I appreciate your efforts to proactively anticipate the results of a severe nuclear accident. But I feel your attempts at mitigation are misleading, in that citizens may be reassured into thinking that there is a meaningful and safe way to cope with nuclear contamination.
Contaminated land is essentially uninhabitable in our lifetimes, and there is no getting around that fact. There is no "safe" dose of ionizing radiation, and it is ethically suspect to even suggest that there are ways to make radiation exposure acceptable. Chromosomal breakage occurs with even the least dose of radiation, and can lead to genetic mutations and cancers down the line.
And the idea that citizens must take responsibility for what its government has wrought is reprehensible. It is our govenment that has encouraged and heavily subsidized nuclear technology and should be the entity responsible for any resulting radiation exposures to innocent bystanders. Citizens have paid for the creation of nuclear power plants and now have to pay for their decomissioning. Should they also have to pay for the destuctive effects on their health? How will they be compensated for the loss of their homes and lands? Someone should have thought of this a very long time ago, before the nuclear monster was foisted upon us.
The best thing you can do is proceed with decomissioning, bury the waste on site, and end the nuclear nightmare once and for all.
Barbara Wefing, RN