This whole epic disaster has been heading this direction for some time. What really jumps out at me is this line:
"The agency believes the cumulative amount from the Fukushima plant is less than that from Chernobyl." The agency believes? While the official tallies say only fifty or so died from Chernobyl the rise in cancer rates throughout the affected areas (including Europe I might add) probably mean the numbers were much, much higher. Who's to say what the ultimate outcome will be of this, but have you noticed that the media is paying very little notice to what's happening in Japan of late? As I often say, "Hmmmmmmmmmm....."