A few weeks passed without posting any news, (I was quite much travelling during that time) but now I'm trying to get things going more fluently in keeping this blog! (I still read the news daily and found then the following links.)
The situation at Fukushima Daichi 1 plant in Japan has not been developing any better, as far as can be found out from the news of Japanese and international news agencies. The only thing which can be seen as positive development is steadily little by little decreasing temperature and radiation of the pressure vessels that can be checked here on daily basis (atmc.jp):
Perhaps it is worth mentioning that the criticality that was feared to take place in FD reactors didn't show up to be dangerous, explosive criticality, but apparently a small scale nuclear fission process resulting alerting isotopes normally tied to larger scale uranium or plutonium criticality.
Some researchers have been worried of the possibility of a new nuclear explosion in Fukushima
Der Bild (in German):
Meanwhile the general radiation fallout maps have been updated and Japanese people are litlle by little realizing how large area has been contaminated with cesium and other radionuclides:
Radiation has been detected also in japanese rice:NHK:
Some good news is that the Japanese government and industry have been slowly turning towards leaving nuclear power as must have option:
Japan and green energy
Some (most/all) of Tepco workers and managers have been doing everything that's possible to prevent worldwide nuclear catastrophe risking their health and lives. We should be thankful for their offering!
We keep on waiting for how the situation develops. Let's hope for the best! There are still plenty of uncertainties:
Yomiuri: status of nuclear fuel unknown: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111118006066.htm
Reactor 2 bad damages
These were only a minor example of the discussion and articles that could be found online during last three weeks. I keep on digging more news and following the situation worldwide.
I hope the beginning Christmas Time will offer some peace of mind to us all - inspite of all these ugly news.