Vistors to Atomic Insights Every so often, I like to post a snapshot to show how many people are visiting and where they are coming from. It helps people feel like part of a growing community. Some of you are making amazing contributions to the discussions in the comments. Thank you.
Jefferey Merrifield served on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1998 – 2007. He was there when the Commission and the industry engaged in numerous “what if” discussions in the wake of 9-11 and major natural disasters like hurricanes Katrina and Isabella. As a result of those on going efforts, the US nuclear industry has […]
Arnie Gundersen is making some incredibly wrong statements here. There is an old saying – ’tis better to be silent and thought to be a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt’. Please, watch how he removes all doubt, if you have enough patience for the task.
Update to Information Sheet Regarding the Tohoku Earthquake The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (FEPC) Washington DC OfficeAs of 10:15AM (EST), March 16, 2011Highest Radiation Levels At 6:40AM (JST) on March 16, a radiation level of 400 milli sievert per hour was recorded outside the west side of the secondary containment building of […]
This is a letter from my friend and mentor, Ted Rockwell, with some thoughts about the events at Fukushima Daiichi in the context of the incredible destruction on the northeast coast of Japan. FUKUSHIMA: IT’S NOT ABOUT RADIATION, IT’S ABOUT TSUNAMIS A lot of wrong lessons are being pushed on us, about the tragedy now […]
Some of you might remember the conversation that I had last summer with John Horgan, a writer for Scientific American and a regular participant on Bloggingheads.tv. He contacted me during the weekend, asking if there was any way we could set up a conversation so that he could get my take on the events happening […]
I have spent the past few hours sifting through conflicting news reports and commentary trying to find out if there is any reason at all to rethink my original prediction from Saturday, March 12 regarding the ultimate effect of damage to Japanese nuclear plants caused by an enormously powerful earthquake followed by a higher than […]
Corrected copy (spelling): My friends at PopAtomic Studios recently posted this graphic as a resource for teachers and parents. Here is the credit provided: It is important to explain the situation at Fukushima to children in a way that is not alarming. Please share this image with parents and teachers. Special thanks to the Student […]
My thoughts and prayers are with the people in Japan as they struggle to first survive and then to begin rebuilding their lives. Not surprisingly, people who are professionally invested in actions to slow or kill nuclear energy developments are working at a feverish pitch to try to spin reality around. They have been working […]
I received this information sheet. It is important to disseminate the facts that it contains as widely as possible. In the interest of making sure that the information transfer is successful, I have not edited it. Information Sheet Regarding the Tohoku Earthquake The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (FEPC) Washington DC Office As […]
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My prayers and best wishes continue to go out to the people who are struggling to survive, to account for loved ones, to find shelter, and to begin dealing with the aftermath of the 5th most powerful earthquake recorded in human history. My anger continues at the efforts to take advantage of the tragedy by […]