Japan nuclear crisis: Seeking safety for my family

Dear friends,

it has not been an easy decision, but today I have purchased four airline tickets to Europe for my family.

One line of defense after another against nuclear disaster has fallen. After the fire in Fukushima Daiichi #4 and the damage to #2, the increased release of radiation, the talk of a damaged containment and the detection of nuclear fission products as far away as Tokyo and Kanagawa I have lost all confidence in the ability of the people in charge to protect the Japanese population from harm.

In a few days we will be leaving Japan to seek safety with my brothers and parents in my home country until the situation here becomes clearer.

Joe Wein

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7 thoughts on “Japan nuclear crisis: Seeking safety for my family

  1. Hi Jo,
    God’s speed, we wish you and your family all the very best. Where will you be in UK?
    Cheers, Jeff…

  2. Hallo Joe!

    Deiner Familie und Dir eine gute Reise.

    Grüße aus der Heimat!

  3. Hi Joe – Good decision. Stay safe. Let me know if I can do anything to help. -john

  4. Hello Jeff, I’ll be in Germany from Friday, if all goes to plan.

    Hallo Michel, bin ich froh wenn das ausgestanden ist. Es fuehlt sich an wie Tschernobyl, nur aus 250 km statt 1200 km Entfernung.

    Hello John, thanks for the good wishes and offer!

  5. We made it and arrived safely in Germany on Friday, 18 March 2011.

    We’ll be keeping a close watch on developments in Japan to determine when it will be safe for us to return to Tokyo.

  6. Hey Joe! Ive been off-line for different reasons but was just asking if there was any news ’bout you in the Skype chat. Hope your holding up OK. I hope things go downside up for you soon.
    If there was anything I could do… just shout.

  7. Hi Joe,

    I’m just glad you and the family are safe and well. Your in-laws are in my prayers too.


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