Fukushima Daiichi has looked a bit more stable the last week, which is good news because there were far too many emission events late spring and early summer:
I can still see the heat emissions on the cams, especially near unit 3, but visible steam emissions from unit 1 are down.
Meanwhile, the NRC considers raising allowable radiation exposure levels:
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My feeling is the NRC is simply trying to bring the regulatory policies in line with our increasingly radioactive and chemically genotoxic environment.
There is no effort to reduce exposure because admitting increased contamination would generate public resistance to nuclear and other polluting industries.
And the public seems quite happy to go along with the "all's well" with their cell phones next to their bodies and their wifi everywhere, even in their elementary schools.
I wonder how many generations we have left?
The sudden ecological collapse occurring along the North American Pacific Coast suggests ocean life is going to go first.
On my very first Halloween I told my mother I wanted to be a fish. I've always felt more graceful in water than on land and I've always loved the ocean inhabitants, particularly the charismatic mega fauna (sea lions that look at you with their dark eyes and dolphins ready to play in the surf).
My heart aches.