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“Horse?” asked the Cart, “I don’t need no stinkin’ horse.”

I was just listening to a story on Marketplace about the Department of Homeland Security’s recently-announced guidelines for clean-up of a non-nuclear radiological attack (sorry, I hate the term “dirty bomb”). The story itself was pretty good, the main topic of discussion being whether the levels of residual environmental radiation set by the guidelines are safe and acceptable. However, one incidental detail of the story stood out for me. While discussing the willingness (or lack thereof) of people to return to an area that had suffered a radiological attack, the reporter stated that “movies such as Night of the Living Dead and Godzilla have left people very fearful of radiation.

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