Sparring Over Nukes
In a related story, more he-says/she-says, this time about Chernobyl. Depending on who you listen to, the no-man's land around the Ukranian reactor site has either become a wildlife haven, blessed by the absence of man, or a nuclear nightmare, where mutations run amok.
As a postscript, reporters are often blamed for bad headlines, but they rarely if ever write them. And it's interesting to see how headlines differ on newswire stories from outlet to outlet. In this case, Yahoo! News went with the one-sided "Chernobyl area becomes wildlife haven," which makes you wonder whether the editor read past the lede. The Philadelphia Inquirer ran it under "Wildlife returning to Chernobyl," but with the necessary subhead: "The big question: Are the animals healthy?"