Sunday, 13 March 2016

When government refused to help - a housewife set up a radiation lab

"Five years ago an earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami and a series of meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Kaori Suzuki's home is nearby - determined to stay, but worried about her children's health, she and some other mothers set up a laboratory to measure radiation."

Kudos to housewife Kaori Suzuki and the other beauticians, hairdressers, and office workers who learned the science and set up  non-profit organisation - Tarachine - specifly to to measure radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

What does this tell us about relying on government to protect its citizens? And more importantly, what does this tell us about the wisdom of building nuclear power plants?

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