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Originally posted by Bicent76
Just wow, I caught wind of this last night, I was about to goto bed after playing PS3, and turned on CNN, about I dunno 2am est. They were talking about a quake and a minor tsunami, so of course I was watching. I have been feeling strange for weeks now its like having a pressure headache, I had just been having that ah man something is not right feeling. Anyhow then they started showing the FIRST in real life Not Hollywood made Tsunami waves, crashing into Japan, Just insane.. Anyhow I just wanted to put my two cents in, I think this event has allot of tangibles at the moment to bring absolutely no benefit to mankind, sadly the news is now talking about nuclear reactors failing in Japan, as well.
The political climate in the far east right now, is already tense with the Korea peninsula, and now one of the west's biggest allies are brought to their knee's. I just hope nothing stupid happens out there, while we are trying to pick the pieces up over there.
Originally posted by funkywarlord
Originally posted by GezinhoKiko
reply to post by infinite
just read a update bar on the bbc news channel stating reactor 1 cooling failed!
yeh and then a `corespondent` from scotland? says `its okay theres backup`
HUH.. can they explain for us non technically savvy people what is really going on
Japan's prime minister has declared a "nuclear emergency" after a number of reactors shut down after a massive earthquake hit the country.
Eleven reactors at four nuclear power stations automatically shut down, but officials said one reactor's cooling system failed to operate correctly.
Under Japanese law, an emergency must be declared if a cooling system fails.
In total, the country has 55 reactors providing about one-third of the nation's electricity.
In a statement, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum released a statement that said Prime Minister Naoto Kan had declared the emergency "in case prompt action" had to be taken, but added that "no release of radioactive material" had been detected.
It added: "Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (Nisa) of the [Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry] set up an emergency preparedness headquarter... in an effort to collect information on any possible damage to the NPPs (nuclear power plants).
Originally posted by SonicInfinity
If you are told to evacuate, do as you are told.
Does Obama think they are 5 years old? I find that statement to be extremely condescending. What's more, why is he talking about gasoline now instead of the earthquake, and why is the speech about gasoline longer than the earthquake?
Originally posted by GullibleUnderlord
reply to post by Pharyax
so at worst 100 mile radius ?