Sunday, March 27, 2011

Finally, Some Answers on What the Real Dangers from Fukushima Are

CNN's Candy Crowley talks to a nuclear expert Joesph Cirincione about the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichii nuclear power plant.

In this interview, Crowley asks the best questions about the situation that I have heard anyone in MSM ask. As for Cirincione, he appears to be providing straight technical answers to the questions, but it should be noted that although he lists his expertise as
Nuclear Weapons(Cooperative Threat Reduction, Nuclear Terrorism, Proliferation, U.S. Nuclear Policy)

Nuclear Materials(Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Radiological weapons)

Missiles & Space(Missile Defense, Missile Proliferation)
His expertise comes with a distinct government seasoning to it. He holds a Masters of Science from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. He has held positions at the Henry L. Stimson Center, the U.S. Information Agency and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He cuurently teaches at the graduate School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

1 comment:

  1. Bravo for consistently relevant and critical information.
    This is what every "lay person" has been asking---"How bad is it, really?" and then "How can we trust your answers when you have so dishonest not only in this crisi but histprically?"
    Cases in point would be patterned figures of 80-100 for deaths from Chernobyl(some studies say nearly one million) and an equally fanciful number "0" for Three Mile Island when there are at least 2,000 deaths directly attributable to that disaster.
    Good for this guy being as honest as he can be. The pro-radiation buzz I've been hearing lately is the most dispicable and heinous PR campaign I've ever seen, given the threat existing and the numbers potentially affected.
    Thank God for the internet, where you may have to dig a little, but you can find something close to the truth.

    Hats off to you once again, Robert.