Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Will Tokyo Have to be Abandoned?

For what it is worth, I just had an email conversation with Harvey Wasserman, a long-time anti-nuclear activist. It should be noted he is not a trained scientist but, like I said, he's been around a long time. In 1973 he helped pioneer the global grassroots movement against atomic reactors. Below is part of our email exchange:
RW: What is your assessment of the overall situation now?

HW: horrifying

RW: You mentioned in your FOX interview that you were particularly concerned about Russia being exposed to radiation from a leak. Why them?

HW:wind will blow radiation in their direction; they're very close

RW: Do you see any reason for concern for those living on the West Coast of the United States or the remainder of the United States?


RW: Is there any chance that significant radiation concentrations could slide down to Tokyo and become so bad that the city would have to be evacuated? (And perhaps abandoned?)

HW: YES! they're only 150 miles away
Please keep in mind that Wasserman is not a trained scientist, but he sure has been watching the nuclear industry for a long time. Clearly, though, our email discussion is worst case scenario stuff. The radioactivity is not near worst case senario at present.

For a sober analysis of the current situation from a trained nuclear reactor operator, this is a must read.


  1. Nuclear hippy watchdog declares the sky is falling? WHO KNEW! Next, he'll blame it on George Bush, and toss in a global warming update as well. I'm shocked, SHOCKED I tell you.

  2. It's like that time I contacted Al Gore for information on global warming.

  3. NEWS FLASH! Californication has to be abandoned, all Rio Grande Frogmen & undocumented democrats have to return to Messiko...