Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fukushima Daiichi Looks Terrible This Morning But Don't Ask the Government Why

I saw this headline this morning at The Mainichi describing public distrust of government information on nuclear issues:
Gov't cited as second-least reliable source of info on nuclear accidents: survey. The Mainichi, July 26, 2016, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160726/p2a/00m/0na/018000c

Respondents to a survey in Shizuoka Prefecture, which houses Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant, have citied the government as the second-least reliable source of information on nuclear accidents.

A total of 29.2 percent of respondents in the survey by Hirotada Hirose, a professor emeritus at Tokyo Women's Christian University, cited the central government and its ministries and agencies as the least reliable source of information in the event of a nuclear accident. The figure was topped only by "social networking services (SNS), at 36.7 percent, highlighting deep-rooted mistrust in the government as a source of information.  
This lack of public trust in government information about nuclear has no doubt been learned over decades but has particular relevance now in the wake of the Fukushima disaster and recent geological activity in Kyushu.

Fukushima Daiichi looks particularly troubling this morning with emissions clearly emanating from units 1 and 3, with a strange orange light visible in a location I've never seen before:

The site doesn't look so good this morning.


  1. People are becoming aware of Fukushima Da8ichi and the evil of nuclear power. Nuclear power kills life. We must continuebto sew the seeds of life

    From the Tao
    All things spring up, and there is not one which declines to show itself; they grow, and there is no claim made for their ownership; they go through their processes, and there is no expectation (of a reward for the results). The work is accomplished, and there is no resting in it (as an achievement).

  2. mean and manmade disaster
    greetz from smnt
    Xcellent blog !!!


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