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Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernoby

  1. Jul 20, 2011 #1
    Hello everyone. I am the author of "Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl" and stumbled upon your very interesting forum when googling Genn Saji, a Japanese nuclear scientist who has been sending out daily email updates about Fukushima. I am fortunate enough to be on his list and appreciate his calm and objective reporting about the disaster.

    I am now working on a book proposal about nuclear energy after Fukushima and recently returned from a trip to Ukraine, where I interviewed an engineer who was at Chernobyl 12 hours after the explosion at Unit 4. He had a good deal to say about Fukushima that I am writing an article about, especially how Tepco and the Japanese government refused intergovernmental assistance from Ukraine (which for all it's other faults, has more people who know about contending with Level 7 disasters than just about any other country).

    I have a BA in biology, but I am not a scientist. I also have a J.D., but don't practice law. I worked as a journalist for many years and also wear a second hat as a media development consultant in developing and transitional countries. As I work on my proposal and hopefully -- eventually -- a book, I look forward to discussing nuclear energy in general and Chernobyl and Fukushima in particular with you.
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    Wow, welcome Mary!! I saw a documentary about the area your book discusses. Looks like a wonderful book, glad to have you here.
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