When the tsunami hit Japan in March 2011, we all followed the news in utter dismay as we watched the unfolding disaster kill people and destroy their homes in its pathway.
One of the many disasters of that day was the destruction of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in a meltdown of three of the plant's six nuclear reactors. The failure occurred when the plant was hit by the tsunami triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake. The plant began releasing substantial amounts of radioactive materials beginning on 12 March, becoming the largest nuclear incident since the Chernobyl disaster and the second (after Chernobyl) to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale, initially releasing an estimated 10-30% of the earlier incident's radiation.
Knowing that TG Labs could help in some small way, Jack reached out to the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), who were in regular contact with Fukushima Daiichi and established a working relationship with them through the INPO. Jack and his team of Subject Matter Experts freely gave advice and engineering time to help the Japanese in their growing needs.
Jack remains steadfast in his desire to help again, should the need arise.
The president of TG Labs and the team love to give back to the community and kids. Below are pictures of Jack (President) and some kids in the lab, working on experiments.