Fukushima seen in Osaka Station and by Nature Publishing Group
Today I passed through the main station building in Osaka, and saw lunchtime pedestrians standing in front of a giant TV screen looking glumly at flickering scenes of men in protective gear wandering around empty villages with radiation counters in their hands. There were also buses ferrying children to new schools further away from the mess at Fukushima.
In the cavernous darkness of the station building, the scene of people watching a nuclear disaster was horribly real and surreal at the same time.
Today I also received the following link to a video published by Nature
PeterFrom: Nature Publishing Group [ Nature.Publishing.Group@ealert.nature.com ]
Sent: Friday, 22 April 2011 5:22 a.m.
Subject: Nature Video: Fukushimas Nuclear Emergency
The partial meltdown of nuclear fuel at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has created a crisis in Japan. Nature Video provides a brief summary of events at the plant, and what lies ahead for the damaged reactors.