Is Lower Mainland monitoring for nuclear fallout from Japan?
First, are we sure we have good intelligence on this -- should we trust with our lives the veracity and forthcomingness of the Japanese government?
According to the CBC, it's already admitted by the Japanese government that there are radioactive vapor leaks, and that a sixth nuclear plant was added today (March 13) to the list of reactors in a state of emergency.
Yukio Edano, Japan's chief cabinet secretary, said Unit 3 of the Daiichi plant remained at risk for a hydrogen explosion, and went on to say: "If there is an explosion, however, there would be no significant impact on human health." I have considerable concerns about the reliability of this claim.