Friday, April 04, 2014

60 Minutes Visits Fukushima

60 Minutes will air a report on Fukushima Daiichi during its broadcast this Sunday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. U.S. EDT.

If you're watching on Sunday, we have a number of online resources you can consult for additional information about the accident, the clean up of the site and how the U.S. nuclear industry is applying lessons learned from Fukushima to improve safety at its own plant sites.

Over the past three years, we've shared much of this coverage here at NEI Nuclear Notes:
 

Additionally, it's worthwhile to note the December 2013 Bloomberg piece in which NRC Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane states, “The highest amount of radiation that will reach the U.S. is two orders of magnitude -- 100 times -- less than the drinking water standard. So, if you could drink the salt water, which you won’t be able to do, it’s still fairly low.”

4 comments:

Mitch said...

I'd be REAL interested to see who are the "nuclear consultants" 60 Minutes picks for the show!

Anonymous said...

Well, I won't name names, but I have a feeling their initials might include A.G. and H.C.

Anonymous said...

That Kauro Kaku guy.

Anonymous said...

I was pretty disappointed that they never quantified the dose rates or contamination levels in the restricted areas they visited. Instead, they just left that up to the fertile imaginations of the viewers.