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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:20 PM
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Japan beset by radiation fears

The top US nuclear regulator said the quake and tsunami-ignited Japanese nuclear crisis appeared to be on the verge of stabilising.

Bill Borchardt, the commission's executive director for operations, on Monday said that units 1, 2 and 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi plant have some core damage but that containment for those three reactors is not currently breached.

However, a plume of smoke from two buildings on Monday temporarily stalled critical work to reconnect power lines and restore cooling systems.

What caused the smoke to billow first from Unit 3 and later from Unit 2 is under investigation, nuclear safety agency officials said.

In the days since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami wrecked the plant's cooling systems, both reactors have overheated and some explosions were heard.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/03 /...

And this is GOOD NEWS....

I will leave it at that...
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:25 PM
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1. For what it's worth a site reports: Mainstream Media is not telling you - Panic is gripping Tokyo
Mainstream Media is not telling you - Panic is gripping Tokyo
Sun Mar 20 16:12

Its Getting Worse in Tokyo
by Mark Sircus., AC, OMD March 19. 2011

Complete Article: www.naturalnews.com/z031757_Tokyo_radiation.html

On March 15 Michi Okugawa wrote, "The situation in Tokyo is getting worse. The number of people who are panicking is increasing with more and more people trying to get out of Tokyo or out of the country. The nuclear plant explosion is having a large effect in our daily lives. The biggest problem is transportation. Tokyo is darker now due to power saving. As I am writing this, more people have decided to evacuate from Tokyo. I am living my usual life but the surrounding is in a panic."

The Japanese government today admitted that it is overwhelmed by unfolding events.

If millions of Japanese wondering what they need to do to get out of harm's way are confused, there is good reason for it. The Japanese government as well as the American one and health officials around the world are themselves confused about the potential dangers to the people of the greater metropolitan Tokyo area, which is practically in the shadow of the out-of-control nuclear power station.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:28 PM
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3. Absolutely NPR earlier on their special
we had expert talking about how the agencies are paternalistic yada, yada

So he is asked if this will pose any risks? Gave the talking points about a ct scan.

To the workers at the plant...

No, not at all, nothing like acute radiation sickness.

Pass me a shoe... we already have had a few people with acute exposure. At that point either he is not keeping up with the nooz... that be charitable... or head in sand and on purpose.

And then they wonder why we distrust them... for the record he gets it, but I might have to send him a mirror in the mail.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:26 PM
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2. We haven't really had a straight answer yet...
I think our best guesses are closer to the truth.

I think the Japanese utility company that runs the nuclear facilities tried to save them for future use by not injecting sea water right away. I think the delay will cause a meltdown in a minimum of two reactors.

I think there are far too many lies in the world.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 03:31 PM
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4. Me a certified cynic at this pont
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 04:21 PM
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5. And maybe a bit too much greed. "tried to save them for future use." nt
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