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  • earthquake off Japan, 6.8

    05/12/2015 2:57:09 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 39 replies
    USGS ^ | 5/12/15 | usgs
    big one, just listed 6.8 33km SE of Ofunato, Japan 2015-05-12 21:12:58 UTC
  • Amazing Japanese Video Documenting 9.0 earthquake

    Japanese Video Documenting 9.0 earthquake from 2011
  • 3 nuclear reactors melted down after quake, Japan confirms

    06/06/2011 12:08:26 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 21 replies
    CNN via Drudge ^ | 6/6/2011 | the CNN Wire Staff
    Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant experienced full meltdowns at three reactors in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami in March, the country's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters said Monday. The nuclear group's new evaluation, released Monday, goes further than previous statements in describing the extent of the damage caused by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11. The announcement will not change plans for how to stabilize the Fukushima Daiichi plant, the agency said. Reactors 1, 2 and 3 experienced a full meltdown, it said.
  • Quake shifted Japan; towns now flood at high tide

    05/09/2011 7:29:27 PM PDT · by decimon · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2011 | JAY ALABASTER
    ISHINOMAKI, Japan – When water begins to trickle down the streets of her coastal neighborhood, Yoshiko Takahashi knows it is time to hurry home. Twice a day, the flow steadily increases until it is knee-deep, carrying fish and debris by her front door and trapping people in their homes. Those still on the streets slosh through the sea water in rubber boots or on bicycle. "I look out the window, and it's like our houses are in the middle of the ocean," says Takahashi, who moved in three years ago. The March 11 earthquake that hit eastern Japan was so...
  • Toyota to Halt Output in N. America after Japan Quake

    04/09/2011 8:30:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Jiji Press ^ | 04/09/11
    Toyota to Halt Output in N. America after Japan Quake New York, April 8 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Friday it will suspend vehicle production at 13 of its 14 North American plants due to disruptions in Japanese-made parts and component supplies caused by the March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami. The 13 plants will stop operations for four to five days in the April 15-25 period, the top Japanese automaker said. Production plans for April 26 and beyond have not been decided yet. (2011/04/09-13:21)
  • The vast field of debris from Japan earthquake and tsunami that's floating towards U.S. West Coast

    04/07/2011 6:40:35 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7th April 2011
    A vast field of debris, swept out to sea following the Japan earthquake and tsunami, is floating towards the U.S. West Coast, it emerged today. More than 200,000 buildings were washed out by the enormous waves that followed the 9.0 quake on March 11. There have been reports of cars, tractor-trailers, capsized ships and even whole houses bobbing around in open water.

    04/07/2011 7:49:24 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 193 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | 4/7/2011 | Matt Drudge
  • Japan quake moved sea bed 24 metres: coastguard

    04/06/2011 6:48:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Strait Times ^ | 04/06/11
    Apr 6, 2011 Japan quake moved sea bed 24 metres: coastguard TOKYO - THE seabed near the epicentre of the massive earthquake that rocked Japan last month was shifted 24m by the tremor, the country's coastguard said on Wednesday. Sensors found that one part of the ocean floor had been stretched to a point 24m east-southeast of its position before the 9.0 undersea quake, which triggered a massive tsunami that engulfed large areas of Japan's northeast coast.
  • Wembley 'Supergig' for Japan Cancelled (Musicians Turn Backs on Japanese Fans)

    04/04/2011 6:18:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday, April 4, 2011 | Sean Michaels
    Organisers have called off plans for a massive "supergig", which was to benefit the relief effort in Japan. Live Nation was reportedly "unable to secure artists" for the Wembley Arena concert in London, which was to be broadcast worldwide. Promoters had been working with major labels Sony and Universal to organise a gigantic fundraiser on 14 April, with plans to involve world-class artists. It was to be "a huge global spectacle" and "the biggest concert in years", according to sources.
  • Toyota Will Shut Down All Of Its North American Factories Due To Shortages In Japan

    04/04/2011 12:48:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/04/2011 | Gus Lubin
    Toyota just announced it will shut down all of its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan. This is a temporary shutdown, which will affect about 25,000 workers. The length of the shutdown is unknown and depends on how fast Japanese parts factories can get back in operation, spokesman Mike Gross told the AP. Toyota gets about 15 percent of its parts from Japan. Last month GM's Shreveport plant was shutdown temporarily due to troubles in Japan.
  • Hollywood Hit by Soaring Videotape Prices Following Japan Quake

    03/28/2011 6:53:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/25/11
    Hollywood Hit by Soaring Videotape Prices Following Japan Quake Hollywood is feeling the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. Prices of high-quality videotape are skyrocketing amid fears of a shortage as many tape manufacturers in Japan have been affected by the disaster. According to U.S. media on Tuesday (local time), major Hollywood film studios such as 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. have expressed concerns as tape prices have doubled since the quake. Japanese companies like Fuji and Sony dominate the market for various types of tape such as HD videotape and data storage tape, with Sony...
  • Japan disaster: over 27,000 dead or missing

    03/25/2011 6:16:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    NHK WORLD ^ | Thursday, March 24, 2011 03:01 +0900 (JST) | Staff
    More than 27,000 people are officially dead or missing after the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11th. According to the National Police Agency, 9,811 people are confirmed dead as of 9 PM on Thursday. The agency says it has received reports of 17,541 people missing. Most of the dead and missing are from the 3 hardest hit prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima. The number of confirmed deaths in Fukushima totals 839, far smaller than the more than 5,800 in Miyagi and about 3,000 in Iwate. This may be due to the suspension of search operations...
  • 'Radiation is good for you,' says Ann Coulter as she weighs in on Japan's nuclear crisis

    03/23/2011 10:13:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/19/2011 | David Gardner
    Conservative maverick Ann Coulter has poured scorn on growing fears over the fallout from Japan’s nuclear crisis by claiming that ‘radiation is good for you.’ With her bizarre outburst, Coulter became the latest celebrity to cause a stir over controversial remarks on the disaster in Japan. The right wing commentator was attempting to quell concern that a radiation plume was due to hit America’s West Coast today after travelling 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean from the damaged reactor at Fukishima. There is a growing body of evidence that radiation in excess of what the government says are the minimum...
  • 200 to lose jobs after Kona Village shuts

    03/19/2011 1:01:35 PM PDT · by americanophile · 38 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | March 19, 2011 | Gene Park
    After more than 45 years, the Kona Village Resort on the Big Island will be closing its doors, its future uncertain. The 82-acre property suffered extensive damage due to last week's tsunami from Japan's magnitude-9.0 earthquake. More than 200 employees will be laid off. All will be paid through April 3, and their medical benefits will last until the end of April, said Patrick Fitzgerald, president and chief executive officer of the resort. "It was a very hard decision to let the Kona Village staff go; they're a very special group of people," he said. "They've done an amazing job for...
  • FoxNews: IAEA Official says Japan Nuke Plant serious but stable

    03/17/2011 8:24:16 PM PDT · by topher · 106 replies
    IAEA official says conditions at plant are serious but stable, as the agency faces renewed scrutiny for its record
  • Sitting silent in their classroom, the 30 children whose parents have not come to collect them

    03/18/2011 8:32:44 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/18/2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Sitting silent in their classroom, the 30 children whose parents have not come to collect them after tsunami swept away their town Even amid the carnage and despair of Japan's tsunami victims, the plight of the 30 children at Kama Elementary School is heartbreaking. They sit quietly in the corner of a third-floor classroom where they have waited each day since the tsunami swept into the town of Ishinomaki for their parents to collect them. So far, no one has come and few at the school now believe they will. Teachers think that some of the boys and girls, aged...
  • Japan Nuke Disaster Could Be Worse Than Chernobyl

    03/17/2011 8:49:37 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 82 replies
    Inter Press Service News Agency ^ | March 18, 2011 | Stephen Leahy
    A global nuclear disaster potentially worse than Chernobyl may be under way in Japan as hundreds of tonnes of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel are open to the sky, and may be on fire and emitting radioactive particles into the atmosphere. Many countries have advised their citizens in Japan to leave the country. "This is uncharted territory. There is a 50-percent chance they could lose all six reactors and their storage pools," said Jan Beyea, a nuclear physicist with a New Jersey consulting firm called Consulting in the Public Interest. "I'm surprised the situation hasn't gotten worse faster... But without...
  • March 18-Fukushima Reactors Live Thread

    03/18/2011 4:47:13 AM PDT · by hc87 · 56 replies
    Please post links and comments on Fukushima reactors here.
  • Radiation From Japan Detected on Planes That Landed in Chicago, Dallas

    03/17/2011 1:32:09 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 40 replies
    Chicago - Fears of nuclear radiation in Japan have now hit Chicago, after a plane landing at O'Hare Airport tested for positive for radiation, but an expert in the field cautioned that there was no risk to the public from the incident. A spokeperson for American Airlines confirmed that two planes from Tokyo tested positive for radiation Wednesday, one at O'Hare and one landing in Dallas. The radiation at O'Hare was coming from a routine medical shipment that was bound for Mexico. U.S. Customs said the radiation test was positive, but at no time was the radiation at unsafe levels....
  • Breaking : Obama seeks safety review of US nuclear plants

    03/17/2011 1:23:41 PM PDT · by Scythian · 171 replies
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is calling for a comprehensive safety review at the 104 nuclear reactors in the U.S. in the wake of the Japanese disaster. The president is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to examine nuclear plants to ensure they can withstand earthquakes and other disasters. Obama said lessons can be learned from the unfolding nuclear disaster caused by last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In televised remarks Thursday, The president said U.S. officials do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the West Coast of the continental U.S., Hawaii or Alaska. He repeated the statement...
  • Obama speaking now on Japan!

    03/17/2011 12:50:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 79 replies
    Fox News Live | 3/17/11
    1. Americans should leave. 2. Radiation will not reach the U.S. 3. The CDC do not recommend that people take precautionary measures except for staying inside (cowering is optional). 4. US nuclear plants are safe. However, what we can learn now in Japan may make them even safer. 5. SAR teams from US will help in Japan. The US military is pitching-in. 6. Responders are being given the best equipment. 7. American citizens are mobilizing to help. You can do so on (website suchandsuch). 8. Japan and the US share many cultural bonds. This friendship is certain to bring everyone...
  • Radiation Fears Spark Japan Exodus

    03/16/2011 8:13:13 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 31 replies ^ | 3/16/2011 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Lufthansa, KLM Cancel Flights to Tokyo's Narita Airport Panicked passengers hoping to flee Japan waited for hours at the country's largest international airport today as concerns about radioactive fallout heightened. The international and domestic terminals at Narita International Airport were crammed with passengers leaving the capital Germany's Lufthansa airline became the first major carrier to cancel flights to irst major carrier to cancel flights to Narita International Airport, which services Tokyo, and will reroute all flights through Nagoya and Osaka, some 300 miles south of the capitol. Dutch carrier KLM followed. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said, "There is no...
  • Rice Gone from Tokyo Area Supermarkets

    03/16/2011 6:06:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 03/17/11
    Rice Gone from Tokyo Area Supermarkets Tokyo, March 16 (Jiji Press)--Rice has sold out at supermarkets in the Tokyo metropolitan area due to the disruption of transportation networks in the Tohoku northeastern Japan region hit by the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake Friday. Given the emergency situation, Ito-Yokado supermarkets, operated by Seven & i Holdings Co. <3382>, held special sales events in the Tokyo metropolitan area Wednesday, and customers stood in long lines in front of the stores well ahead of their opening. "Now that school lunches have been suspended, I need more rice than usual," a housewife in her 40s from...
  • Haunting. Scheduled music plays in tsunami-stricken town to tell kids it's "home time."

    03/16/2011 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 7 replies
    Channel 4 News ^ | 03/16/11 | winston's julia
    As is tradition in Japan, loudspeakers sound at 5pm every day to tell children it is home time. In Ofunato, their song, laced in tragic irony: "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it seems as though they're here to stay".
  • Glenn Beck Says Japan Quake a Message from God

    03/16/2011 1:00:12 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Mar. 16 2011 | Wesley Ernst
    Talk show host Glenn Beck has called Japan’s latest deadly earthquake a message from God. His remarks come after a tsunami caused by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake hit the Japanese coastline last Friday, claiming an estimated 10,000 lives. Since the quake occured, several nuclear power plants risk meltdown after receiving damage. "I'm not saying God is, you know, causing earthquakes – well I'm not not saying that either!" Beck said on television Monday. "What God does is God's business, I have no idea. But I'll tell you this – whether you call it Gaia or whether you call it Jesus, there's...
  • Japan earthquake: Emperor Akihito's exceptional speech

    03/16/2011 9:20:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/16/2011 | Praveen Swami
    Minutes before Emperor Akihito made his first-ever television address to his people, the Japanese public broadcaster NHK instructed its editors to cut into the speech if important news on the unfolding nuclear crisis broke. In a country where the Emperor is treated with a reverence verging on the worshipful, both the public speech and the orders to show discourtesy to it if need be illustrate just how deep the cultural impact of Japan's earthquake and tsunami has been. Dressed in a dark suit, and seated against a backdrop designed to evoke the appearance of a traditional paper screens, Emperor Akihito...
  • Breaking:EU's Energy Commissioner: The Situation at Japanese reactor is "effectively out of control"

    03/16/2011 8:39:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 232 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-16-01 | Reuters
    Reuter's Breaking Headline only at this time...
  • Japan situation looks 'more serious' than Three Mile Island: DOE's Chu (Duh?)

    03/16/2011 12:27:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | 03-16-2011 | Herman Wang
    US Energy Secretary Steven Chu told Congress Wednesday that Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis appears "more serious" than the 1979 Three Mile Island partial reactor meltdown. Chu's comments came in response to a question comparing the incidents from Representative Ed Whitfield, a Kentucky Republican, as Chu was testifying before the House of Representatives' Energy and Power Subcommittee. "I think the events unfolding in Japan actually appear to me to be more serious than Three Mile Island," Chu said. "To what extent, we don't really know right now. They're unfolding on an hour-by-hour basis and there are conflicting reports." "That's one of...
  • Stocks fall on Japan crisis, weak economic reports

    03/16/2011 11:28:20 AM PDT · by EBH · 13 replies
    Yahoo/Finance ^ | 3/16/11
    Rising fears about the nuclear crisis in Japan along with disappointing U.S. economic news sent stocks falling Wednesday. Stocks opened lower then dropped sharply in midmorning trading after the European Union's energy chief was quoted as saying that Japan's nuclear crisis could get worse. Japan temporarily suspended work at a stricken nuclear plant after a surge in radiation made it too dangerous for workers to remain there. That came a day after Japan's prime minister said four crippled reactors at a nuclear power plant were leaking dangerous amounts of radiation. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 165, or 1 percent,...
  • 'We're Very Close Now to the Point of No Return'...

    03/16/2011 9:28:13 AM PDT · by righttackle44 · 96 replies
    ABC News International ^ | March 16, 2011 | DAVID MUIR, JESSICA HOPPER, LEEZEL TANGLAO and BEN FORER
    Surging radiation levels temporarily halted work to cool the troubled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, raising worries that officials are running out of options to stabilize the escalating catastrophe. "We're very close now to the point of no return," Dr. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist, said. "It's gotten worse. We're talking about workers coming into the reactor perhaps as a suicide mission and we may have to abandon ship."
  • What Your Grocery Store Will Look Like In An Emergency

    03/15/2011 9:55:59 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 82 replies
    SHTFPlan ^ | 3/15/11 | Mac Slavo
    Jason Kelly is an author and blogger living in Japan. He has been documenting events at his blog since the earthquake hit last week. In his latest post, aptly titled Cleaned Out, Kelly gives us a picture tour of a grocery store in Sano, Japan, about 40 miles northwest of Tokyo. According to Jason, infrastructure damage, rolling blackouts and other problems have left about 35% to 50% of all stores in his town closed, with grocery stores completely out of food. Gas stations are either rationing fuel or have run completely dry.
  • In a Short Paragraph: Radiation Levels Explained

    03/15/2011 11:04:27 PM PDT · by goods · 23 replies ^ | 3/16/2011 | Yossi Gestetner
    The radiation level of 1,000 MilliSieverts (MSV) at the power plant in Fukushima, Japan is hundred Rem. A person in America gets a year 620 Rem of radiation. The only diff is, that 1,000 MSV (100 Rem) per hour at Fukushima, is way higher than 620 Rem spread through the 8,760 hours a year. of course, if a person reads that the radiation level at the plant is 400 MSV per hour (instead of 1000 MSV P/H that it once reached), the person indeed knows that it is a high level. However, with the above information at hand, one understands...
  • A Major Earthquake in North America Imminent?

    03/15/2011 11:30:01 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 132 replies · 1+ views
    FoxBusinessNews ^ | 3/14/11 | Neil Cavuto
    JIM BERKLAND, GEOLOGIST: The month of October, March, and April are the three most devastating earthquakes in terms of damage in the San Francisco Bay Area in history. And we are having on the 19th of this month not only the full moon, but within an hour the closest approach of the moon to the earth until the year 2016. The next day is the equinoctial tides. So you're bringing together three of the maximum tide raising forces. We know about the ocean tides. But there is also an Earth tide. And there is a tide in the ground water....
  • Snow blankets Japan's tsunami deadlands

    03/16/2011 5:45:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Asia One ^ | 03/16/11
    AFP Snow blankets Japan's tsunami deadlands Wed, Mar 16, 2011 TOKYO, JAPAN - A blanket of snow covered disaster areas of northeast Japan on Wednesday, amid a cold snap in the debris-strewn wastelands created by last week's quake and tsunami catastrophe. Survivors and rescue crews - already facing an acute lack of water, supplies and fuel, power blackouts and poor telecommunications - had their troubles compounded by snow flurries over roads and rubble. Temperatures in the worst-hit Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures fell sharply to near zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), and the meteorological agency forecast a drop to...
  • Surgeon General: Buying Iodide a "Precaution"

    03/15/2011 4:50:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    nbc ^ | 3:30 PM PDT, Tue, Mar 15, 2011 | LORI PREUITT
    The fear that a nuclear cloud could float from the shores of Japan to the shores of California has some people making a run on iodine tablets. Pharmacists across California report being flooded with requests. State and county officials spent much of Tuesday trying to keep people calm by saying that getting the pills wasn't necessary, but then the United States surgeon general supported the idea as a worthy "precaution." U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is in the Bay Area touring a peninsula hospital. NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo asked her about the run on tablets and Dr. Benjamin...
  • Where's Al Gore??

    05/19/2008 3:40:23 PM PDT · by MissEdie · 13 replies · 67+ views
    Washington Post | 5-19-08 | MissEdie
    Why NBC is "in the tank" for Barack Obama: The second largest company in the world is General Electric. GE owns NBC. It also builds nuclear power reactors. Is it any wonder then that NBC favored Obama from the start? According to the LA Times, “Obama is the largest beneficiary of money from companies that have a stake in nuclear energy’s future.” Are we surprised then that Tim Russert prematurely called Obama the Democratic nominee? Or that Russert allowed Obama to ramble on about how great nuclear power is on Meet the Press? Take a look at Obama's Exelon connection...
  • Japan braces for potential radiation catastrophe

    03/15/2011 12:39:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies · 1+ views
    News Daily ^ | 03-15-2011 | Staff
    Japan raced to avert a catastrophe on Wednesday after an explosion at a quake-crippled nuclear power plant sent radiation wafting into Tokyo, prompting some people to flee the capital and others to stock up on essential supplies. The crisis escalated late on Tuesday when operators of the facility said one of two blasts had blown a hole in the building housing a reactor, which meant spent nuclear fuel was exposed to the atmosphere. Prime Minister Naoto Kan urged people within 30 km (18 miles) of the facility -- a population of 140,000 -- to remain indoors, as Japan grappled with...
  • My health food store trip...

    03/15/2011 12:42:13 PM PDT · by djf · 110 replies
    Just got back from the health food store. I went to get some Xylitol. Xylitol is a natural sugar that helps with sinus infections, that sort of thing. Phone was ringing off the hook. Gal behind the counter was automatically answering "Sorry, we're sold out"... Anybody guess what people were wanting?
  • No-Fly Zone Over Damaged Japanese Nuclear Plant

    03/15/2011 10:23:24 AM PDT · by edpc · 4 replies
    AP via ^ | 15 Mar 2011 | AP
    (AP:TOKYO) Japan's transport ministry says it has imposed a no-fly zone over a 20-mile (30-kilometer) radius around the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Ministry spokesman Hiroaki Katsuma said the decision was made Tuesday because of fears that radioactive particles leaking from the complex into the atmosphere could enter passing aircraft.
  • Japan's nuclear emergency prompts panic buying in Tokyo

    03/15/2011 9:37:52 AM PDT · by OB1kNOb · 64 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/15/11 | Justin McCurry
    News of a serious radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant has sparked panic buying in Tokyo, as some residents started to leave the capital to escape potential contamination.... People in the capital, home to 12 million, snapped up radios, torches, candles, fuel containers and sleeping bags, while for the fourth day there was a run on bread, canned goods, instant noodles, bottled water and other foodstuffs at supermarkets...... Fears are rising that if the hoarding frenzy continues it will affect the ability to deliver emergency supplies to the disaster zone. "The situation is hysterical," said Tomonao Matsuo, a spokesman...
  • Third Reactor at Fukushima Nuclear Plant Explodes

    03/14/2011 5:27:49 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 209 replies
    ABC ^ | March 14, 2011 | DAVID MUIR AND JESSICA HOPPER
    There was a new explosion Tuesday morning at a reactor the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and the company that runs the plant said water may be leaking from the reactor.Half of the rods inside the reactor were not immersed in water and the suppression pool, which holds the water used to keep the rods cool, seemed to be damaged, according to Tokyo Electric Co. and government officials.The level of radiation also rose around the reactor, but a government official said there was no danger."The radioactive level near unit 2 has gone up, but at this juncture, the level is not...
  • Japanese Radiation Could Pose Threat to U.S.

    03/15/2011 7:37:45 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    The Warning Signs ^ | 3-15-2011 | TWS
    Japanese Radiation Could Pose Threat to U.S.March 15, 2011 If a radiation cloud from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors eventually reaches the western United States, it could pose a threat to American crops and the people who eat them, nationally known neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD tells Newsmax. He also says the radiation could pose a cancer risk, and explains steps to take to protect against the damaging effects of radiation exposure. Dr. Blaylock is a health practitioner, a lecturer and editor of’s “Blaylock Wellness Report.” His books include “Nuclear Sunrise,” which examines the threat posed by nuclear radiation. In...
  • Radiation leaks from Fukushima now “harmful” ["levels of up to 400 units of radiation an hour"]

    03/15/2011 7:38:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 55 replies
    Euro News ^ | 15/ 03 /11
    The government in Japan says radiation from the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has now reached harmful levels. Four reactors at the plant have now exploded. It’s now thought one of the reactor’s containment systems has also been damaged, raising fears of further and more serious radiation leaks. The UN’s weather agency says the current conditions are dispersing the radioactive particles out over the ocean, and there is no risk to the people. The World Health Organisation says by extending the exclusion zone, Japan is taking all the right precautions. The plant’s operators, Tokyo Electric, say they have asked the US...
  • kyodo news reports hydrogen explosion at reactor 4

    03/14/2011 8:04:17 PM PDT · by tarpit · 113 replies · 1+ views
    BREAKING NEWS: Hydrogen explosion occurs at Fukushima No. 4 reactor (11:53)
  • Roof of No.4 Reactor at Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Plant Found Damaged

    03/14/2011 6:43:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Nikkei ^ | 03/15/11
    /begin my excerpts Roof of No.4 Reactor at Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Plant Found Damaged 2011/3/15 8: 42 Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima office announced on the 15th that it found the roof of the building housing the reactor no. 4 was damaged. Past 7 am this morning, there was damage on the fifth floor of the building, and what appears to be stream has drifted out. The reactor was in the midst of periodic inspection. /end my excerpts
  • new quake(6.1) this time SW of Tokoyo

    03/15/2011 7:10:24 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 25 replies
    this is well SW of the others 115 km (72 miles) WSW (251°) from TOKYO, Japan
  • LIVE thread & Breaking News ~ Japan

    03/15/2011 8:13:35 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 1,751 replies · 2+ views
    Various | 15 March 2011
    Latest news from Japan: From the BBC- 1456: Tepco says it may start pouring water from a helicopter over Fukushima Daiichi's reactor four in the next few days, to cool the spent-fuel pool. 1439: A 30km (18 mile) no-fly zone is in place around Fukushima, says the IAEA. 1436: The IAEA says Monday's blast at Fukushima may have affected the integrity of the containment vessel - there are fears of more serious radioactive leaks if happen. 1435: Following earlier reports, it appears there has been more than one strong aftershock in Japan - AP reports two tremors measuring over 6.0...
  • While Japan Burns, Obama Fills Out His Bracket

    03/15/2011 8:34:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies · 1+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 15,2011 | Jim Geraghty
    Wow: Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by a deadly tsunami. In a nationally televised statement, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said radiation had spread from the four stricken reactors of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant along Japan’s northeastern coast. The region was shattered by Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the ensuing tsunami that is believed to have killed more than 10,000 people, plunged millions into misery and pummeled the world’s third-largest economy. Via Mike Allen’s...
  • Explosion Heard at Fukushima Daiichi Plant in Japan (New Explosion)

    03/14/2011 4:18:19 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 527 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/14/2011 | Fox News
    Breaking news banner and on TV right now...
  • Kan raps Tokyo Electric's handling of nuclear crisis

    03/15/2011 1:25:23 AM PDT · by SteveH · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | March 15, 2011
    Kan raps Tokyo Electric's handling of nuclear crisis TOKYO, March 15, Kyodo Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday strongly criticized Tokyo Electric Power Co. for its handling of the earthquake-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. ''The TV reported an explosion. But nothing was said to the premier's office for about an hour,'' a Kyodo News reporter overheard Kan saying during a meeting with executives of the power company at its head office. ''What the hell is going on?'' Kan strongly ordered the company not to withdraw its employees from the power plant, which has been facing a series of...