I am slightly confused over Jeff Kingston’s April 6 Counterpoint article, “Lessons of Fukushima: Reactor restarts are unwise“. It focuses on the findings of an online report by Kingston’s colleague Kyle Cleveland, titled “Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty.” There is extensive quoting in the text of the Counterpoint article, including a statement by Cleveland concluding that Japan’s nuclear reactors should not be restarted.

However, Cleveland’s report does not conclude this, and none of the quotes attributed to Cleveland in the Counterpoint article are in the Cleveland report.

Perhaps these quotes are from personal correspondence from Cleveland to Kingston, as is Cleveland’s reported conclusion, but this should be stated clearly in the text, lest these statements be erroneously attributed to the report.

name withheld by request
yamagata prefecture

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