Thread: Japan hit by massive earthquake

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpleio View Post
    [*******navy]Everything is HELL !!! Im serious.[/COLOR]
    Lets see what other 4 countries did when Japan government told publics everything is fine?
    Thank you for this summary...

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    Nuclear plant operator says as of 0230 GMT there were 180 workers on site at Daiichi plant
    According to R E U T E R S.

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    anyone have a picture that has a hole in the wall of the reactor 2?

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    NHK: SDF Aborts cooling mission

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    Its freightening that the workers had to be evacuated for a short period of time too, i wonder how the equipment handles the radiation. No idea how much radiation diesel generators, firefighter trucks etc. can have when levels go up. At Chernobyl much of the equipment just stopped working when getting near the source of radiation..

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    Quote Originally Posted by signatory View Post
    NHK: SDF Aborts cooling mission
    This is why, according to Kyodo...

    SDF choppers unable to drop water on reactor due to high radiation (18:11)

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    Can we talk about second Chernobyl now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by InetWarrior View Post
    Can we talk about second Chernobyl now?
    mplieo may just implode if you do

    Quote Originally Posted by mpleio View Post
    [*******navy]Everything is HELL !!! Im serious.[/COLOR]

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    There's still no chain reaction in the pools that contain the spend fuel rods. It has been confirmed that water in one of the pools has vaporized already. They're trying to prevent a new chain reaction from happening.

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    http://www.digitalglobe.com/index.ph...magery+Gallery

    satellite pictures of Fukushima I NPP.

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    anybody has a link to that Japanese news website that posts news update every minutes or so about the events there?

    There is one from BBC as well IIRC ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xav View Post
    Originally Posted by Lt-Col A. Tack
    Why is there no looting in Japan?

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    March 15, 2011


    Journalist and social commentator Ed West wrote in the UK Telegraph yesterday how struck he was by the Japanese culture throughout this ordeal. He observed how supermarkets cut their prices in the days following the quake and how vending machine owners were giving out free drinks as "people work together to survive." And West was most surprised by the fact that there was no looting.

    [*******#417394]http://caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com/20...-japan/?hpt=T1[/COLOR]
    Indeed, thumbs up for that!
    Well, Who can tell me what they did there? Is that a [FONT=Arial]safe box ?... N[/FONT]othing is impossible.

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    Edit: TECPO just said that in reactor 1, 70% of the rods have been damaged. In reactor 2 33% is damaged. They didnt mention anything about how bad the damage is and what the dangers are.
    These are not the spend rods but the ones being used in the reactor itself. No info on the spend fuel rods situation yet other then that water has vaporized.


    The containment vessel of no. 3 seems compromized too causing white smoke to appear between no. 3 and no. 4.
    Between Units 3 and 4, Japanese authorities said they had measured radiation dose rates of up to 400 millisieverts-per-hour, IAEA reported. That's equivalent to about 2,000 chest x-rays per hour, the agency said on its website. "This is a high dose-level value, but it is a local value at a single location and at a certain point in time," it added.
    As a result of the monitoring of about 150 people from around the Daiichi site, 23 have been decontaminated, IAEA said.
    The number of nuclear workers remaining on site has been slashed from 800 to 50.

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    Dunno if I should mute the German TV reports or not. Now they're wondering when the Japanese people start panicking, looting and going nuts. All of these self-declared "experts" with their "expert opinions".. Uaaargh.

    Best of strength to the Japanese and all helpers, trying to find survivors and reducing the risk of a nuclear disaster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpleio View Post
    Well, Who can tell me what they did there? Is that a [FONT=Arial]safe box ?... N[/FONT]othing is impossible.
    These guys are clearly Chinese living in Japan...
    J/K

    Yeah, maybe you are right, or maybe it is their own safe... no way to know.

    But for sure you won't see these Katrina looting scenes in Japan



    (ps: this is not targeted towards the US, the same would happen in most of Europe too)

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