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Originally posted by sirric
Unconfirmed report from TWITTER - Nuclear power plant - attempts to save plant STOPPED
* Radioactive contamination then released into the reactor vessel
* Radiation escapes into an outer, concrete containment building
* Radiation escapes into the environment.
West Coast USA Danger IF Japan Nuclear Reactor Meltdown
"...Not only would such a disaster be horrible for the local region and Japan, but other countries, namely the U.S. would be effected next by airborne radiation particles, the magnitude of which is yet to be determined.
Why would the west coast USA be in danger? The prevailing jet stream winds are blowing from Japan directly across the Pacific ocean to the west coast of the United States. Any airborne radiation would make its way across with the jet stream, reaching the U.S. in approximately 36 hours, depending on the actual speed of the jet..."
This is not getting any better.......
Time to pray HARD.
- The earthquake has led to the shutdown of 11 of the Japan's 55 nuclear power plants, representing nearly 20% of the country's capacity. The Fukushima Daiichi unit is just one of five reactors severely imperiled by the earthquake.
- The Fukushima plant covers about 865 acres and it is built on solid bedrock.
- Opened in 1971 -- the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (No.1) would be marking its 40th anniversary on March 26.
- Some 40,000 people had evacuated from the areas around two Fukushima plants as of Saturday afternoon, according to reports.
- Authorities evacuated a 12.5 mile radius around the reactor, and told residents within 16.5 miles to remain indoors.
- Virtually any increase in ambient radiation can raise long-term cancer rates.
- A partial meltdown in one of the light water reactors at Three Mile Island in 1979 resulted in the release of radioactive gases in the most serious incident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry.
Originally posted by MidnightTide
The thing about donating money is WILL THE PEOPLE ACTUALLY GET IT.
I hear most of the Katrina money is still sitting in a bank somewhere, same goes with the Haiti relief funds. I would donate in a heartbeat, but that is what is holding me from doing so.
Originally posted by RUDDD
Population list for the Cities & Towns which were along the direct impact-line of the Tsunami. Makes for some sobering viewing, and I expect the reduced figures of below 500 is just the MSM bracing the world for whats to come. Remember all these people had was 7 minutes, if that, to get to higher ground. Assuming they even heard warning of the impending Tsunami at all.
Authorities have said they were preparing to distribute iodine to people living near affected nuclear power plants.