Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Friends Don't Let Friends Read Josef Oehmen

Many people, including some I know personally, have been linking to an article by Josef Oehmen that explains why Japan's nuclear reactors are entirely safe, and will remain so, despite the recent earthquake, tsunami and aftershocks.

Here is a quote from the MIT website:
Josef is the author of the essay “Why I’m not worried about Japan’s nuclear reactors”. It was an email he sent to his family in Japan. When his cousin posted it on his blog, it went viral.

Josef is working hard with a team from MIT to provide an appropriate response to the interest the post has generated. The original blog will be migrated to an MIT site, managed by a team of experts from MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. The link will be posted here when it becomes available.

Josef is not a nuclear scientist or engineer. He is a mechanical engineer by training, working on product development processes with MIT's Lean Advancement Initiative and the MIT-KFUPM Center for Clean Water and Energy.

Please direct all media inquiries to MIT's News Office.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

After things started to go "pear-shaped" (i.e. the containment vessel failed), the MIT NSE blog started to get a lot of negative feedback, directed particularly at Oehmen. They responded by DELETING all of the comments and disabling them.

Wow - so they are quite happy to allow comments as things are unfolding according to their view, but as soon as the situation changes they prevent any feedback / discussion.

anagama said...

Josef Oehmen is the dictionary definition of hubris.

Anonymous said...

That's astro-surfing backfiring.

Anonymous said...

For this piece of astroturfing see:

The Strange Case of Josef Oehmen

http://geniusnow.com/2011/03/15/the-strange-case-of-josef-oehmen/

Anonymous said...

original link for
"The Strange Case of Josef Oehmen"
is down.

Here is a new one:
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2011/03/nuclear-lobby-astroturfing.html

allthingspass said...

Read about Oehmen here -- he's a sad example of a human being.

http://www.consciousbeingalliance.com/2011/03/japans-catastrophic-nuclear-power-cover-up/

NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE IN JAPAN

LIFTING THE VEIL OF NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE AND COVER-UP
A Doomsday Scenario Unfolds With Characteristic Foolishness

18 March 2011

keith harmon snow
ConsciousBeingAlliance.com