David, I really can't see the point of bringing this discussion to Aikiweb. Also, as someone residing in Japan I also take offense at all this fear-mongering, using unsubstantiated claims about the disaster to push a political agenda.
Tore, we've had a number of these discussions here. And it's not a political agenda. It's just a continuation of a long disagreement over whether a nuclear plant can "explode."
From what I'm hearing, no matter where we live, if the fuel pool blows, we'll all regret it.
I don't thin we should let it slide from our consciousness.
Best to you and yours.