British woman trying to save Japan’s nuclear power industry says: ‘Radiation is scary’

Originally published at The Telegraph

We all grew up with the Simpsons, a cartoon that said for 20 years that the owner of the power plant was the evil person,” she said. “It’s in our psyche to be worried about nuclear.

“Nuclear sells news, it’s an emotional issue. And radiation is scary. It’s like magic – it’s mystical, invisible. You can’t see it. You don’t know how to hide from it.

“But frankly you get less radiation walking through a nuclear power plant than around an aeroplane.”

Lady Judge, a British-American lawyer and former chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, was talking to the Telegraph in Tokyo, in the 12th floor boardroom of the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco).

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