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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:15 PM
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Japan nuclear plant emergency effort delayed by worker evacuation
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/japan-nuclear-plant...

Japan nuclear plant emergency effort delayed by worker evacuation

By David Nakamura, Monday, March 21, 2:00 PM

TOKYO Emergency workers lost precious hours Monday in their fight to prevent a full-scale meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after mysterious gray smoke seen emanating from the facility prompted a mass evacuation.

The smoke was spotted just before 4 p.m. coming out of the building that houses the No. 3 reactor, the most badly damaged of the plants half-dozen reactors. It tapered off after two hours, but more smoke was seen near reactor No. 2 about 20 minutes later, according to officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).

Though authorities concluded the smoke was steam and not coming from the overheated spent fuel pool, they acknowledged that radiation spiked one kilometer west of the facility, rising from 494 microsieverts at 5:40 p.m. to 1,932 at 6:30 p.m.

The level dropped to 442 at 8:30 p.m., but officials suspended operations for the day until further notice and the 700 employees who had been working to restore electrical power at the plant were evacuated.

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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:00 PM
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1. I read in another story that the workers ran out. We are not getting the truth, none of these
stories add up.
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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:41 PM
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2. We never get absolute truth (if there is such a thing)
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 02:49 PM by OKIsItJustMe
There is no such thing as objective reporting. Reporters always write from some viewpoint, of facts they have limited knowledge of.

Their editors have viewpoints of their own.

It's our task (as readers/listeners/viewers) to try to divine what we believe may be the truth which underlies the reporting.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:47 PM
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3. I read that the workers have email and phone access cut
Not confirmed but believable.
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