“Since when are 20,000 deaths and 300,000 permanently homeless people less newsworthy than the hypothetical risks posed by a nuclear accident?”
This is the extremely relevant and burning question that an author has posed about the devastation caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Check out Leslie Corrice’s new book.
I will attempt an honest answer to her question:
Since the financial interests who stand to benefit by the billions of dollars from the expansion of gas and oil imports when nuclear power is shut down fund the news reporting.