Encouraging new report:

In terms of soil contamination, the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant is only about an eighth as severe as the meltdown at the Chernobyl plant, in what is now Ukraine, in 1986, according to a report by the science ministry released Tuesday.


In 1986, some parts of Norway as far as 1,700 km from Chernobyl saw radiation spike to 40,000 becquerels of cesium per square meter, a condition seen only within 250 km of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, the report added.

The research "confirms that areas affected by the Chernobyl accident are substantially wider" than that of the Fukushima plant, the ministry said in the report.

Good news in general, methinks.
We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle