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So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 06:25:51 AM EST
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I assume those are workers leaving the site of work. if you look at the ones at the back they dont have plastic bags over their feet. I think what has happened is theyve come straight from the site and on leaving the most controlled zone, theyve been made to step into bags and had them taped onto their legs while they walk to a point where more thorough decontamination is to occur so they don't leave radioactive footprints all over the site that also have to be cleaned up.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 08:01:05 AM EST
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That makes more sense than my guess that the bags were a quick and dirty improvised measure for walking in pools of contaminated water.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 12:54:32 PM EST
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That's what I thought at first, too.

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 01:55:43 PM EST
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Has it been determined that the photo is of workers leaving the facility for decontamination?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 03:42:25 PM EST
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Nope.

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 04:51:51 PM EST
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Doesn't look like it:

These guys don't look like they're coming out and on their way to decontamination.

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 05:13:11 PM EST
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Your theory makes sense, however:

One subcontracted worker who laid cables for new electrical lines March 19 described chaotic conditions and lax supervision that made him nervous. Masataka Hishida said neither he nor the workers around him were given a dosimeter, a device used to measure one's exposure to radiation. He was surprised that workers were not given special shoes; rather, they were told to put plastic bags over their street shoes. When he was trying on the gas mask for the first time, he said the supervisor told him and other subcontractors, "Listen carefully, I'm only going to say this one time" while explaining how to use it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/radiation-levels-reach-new-highs-as-conditions-worsen-for-worker s/2011/03/27/AFsMLFiB_story.html

by asdf on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 03:08:23 PM EST
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So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 27th, 2011 at 05:14:52 PM EST
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