American Samizdat

Wednesday, April 13, 2011. *
Meet Pluto-kun, the world's cutest plutonium mascot

With the Fukushima nuclear accident bringing up all kinds of talk about the risks of radioactive contamination in food and water, it can be hard to get the facts straight. Luckily, somebody is here to tell educate us about plutonium. His name is Pluto-kun, and he wants you to know that plutonium isn’t as scary as most people think. In fact, you can even safely drink water that has been contaminated with plutonium!

Here’s Pluto-kun’s 10-minute propaganda video, apparently created by a PR firm on behalf of the nuclear industry (sometime in the 1990’s, judging from the picture quality):

The Myth of Plutonium Toxicity
posted by Uncle $cam at 5:20 AM
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