Please reblog this and spread the truth.
People on tumblr are spreading misinformation and fear-mongering. It must come to an end.
Source, L.A. Times: “Japan’s NHK television reported that at least three residents among 90 tested at random showed excess exposure to radiation. The people had apparently been exposed as they waited outside a school for evacuation by helicopter, the network said, citing local officials.” There is also a photo of children getting tested for radiation floating around the ether.
NHK puts the information as such: “Fukushima Prefecture says 3 patients at a hospital near the damaged nuclear power plant have been exposed to radiation. … The 3 were chosen randomly for radiation testing from 90 patients and staff who were waiting for airlift by helicopter at a nearby high school on Saturday afternoon.” It doesn’t say they were workers. If they’re “residents,” that’s a much bigger deal. If information is contradicting, fine, but the L.A. Times isn’t the Springfield Shopper. Nor is Japan’s NHK World. I’m not saying to panic. But let’s figure out what’s happening here.
EDIT: SavageMike points out this post. Now … it clearly isn’t this bad. But the thing is, my earlier post suggests that out of random test of 90 people, they found three with radiation. If that’s true, it contradicts the NYT’s text.