Skip to comments.Breaking:EU's Energy Commissioner: The Situation at Japanese reactor is "effectively out of control"
Posted on 03/16/2011 8:39:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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I’ll wait for Shep Smith to burst into tears before becoming concerned.
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Seems like it depends on who you believe.
This is a massive disaster on the nuke front
This is not a big deal.
I don’t think I have ever heard so many “experts” with different opinions.
Like a tsunami, earthquake or volcano erupting?
Sad. What are the people in japan truly looking at. Instant death or prolonged illness’??
Don’t be silly - they turned the phones off months ago.
Come on, Japan. We're rooting for you!
Nice little flash crash you created there, Günther. Good work. Very responsible.
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
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.
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"................
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.
Isn’t this the same official who was predicting “apocalypse” a day or two ago? Might have a flair for the dramatic.
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.
That would make a great tagline, but it won’t fit................
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?
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!
“effectively out of control” could also apply to our Congress and spending .I think that will destroy US before any nuke plant.
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.
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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.
But you can go to the website and fill out a form (after registering). /s
Based on that line you should ask the mods to pull this journalistic exercise in yelling "FIRE!" in a crowded theater.
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.
Apocalypse may take some time. You want Apocalypse now?
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...
BEST LINE, EVER!
Or - They’ve done everything than can, now it’s just a matter of letting it cool down naturally.
"Honey...grab the ladder. We need to cover the house before the wind shifts..."
Apparently whats out of control is his mouth. He has no information to make him say that according to his spokesperson.
“I dont 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.
# @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
So France isn’t lying.
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.
“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.
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.
Me too, then I'll be concerned for Fox viewers sensibilities.
See post 14. The guy admits he has NO INFORMATION OF ANY KIND TO SUPPORT HIS PREDICTION.
With the close proximity of everything in Japan the results will not be good.
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