Woody's journal from 4/19
We have put together an earthquake investigation team of international experts to visit Kyushu starting the evening of 4/17. The team is made up of some of the same experts who did the IAEA Mission to Onagawa investigation after the 3.11 Great Tohoku Earthquake. If you would like more information, please contact me directly.
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 [...]
Our attitudes around nuclear safety are dangerous.
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 [...]