Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; to keeping information available and free; and to not only fighting for personal privacy, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. All these efforts find representation on her blog "ah, Mephistophelis," so named after the last line of Chirstopher Marlowe's in his famous Dr. Faustus, which, as some would have it, successfully flouted the censor for a time. A female Faust, she is a poet, always.

The New And Alarming Developments At Fukushima Dai-ichi Explained Clearly And Carefully

What is really interesting to me in the following is the slow and deliberate way the Gundersens are speaking.  Reminds me of the admonition, in Nuclear War Survival Skills (skip to the end for a copy), to if not build your shelter then at least make yourself thoroughly familiar with the instructions before the missiles are locked onto an inexorable rendezvous with targets near you.  (Not that anyplace is sufficiently far).  

Should you have failed to do so, you are told in no uncertain terms to take the instructions into a room where you can be alone, and read them out loud to yourself...

In the latest videographical blessing released by Fairewinds, I am reminded of that wise advice.  Cresson H. Kearny's tactic for increasing comprehension is especially valuable during those times where intense freaking out, though appropriate, is nonetheless as ineffective as ever.

     As part of a presentation in Kansai, Japan on May 12th 2012, Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education answered specific questions asked by symposium organizers regarding the condition of the spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4. Fairewinds analyzes the explosion at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3. Also, Arnie discusses what the future may hold for Japan if it chooses a path without nuclear power.

Oh and here are those instructions -- really is worth it to at least skim.  One never knows -- or perhaps I should say, one should engage in useful rational activities to forestall unnecessary freaking out.

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Keep your wits about you.

Be seeing you.

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