- Reporter: Steve Mirsky
- Date: 2011-03-17
- Score: 7
- Link to Article: http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=fukushima-will-be-wasteland-11-03-17
- Reporting faults and errors: Misleading headline; trumping up severity
- Description: This piece is a very bad summary of a very good interview done by David Biello on the radio show The Takeaway, which can be found HERE. Mirsky takes quotations from the interview out of context in order to make the situation sound far more dire than it actually is. "Even in the best-case scenario from this point onward," he writes "is the Fukushima site now a radioactive waste dump for years to come?"
- JPquake Editor: AHM, SR