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7/10/2013

Fukushima nuclear power plant after the partial meltdown
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docdivakar
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Re: Cancer Fells Fukushima Nuke Plant Savior
docdivakar   7/11/2013 9:08:09 PM
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Thank you Junko for this soberingly somber writeup. In my dictionary, Masao Yoshida is a great hero and I hope one day kids in Japan will read stories about him in their text books. In an instant, he saw the good he could do at the cost of greatest personal sacrifice, one's own life.

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Re: Masao Yoshida, hero
DMcCunney   7/12/2013 1:19:36 PM
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If you find they have been translated, please let us know.  Both are books I'd love to read.

And kudos on EETimes' coverage of Fukashima.  It was simply the best I saw, and I learned far more about what actually happened from EETimes coverage than from any other source,

For instance, they key fact for me was that the backup generators for the cooling system were sited where they, too, could be taken out by the tsunami, and were.  Had they been in a safer location, the Fukashima disaster might not have occurred.  The problem wasn't that it was a nuclear plant - it was a bad design decision when it was constructed.  (And I suspect there is still waffling and finger-pointing about just who made the decision to put the backup systems where they were.)

I didn't see critical details like that in other coverage.  Mostly, I saw nuclear hysteria.

Thank you for doing it right.

 

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Re: Masao Yoshida, hero
junko.yoshida   7/12/2013 2:05:42 PM
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You're welcome, DMcCunney. Your kind words are much appreciated.

Yes, any English translations of those books I mentioned appear in the U.S., I will surely let you know.

As one of the editors who worked on that digital issue (and I tell you every single person on the staff really rose to the occasion), the issue is still close to my heart.

For anyone who might have missed our digital edition then, here's the linke:

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cmp/eetimes032811_japan/#/1/OnePage

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Re: Masao Yoshida, hero
_hm   7/12/2013 8:26:14 PM
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In hindsight, most of inactions were prudent! Looking at complexity of situation, not many people knew what is happening. It would not have been sensible to give confusing and ambiguous information to otherwise innocent common person.

 

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