The New York Times is reporting this morning that radioactive releases of steam from the crippled nuclear plants in Japan could go on for weeks or even months. This is according to experts in Japan and the United States who say Japan is now facing “a cascade of accumulating problems,” as the scale of Japan’s nuclear crisis begins to come to light.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.