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BREAKING NEWS: 2,000 residents near Fukushima nuclear power plant urged to evacuate
Kyodo ^ | 3/11/11 | Self

Posted on 03/11/2011 4:24:37 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight

BREAKING NEWS: 2,000 residents near Fukushima nuclear power plant urged to evacuate


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KEYWORDS: bwr; fukushima; godzilla; japan; quake

1 posted on 03/11/2011 4:24:43 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight
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3 posted on 03/11/2011 4:25:28 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: F15Eagle

Evacuation sites (in English):

http://www.city.osaka.lg.jp/contents/wdu020/fukushima/english/shelter.html


5 posted on 03/11/2011 4:29:34 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: Cindy; STARWISE; maggief; mewzilla; AmericanInTokyo

ping


6 posted on 03/11/2011 4:30:32 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: F15Eagle

Yes, I guess I just post everything in General/Chat vs. News/Activism.


7 posted on 03/11/2011 4:30:37 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I think the software moves everything to chat until the mods clear it for breaking.


8 posted on 03/11/2011 4:32:19 AM PST by txhurl
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To: SE Mom

Thank you for the pings!


9 posted on 03/11/2011 4:32:54 AM PST by maggief
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
According to this image there are two Fukushima plants. Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini.


10 posted on 03/11/2011 4:36:23 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: maggief

You bet. This nuke plant problem is becoming worrisome..


11 posted on 03/11/2011 4:36:46 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Thanks for the ping. FWIW, I can understand the need to avoid panicking people, but I hope the Japanese gov’t is not misleading folks about anything.


12 posted on 03/11/2011 4:38:27 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Thankfully Japan builds for worse case scenario. Prayers up that this contains radiation.


13 posted on 03/11/2011 4:39:00 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: justa-hairyape

The nuke one is Dai-Ichi.


14 posted on 03/11/2011 4:39:30 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Looks like Japans largest nuclear plant. 6 reactors plus two more ?


15 posted on 03/11/2011 4:42:40 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: SE Mom
Why the Japanese might have some trust issues with their gov't....

Revelation of political donations from foreigner drives Kan to the brink

16 posted on 03/11/2011 4:42:45 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

prayers up for all of Japan.
unintended consequence;
nuke accident in Japan will keep us from EVER building any here =(


17 posted on 03/11/2011 4:42:45 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: mewzilla

Yeah..

They’re discussing this on FOX now- the “expert” is saying the Japanese are “very cautious people”...etc..

We’ll see.


18 posted on 03/11/2011 4:44:37 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

If I had to be near the site of a nuclear emergency, Japan would be the place I want to be. The same with earthquakes and tsunamis.


19 posted on 03/11/2011 4:49:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SE Mom

Senior gov’t officials are heading there now.


20 posted on 03/11/2011 4:51:18 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: cripplecreek

Good point. I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that the recovery efforts in Japan are going to get very little attention here in the U.S. media over the next few months. It will be utterly embarrassing when Japan makes more progress in the first 48 hours after this earthquake than Haiti has made in more than a year after the January 2010 disaster.


21 posted on 03/11/2011 4:54:09 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: vanilla swirl

From the TEPCO (Operator of plant) website

*** caution ***

A big earthquake occurred in the northern part of Japan at 2:46 today. Due to the earthquake, our power facilities have huge damages, so we are afraid that power supply tonight would run short. We strongly ask our customers to conserve electricity.
If you find any disconnected transmission lines, please do not touch them.


22 posted on 03/11/2011 4:55:45 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: txhurl
I think the software moves everything to chat until the mods clear it for breaking.

Another reason
This board is in steep decline.
Picky Nanny Mods.

23 posted on 03/11/2011 4:58:00 AM PST by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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TEPCO PRESS RELEASE:
Today at approximately 2:46PM, turbines and reactors of Tokyo Electric 
Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 (Boiling 
Water Reactor, rated output 460 Megawatts) and Units 2 and 3 (Boiling 
Water Reactor, Rated Output 784 Megawatts) that had been operating at 
rated power automatically shutdown due to the Miyagiken-oki Earthquake.

For the above 3 units, off-site power was lost due to malfunction of one 
out of two off-site power systems, leading to automatic startup of 
emergency diesel generators.

Subsequently, at 3:41PM, emergency diesel generators shutdown due to 
malfunction resulting in the complete loss of alternating current for all 
three units.

Hence, at 3:42PM, it was decided that a specific incident stipulated in 
Article 10, Clause 1 of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear 
Emergency Preparedness has occurred and a "First Level Emergency" was 
declared and in accordance with the aforementioned Act, the Minister of 
Economy, Trade, and Industry, the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, the 
Mayor of Okuma Town, and the Mayor of Futaba Town along with other 
involved organizations were notified of the incident.

TEPCO is taking steps to determine the exact cause behind the shutdown of 
the emergency diesel generators and is working towards their restoration.

(already notified)
Subsequently, since the status of reactor water coolant injection could 
not be confirmed for the emergency core cooling systems of Units 1 and 2, 
at 4:36PM, it was decided that a specific incident stipulated in Article 
15, Clause 1 of the Act has occurred.

We have then notified the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry, the 
Governor of Fukushima Prefecture, the Mayor of Okuma Town, and the Mayor 
of Futaba Town along with other involved organizations of the incident.

Article 15, Clause 1 of the Act was cleared when the reactor water level 
monitoring function was restored for Unit 1. However, at 5:07PM, specific 
incident stipulated in Article 15, Clause 1 of the Act was applied again 
for Unit 1.

24 posted on 03/11/2011 4:58:50 AM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Information on this site about the 6 Boiling Water Reactors at that facility.

Nuclear Reactor Maps: Fukushima-Daiichi

25 posted on 03/11/2011 5:06:20 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

So their diesel backup generators or power lines got swamped by Tsunami waters after the Earthquake ? Not good.


26 posted on 03/11/2011 5:10:11 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: SE Mom

It’s shut down but they’re having problems keeping the core cool... it feels more serious than they’re saying.


27 posted on 03/11/2011 5:13:43 AM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
The fire in the turbine building at the Onagawa Plant has been put out. So we now have just this one plant cooling problem.

UPDATE 1-Heightened state of alert at Japan atom plant--IAEA

28 posted on 03/11/2011 5:18:40 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Alberta's Child

God love them all, but there’s no comparing the Japanese with the Haitians..civilization-wise or anything else...the Japanese are far more sophisticated a people and will recover very quickly and resiliantly from any disaster that befalls them.


29 posted on 03/11/2011 5:23:21 AM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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To: GOPJ

Loss of offsite power + failure of emergency diesels = serious.


30 posted on 03/11/2011 5:26:15 AM PST by Royal Wulff
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
More details here.

UPDATE 1-Japan trying to fix nuclear plant cooling problem

TEPCO confirmed that water levels inside the reactors at its Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant were on a falling trend, but added it was working to maintain water levels to avert the exposure of nuclear fuel rods.

The company has been trying to restore power to its emergency power system so that it can add water to the inside of the reactors, a TEPCO spokesman said.

Ouch. They have 6 reactors there. Hopefully only the 3 reported earlier have the problem.

31 posted on 03/11/2011 5:28:16 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

” Senior gov’t officials are heading there now. “

That’s an encouraging sign - you’d expect ‘Senior Govt Officials’ to be heading the other direction, as fast as their chubby little legs would carry them, if there were any chance of immediate danger.....


32 posted on 03/11/2011 5:42:10 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

If those Senior officials are from the US Japan is deep do do.


33 posted on 03/11/2011 6:27:48 AM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Uncle Ike
...you’d expect ‘Senior Govt Officials’ to be heading the other direction, as fast as their chubby little legs would carry them, if there were any chance of immediate danger....

...to go golfing.

34 posted on 03/11/2011 6:49:13 AM PST by madison10
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To: justa-hairyape

Maybe that’s why they need US help, to get emergency generators to the scene.


35 posted on 03/11/2011 6:52:47 AM PST by bvw
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To: bvw

FoxNews just reported that one nuke reactor cooling situation was “under control”. Sorry, I didn’t catch where they were talking about.


36 posted on 03/11/2011 7:56:36 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Egyptian Foreign Minister to Barack Obama: "Boy, go play somewhere else.")
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To: Rappini

Why? Seems our guys would be pretty good...


37 posted on 03/11/2011 11:22:05 AM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: GOPJ

I have difficulty believing anyone associated with our current administration is worth their salt, maybe that’s a stretch lumping everyone in but that’s it.


38 posted on 03/13/2011 7:02:49 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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