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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #90 on: March 15, 2011, 06:49 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
So have I. Smile  Just watched your video.  It kept stopping but got there in the end.  These poor souls must think they're living in hell.

This is the latest from the Beeb -

0636: The fire at reactor 4 may have been caused by a hydrogen explosion, the IAEA says Japanese authorities have told it.

0621: More than 1,000 people are dead or unaccounted for in Iwate prefecture, the Kyodo news agency is quoting police as saying.

0612: Tokyo shares close down 10.55% as panicking investors dump stocks after the government said rising radiation levels at the Fukushima plant posed a threat to health, the AFP reports.

0601: Isao Araki, 63, evacuee from Minami-soma, tells the AP television: "Nuclear power is the most frightening thing, even more than a tsunami. The government, the ruling party, the administrators... nobody tells us, the citizens, what is really happening."

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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #91 on: March 15, 2011, 06:54 AM »
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I guess this will have a knock on effect for all the share markets.  Some big companies have stopped production in Japan, costing them millions every day.

Just had a quick search and yep, markets down.

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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #92 on: March 15, 2011, 06:49 PM »
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Apparently level of radiation has fallen...hopefully a good sign
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #93 on: March 16, 2011, 06:03 AM »
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According to the latest on the Beeb, a spike in radiation levels at the plant has forced workers to suspend their operations there, and that is cause for huge concern.  

Also an earthquake, not considered to be an aftershock, of magnitude 6.2 centred south-west of Tokyo shook buildings in the capital.

No wonder people, mainly foreign nationals, are desperate to get out of the country, but as a result the airline companies are being swamped .

On the positive side the markets have bounced back, although things are still volatile due to uncertainty about the damage to the power plant.

Japan's Nikkei 225 rebounds as economic concerns ease

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12755374
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #94 on: March 16, 2011, 06:51 AM »
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Mark will be pleased re the stocks.

Caught some news tonight, apparently a marker point, in one of the towns that was completely wiped off the map, showed a tsunami safe area.  Unfortunately, the tsunami travelled a further mile past this point no
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #95 on: March 20, 2011, 03:31 AM »
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Some good news, although sadly the death toll now stands at 7,600 with over 11,000 missing -

Power hopes rise at Japan plant  [BBC, 20 March]

Workers are close to restoring power to cooling systems
at a quake-hit Japanese nuclear power plant, officials say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12793925
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #96 on: March 20, 2011, 06:26 AM »
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Some good news, although sadly the death toll now stands at 7,600 with over 11,000 missing -

Power hopes rise at Japan plant  [BBC, 20 March]

Workers are close to restoring power to cooling systems
at a quake-hit Japanese nuclear power plant, officials say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12793925
Thank goodness! I hope the 'quakes' are over though! Apparently, there are still some large solar flares to come!
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #97 on: March 22, 2011, 01:33 PM »
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Was talking again to the person I know who has lived in Japan and was told that the Japanese tend to be sparing with the truth when it comes to "News" ... the following looks like it bears that out.  What a nightmare for these poor people.

(CBS News) THE PENTAGON - The Defense Department was considering Monday night ordering the mandatory departure of all American military personnel and their families from the areas of Japan threatened by radiation, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.

The government considered such an order after distributing potassium iodide pills, which defend the body from radioactive iodine, to service members of the USS George Washington and their families left ashore after the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier abruptly left Yokosuka, Japan, Monday morning.

The George Washington got underway not to aid in the relief effort but to save itself from radioactive contamination.

The decision to send the George Washington to sea, even though one of its nuclear reactors is down for repairs, came in response to a shift in the wind, which is now blowing increased amounts of radioactivity south over Tokyo toward the American bases at Yokosuka and Atsugi. The winds threaten to dump as much radioactivity in the next 24 hours as in the preceding 10 days.

Navy officers decided they could not allow the George Washington to keep absorbing even low levels of radioactive contamination for the indefinite future. At $4.5 billion, it is one of the Navy's most valuable ships, and the fear is that radiation would be sucked into the ventilation system and leave it contaminated for the rest of its service life.

The situation in Japan has been a fight around the clock to get try and get control of the damaged nuclear power plant north of Tokyo crippled by the earthquake and tsunami that left more than 8,800 people dead.

Workers were forced to evacuate again Monday after smoke was spotted coming from two of the reactors.

There were new concerns Monday night about radiation detected in Japanese crops and in seawater near the plant.
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #98 on: March 22, 2011, 02:17 PM »
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I thought they were much closer to getting it under control! It makes you realise how lucky we are really.....doesn't it?
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #99 on: March 22, 2011, 03:58 PM »
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there was a small earthquake in california this morning 3. something .They are also having rain ,snow ,rock slides and more is on the ay,says the weather man.Glad i am in florida until the hurricane season anyway.
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #100 on: March 22, 2011, 04:54 PM »
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Apparently on average, we have 200 a year in the UK, but, most of them go unnoticed!
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #101 on: March 25, 2011, 03:24 AM »
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This old planet of ours is getting angrier ... scary!

STRONG EARTHQUAKE STRIKES BURMA  [AP, 24 March]

A strong earthquake has struck north-eastern Burma, shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok.



No tsunami was generated as a result of the quake, which struck along the borders with Thailand and Laos, about 70 miles from Chiang Rai. The northern Thai city suffered a little damage, according to Thai television.

The 6.8-magnitude quake was just six miles deep, according to the US Geological Survey.

At that strength and depth, the monitor said 600,000 people got shaking anywhere from strong to violent. The buildings are considered vulnerable so moderate to very heavy damage is expected in homes.

Buildings swayed in Bangkok, about 480 miles south of the epicentre.

Max Jones, an Australian resident of the Thai capital, was in his 27th-floor apartment when his building started swaying so hard he had to grab the walls to keep from falling. "It was bloody scary, I can tell you," he said. Mr Jones said he could see smoke rising from nearby buildings and people running in the streets.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said it was located too far inland to create a destructive wave.

A woman in an area north of Chiang Rai died when a brick wall collapsed on her, according to police.

"It was like somebody was running on the roof. Everybody was in a panic. They came out of their houses and wondered what happened," said Major General Mongkol Sampawapon, a police chief from another district near Chiang Rai.

There were no immediate reports of damage from the Burma side, a remote area where communications, even in the best of times, are difficult. The country's military controlled government also tightly controls information.
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #102 on: March 25, 2011, 06:24 AM »
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Yes Aileen......and that won't be the end of it!
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #103 on: March 27, 2011, 06:48 AM »
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Back to Japan's nuclear nightmare -

WORKERS PULLED OUT OF REACTOR AS RADIATION SOARS  [BBC News, 27 March]

Reports from Japan say radioactivity in water at reactor 2 at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is 10 million times the usual level.

Workers trying to cool the reactor core to avoid a meltdown have been evacuated, Reuters news agency says.

Earlier, Japan's nuclear agency that levels of radioactive iodine in the sea near the plant have risen to 1,850 times the usual level.

The UN's nuclear agency has warned the crisis could go on for months.

It is believed the radiation at Fukushima is coming from one of the reactors, but a specific leak has not been identified.

Leaking water at reactor 2 has been measured at 1,000 millisieverts/hour - 10 million times higher than when the plant is operating normally.

The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), has been criticised for a lack of transparency and failing to provide information more promptly.

The nation's nuclear agency said the operator of the Fukushima plant had made a number of mistakes, including worker clothing.

The plant was damaged in the deadly 11 March earthquake and tsunami.

The death toll has now passed 10,000, and more than 17,440 people are missing.

The UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has now sent extra teams to the Japanese nuclear plant.

The radiation found in the sea will no longer be a risk after eight days because of iodine's half-life, officials say

Full article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12872707
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Re: Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake « Reply #104 on: March 27, 2011, 10:26 AM »
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There are worrying signs of recent criticality in several of the reactor cores...
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