Almost a week has passed since the disaster in Tohoku. I haven’t posted anything since then because it has been difficult to know what to say.
I still don’t know what to say and so will keep this short. There has been a lot of hysterical headlines about meltdowns in the foreign media and quite a bit of scaremongering online too. Here’s a link to expert opinion on what the current situation is at the nuclear plants in Fukushima and how it might pan out:
Basically the situation at the nuclear plants is serious but even in a “worst case scenario” people in Tokyo are NOT AT RISK. This is NOT going to be another Chernobyl.
So let’s all stay calm and sit tight and hopefully pretty soon those 50 brave souls in Fukushima trying to cool those reactors will get the situation under control. And when that’s done we can all focus on the necessary relief efforts up north. Japan is hurting right now and a lot of people are very traumatised, but the best thing we can do right now is keep on going. Deep Kyoto posts will continue as normal from tomorrow.