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Old 03-11-2011, 11:14 PM   #601
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So how does a pole shift fuck stuff up?
our magnetic field is all over the place. Planes wont be able to fly and with the tectonic plates in the ground they will move and cause more earthquakes. When we get hit here it could set off a chain reaction and start the pacific ring of fire which is a active chain of volcano's from Japan to here and down in Cali. Ocean currents will change with weather patterns and could let solar radiation through the ozone layer. It will basically be hell on earth but these are just guesses since a pole shit has never been recorded.
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shaw customers can call japan free of charge and tv japan is available to everyone now

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thats good at least. I know if something like that happened here I'm sure looting would go on. Has there been anything like that in the more damaged areas or is everyone acting normal I guess you can say?
That's one good thing about Japan. Looting would never happen unless it got to a situation where it was deathly desperate (and even then, I probably wouldn't be able to say so).

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Old 03-11-2011, 11:27 PM   #604
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are u kidding me?
I don't really know any nice way to say this so I'm just going to say it. Could you not waltz in here trying to talk about some issue that happened in the past while right NOW, there are estimated 80K people missing and 1,600 already found dead... what is going on in your head to think it's alright to debate that topic now?
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Impressed by japan's buildings to sustain such a heavy quake. We should take notes
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:03 AM   #607
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thats who we have actually been modeling our earthquake designs after. It's great to see it worked so well.
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power plant explosion they dont know if its meltdown or a explosion from releasing vapour
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I posted this earlier but I figure I would post again for those interested.

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One of their Nuclear powerplants just had a minor-explosion? O_O (I am watching CNN)

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explosion, government wont admit if its a meltdown or not until official press conference, outer concrete wall blew off from pressure
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(CNN) -- An explosion has been reported near a nuclear plant in northeastern Japan's Fukushima prefecture, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said Saturday, citing the country's nuclear and industrial safety agency.

The Tokyo Electric Company said some workers on the ground were injured, NHK reported.

It was not immediately clear where the blast occurred in relation to the Fukushima Daiichi plant, or what caused it.

Earlier Saturday Japan's nuclear agency said workers were continuing efforts to cool fuel rods at the plant after a small amount of radioactive material escaped into the air.

The agency said there was a strong possibility that the small amount of radioactive cesium monitors detected was caused by the melting of a fuel rod at the plant, adding that engineers were continuing to cool the fuel rods by pumping water around them.

A spokesman for Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Agency earlier said atomic material had seeped out of one of the five nuclear reactors at the Daiichi plant, located about 160 miles (260 kilometers) north of Tokyo.

Authorities evacuated people living near the reactor after an earthquake and tsunami crippled cooling systems there, as well as at another of the Tokyo Electric Power Company's nuclear plants.

The evacuations notwithstanding, the nuclear safety agency asserted Saturday that the radiation at the plants did not pose an immediate threat to nearby residents' health, the Kyodo News Agency said.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday on its website that the quake and tsunami knocked out a Daiichi reactor's off-site power source, which is used to cool down the radioactive material inside. Then, the tsunami waves disabled the backup source -- diesel generators -- and authorities were working to get these operating.

On Saturday Japanese nuclear authorities said the cooling system had also failed at three of the four reactors at the Fukushima Daini plant -- located in another town in northeaster Japan's Fukushima prefecture.

Janie Eudy told CNN that her 52-year-old husband, Joe, was working at the Daiichi plant and was injured by falling and shattering glass when the quake struck. As he and others were planning to evacuate, at their managers' orders, the tsunami waves struck and washed buildings from the nearby town past the plant.

"To me, it sounded like hell on earth," she said, adding her husband -- a native of Pineville, Louisiana -- ultimately escaped.

The power company reported Saturday that about 1 million households were without power, and that power shortages may occur due to damage at the company's facility.

"We kindly ask our customers to cooperate with us in reducing usage of power," the company said.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapc...japan.nuclear/


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An explosion was heard from a quake-hit Japanese nuclear plant and smoke was seen billowing from it today, as several workers were injured and radioactivity rose 20-fold outside, reports said.
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News agency quotes says smoke also seen at Tokyo plant; authorities fear possible meltdown but say risk of radiation contamination small.

TOKYO - An explosion was heard and smoke was seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co 's Fukushima nuclear power plant, Jiji news agency quoted the police as saying on Saturday.
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Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:34am EST

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* Explosion reported at nuclear plant

* Report that building's outer structure blown off

* Death toll seen rising


By Chris Meyers and Kim Kyung-hoon

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, March 12 (Reuters) - Japan scrambled on
Saturday to avert a disastrous meltdown at a nuclear plant
damaged when a massive earthquake and tsunami struck the
northeast coast, killing at least 1,300 people.

Jiji news agency said there had been an explosion at the
stricken 40-year-old Daichi 1 reactor and TV footage showed
vapour rising from the plant, which lies 240 km (150 miles)
north of Tokyo.

The country's nuclear safety agency could not confirm the
reported incident, which came as plant operator Tokyo Electric
Power Co (Tepco) worked desperately to reduce pressures
in the core of the reactor that -- if not contained -- could
lead to a release of radiation into the atmosphere.

"An unchecked rise in temperature could cause the core to
essentially turn into a molten mass that could burn through the
reactor vessel," political risk information service Stratfor
said in a report. "This may lead to a release of an unchecked
amount of radiation into the containment building that surrounds
the reactor."

NHK television said the outer structure of the building that
houses the reactor appeared to have blown off, which could
suggest the containment building had already been breached.

Earlier the operator released what it said was a tiny amount
of radioactive steam to reduce the pressure and the danger was
minimal because tens of thousands of people had already been
evacuated from the vicinity.

Media reports estimate at least 1,300 people may have been
killed by the 8.9 quake, the biggest since records began in
Japan 140 years ago, and the 10-metre tsunami that swept
ferociously inland after it struck.

Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology
said the earth's axis had shifted 25 cm as a result of the quake
and the U.S. Geological Survey said the main island of Japan had
actually shifted 2.4 metres.

Japanese officials and experts have been at pains to say
that while there would be radiation leaks, they would be very
small and have dismissed suggestions of a repeat of a
Chernobyl-type disaster.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7EC07M20110312

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Where has most of the damage/missing/dead been reported? From the limited news footage I have seen many of the areas where farm/rural areas?
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:49 AM   #617
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I think most of the Japan's industrial heartland was not affected by the quake, so economic impact should not be too severe. But not to sure about this latest news on the nuclear plant.
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Where has most of the damage/missing/dead been reported? From the limited news footage I have seen many of the areas where farm/rural areas?
On Google Maps, look up Fukushima prefecture. Sendai and Soma were two of the hardest hit areas. Soma sounds to be the worse so far in terms of fatalities. The map of the water a few pages back shows Wakabayashi ward flooded out and that's a little bit north of Sendai.
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chun any other info about the fukushima explosion just now?
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theres a press conference going on atm from government/energy officials they are saying its not a meltdown but dont know what caused explosion and still under controlable temperature and will continue adding coolant.

http://yokosonews.com/live/ < guy translating nhk feed to english

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I believe the TEPCO and JP government is hiding a lot of details on this plant explosion
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I believe the TEPCO and JP government is hiding a lot of details on this plant explosion
they just reported in the conference its the turbine? that exploded but wont go into more details so yea definitely hiding stuff but in these kind of situation it happens unfortunately
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http://live.reuters.com/Event/Japan_earthquake2

- Japan chief cabinet secretary Edano: Confirms radiation leak at Fukushima plant
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theres a press conference going on atm from government/energy officials they are saying its not a meltdown but dont know what caused explosion and still under controlable temperature and will continue adding coolant.

http://yokosonews.com/live/ < guy translating nhk feed to english

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chun any other info about the fukushima explosion just now?
Sorry, not around a TV right now but this is an article from the Yomiuri news posted 30 minutes ago. From what I can understand (bear with my poor Japanese skill), it's about the same as other news outlets. They were working hard to open the valve to release pressure and apparently, they were able to do it successfully. They are still investigating the explosion.

Just got warned from another friend here to be careful tonight and the next day as it might rain in Tokyo. He said it's dangerous to come in contact with the rain, however, I don't know how legitimate that is (apparently, he's an expert in the field).

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 12日午後3時36分頃、東京電力福島第一原子力発電所1号機建屋付近で、ドーンという大きな爆発音とと もに白煙が上がり、原子炉建屋が骨組みを残して吹き飛んだ。


 経済産業省原子力安全・保安院は同日午後、1号機の燃料集合体の一部が高熱で溶ける炉心溶融の可能性を指 摘しており、炉心溶融による爆発の可能性もある。

 東電によると、1号機の原子炉建屋内で、圧力が異常に上昇した格納容器内の水蒸気を逃がす作業をしていた 同社社員2人、協力会社2人の計4人が負傷し、病院に運ばれた。福島県庁によると、原発周辺で毎時1000 マイクロ・シーベルトの強い放射線が観測された。福島県警は、同原発の半径10キロ・メートル以内にいる人 に対し、ただちに避難するよう要請した。

 同1号機では、11日の東日本巨大地震で被災し、緊急時に原子炉を冷やす水を注入するためのポンプを動か す非常電源などが入らず、原子炉の十分な安全性を失っていた。格納容器内の圧力が異常に上昇していたため、 12日朝から作業員らが建屋内に入り、水蒸気逃がし弁を開ける作業を進めていた。

 事故発生直前には、難航していた水蒸気の建屋外への放出に成功していた。

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