Sunday, March 13, 2011

Good News About the Nuclear Accident in Japan

My good friend Jeremy Eaton sends along this good news for those of us worried about the nuclear accident in Japan. It's a long brief on an article written by Dr Josef Oehmen, a research scientist at MIT, in Boston. Dr. Oehmen is a PhD Scientist, whose father has extensive experience in Germany’s nuclear industry. 


From Brave New Climate:

I am writing this text (Mar 12) to give you some peace of mind regarding some of the troubles in Japan, that is the safety of Japan’s nuclear reactors. Up front, the situation is serious, but under control. And this text is long! But you will know more about nuclear power plants after reading it than all journalists on this planet put together.
There was and will *not* be any significant release of radioactivity.
By “significant” I mean a level of radiation of more than what you would receive on – say – a long distance flight, or drinking a glass of beer that comes from certain areas with high levels of natural background radiation.

Whew! Great. I think I'll have that nightcap now!

Read the rest of the article here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

There was and will *not* be any significant release of radioactivity.

So how come...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/13/japan-quake-onagawa-idUSTKG00708020110313
Japan's nuclear safety agency said on Sunday there was no problem with the cooling process at Tohoku Electric Power Co's (9506.T) Onagawa nuclear power plant and that a rise in radiation levels there was due to radiation leakage at another plant in a neighbouring prefecture.

James Love said...

Do you know much about the author of that post? It is being spammed around by a PR firm.

mikeintokyorogers said...

Thanks James! I wouldn't doubt that for one second. I've been getting MANY MANY reports that conflict with it. Do you have any other good ones besides this: http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2011-03-13/how-black-japanese-nuclear-swan