Lord, those simple masks are not going to do anything! One of the questions that has come to my feeble mind is this: Given that the Japanese are known to allow for strict regulatory controls, what on earth does that say about our own nuclear reactors? The US has been taking a weed whacker to regulatory controls for about 30 years. Controls the Japanese embrace. Our reactors have their quality control regulated by a laissez-faire group of free-market cowboys. That's terrifying.