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Japan temporarily pulls backs workers from Nuke Plant
fox news

Posted on 03/15/2011 7:39:54 PM PDT by Mr. K

Fox news saying they left the plant


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KEYWORDS: japaneathquake; japannuclearplants; radiation
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

There were many involved who did what needed to be done and knew it would end up killing them. Mighty brave.


201 posted on 03/15/2011 8:36:44 PM PDT by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: silentknight

We all have a reference point now for going into, ‘Nuclear Meltdown Mode’


202 posted on 03/15/2011 8:36:50 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Libloather
MSNBC - workers left for 45 minutes and are now going back in.

Lunch break! Hundreds of internet posts over lunch break.

203 posted on 03/15/2011 8:36:54 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: silentknight
Someone let the whole herd of dramalamas out tonight

Not even close. Nobody mentioned "The China Syndrome" or "Silkwood," two of the great propaganda pieces of the left.

204 posted on 03/15/2011 8:37:36 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Libloather

Crisis over - they are back in. They didn’t just leave and run away - as the thread made it sound.

They had a break - took a breather - rested up - going back in!

No big deal and nothing that hasn’t happened earlier today.

They are getting things under control one step at a time. They wouldn’t be there if they didn’t think they could handle this.

Even if there is a total meltdown it isn’t THAT big of a deal. Yeah - not good - but not the end of man as we know it.

This will be easily contained in the coming days.

Just a slow process.

Can’t rush putting out a nuclear plant. Takes time. As expected.


205 posted on 03/15/2011 8:37:59 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: glock rocks

Buy Sapporo or Kirin or some Japanese beer.


206 posted on 03/15/2011 8:38:34 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: All

Nikkei has reopened for afternoon session. e.Nikkei.com (click on MARKET)


207 posted on 03/15/2011 8:39:33 PM PDT by bunster
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To: Libloather

CNN nuke scientist is really concerned if it is true the workers are gone for good. I have heard other reports saying they had to leave due to high radiation levels. Time will tell....very soon.


208 posted on 03/15/2011 8:39:40 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: silentknight

LoL....

U make a great cheerleader.....to bad most of them are blonde....lol!


209 posted on 03/15/2011 8:40:01 PM 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: glock rocks

Sorry, the Japanese engineers I’ve met are more rigorous.


210 posted on 03/15/2011 8:40:18 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: jpsb

I wish you were joking.

You do know that he’s going to Brazil on Friday.


211 posted on 03/15/2011 8:40:33 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

I was thinking more Katrina in terms of stealing me a case of Heineken. Don’t wanna lose my clearance, so I guess I’ll pay for it.


212 posted on 03/15/2011 8:41:33 PM PDT by glock rocks (I am Dyslexis of Borg. Your ass will be laminated.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Japan’s interior minister confirmed the workers were pulled until the radiation declined and at the gate they did.


213 posted on 03/15/2011 8:41:33 PM 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: Campion
I'm not sure why we should ditch nuclear power over the failure of a 40-year-old, obsolete reactor, already at the end of its designed lifespan, which was unwisely situated on a coastline known for violent tsunamis. We can build much safer ones now, and site them out of harm's way

In a rational world, where people use reason and science to make decisions, there would indeed be many new nuke plants constructed.

Unfortunately, the slimy, contemptible, immoral, power hungry corrupt political class dominates the major institutions that have sway over such decisions. So, no new nuke plants for the foreseeable future.

214 posted on 03/15/2011 8:41:34 PM PDT by sand88
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To: silentknight

With TEPCO announcing they were leaving because the radiation level was too high, it is hard to believe it was simply lunch.


215 posted on 03/15/2011 8:41:46 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: Grumplestiltskin
Not to be contrary, I am very pro nuke, but most coal also releases radioactive elements into the atmosphere. At least its carbon content fertilizes plants .
216 posted on 03/15/2011 8:41:46 PM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: bunster

Japan shares surge; central bank adds further $43B - ap
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/world_markets

TOKYO – Japanese stocks rebounded Wednesday, recovering some of the massive losses sustained the last two days following a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Other Asian indexes also bounced back despite the still unknown impact of the disaster that engulfed Japan’s northeastern coast Friday.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index temporarily surged above 6 percent but then softened after Japan suspended operations to prevent a stricken nuclear plant from melting down after a surge in radiation made it too dangerous for workers to remain at the facility. The index ended its morning session up 4.4 percent to 8,981.14.


217 posted on 03/15/2011 8:42:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: meyer
Hundreds of internet posts over lunch break.

Could make bigger headlines if it was a smoke break.

218 posted on 03/15/2011 8:42:15 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: TYVets
Thanks, this site is worth repeating; nei.cachefly.net

I am tired of uninformed "we are doomed" hysteria.

219 posted on 03/15/2011 8:42:19 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: topher

I hear you topher. Otoh, at the risk of sounding shocking I will say that what is happening at these plants appear to be within their design specifications. Iow, these failures are all within the containment systems’ performance criteria. Chernobly got far outside its design specs, hence the huge relief effort in that case.


220 posted on 03/15/2011 8:42:33 PM PDT by Justa
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To: cornfedcowboy

CNN is confirming that workers were withdrawn due to high radiation levels.


221 posted on 03/15/2011 8:42:47 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Jedidah

Is Obama going to be investigating, ‘wax’, technology?


222 posted on 03/15/2011 8:43:08 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

They never left.

News media lied.

They are still there and back at work.

Things are pretty much going as planned after a 9.0 earthquake and 40’ tsunami - followed by a few fires and cracked concrete - explosions - and other problems. Yes they withdrew about 750 of their employees.

But again - not a big deal. They only need a few to work on these small issues that remain.

By this time next week it will all be over. The media will move on to the next story - perhaps covering the towns that were completely wiped out by water. Tens of thousands of people died by the floods. How many have died from the nuke leak? None?

Maybe a couple from the explosion.

This is certainly not a big deal as far as meltdowns go. The term is way overused.

They could all completely melt down and it wouldn’t be a big deal.


223 posted on 03/15/2011 8:43:39 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: Cvengr

I’ve worked with Japanese Engineers in the steel mills. PhD’s fill jobs we normally fill with BS Engineers. The PhD’s have BS Engineers that report to them. Methodical and take a long time to get things done.

We, on the other hand, mostly recognize the value of good enough quicker. That does not mean sloppy work. Good engineers rely on science, logic, experience and sometimes intuition.


224 posted on 03/15/2011 8:44:00 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: bunster

Chernobyl had 4 reactors. Reactor 4 was the one the one that melted down. They continued to operate the other three reactors until the late 90’s.


225 posted on 03/15/2011 8:44:18 PM PDT by matt04
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To: silentknight

The news media did not lie. I watched the news conference...


226 posted on 03/15/2011 8:45:21 PM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: winoneforthegipper

It is hard to believe that the radiation levels will decline without the reactors being attended to.


227 posted on 03/15/2011 8:45:21 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: matt1234

That was mean.


228 posted on 03/15/2011 8:45:29 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: silentknight
They had a break - took a breather - rested up - going back in!

They had to wait for approval to be exposed to 2 times the maximum radiation previously allowed.

229 posted on 03/15/2011 8:45:50 PM PDT by tarpit
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To: Sequoyah101
Totally agree with your Halliburton comment...

Halliburton + Bechtel + US Military for transport (air/sea/land) can slam amazing equipment into any place. Of course, there would be a key hitch to this and that would be a BHO person doing his “present” thing.

230 posted on 03/15/2011 8:46:08 PM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: buccaneer81

“Made “The Day After” look like a comedy.

“The Day After” was just a mess of a movie.”

Typical Hollywood BS


231 posted on 03/15/2011 8:47:14 PM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: cornfedcowboy
CNN is confirming that workers were withdrawn due to high radiation levels.

They're feeding you a load of corn, cornfedcowboy...

Unfortunately, when if comes to big events that change rapidly, ya can't believe a word coming out of CNN or FOX...Throw in the fact the Japanese have difficulty being forthright, and it's just a world class rumor fest.

232 posted on 03/15/2011 8:47:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: tarpit

Yeah levels got a little high - it happens. Not a big deal. Something one would expect when we deal with something like this. Got to pull back for a little and let things calm down.

Now that are back in there. No doubt this will probably be resolved in the next couple of days.

As long as we don’t get another 8.0 - that would be bad.

Hard to say if that would happen - supposedly it may. Who knows.

Right now it seems like everything is going as planned with little surprises.

If things were totally in chaos then believe me you would know it by now. There also wouldn’t be anyone there working.

This is a controlled environment with workers containing the problems as they pop up.

All of this fits within their emergency plan document. They are doing their job.

Doing it quite well at that.

I am not worried.

If I lived within a block or two of the place then I might be worried. But beyond that - doubt it is an issue.

Guess we will see.


233 posted on 03/15/2011 8:49:28 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: dragnet2

When life gives you corn...........make ethanol.


234 posted on 03/15/2011 8:49:34 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Jedidah; jpsb

Our world-tourist-in-chief. Can congress defund his vacations and trips outside of Cashington?


235 posted on 03/15/2011 8:49:59 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: dragnet2

236 posted on 03/15/2011 8:50:42 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Democrats Outforced America's Jobs for 40 Years. Now The Bill Is Due)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Obooba said he was deeply saddened by the events of today
- then he was off to fild some basketball crap or crap on a basketball - I am not sure which


237 posted on 03/15/2011 8:51:08 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: buccaneer81
You want depressing? Try "Threads."

Yup. It doesn't get any bleaker than that. I remember back in the '80s, I had to have it special ordered on video from the store; no US TV network would touch it, so consequently there was little demand for it on video.

Feeling too cheery? Like life a bit too much? Well, the cure for that is available right here on the tubes of the internet!

238 posted on 03/15/2011 8:51:39 PM PDT by Yossarian (Heartfelt thanks, Tea Party Patriots! Despite slander and muck, you pulled through!)
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To: dfwgator

Up 400 right now; higher earlier.


239 posted on 03/15/2011 8:51:57 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: tcrlaf

Eh that looks like sea fog to me - perhaps some steam there- you get that in cold mornings at these type of plants - sea fog and steam coming off the warmer water. We have it here all the time.


240 posted on 03/15/2011 8:52:11 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: yup2394871293

‘Without Gregory Peck it would have been unwatchable’

Some of the others were pretty good: Fred Astaire, Ava Gardner, Anthony Perkins.

‘There is still time, brother!


241 posted on 03/15/2011 8:52:11 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: Hootowl99

We need some schematics, end connection specifications, site plan, push boats, barges, safe work plan, relief site, rotation crews and transport. I think we could take it from there so far as feeding water is concerned.

I believe we could tarp the barges and have a washdown system to avoid radioactive particles enough to reduce exposure. I remember from my shelter training in the 1960’s that plastic sheeting was considered an expedient fallout shelter so long as you shook the tarp from time-to-time to shed the particles to the earth instead from overhead. Maybe they were just trying to give us false hope.

Seriously, I think we could tie up at the dock and feed them enough water, if that is what they need, to blow their doors off.

The question is if the systems to cool with the cleaned water and the heat exchangers are intact.

Heck, we can even mix and pump acid if that is what they need done. We pump 28% hydrochloric heated to about 150 degrees all the time.


242 posted on 03/15/2011 8:52:39 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: dragnet2

“They’re feeding you a load of corn,”

Yup, a lot of corn and schmaltz(sp?) — CNN came back from break and zeroed in on a child’s teddy bear lying in the rubble but amazingly not a speck of mud on it. reminds me of an old movie “Ace in the Hole” Kirk Douglas — worth watching pp about the medias’ manipulation of a news story where a man is stuck in a mine shaft and the outside turns into a carnival. Worth seeing — tho’ old. Billy Wilder directed.


243 posted on 03/15/2011 8:52:50 PM PDT by bunster
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To: silentknight
If I lived within a block or two of the place then I might be worried. But beyond that - doubt it is an issue.

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

244 posted on 03/15/2011 8:53:40 PM PDT by Yossarian (Heartfelt thanks, Tea Party Patriots! Despite slander and muck, you pulled through!)
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To: silentknight

Would you stay in a Holiday Inn twenty miles away from the plant for 20K? How about 100K?


245 posted on 03/15/2011 8:54:02 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: silentknight
" not a big deal. They only need a few to work on these small issues that remain"

Thanks, too funny I needed a laugh :)

246 posted on 03/15/2011 8:54:05 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: Cvengr
Sorry, the Japanese engineers I’ve met are more rigorous.

Wait, what? These engineers are the ones who will look after the public. They, if allowed to, will give their lives to ensure public safety.

247 posted on 03/15/2011 8:54:46 PM PDT by glock rocks (I am Dyslexis of Borg. Your ass will be laminated.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Given that they have been at the plant for some time now, they need to reduce rad exposure.


248 posted on 03/15/2011 8:56:40 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I am tired of uninformed "we are doomed" hysteria.

Hours may pass without any reports.

From what I have seen over the past 3 days NSI is not looking for ratings.

249 posted on 03/15/2011 8:56:54 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Jetting off with Michelle and the girls to Rio for Spring Break.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2689462/posts


250 posted on 03/15/2011 8:57:43 PM PDT by Jedidah
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