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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #75 on: March 13, 2011, 01:22 AM »
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Hmm, the place 10,000 people are missing.
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #76 on: March 13, 2011, 04:22 AM »
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In a country which is so earthquake prone, this was a nuclear disaster waiting to happen.

Problems for second Japan reactor  [BBC news updated 03:16 today]

A second nuclear reactor is experiencing serious problems at Japan's earthquake-damaged
Fukushima power station in northern Japan, which was hit by a big explosion on Saturday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12724953


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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #77 on: March 13, 2011, 06:44 AM »
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Where do they start?

The nuclear power station situation is worrying. We don't have any nuclear energy here, just the threat of volcanoes and earthquakes.
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #78 on: March 13, 2011, 07:04 AM »
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Latest on the nuclear power station is unclear, but it appears a meltdown cannot be ruled out.  About 200,000 people have been evacuated from the area.  This is info about the implications of the conditions at the plant.  It doesn't make very comfortable reading.

The word "meltdown" goes to the heart of the big nuclear question - is nuclear power safe?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12723092
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #79 on: March 13, 2011, 05:44 PM »
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Police warn that the death toll in one of the worst-hit areas is likely to exceed 10,000.
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #80 on: March 13, 2011, 05:50 PM »
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I was talking to someone who has lived in Japan and they were saying that when there was an earthquake going on they could look out of their window and see the town in the distance and it was like looking at houses bobbing up and down on waves in the sea.
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #81 on: March 13, 2011, 06:23 PM »
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Goodness know what the final implications and fall out will be from the nuclear disaster.  They are now indicating that the Japanese Government are trying to play it down. 
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #82 on: March 14, 2011, 01:20 AM »
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Japan crisis 'worst since WWII'
By Damian Grammaticas

As you enter the tsunami zone, there is nothing but devastation stretching away into the distance ... The scene could almost be apocalyptic ... Every day there are more new earth tremors, aftershocks from Friday's giant earthquake. As you gaze over the wrecked landscape it feels as if the natural order of things has been shaken, and nobody knows when it will settle down again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12728400
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #83 on: March 14, 2011, 07:27 AM »
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From the beeb

0723: The US Seventh Fleet has moved its ships and aircraft away from the stricken Fukushima plant after discovering low-level radioactive contamination, Reuters reports. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was some 160km offshore when its instruments detected the radiation in a plume of smoke and steam released from the crippled plant. But officials said the dose of radiation was about the same as one month's normal exposure to natural background radiation in the environment.

So why move the ships?  And we keep seeing images of people being scanned for radioactivity and they are told that the levels are ok but soldiers are walking about fully masked Think
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #84 on: March 15, 2011, 12:59 AM »
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The latest is that there has been another blast at the nuclear plant at 0610 local time (2110 GMT Monday). Tokyo Electric officials say that one hour of exposure at the nuclear plant would be equivalent to eight times at what a person might experience naturally during the year. nervous This is not good, they are fairly sure there is going to be a meltdown now.

The environmental reporter out there for the Guardian has just tweeted that he is waiting to get more info and hear about wind direction before he decides whether to report from near the scene Frown
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #85 on: March 15, 2011, 01:01 AM »
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And the death toll is officially now 2,400 Frown
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #86 on: March 15, 2011, 01:02 AM »
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This is going to get downplayed, no doubt. Japan's economy is already taken a tumble, they don't want irreversible damage to occur and the morale of the people to lower anymore.

So really, I'm just going to watch the news and expect that not all information is being told.
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #87 on: March 15, 2011, 01:06 AM »
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This is going to get downplayed, no doubt. Japan's economy is already taken a tumble, they don't want irreversible damage to occur and the morale of the people to lower anymore.

So really, I'm just going to watch the news and expect that not all information is being told.

Totally, also they were at first trying to downplay to reduce further panic among an already distraught people Shrug But they have been secretive...up until now, yesterday (me time) they called in international experts to help, that was when the fears and speculation of how bad it was were confirmed. It really doesn't look good, as it is almost too dangerous to send people in to try and fix it...they may have the situation where a group have to go in, knowing they will be exposed to extremely high levels that will affect their health...but if they can fix it they could prevent the exposure to thousands Frown Not a nice thought, but it might have to happen (well already is but coould be higher levels soon)

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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #88 on: March 15, 2011, 01:17 AM »
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Okay what they were fearing appears to have happened

'0012: Radiation is feared to have leaked after the container vessel was damaged at Fukushima's reactor 2, the Kyodo news agency is quoting Tokyo Electric Power Company as saying.'

It's escaping from the container tank Frown
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #89 on: March 15, 2011, 06:37 AM »
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Our reporter on TV3 news tonight said that other reporters are being told by their respective boss's to get out of the country and whilst Mike McRoberts and the team were going to move, they hadn't ruled out getting out of the country.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Radiation-levels-rise-in-Tokyo/tabid/313/articleID/202481/Default.aspx

And I've been saying Fukushima wrong - Fuk ushima instead of Fu kushima doh
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