Worth a read-
Links at bottom look good too.
I wish I hadn't clicked that link, Ghostery plugin identified 11 trackers. Interesting read though. My wife and I were expecting when the meltdown occured. I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed and I have no experience reading scientific articles. I don't know how I stumbled on this forum but I wish I never had. I've never participated in a forum and I did not follow the established rules of etiquette. After reading for a week I became extremely anxious and paranoid and soon enough I could think of of nothing else but the potentially harmful effects radiation would have on our baby. I don't know why I didn't allow myself to take reassurance from BRAWM's replies and instead found myself extremely led to ENENEWS which made me extremely fearful and mistrustful of everything I read in regards to Fukushima. I've come to terms with the fact that I had a preexisting fear of radiation and that my understanding of it was inaccurate and for the most part based on bad fiction. I would like to sincerely apologize to every participant here and the BRAWM team, Rick Cromack and Jim Stone, "anonymous" and anyone else I might have engaged in my Fukushima induced break from reality and for any of my hysterical or downright rude behavior in the past. Things are better now. I have a very healthy and smart baby boy that I am VERY thankful for and I have overcome a childhood phobia. I just had to admit to myself that I'm an idiot and that everything I thought I knew about everything for the most part was wrong. :)
* I apologize. After rereading this post there are some pretty weird errors and the overuse of the word extremely. - Dan
Great to hear from you Dan, and best wishes to you and your family.
Mark [BRAWM Team Member]
Thank you Mark! We've been blessed with an unbelievably smart and happy boy.
Thank you, as always BC.
I was intrigued by a comment to the article, from an American who lived through the Fukushima disaster (lives in Yokohama) and is haunted by fear for his family. This excerpt was a light bulb moment for me:
"...Isn't there a better way to generate electricity? Is it really worth the risk? Nothing is fail-safe. So why make something that, when it fails, screws you for hundreds of years? At least the earthquake/tsunami was over and done almost immediately. You survived or you didn't. You lost your house or you didn't. With this radiation problem, it never goes away. The worry will be there until there is a cure for cancer.
If you feel that the new nuclear technology is "safe" please remember that accidents always happen, always."
Fukushima Workers Traumatized
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