Because my parents have spent a career designing piping systems for nuclear power plants and because Jeremy works in energy policy and because I have worked as an actual engineer that has stood in front of a machine that refuses to work even though you’ve tried everything you can think of (including kicking it), it is with heightened anxiety that I hear that the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is getting worse. I know that lots of people have lost their lives and lots of people have no food or water and that it’s freezing, but somehow I dwell on those handful of nuclear engineers and technicians who are without doubt operating on sheer panic to try and control the rapidly out-of-control situation.

On a lighter note, here’s Edda trotting. I tried to remind Jeremy to find out the name of the horse, but of course, he forgot.

2 thoughts on “Worried.”

  1. As I heard that Japanese nuclear plants are design to hold seismic at 7.0 some scales. However, this time the seismic reached to 8.9 scales. 8.9 And 7.0 is almost 80 times strong (10**8.9/10**7 = 79.43).

    The nature forces are very strong and we have to live with it. If we want nice living condition, we need energy. I still believe the nuclear energy is still safe especially the new design.

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