Japan Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear Disaster 10,000 + Deceased
Posted March 18, 2011 - 11:37 PM
Posted March 19, 2011 - 09:43 PM
Other then having it as side story in a bad earthquake...
You know... Thats how i roll
Posted March 20, 2011 - 12:35 AM
Posted March 22, 2011 - 09:16 AM
The bad news for japan is that radiation readings in a 15 mile radius of the plant are 1600 x higher than normal. Not sure what that equates to though when it comes to living there or plant life, etc in the future.
Posted March 23, 2011 - 12:39 AM
The ambulence chasers are focused on Libya now.
Posted March 23, 2011 - 10:45 AM
TOKYO – Radiation leaking from Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant has caused Tokyo's tap water to exceed safety standards for infants to drink, officials said Wednesday, sending anxiety levels soaring over the nation's food and water supply.
Residents cleared store shelves of bottled water after Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara said levels of radioactive iodine in tap water were more than twice what is considered safe for babies. Officials begged those in the city to buy only what they needed, saying hoarding could hurt the thousands of people without any water in areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
"I've never seen anything like this," clerk Toru Kikutaka said, surveying the downtown Tokyo supermarket where the entire stock of bottled water sold out almost immediately after the news broke, despite a limit of two, two-liter bottles per customer.
The unsettling new development affecting Japan's largest city, home to around 13 million people, added to growing fears over the nation's food supply.
Radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has seeped into raw milk, seawater and 11 kinds of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower and turnips, from areas around the plant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was halting imports of Japanese dairy and produce from the region near the facility. Hong Kong went further and required that Japan perform safety checks on meat, eggs and seafood before accepting those products.
Officials are still struggling to stabilize the nuclear plant, which on Wednesday belched black smoke from Unit 3 and forced the evacuation of workers, further delaying attempts to make needed repairs. The plant, 140 miles (220 kilometers) north of Tokyo, has been leaking radiation since the quake and tsunami knocked out its crucial cooling systems.
The crisis is emerging as the world's most expensive natural disaster on record, likely to cost up to $309 billion, according to a new government estimate. Police say an estimated 18,000 people were killed.
Concerns about food safety spread Wednesday to Tokyo after officials said tap water showed elevated radiation levels: 210 becquerels of iodine-131 per liter of water — more than twice the recommended limit of 100 becquerels per liter for infants. Another measurement taken later at a different site showed the level was 190 becquerels per liter. The recommended limit for adults is 300 becquerels.
Posted March 24, 2011 - 10:51 AM
Posted March 27, 2011 - 02:51 PM
Breaking News: Tsunami alert for Northern Japan via@reuters
Posted March 27, 2011 - 03:04 PM
PACIFIC TSUNAMI CENTER SAYS NO DANGER TO HAWAII FROM LATEST JAPAN QUAKE
Posted March 27, 2011 - 03:40 PM
Must be tough to evacuate since Japan is surrounded by water, no where to go. Yet if you are in New Orleans all you gotta do is drive north.
Posted March 27, 2011 - 03:47 PM
Posted March 27, 2011 - 03:49 PM
anybody who may speak Japanese I would be interested in knowing what is being said over the loudspeaker on this video.
This was from a couple of weeks ago...man I would be freaking the hell out i don't know how the guy filming it was remaining calm the whole time.
Posted March 31, 2011 - 04:29 PM
100 years of cleanup?
1000 bodies left in the radiated zone that cannot yet be retrieved?
Radiation 10,000 time higher then the goverment allowed level!
Information still limited, WE DO NOT KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE.
We do not know what the long term effects are going to be.
The effects on sealife
How long before the area is safe again for life?
The Earthquake lasted seconds to mins
The tsunami lasted mins to hours
The nuclear disaster will last years to Decades.
Edited by TKainZero, March 31, 2011 - 04:29 PM.
Posted April 05, 2011 - 11:36 AM
Plant radiation monitor says levels immeasurable
A radiation monitor at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says workers there are exposed to immeasurable levels of radiation.
The monitor told NHK that no one can enter the plant's No. 1 through 3 reactor buildings because radiation levels are so high that monitoring devices have been rendered useless. He said even levels outside the buildings exceed 100 millisieverts in some places.
Pools and streams of water contaminated by high-level radiation are being found throughout the facility.
The monitor said he takes measurements as soon as he finds water, because he can't determine whether it's contaminated just by looking at it. He said he's very worried about the safety of workers there.
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