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Radioactive Fallout and Fieldwork (Worldwide)
#41
What about our Japanese friends?
"Use Your Archeological Imagination..."
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#42
Our Japanese friends need to make their own choices on H&S issues...I bet the UK police (unlike their Japanese counterparts) would not go to work within 5 miles of a nuclear accident without full bio safety suits...
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#43
That much is very true...
"Use Your Archeological Imagination..."
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#44
I'm new to this forum and all that, and I'm not particularly inclined to rock the boat, as such, but I can't help but feel there's a distinct lack of empathy here. While the nuclear issue is indeed, a great worry, the chances of it impacting upon our archaeology are incredibly slim and there has been very little mention here of anything to do with the suffering of the people who live there. Quite frankly, I am somewhat disappointed at how little concern this forum has shown for the people who are actually being impacted by this disaster, all those who lost their families, their homes, their livelihoods, and the 20000 + people who have lost their lives. Whole towns have been obliterated, the survivors now living in constant fear of further quakes and radiation poisoning, and the greatest concern that is showed here is 'will our sediments be disturbed'?
Maybe I'm missing the point, maybe you've shown your concern elsewhere, or maybe this is all too personal for me as I have friends from the worst hit areas myself, but where is your compassion?
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#45
E.T. Wrote:I'm new to this forum and all that, and I'm not particularly inclined to rock the boat, as such, but I can't help but feel there's a distinct lack of empathy here. While the nuclear issue is indeed, a great worry, the chances of it impacting upon our archaeology are incredibly slim and there has been very little mention here of anything to do with the suffering of the people who live there. Quite frankly, I am somewhat disappointed at how little concern this forum has shown for the people who are actually being impacted by this disaster, all those who lost their families, their homes, their livelihoods, and the 20000 + people who have lost their lives. Whole towns have been obliterated, the survivors now living in constant fear of further quakes and radiation poisoning, and the greatest concern that is showed here is 'will our sediments be disturbed'? Maybe I'm missing the point, maybe you've shown your concern elsewhere, or maybe this is all too personal for me as I have friends from the worst hit areas myself, but where is your compassion?

Agree. I think the person who wrote that the problems in Japan are 'minimal' for the UK is living in a very shortsighted universe. Nuclear power and the implications of what happens when things go wrong with nuclear power has become a shared global responsibility - the sooner the whole world wakes up to that realisation, the better. Economically the effects of the accident in Japan are being felt all over the world. Just consider why car workers in Swindon and Teeside are being laid off at the moment.

And as regards compassion - I guess archaeology is no more immune from bigotry and selfishness than any other profession. I can offer my own personal apology ET for the lack of understanding of some who contribute to this forum....and hope they might in time reflect upon their shortcomings. But please don't feel we are all cut from the same cloth...I know for a fact that many other BAJRites are very nice caring and generous people!!
With peace and consolation hath dismist, And calm of mind all passion spent...
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