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March 18, 2012

Plans for a One Year Fukushima Update Interview

Dad and I at my wedding in October 2011. Photo by Christine Watters Photography. About a year ago I interviewed my father, a nuclear expert, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. We conducted twenty interviews during the month that followed the Tohoku earthquake. Over the past few months, we have attempted (and failed) to do a follow-up interview. We also started putting together a book of …

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August 3, 2011

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

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 …

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July 6, 2011

A Quick Note: Nuclear Dad Book is Coming!

Really, I swear. The book of interviews with my dad, a nuclear engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster is coming. I know that I promised the book back in April… and then again in June, but this time it’s coming for real. I’m trying to make the formatting pretty and everything. My plan is to release the book around– or perhaps shortly after– the four-month mark of …

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May 15, 2011

A Quick Note: Lulu Book

I want to give you a quick update on the status of the book “Conversations with My Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan” which I plan to self-publish on Lulu. I am still working on putting this book together, albeit in my very limited free time. Now that I’m back from my South Africa trip, I’m working 10-12 hour lab days to …

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April 12, 2011

20th Interview with My Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan

You can listen to all the interviews on the new vimeo channel Brandon and I created. You can also listen to most of the interviews on Brad Go’s YouTube channel. Here’s the vimeo channel: Georneys Nuclear Engineer Dad Interview Series on vimeo Brad Go’s YouTube channel:  Georneys Nuclear Engineer Dad Interview Series on YouTube This evening my dad and I recorded our 20th interview on the Fukushima nuclear power plant …

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A Quick Note: And We Thought We Were Done with the Interviews…

My dad and I wrapped up our regular Fukushima interviews last Saturday, but we did say that if something important happened we would consider commenting on it. Well, the Fukushima nuclear disaster was just provisionally upgraded from a 5 (Three Mile Island level) to a 7 (Chernobyl level) by Japanese authorities. My dad is not surprised by this upgrade since he has long felt Fukushima to be higher than a …

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April 9, 2011

19th (and Final) Interview with My Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan

You can listen to all the interviews on the new vimeo channel Brandon and I created. You can also listen to most of the interviews on Brad Go’s YouTube channel. Here’s the vimeo channel: Georneys Nuclear Engineer Dad Interview Series on vimeo Brad Go’s YouTube channel:  Georneys Nuclear Engineer Dad Interview Series on YouTube This evening my dad and I recorded our 19th interview on the Fukushima nuclear power plant …

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April 7, 2011

18th Interview with My Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan

You can listen to all the interviews on the new vimeo channel Brandon and I created. You can also listen to most of the interviews on Brad Go’s YouTube channel. Here’s the vimeo channel: Georneys Nuclear Engineer Dad Interview Series on vimeo Brad Go’s YouTube channel:  Georneys Nuclear Engineer Dad Interview Series on YouTube This afternoon my dad and I recorded our 18th interview on the Fukushima nuclear power plant …

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April 4, 2011

Announcement: The End of the Interviews with my Dad, a Nuclear Engineer

As my dad and I just announced in Interview 17, we have decided to do just two more interviews about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. We will conduct a last interview update on Thursday, April 7th. This will be the last interview in which we address questions from listeners, so please email any remaining questions you may have to georneysblog@gmail.com as soon as possible. On Saturday, …

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17th Interview with My Dad, a Nuclear Engineer, about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Japan

Radiation in Daily Life. Figure taken from MEXT website here (click on any of the PDFs and scroll to last page).Click figure to view larger. My dad refers to this figure in the interview today. You can listen to all the interviews on the new vimeo channel Brandon and I created. You can also listen to most of the interviews on Brad Go’s YouTube channel. Here’s the vimeo channel: Georneys …

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