Why We Do What We Do

We were all in that same place on March 11, 2011. Trying to grasp what was being seen on computer screens and televisions around the world. Information was hard to come by. What information was put out was frequently wrong or intentionally dishonest to try to downplay what was going on in real time.

We wanted to know what was going on, not through the lens of someone else but to know for sure we were getting correct information. Out of frustration we began to dig for primary source information and shared it widely. This spread quickly and soon people were sharing those documents and quickly learning what all of this meant. The world got a crash course in nuclear technology in 2011. This was quite different than 1986 when Chernobyl happened. This time there was immediate knowledge sharing, across time zones and across languages.

That primary information was incredibly valuable then and it is just as much so now. Photos, data and first hand accounts can tell many stories when looked at together in new ways. We encourage everyone concerned about Fukushima to educate themselves. Seek out as much primary source material as possible. Learn as much about the technology as you can. Question information that sounds extreme or odd. Ask for hard numbers, make them cite a source.


photo Will Price

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