Text: “Masked artist makes sticky issue out of radiation in Japan”

Extract: “Known as 281 Antinuke, Japan’s answer to Banksy has covered Tokyo streets in images depicting politicians as vampires and children being shielded from radioactive rain to highlight the consequences of a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant after an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-art-japan-nuclear/masked-artist-makes-sticky-issue-out-of-radiation-in-japan-idUSBRE9AS00C20131129

The Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in some ways showed how some kinds of knowledge are viewed more highly than others, including knowledge in the natural sciences. Here are some examples of natural science knowledge in this specific example:

  • the scientific knowledge behind the building and running of the nuclear plants
  • the scientific knowledge involved in the engineering of the safety features
  • the scientific knowledge of radiation poisoning its treatment

There were a lot of issues in this situation where some kinds of knowledge were held in high regard while others were not which resulted in the large scope of the accident.

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