Many people I know remain concerned for people in Japan who were affected by the events of last March, and continue to pay attention to the situation. Of course families are always most concerned about the effects on their children and future generations.
I heard a news story last month that the company operating the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant built a huge tent to cover one of the most damaged reactors.
There is also a current story from Associated Press: Quake risk to reactors greater than thought
about safety evaluations of American nuclear power plants since the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan.The Union of Concerned Scientists
It may be years before the consequences of the crisis are fully understood. UCS continues to follow events in Japan and will provide information and analysis on significant developments as they occur, while we shift our focus to using lessons learned from Fukushima to improve nuclear power safety at existing and future reactors.
Meanwhile, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is seeking public comments
on a draft letter that would require U.S. nuclear power plants to re-examine their sitesï¿½ seismic risk and provide that information to the NRC.
They are still looking into what happened at a Virginia nuclear power plant
when the August earthquake on the east coast caused it to switch off. The earthquake moved a bunch of steel containers storing highly radioactive used nuclear-fuel rods 3 or 4 inches out of position on their concrete storage pads.
"We have seen no significant damage from our inspections so far," Daniel G. Stoddard, Dominion Virginia Power's senior vice president for nuclear operations, said Friday. "The plant is safe."
Though the power company has not completed its analysis of the event, the earthquake apparently produced combinations of shaking forces larger than the plant was initially designed for, Stoddard said Friday.
So, I'd say many important people as well as everyday people in your community remain concerned about Japan's nuclear disaster.
SE of Seattle