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Breaking:EU's Energy Commissioner: The Situation at Japanese reactor is "effectively out of control"
Reuters ^ | 11-16-01 | Reuters

Posted on 03/16/2011 8:39:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; eu; fukushima; gntheroettinger; japan; japanearthquake; japaneathquake; japannuclearplants; japanreactors; moron; oettinger; radiation; reactor; rooters; teotwawki; tsunami
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EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger: There could be catastrophic events within the coming hours
1 posted on 03/16/2011 8:39:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf
And there could not be...
2 posted on 03/16/2011 8:41:15 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: tcrlaf

I’ll wait for Shep Smith to burst into tears before becoming concerned.


3 posted on 03/16/2011 8:42:07 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Russ

It’s 3 AM.

White House: Please leave a message.


4 posted on 03/16/2011 8:42:10 AM PDT by quesney
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To: Russ

Seems like it depends on who you believe.

This is a massive disaster on the nuke front

OR

This is not a big deal.

I don’t think I have ever heard so many “experts” with different opinions.


5 posted on 03/16/2011 8:42:39 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: tcrlaf

Like a tsunami, earthquake or volcano erupting?


6 posted on 03/16/2011 8:42:44 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: tcrlaf

Sad. What are the people in japan truly looking at. Instant death or prolonged illness’??


7 posted on 03/16/2011 8:42:58 AM PDT by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: quesney

Don’t be silly - they turned the phones off months ago.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 8:43:08 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: GoCards

Neither.


9 posted on 03/16/2011 8:44:53 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Russ
Like most stories reported by the media anymore, who knows what the truth is? But, two things are for certain; It's not good what's happening in Japan and Obama has his brackets filled out.
10 posted on 03/16/2011 8:44:53 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: tcrlaf
With Japan's amazing robotics expertise, I'm expecting them to come up with robots that can crawl right into the high radiation areas and fix the problems.

Come on, Japan. We're rooting for you!

11 posted on 03/16/2011 8:44:53 AM PDT by eCSMaster (2012 - End of an error)
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To: Russ

Nice little flash crash you created there, Günther. Good work. Very responsible.


12 posted on 03/16/2011 8:45:03 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: tcrlaf

Woulda, coulda, shoulda, mighta, if it, what if, maybe, possibly, if, if, if, if, if....

“What are the facts? Again and again and again – what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history” – what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!”

— Robert A. Heinlein


13 posted on 03/16/2011 8:45:14 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!)
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To: tcrlaf

REUTER’S STORY is up now:

EU energy chief says Japan reactor “out of control”

(Reuters) - Europe’s energy chief warned on Wednesday of a further catastrophe at Japan’s nuclear site in the coming hours but his spokeswoman said he had no specific or privileged information on the situation.

“In the coming hours there could be further catastrophic events, which could pose a threat to the lives of people on the island,” Guenther Oettinger told the European Parliament.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/03/16/uk-eu-nuclear-idUKTRE72F5MO20110316


14 posted on 03/16/2011 8:45:30 AM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: tcrlaf
There could be catastrophic events within the coming hours

or days, or weeks or months..............or not. There are so many 'experts' with differing opinions, like a former SecDef once said, "We don't know what we don't know"................

15 posted on 03/16/2011 8:45:43 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: tcrlaf

Would love to know his source, but this is not good.

That breached containment pool is going to trigger trouble and there ain’t nothing anyone is going to be able to do to stop it.


16 posted on 03/16/2011 8:45:51 AM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: tcrlaf

Isn’t this the same official who was predicting “apocalypse” a day or two ago? Might have a flair for the dramatic.


17 posted on 03/16/2011 8:45:51 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: tcrlaf

Gunther, with all due respect to your umlaut, I’ll listen to the Japanese actually on the ground there and doing their best to fix this problem instead of some hyperventilating EU twerp six thousand miles away who’s hiding under his desk sucking his thumb and mainlining potassium iodide.

}:-)4


18 posted on 03/16/2011 8:47:00 AM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: Bean Counter

That would make a great tagline, but it won’t fit................


19 posted on 03/16/2011 8:47:10 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: tcrlaf

We’ve had conflicting reports for days. Plus, there’s no reason at all to think this bozo knows anything about the situation. If you were a Japanese official working on this problem, would you be calling up the EU Energy Commissioner to give him updates, or would you pay attention to business?


20 posted on 03/16/2011 8:47:31 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: GoCards

It is sad...I think they had better look at outlawing their child porn issue their and coming back to God in a big way!


21 posted on 03/16/2011 8:47:59 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Genoa

“effectively out of control” could also apply to our Congress and spending .I think that will destroy US before any nuke plant.


22 posted on 03/16/2011 8:48:16 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: tcrlaf

DJ EU Energy Chief: Possible Catastrophic Events In Next Hours

BRUSSELS (Dow Jones)—Catastrophic events in Japan cannot be excluded in the next hours because the situation at a nuclear plant there is out of control, the European Union’s energy chief said Wednesday.
“The site is effectively out of control,” Guenther Oettinger, commissioner for energy, told a European Parliament committee. “In the coming hours there could be further catastrophic events which could pose a threat to the lives of people on the island.”
Oettinger also said the statements of the utility operating the distressed plant and those of the Japanese government were starting to differ.

-By Alessandro Torello, Dow Jones Newswires; +32 2 741 14 88; alessandro.torello@dowjones.com

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23 posted on 03/16/2011 8:48:34 AM PDT by socialism_stinX (Why did California go bankrupt?...because of unfunded mandates, medicaid, and illegal immigration.)
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To: tcrlaf

Looks like Japan is trying to get a hundred years of disasters out-of-the-way in a weeks time....it all makes the word catastrophe seem tame.


24 posted on 03/16/2011 8:48:45 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: silentknight

But you can go to the website and fill out a form (after registering). /s


25 posted on 03/16/2011 8:48:49 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Every knife in my back pushes me forward.)
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To: GoCards

http://library.thinkquest.org/3471/radiation_effects_body.html


26 posted on 03/16/2011 8:49:12 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: tcrlaf
0'pinhead's "the foks" are conditioned beyond belief--w/o doubt, there will be May 21 Judgment Day Sales @ every mall in America the global community (organized)!
27 posted on 03/16/2011 8:49:41 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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Europe’s energy chief warned on Wednesday of a further catastrophe at Japan’s nuclear site in the coming hours but his spokeswoman said he had no specific or privileged information on the situation.

Based on that line you should ask the mods to pull this journalistic exercise in yelling "FIRE!" in a crowded theater.

28 posted on 03/16/2011 8:49:53 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: tcrlaf

Gunther bought his puts on the Nikkei yesterday, and is hoping the pay off by the weekend!

He probably has only slightly more clarity on what’s going on in Japan than the main-stream media does. Being an Brussels Eurocrat, he also certainly has some strong ideological view or political position to support.

Given those 2 things, I will take his statements with a grain of salt.


29 posted on 03/16/2011 8:50:04 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Genoa

Apocalypse may take some time. You want Apocalypse now?


30 posted on 03/16/2011 8:50:08 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: Russ

So, this must be the signal to panic and run into the streets, with arms flailing and mouths screaming?

Where’s that animated GIF of people jumping into a hole...


31 posted on 03/16/2011 8:50:30 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: tcrlaf
who cares about a nuclear meltdown? I want to know what Obama shot at the golf course today!

*sigh*

32 posted on 03/16/2011 8:50:47 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail Edition)
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To: quesney
He goes to Rio
De Janeiro

My-o me-o

33 posted on 03/16/2011 8:51:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Moose4

ROFLAMO!

BEST LINE, EVER!


34 posted on 03/16/2011 8:51:01 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: tcrlaf

Or - They’ve done everything than can, now it’s just a matter of letting it cool down naturally.


35 posted on 03/16/2011 8:51:08 AM PDT by DManA
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To: tcrlaf
Well...looks like I'll finally be able to use all this plastic sheeting and duct tape I bought several years ago...

"Honey...grab the ladder. We need to cover the house before the wind shifts..."

36 posted on 03/16/2011 8:51:18 AM PDT by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: tcrlaf

Apparently whats out of control is his mouth. He has no information to make him say that according to his spokesperson.


37 posted on 03/16/2011 8:51:46 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: silentknight

“I don’t think I have ever heard so many “experts” with different opinions.”

I agree. I’ll also point out that nearly every one of the “disaster mongers” that I have seen have ties to Soros. It is almost as if they are wishing for people to die.


38 posted on 03/16/2011 8:52:11 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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# @JimPethokoukis He didn’t know anything specific- was speaking off thecuff. Markets flinched big time. 3 minutes ago via web in reply to JimPethokoukis Retweeted by JimPethokoukis

# RT @WesStull those comments happened last night, about 8 hours ago. Market freaked out, then realized that 1 minute ago via TweetDeck

# REUTERS: EU Energy Commissioner: The situation at Japanese reactor is “effectively out of control” 5 minutes ago via TweetDeck


39 posted on 03/16/2011 8:52:39 AM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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Europe’s energy chief warned on Wednesday of a further catastrophe at Japan’s nuclear site in the coming hours but his spokeswoman said he had no specific or privileged information on the situation.

Sigh.

40 posted on 03/16/2011 8:52:41 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: tcrlaf

So France isn’t lying.


41 posted on 03/16/2011 8:53:04 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: tcrlaf

O'Really?


42 posted on 03/16/2011 8:53:09 AM PDT by McGruff (Is it time to Drill Baby Drill yet?)
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To: skeeter
You may not have long to wait. When I caught his ‘shtick’ he hadn't even done his make-up! He looked like a totally different guy.
43 posted on 03/16/2011 8:55:54 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: GoCards; EBH; fabian; Earthdweller; tumblindice; TexasFreeper2009

See post 14. Turns out the jackass has no information at all...NONE...that supports his assertion. Just a fool confirming he’s a fool.


44 posted on 03/16/2011 8:55:54 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: fabian

“I think they had better look at outlawing their child porn issue their and coming back to God in a big way!”

There’s that. And there’s 12/7/41, too. I’m still pissed about that.


45 posted on 03/16/2011 8:56:02 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Mr. Silverback

He’s not a bozo and I think he knows quite a lot about this situation. That was a very bad sign when the Japanese had to pull a lot of workers out of the plants and suspend efforts to cool the reactors because the radiation levels were so high. I think the Japanese government is understating the severity of this situation because they’re trying to keep their population calm. Note that European companies have been pulling employees out of Japan over the last 48 hours.

This power plant should never have been built so close to the coast, considering the threat from a massive earthquake and Tsunami. Somebody made a disastrous decision about 40 years ago.


46 posted on 03/16/2011 8:56:07 AM PDT by socialism_stinX (Why did California go bankrupt?...because of unfunded mandates, medicaid, and illegal immigration.)
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To: Moose4
some hyperventilating EU twerp six thousand miles away who’s hiding under his desk sucking his thumb and mainlining potassium iodide.

LOL!

47 posted on 03/16/2011 8:56:15 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: skeeter
I’ll wait for Shep Smith to burst into tears before becoming concerned.

Me too, then I'll be concerned for Fox viewers sensibilities.

48 posted on 03/16/2011 8:56:36 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

See post 14. The guy admits he has NO INFORMATION OF ANY KIND TO SUPPORT HIS PREDICTION.


49 posted on 03/16/2011 8:56:48 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: tcrlaf

With the close proximity of everything in Japan the results will not be good.


50 posted on 03/16/2011 8:57:20 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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