How to Explain to Japanese Kids the Nuclear Crisis? With Poo and Farts

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Mon, Mar 21st, 2011 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

While the concepts of earthquake and massive storm could be easily understood by children, how do you explain to them what's going on with Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the risks that come with a complete nuclear meltdown? With poo and farts, that's how:

That's why Japanese artist Kazuhiko Hachiya has made a cartoon to help ease the small minds of the nation. "Nuclear Boy" chronicles Fukushima's reactor cracks and radiation leaks in a way that's easily relatable to kids: The nuclear power plant has a tummy ache, and we're trying to make sure it's not going to take a great big poop all over the country.

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