"'Safety Myth' Left Japan Ripe for Nuclear Crisis"

"SHIKA, Japan — Near a nuclear power plant facing the Sea of Japan, a series of exhibitions in a large public relations building here extols the virtues of the energy source with some help from 'Alice in Wonderland.'

'It’s terrible, just terrible,'the White Rabbit says in the first exhibit. 'We’re running out of energy, Alice.”

A Dodo robot figure, swiveling to address Alice and the visitors to the building, declares that there is an 'ace'form of energy called nuclear power. It is clean, safe and renewable if you reprocess uranium and plutonium, the Dodo says.

'Wow, you can even do that!'Alice says of nuclear power. 'You could say that it’s optimal for resource-poor Japan!'"

Norimitsu Onishi reports for the New York Times June 24, 2011.


"Shareholders Push Tepco to Abandon Nuclear Power" (Bloomberg)

"Japan Plans to Unlink Nuclear Agency From Government" (New York Times)

"Japanese Parents Fume Over Fukushima Radiation Impact" (Reuters)

Source: NY Times, 06/27/2011