August 3, 2011

Have a Fukushima Question for My Dad, A Nuclear Engineer?

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Over the past day or so, I have been receiving some requests to interview my dad, a nuclear engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster,  which has been in the news again recently because of high radiation readings.

I’ve been trying to coax my dad into doing an update interview about Fukushima for the past month or so, but his work and travel schedule (as well as my own work and travel schedule) have made it difficult for us to carry out an update interview. We’ve both been extremely busy.

However, we are finally planning an update interview. We plan to carry out the interview in the next week or so. My dad is going to do some research over the next few days. In the interview he will give a general update on what progress has been made– and hasn’t been made– at Fukushima over the past five months. He will also answer 10-12 questions. I have a couple of questions of my own, and I have also received some questions by email. If you have a question about Fukushima that you would like to ask my dad, a nuclear engineer, please post a comment below or send me an email (georneys blog at gmail).

For those of you who are not familiar, for the first month of the Fukushima disaster I interviewed my father 20 times about the ongoing crisis. You can find the interviews here on my vimeo channel. You can find all of the posts under the category “Interviews with my Dad a Nuclear Engineer.” For some reason, all of the embedded vimeo videos disappeared during the move to AGU, but I’m hoping this will be fixed in the near future. If you want to listen to the interviews, please visit the vimeo page.

If you’d like to ask my dad a question about Fuksuhima, please send in your question as soon as possible so that I can compile the questions.

As for the book of all the interviews… it is still in progress. My PhD work takes priority, but I continue to work on it as time permits. Sorry for the delay!