Hiroshima Syndrome hosts the best source of compiled information about the status of activities and investigations related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station’s accident recovery and clean-up effort. The author, Les Corrice, is a semi-retired nuclear energy professional who works diligently to post the Fukushima Accident Update page twice a week. He has been pursuing that self-assigned task ever since March 11, 2011.
Corrice also addresses “hot” or viral issues on a page titled Fukushima Commentary. His point of view is calm, reasoned and well informed. His Commentary pages provide good supporting evidence for answering breathless fears caused by stories posted by those whose motivation seems to be less about spreading the truth and more about obtaining attention. New Commentaries are posted at least once per week.
Attempting to duplicate Les’ efforts on Atomic Insights would be counterproductive and distracting.
In general, there is no reason for excitement or alarm relative to what is occurring at Fukushima Daiichi. Actually, it is a rather complicated industrial recovery effort that shares traits with other very large-scale clean-up projects; similar challenging tasks, questionable contractors, and construction cost overruns that plague most large ventures regulated by government agencies, especially when carrying the “hazardous” or “radioactive” label.
The tasks going on at Fukushima Daiichi should not impede other important tasks in the nuclear community; operating other nuclear power plants, competing in the energy markets with hydrocarbon fuel sources, obtaining certifications and licenses for new nuclear plant designs, and pushing towards completion in construction projects. These topics will remain the focus at Atomic Insights.
Les Corrice does a great job of keeping up with all things related to Fukushima Daiichi; many times he addresses issues before they stimulate new stories in the Press and/or the internet. Please read his posts, as well as the numerous archived pages, for answers to your questions before asking them here.
Les has agreed to monitor this thread for new topics that might need to be addressed. If you ask nicely, he might even be able to take the time to answer you directly.