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I don't know about France, but the USA!? At crisis management!?

in particular you can expose your workers

Most of the active-duty victims were the more than two hundred thousand liquidators, who were hired volunteers and "volunteers":

(then abandon them. Though, to be fair, it was largely the post-Soviet regime that abandoned them.)

The diseases would have come whether they are abandoned or not. It is a myth spun by the nuclear industry that diseases among liquidators and evacuees could be down to the general drop of healthcare after the collapse of the Soviet union, whereas multiple control group studies showed that disease rates are way above that in the general populations.

I think if I had to choose between Japanese and Soviet disaster management, I would have chosen the Japanese: rather be safely evacuated while meltdown containment is unwinding than stave off a technically greater disaster at the price of much greater human disaster.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Mar 31st, 2011 at 09:56:16 AM EST
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Plus, despite the criticism, I would say the Japanese have been more transparent than the Soviets and maybe that the Americans at TMI.

Though that may be a function of not being able to hide the fact that a nuclear plant had been affected by the tsunami and was on battery power on the first day.

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 Thu Mar 31st, 2011 at 10:13:47 AM EST
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I do get a sense that much of the outcry against hiding information in Japan is due to failure to find or correctly interpret relevant information. This morning I watched a news channel where an 'expert' admonished the Japanese government for not setting up monitoring stations in the 100 km zone around the plant and publish the results regularly – not knowing they do so for two weeks already, on multiple sites.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Mar 31st, 2011 at 10:31:14 AM EST
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