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LIVE thread & Breaking News ~ Japan
Various | 15 March 2011

Posted on 03/15/2011 8:13:35 AM PDT by SE Mom

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To: SE Mom

Yep, thanks for this, it would be nice to have everything in one place! :)


51 posted on 03/15/2011 8:56:19 AM PDT by wigswest
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To: BunnySlippers

EXCELLENT map- I’m always looking for good maps.

Meanwhile:

Reuters:

U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu says U.S. radiation monitoring equipment will arrive in Japan in two hours.


52 posted on 03/15/2011 8:56:58 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: BunnySlippers

Which book is your favorite? I know - so hard to choose. His vocabulary is exquisite. I think I’d have to pick The Professor and the Madman just because I’m an English language freak. Sadly, the OED will never be printed again - digital copies only. Winchester just started working on his first screenplay (for The Man Who Loved China.)

I’ll shut up now.


53 posted on 03/15/2011 8:58:30 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BunnySlippers

Which book is your favorite? I know - so hard to choose. His vocabulary is exquisite. I think I’d have to pick The Professor and the Madman just because I’m an English language freak. Sadly, the OED will never be printed again - digital copies only. Winchester just started working on his first screenplay (for The Man Who Loved China.)

I’ll shut up now.


54 posted on 03/15/2011 8:58:48 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: SE Mom

Pray for a Miracle... that the radiation cloud will turn around and go out to sea.

Pray for Divine intervention on the nuclear plants.


55 posted on 03/15/2011 8:58:51 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: BunnySlippers; BuckeyeTexan

Bunny...awesome...thanks for the map...that’s similar to what he showed. He pointed out that it’s the FOUR CORNERS of the Pacific..and that’s the only corner that hasn’t had a quake yet..also, that they are going in clockwise order....


56 posted on 03/15/2011 8:59:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: SE Mom

Radiation level soars after Japan nuke plant fire

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_japan_earthquake


57 posted on 03/15/2011 9:01:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Hold that thought.

I just keep flashin’ back to the “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction” thing.

Of course, I’ve also got this splendid view of the North Rim of the Yellowstone caldera through the kitchen window, so if that “reaction” happens a bit east of the Pacific coast......


58 posted on 03/15/2011 9:02:03 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (676 and a wakeup)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Professor and the Madman. I read the Man Who Loved China last year. They are all so well written and educational.

Check his bibliography on Wikipedia. It’ll make you want to make a run for the library. :)


59 posted on 03/15/2011 9:03:02 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SE Mom
Thanks for the thread and the ping :)

Continuing prayers for the people of Japan and all in harm's way.

60 posted on 03/15/2011 9:03:21 AM PDT by mewzilla (Were members of both political parties in on the Lockerbie bomber deal?)
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To: ken5050

http://video.foxnews.com/#/v/4585861/ring-of-fire-is-california-next/?playlist_id=87485


61 posted on 03/15/2011 9:03:38 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: SE Mom

He answers to his puppet masters.

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/obama-helps-soros-drill-oil-in-brazil


62 posted on 03/15/2011 9:03:38 AM PDT by maggief
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To: ken5050
death toll is soon expected to OFFICIALLY go over Ten Thousand

Then we have the problem of pestilence. Lots of unburied corpses.

Hope not. Maybe they can stay ahead of it. Dunno though.

63 posted on 03/15/2011 9:04:37 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: All

Fukushima No. 1

— Reactor No. 1 - Cooling failure, partial melting of core, vapor vented, hydrogen explosion, seawater pumped in.

— Reactor No. 2 - Cooling failure, seawater pumped in, fuel rods fully exposed temporarily, vapor vented, damage to containment system, potential meltdown feared.

— Reactor No. 3 - Cooling failure, partial melting of core feared, vapor vented, seawater pumped in, hydrogen explosion, high-level radiation measured nearby.

— Reactor No. 4 - Under maintenance when quake struck, fire caused possibly by hydrogen explosion at pool holding spent fuel rods, pool water level feared receding.

— Reactor No. 5 - Under maintenance when quake struck, temperature slightly rising at spent fuel pool.

— Reactor No. 6 - Under maintenance when quake struck, temperature slightly rising at spent fuel pool.

Fukushima No. 2

— Reactor No. 1 - Cooling failure, then cold shutdown.

— Reactor No. 2 - Cooling failure, then cold shutdown.

— Reactor No. 3 - Cold shutdown.

— Reactor No. 4 - Cooling failure, then cold shutdown.


64 posted on 03/15/2011 9:05:01 AM PDT by seeker41 (CULPRIT CHINESE COMPANY INFO.)
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To: SE Mom

Well, Barry can’t get medieval on the heinies of the nuclear industry. Jeff Immelt wouldn’t like that, would he?


65 posted on 03/15/2011 9:05:01 AM PDT by mewzilla (Were members of both political parties in on the Lockerbie bomber deal?)
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To: ken5050

What about the Aleutian [Alaska] area?


66 posted on 03/15/2011 9:05:07 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ken5050

Do we have any plants on the West coast, within potential range of a tsunami?


67 posted on 03/15/2011 9:06:14 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: winoneforthegipper

http://online.wsj.com/video/news-hub-nuclear-physicist-on-japan-crisis/88B6B6F0-BA53-4C8F-86FC-2BD0D84B58ED.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

pretty good video Q and A with a physicist. One nugget is that GE had a team ready to go to Japan for expertise but was not requested by Japan’s government nor TEPCO.


68 posted on 03/15/2011 9:07:23 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

I’m in Pennsylvania. Tell me, which do you worry about most:
1 leftists
2 property taxes
3 geological events

...I’d be there if not for the first two strikes against it!


69 posted on 03/15/2011 9:08:39 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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To: commish

Here it says it last erupted in 1707:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Fuji


70 posted on 03/15/2011 9:08:51 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Good info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ring_of_Fire


71 posted on 03/15/2011 9:09:30 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: SE Mom
Some things to remember about the coverage from the chicken little media: Killer Bees, Acid Rain, Global Cooling, Three mile island, Y2K, Global Warming, runaway Toyotas, swine flu, Climate Change, bird flu...

This is a partial list feel free to add to it.

72 posted on 03/15/2011 9:11:19 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: PastorBooks

The LA Times says a tsunami is unlikely in So Cal because there is no subduction zone here.


73 posted on 03/15/2011 9:11:32 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ConservaTexan

Alar [Apples]


74 posted on 03/15/2011 9:12:10 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Thats about when the Juan de Fuca quake occurred.


75 posted on 03/15/2011 9:13:15 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: ken5050

All this talk about the Cascadia Subduction Zone...frightens the Hell out of me. I LIVE near the CSZ. I am just south of Tacoma. If the CDZ lets go, I’ll DAMN sure know it.

Granted, I do not live along the coast, nor near a body of water, so tsunamis are definitely not a worry. But an earthquake would almost certainly cause damage where I live.

I just hope I’m not around to see it happen.


76 posted on 03/15/2011 9:13:50 AM PDT by hoagy62 (I am a optimistic pessimist. I am positive that the world is going to Hell.)
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To: ConservaTexan

Oh, and all the fires from oil wells set on fire during the first Gulf War were going to block out the sun for years.


77 posted on 03/15/2011 9:13:54 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

had a couple 2’s in the last few days - one was 3.9 yesterday. Was also a 5 in africa of all places yesterday and some 2-3s in Tonga over past few days.


78 posted on 03/15/2011 9:13:55 AM PDT by reed13
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To: BunnySlippers
I watched the NHK feed last night for an hour or so. Weather was for winds blowing SW'erly and cold rain/snow for the next few days, til midnight Wed.

They can't get a break.

79 posted on 03/15/2011 9:14:35 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: ken5050

They found one train near Sendai. (No survivors.) Three more still missing.

http://www.rail.co/2011/03/14/trains-missing-following-earthquake-tsunami-in-japan/

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/262097/how-did-japans-bullet-trains-fare-lou-dolinar


80 posted on 03/15/2011 9:15:26 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: SE Mom; All
Radiation leaks from Fukushima now “harmful” ["levels of up to 400 units of radiation an hour"]
81 posted on 03/15/2011 9:20:28 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: SE Mom

Did this get posted by any chance or not?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_japan_earthquake

Rush Limbaugh on now about Germany looking at shutting down nuke plants.


82 posted on 03/15/2011 9:20:28 AM PDT by Biggirl ("The Best Of Times, The Worse Of Times", Charles Dickens)
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To: ken5050

“On FOX this morning....they had the author of Krakatoa, talking about the Pacific “Ring of Fire”..He had a map..showing the quakes in Chile, then New Zealand, now Japan...if one gives credence to the theory that the big quake in Chile got the whole Pacific region going, then following the activity around the outlines of the palte..the next area is the pacific Northwest..the Cascadia fault, just offshore Washington...really scary hypothesis..”

This does not bode well for the El Diablo Canyon Power Plant.


83 posted on 03/15/2011 9:20:53 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: All

Excellent Blog if ur on the “nothing to see her” side of the drama in Japan. Take it as u wish.

“Update: (March 15, 2011 0439) Apparently there are now “experts” who are trying to get people up in a tizzy about used fuel pools. I have exchanged private email with some friends who have operation experience at similar types of plants as those at Fukushima Daiichi. In their opinion, it is possible to keep used fuel pools cool enough by simply refilling them with water every once in a while. We talked about using fire hoses and one more numerically inclined contributor to the discussion said that a typical garden hose would provide a sufficient quantity of water in just a couple of hours each day.

http://atomicinsights.blogspot.com/


84 posted on 03/15/2011 9:23:49 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Biggirl
Speaking of Angela "Big in the Bumdestag" Merkel....

Did Angela Merkel Just Shut Seven Nuclear Power Plants As A Political Stunt?

85 posted on 03/15/2011 9:25:50 AM PDT by mewzilla (Were members of both political parties in on the Lockerbie bomber deal?)
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To: BunnySlippers
Check his bibliography on Wikipedia. It’ll make you want to make a run for the library.

Got 'em all, hard back, first editions. :) I even found a FE of his Prison Diary from when he was in an Argentina prison for three months. If he ever comes to Texas for a book signing, I'll be first in line with a wheel barrow. (I know, I'm a dork.)

86 posted on 03/15/2011 9:25:55 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12749444

Further confusion surrounds events in number four reactor building where a fire was reported in or around a pool used to store fuel rods that had been removed from the reactor. Reports from Japan indicate technicians are unable to pump water into the pool, and it may now be dry.

In the meantime, the key task for workers at the plant remains to get enough water into the reactors – and, now, into the spent fuel pools – with the poor resources at their disposal. …”

(Scrolling news banner says TEPCO is considering using a helicopter to drop water on the reactor buildings — and that there is a ban on aircraft flying in the 30-km radius to prevent aircraft picking up radioactive contamination.)


87 posted on 03/15/2011 9:36:26 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Errant

Thanks Errant for that chart. That is one of the most helpful things I’ve seen in all of this to help know where things are at.


88 posted on 03/15/2011 9:37:12 AM PDT by LivingNet
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To: SE Mom

REUTERS LIVE BLOG: Japan government orders injections of water into Daiichi No. 4 reactor spent fuel pool: report


89 posted on 03/15/2011 9:39:51 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
The request for the helicopter water drop conjured this image of Chernobyl.

90 posted on 03/15/2011 9:42:46 AM PDT by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: SE Mom
Back in Good’Ole U.S.A:

http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni20110315D15NY094.htm

Potassium Iodide Runs Low As Americans Seek It Out

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)—Supplies of potassium iodide, a preventive against radiation poisoning of the thyroid gland, are running low at some manufacturers, as Americans seek protection amid fears that radiation from Japan could head to the U.S., according to the companies.

One leading supplier, Anbex Inc., quickly sold out of its supply of more than 10,000 14-tablet packages on Saturday, said Alan Morris, president of the Williamsburg, Va., company.

He said the closely held firm was getting about three orders a minute for $10 packages of its Iosat pills, up from as few as three a week normally.

“Those who don't get it are crying. They're terrified,” said Mr. Morris. The company tells callers that the likelihood of dangerous levels of radiation reaching the U.S. is low, but some callers, particularly on the West Coast, remain afraid, Mr. Morris said.

91 posted on 03/15/2011 9:43:54 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: All

Related;
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2689154/posts


92 posted on 03/15/2011 9:46:08 AM PDT by elpinta (John 17:3)
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To: BunnySlippers

I was working on the 40th floor of a high rise in Seattle a few years ago when we had that 6.9. That was NO fun I can tell you.


93 posted on 03/15/2011 9:46:46 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Lord Said It and I Believe it. Read your Bible. These are the end time events.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Glad you found the clip. He’s very impressive. I just reserved his book “Krakatoa” at the library...


94 posted on 03/15/2011 9:47:03 AM PDT by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: Red Badger

Official Fukushima Radiation levels at 10:22am JST
Reactor 2: 30 milli sieverts
Reactor 3: 400 milli sieverts
Reactor 4: 100 milli sieverts

Officials have confirmed that these levels will cause immediate harm to humans, not just over a long period of time.


95 posted on 03/15/2011 9:47:46 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I know darn well that supply was probably bought by a very few amount of people just so they can make an outrageous markup on it.

I really doubt the people especially those from the farm lands would do that in Japan.


96 posted on 03/15/2011 9:47:53 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: tcrlaf

I sincerely hope they are considering using robotic equipment.


97 posted on 03/15/2011 9:49:23 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: SVTCobra03

“On FOX this morning....they had the author of Krakatoa, talking about the Pacific “Ring of Fire”..He had a map..showing the quakes in Chile, then New Zealand, now Japan...if one gives credence to the theory that the big quake in Chile got the whole Pacific region going, then following the activity around the outlines of the palte..the next area is the pacific Northwest..the Cascadia fault, just offshore Washington...really scary hypothesis..”

This does not bode well for the El Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
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From Fox News -

Could the Next Major Quake Be in California?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pevRlxbsUZs&feature=feedf


98 posted on 03/15/2011 9:49:57 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Errant

Thank you so much for posting that chart. One of the most helpful posts I have seen in a few days. Much appreciated.

VirginiaMom


99 posted on 03/15/2011 9:52:57 AM PDT by VirginiaMom
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To: Whenifhow

I would suspect the Aleutians will have a 7.5 or so, and then maybe next month Seattle will have one about 6.0.


100 posted on 03/15/2011 9:52:57 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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