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Foreign governments tell citizens to evacuate Japanese capital - why has Obama not done the same?
dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 16, 2011 | David Derbyshire and Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 03/16/2011 6:41:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Governments across the world are today urging their nationals to leave Tokyo as soon as possible amid fresh safety fears.

The U.K. Foreign Office is recommending that all Britons leave the area for their own safety, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade recommended citizens who don't need to be in Japan leave and France told its citizens with no reason to stay in Tokyo to get out.

But the White House has not yet told Americans to get out of Tokyo, although it is 'working around the clock (to) determine the whereabouts and well-being' of U.S. citizens there.

The pleas from foreign governments came as the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant in north-east Japan worsened, with the chief of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) warning tonight that all the cooling water has gone from one of the spent fuel pools.

That means there is nothing to stop the fuel rods getting hotter and ultimately melting down. The outer shell of the rods could also ignite with enough force to propel the radioactive fuel inside over a wide area.

Gregory Jaczko did not say how the information was obtained, but the NRC and U.S. department of energy both have experts on site at the Fukushima complex of six reactors. He said officials believe radiation levels are extremely high, and that could affect workers' ability to stop temperatures escalating.

Frantic attempts to cool down the reactors at the Fukushima plant following Friday's earthquake and tsunami had to be suspended after high radiation levels were recorded. Technicians later returned, but it was another setback in Japanese efforts to avoid a nuclear catastrophe.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Japan; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: australia; evacuation; france; nrc; nuclearpower; obama; uk

1 posted on 03/16/2011 6:41:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
why has Obama not done the same?

He may have. I just haven't had time to check the Kenyan websites yet.

2 posted on 03/16/2011 6:44:40 PM PDT by tsowellfan (NHK Tokyo, Japan Live TV... http://bit.ly/idutY6)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

3 posted on 03/16/2011 6:44:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s not on the teleprompter, you silly goose! ‘Dat’s why!


4 posted on 03/16/2011 6:45:14 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Because Obama evacuated from our capital.
5 posted on 03/16/2011 6:46:18 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

why has Obama not done the same

If ya gotta ask, there is no point in answering.

Or

You thought he would respond?


6 posted on 03/16/2011 6:47:08 PM PDT by handmade
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To: BenLurkin

7 posted on 03/16/2011 6:49:33 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think reporter Derbyshire (along with a few others) is hyperventilating.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 6:55:47 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Free ThinkerNY

why has Obama not done the same ?

Too busy partying ?


9 posted on 03/16/2011 6:58:06 PM PDT by IH8DEMS (.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Perhaps, in this instance, Obama is actually being reasonable.
10 posted on 03/16/2011 7:00:30 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: IH8DEMS

Maybe Obama needs to take a trip to Japan. Maybe he needs to see the damaged nuclear site up close!


11 posted on 03/16/2011 7:02:16 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That Oily Wookie in a bikini should clear the beach down there!


12 posted on 03/16/2011 7:02:45 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well I don’t think Shep SMith is planning to reproduce.


13 posted on 03/16/2011 7:02:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Spring break in Rio?


14 posted on 03/16/2011 7:06:48 PM PDT by theymakemesick ( islam - inspired by Satan www.prophetofdoom.net)
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Because Obama doesn’t care, as long as he’s on vacay or partying or bowing somewhere in the world. He’s not an American, why should he care about the fate of Americans abroad.

I’m upset about something at home and reading this article just made me cry. Hence my aggressive post, sorry. :)


15 posted on 03/16/2011 7:22:15 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With golf and packing for the Rio trip,he just doesn’t have the time to be bothered with small details like nuke meltdowns and civil wars in Islamic countries.
It’s all a matter of priorities.


16 posted on 03/16/2011 7:22:24 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The USAF maybe sending families home, just got word, my cousin’s wife is headed home.


17 posted on 03/16/2011 7:47:48 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For the dailymail, why? Why does Tokyo need to be evacuated?
18 posted on 03/16/2011 7:52:20 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Come on give him a break he is busy picking his brackets and packing for Rio


19 posted on 03/16/2011 8:05:10 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Nuc 1.1
Why does Tokyo need to be evacuated?

There doesn't seem to be a safety reason.

20 posted on 03/16/2011 8:24:42 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama, recreating-in-chief until Fri, Jan. 20, 2017.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

21 posted on 03/16/2011 8:24:50 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama is not telling U.S. citizens to evacuate Tokyo because he knows even if they get cancer or what ever his Obama Care will take care of them. No matter what the medical problem is his plan will take care of them.

See what he means is "take care of" the U.S. citizens in the old fashion Chicago way, but with his ultra modern death panel method. That way they aren't alive long enough to complain to the media or post on the Internet.

Death is his field clearer.
22 posted on 03/16/2011 8:27:48 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: newzjunkey

Concur.


23 posted on 03/19/2011 8:03:20 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Foreign governments tell citizens to evacuate Japanese capital - why has Obama not done the same?

Because Americans are not eurotwit pansyass ecotards?

24 posted on 03/19/2011 8:06:11 AM PDT by Jim Noble (I'd crawl over broken glass for her. Alea iacta est.)
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