As I write this article, I am watching the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 on television. The Sendai staff is now removing the control rods in the reactor of Unit 1. This will make it the first Japanese reactor to resume operation following the shutdown of the country’s entire fleet after the March 2011 …
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Our Nuclear Safety Remains To Be Seen
Our attitudes around nuclear safety are dangerous.
Nuclear society is still isolated
Four years have passed since Japan’s devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident of March 2011. Since the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, Japan has essentially been without active nuclear power plants. In April, a Japanese court dismissed a demand by local residents for an injunction to stop the restart of two Kyushu Electric Power reactors. Restart …
Four Years Later – Nuclear society is still isolated
The people are not stupid. They know there are risks.
Director of Risk and Safety, Asia-Pacific, Curtiss-Wright
I am pleased to announce that I have joined Curtiss-Wright, Scientech Nuclear Division. and will manage the new Japan office in Tokyo with the title, Director of Risk and Safety, Asia-Pacific. My portfolio includes Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan, where I will be responsible for safety/risk, licensing, and plant performance, in both consulting and business …
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