago that the evacuations around the Fukushima plant were for the long term? The prime minister repeated that assessment yesterday.

No, wait. The prime minister didn't say that. Someone must have misheard.

Lie, deny, cover up, and distract -- that's the nuclear way, especially in a secretive society such as Japan. They definitely goofed yesterday and let a little bit of the truth out.

Meanwhile, Mother Nature is firing up some of her larger aftershocks near Fukushima today. In the last five hours, they've had a 6.1, a 4.9, a 4.7, and a 5.6.

UPDATE, 11:58 a.m.: Wonder how they'll try to spin radioactive breast milk.

Comments (2)

Dust off that copy of "1984". What's the Japanese for "memory hole"?

Double plus ungood?

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