First, let me thank everyone who has been visiting this blog and leaving comments. We appreciate your interest. I apologize for the lack of a post on Thursday and the delay in getting comments posted.
Speaking of comments, we are not posting comments that are suggestions for how the Japanese authorities should be responding to their emergency. The NRC is not responsible for responding to that accident and it’s not appropriate for us to serve as a forum for suggestions – both helpful and impractical.
You may have noticed that we are not replying to many of your comments. This is simply a factor of workload and staffing. We are doing the best we can to continue to communicate the NRC actions related to the Japanese emergency – and NRC actions related to the nuclear power plants in the U.S. To that end, Chairman Jaczko testified before Congress on Wednesday. A transcript is available here: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/organization/commission/comm-gregory-jaczko/0317nrc-transcript-jaczko.pdf . A video is also posted here: http://www.energycommerce.house.gov/hearings/hearingdetail.aspx?NewsID=8329.Eliot Brenner Public Affairs Director