I saw this headline this morning at The Mainichi describing public distrust of government information on nuclear issues:
Gov't cited as second-least reliable source of info on nuclear accidents: survey. The Mainichi, July 26, 2016, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160726/p2a/00m/0na/018000cThis lack of public trust in government information about nuclear has no doubt been learned over decades but has particular relevance now in the wake of the Fukushima disaster and recent geological activity in Kyushu.
Respondents to a survey in Shizuoka Prefecture, which houses Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant, have citied the government as the second-least reliable source of information on nuclear accidents.
A total of 29.2 percent of respondents in the survey by Hirotada Hirose, a professor emeritus at Tokyo Women's Christian University, cited the central government and its ministries and agencies as the least reliable source of information in the event of a nuclear accident. The figure was topped only by "social networking services (SNS), at 36.7 percent, highlighting deep-rooted mistrust in the government as a source of information.
Fukushima Daiichi looks particularly troubling this morning with emissions clearly emanating from units 1 and 3, with a strange orange light visible in a location I've never seen before:
The site doesn't look so good this morning.