Fukushima is still a disaster
“Koizumi said he had been a proponent of nuclear power while prime minister, but living through the Fukushima disaster taught him that what experts said about atomic power being safe, cheap and clean was “all lies.””
There is no safe amount of radiation. While the relevant frequency of “radiation related” releases appear to be low, when it does happen, the consequences are severe. Ask those impacted by Chernobyl accident which occurred in April 26, 1986. Of course, it is the acute symptoms that arise later, sometimes years later which can appear to be unrelated to a known release that produces the most “nay-sayers” who then try to convince us nuclear technology is safe.
Aldo Leopold’s daughter was an instructor at the University of Washington at the same time I was a student. I had a chance to talk to her and was given a copy of her research paper about the expected rate of subsurface flow of nuclear waste from the Hanford Nuclear site in Washington State. Containment? I think not. In 2014, I took a CLE online course, titled Public Health Preparedness and Examination of Legal Language Authorizing Responses to Incidents Involving Contamination with Radioactive Material. While response to a nuclear discharge is rather complicated between federal / state, you can expect the primary authority who will assist you or be in your community after a nuclear release is in fact at state level. I learned the definition of a contaminated person is defined as a person registering above the baseline radiation contamination in the surrounding environment. While terms of “de-contamination” is thrown around, there is no way to undue the damage to the body or organs once exposure occurs.