Letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal

Two weeks ago (Aug. 18), the WSJ published a Saturday essay from Dr. Richard Muller titled “The Panic Over Fukushima”. I submitted a letter to the editor. Sadly, the WSJ decided not to publish it. However, I wanted to share it with my readers. I might add that anti-nuclear people hate his essay, and a … Read more

Lessons Learned from Fukushima – the Corporate

I started this series last week with a discussion of technical lessons learned. This week, I’ve spent at the American Nuclear Society annual meeting listening and talking about lots of different topics, but the one that reverberated most was, of course, Fukushima. ANS is a professional society dedicated to nuclear science and technology. There are … Read more

Lessons Learned from Fukushima: part I – the Technical

I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks talking about “lessons learned from Fukushima” to several different audiences. There are many different ways to look at this event and many different “lessons” that are to be taught. However, I think it is useful to consider those lessons in about three different general classes. 1)     … Read more

Slow Motion Disaster Movie

Many of you know that I have spent much of the past weeks communicating about the nuclear power plants in Japan and their struggles to manage their situation. At one point, I was talking to a producer for one of the networks, prior to being interviewed on the air. I told the woman that one … Read more