Shall I Compare Thee To A Mangled Radioactive Nuclear Power Plant?

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Abby Zimet

After a remarkably ill-conceived effort to "make the hard words used in the nuclear power industry" easier to understand, the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency has dropped a controversial campaign aimed at "educating" people about nuclear safety by comparing radiation to an angry, fist-waving wife. Following an outraged response, the agency apologized for "creating unpleasant feelings." You think?

"Wife's screaming to her husband can be compared to radiation, her agitated state to radioactivity, and the wife herself to radioactive material."

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