You can email them too if you like. One email is likely to be ignored. 100 are less likely to be ignored.
Dear Areva Press Officer
I congratulate your company on commencing work on removing radionuclides from the water in the basement of the Fukushima Daichi reactors, though I find it difficult to understand why it has taken so long to initiate this action, as 43 days have now passed since the earthquake and tsunami.
I have a number of questions about the matter, and I would be very grateful if you would forward this email to the right quarters for response.
- What is the composition of the steam coming out of Reactor2?
- If it contains radiation, why has that steam not been captured and treated already?
- Are there plans to capture this steam?
- When R1,3 and 4 are covered as per Tepco's plans, will the contained air be extracted and filtered?
- Why will it take so long to pump out the basement of R2? What is the block to putting more pumps in place?
- What plans are in place to minimise air and groundwater pollution in the event of the corium escaping containment and coming into contact with groundwater?
- Is it possible to remove the spent fuel pools from the reactor buildings in order to facilitate control?
- What would be the consequences of abandoning attempts to achieve cold shutdown and simply burying the reactors?