thanks for the good wishes............once in a blue moon he looks at this site.
if he sees this thread he will be mortified.
www.nei.org has some very good information on the status of the Fukushima plant. This is where we, as nuclear professionals, go to get updated with accurate, reliable information. There tends to be, at times, mis-information put out by network news.
Our middle son is backpacking in Japan and scheduled to attend school in Akita for 10 months beginning on Aprl 15. While the situation in Sendai and Fukashima is tragic, his advice to everyone regarding the rest of Japan is . . . stop watching CNN! He is annoyed at how western media sensationalizes everything . . . I tend to agree . . . all of a sudden, there are no issues in Japan since ALL the issues are now in Libya . . . and what ever happened to Egypt? I suppose that just resolved itself? Our son has cited several scientific legitimate sources from Japan, Europe, and even in the United States (we are Canadian) that more than rebutes what the media is reporting and generalizing across Japan. I am not in any way minimizing the extent of the devastation in the areas affected or the toll on human life and families in those regions or those with relatives in the region that are elsewhere in Japan or around the world. I have a new and huge appreciation for my son who is reporting the facts from the other parts of Japan citing scientific sources and not journalistic sources which have been back to normal since March 12, the day after the quake / tsunami. Michael