Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Don't Panic Mr Mainwaring, Don't Panic

A wonderful 'the world's going to end' headline from the Daily Mail today:

Radioactive particles are discovered in...wait for it...capital letters...Oxfordshire. Not only that but in the....sleepy village of Chilton.

Nothing to do with the fact that one of the UK's main atomic research centres is based just around the corner - a 1 minute's drive away - and has substantial radiation measuring facilities, which were used to inform the Government during the Chernobyl crisis.


  1. How can they tell the difference?
    Is the Japanese radiation a different but detectably different flavour?

  2. The iodine-131 has higher levels of soy sauce... not found in locally produced fall-out.