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Originally posted by ethancoop
Originally posted by JackBauer
8:24 PM EDT - Tokyo Electric says it is getting ready to inject water into reactor No.3 at Fukushima Daiichi
inject water? what have they been doing to this point?
Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa said Thursday he has given the go-ahead for Self-Defense Forces helicopters to drop water onto a troubled reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant as the radiation level was 4.13 millisievert per hour at an altitude of 1,000 feet. The level comes to 87.7 millisievert at 300 feet, the minister also said.
The Russian government has decided to evacuate the families of its diplomatic personnel in Japan in the nearest future, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
"Due to the latest developments in Japan, it has been decided that tentatively on March 18 the families of the Russian missions staff in Japan, including the embassy in Tokyo, consulates generals, the trade mission and some others will temporarily leave the country," said a statement posted on the ministry's website.
However, Russia has not yet planned to evacuate the personnel of Russian diplomatic missions or other Russian government institutions from Japan, according to the statement.
Originally posted by Casing
0231 : Japanese defence minister Toshimi Kitazawa confirms four water drops took place over the Fukushima Daiichi plant. He says 11 "special purpose vehicles" manned by defence forces will conduct water spraying operations from the ground on Thursday afternoon.
Originally posted by RickyD
Anderson grilling a Japanese gov offical on CNN right now!edit on 16-3-2011 by RickyD because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by crazydaisy
I was thinking the same thing about the people not leaving.
Maybe the situation from the quake and tsunami makes it impossibility -, too much debris, roads washed out, maybe they just don't know what direction to go.
Chinese authorities say that 30,000 Chinese nationals live in the areas of north east Japan most affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
More than 2,000 nationals have already been evacuated.
Two ships with the capacity to evacuate 4,000 people have left China heading for Japan, while reports suggest two Chinese airlines have put on additional flights to help with the evacuation.
Originally posted by RickyD
I'm sure people know the basic north south east west direction and where they are located. I have climed up mountains and over some pretty hairy terrain. From the pics and video I've seen I would have hit the north western coast by about today on foot. I probably wouldn't sleep till day 2 and even then it would be short. If I could do it any person 12-40 years old probably could. If I had to carry people in my family I would might take longer but you could bet I'd be walkin!!!