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    BBC Headlines: Lying to you to push an agenda and keep you safe!

    Headline: BBC News - Nuclear power support in UK falls over Japan fears
    First paragraph: "More Britons support the building of new nuclear power stations than oppose it, despite the crisis at Japan's Fukushima plant, an opinion poll says."

    Which suggests that the better headline might well be "Support for nuclear power still strong after Japan earthquake" or similar. Talk about picking an angle and writing to that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    BBC Headlines: Lying to you to push an agenda and keep you safe!

    Headline: BBC News - Nuclear power support in UK falls over Japan fears
    First paragraph: "More Britons support the building of new nuclear power stations than oppose it, despite the crisis at Japan's Fukushima plant, an opinion poll says."

    Which suggests that the better headline might well be "Support for nuclear power still strong after Japan earthquake" or similar. Talk about picking an angle and writing to that...
    ...and the survey was commissioned by Friends of the Earth (who are against nuclear power), who made the statement "This poll shows that the government's plans for a major expansion of nuclear power in the UK are out of step with public opinion" when their own figures say that 35% either strongly or slightly support a programme to replace the UK's existing reactors, with 28% either strongly or slightly opposed.

    Aaarrrggghhhhhh!

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    In case you haven't seen it there is an excellent chart comparing levels of radiation.

    http://xkcd.com/radiation/

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    Quote Originally Posted by difinity View Post
    In case you haven't seen it there is an excellent chart comparing levels of radiation.

    http://xkcd.com/radiation/
    Perspective

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    BBC Headlines: Lying to you to push an agenda and keep you safe!

    Headline: BBC News - Nuclear power support in UK falls over Japan fears
    I notice that the BBC have sneakily changed the headline to "UK nuclear support partially survives Japan crisis", although it still says "22 March 2011 Last updated at 04:38" so you would never know that they changed it!

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    One of our ex-students, now at UCL, has just had her first piece of (unpaid) journalism printed on the global reaction to Fukushima and the negative impact on plans for new plants... she needs good viewing figures for whatever reason, it's only a short piece and I certainly tend to agree with it, if you can give it a read and award it some stars at the bottom it'd be doing someone out there a favour!

    Japan’s Nuclear Fallout | The Urban Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    One of our ex-students, now at UCL, has just had her first piece of (unpaid) journalism printed on the global reaction to Fukushima and the negative impact on plans for new plants... she needs good viewing figures for whatever reason, it's only a short piece and I certainly tend to agree with it, if you can give it a read and award it some stars at the bottom it'd be doing someone out there a favour!

    Japan’s Nuclear Fallout | The Urban Times
    Tweeted with hashtags #fukushima #nuclear

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Tweeted with hashtags #fukushima #nuclear
    Ooh grand, thanks a lot!

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    lets hope they are nice to her...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    lets hope they are nice to her...
    I suspect that if she wants to go into journalism, she is going to have to grow a thick skin sooner rather than later anyway... more exposure can only really be a good thing for her at this point anyway, I'm sure she'll be happier with large viewing figures than with a nice comments thread cos only her Mum read it.

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    It's annoying that now things are going relatively smoothly and are mostly under control this isn't considered front page news.

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    Personally i support nuclear power allot more after this incident, people forget that it managed to survive a tsunami and earthquake, i know that people were injured/died/may die in future, who helped save the plant however with all energy production there is the same risks, i would think more people die a year mining oil than die per year in Nuclear plants.

    the problem is the long lasting effects if it does go wrong, and i think that is what most people are against even if they dont realise it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flakes View Post
    Personally i support nuclear power allot more after this incident, people forget that it managed to survive a tsunami and earthquake, i know that people were injured/died/may die in future, who helped save the plant however with all energy production there is the same risks, i would think more people die a year mining oil than die per year in Nuclear plants.

    the problem is the long lasting effects if it does go wrong, and i think that is what most people are against even if they dont realise it.
    In china in 2004, 6000 people were killed mining coal in one year. Only one person has died on the site of these reactors (while being in a crane cab during the tsunami), it is likely no one else will die as a result of what happened at these plants. The worst long lasting affects are going to be the cost of cleanup, the lack of power for the foreseeable future (especially during summer) and the damage to the nuclear industry by terrible and uniformed reporting.

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