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I do love reading your posts, Des. They are informative, on task and the above one needs a standing ovation. My silence and calm is punctuated by the drone of power lines, Hydro stations, the din of traffic, and the incessant ringing of cell phones.
Originally posted by Destinyone
You know that dead calm, heavy silence....that's the calm before the storm. We are experiencing the calm before the storm. I personally feel, tonight I can sit and relax for the first time in weeks. My mind is stuffed with a cornucopia of knowledge from this thread. I feel a little bit safer because of it. I feel sorry for those, that very soon, will be slammed by the storm...they are not prepared for it in any way. But, that is their choice.
I choose to learn as much as I can, as fast as I can...but, tonight I will rest a bit. Because, tomorrow, things will be worse...and the tomorrow after that, and so on...tonight I will listen to deep silence, yet I still hear faint screams in my ears from tomorrow.
Desedit on 03/28/2011 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)
Tepco Head Pressed to Quit After Costing Holders $26 Billion Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Masataka Shimizu is facing calls to quit after the crisis at the utility's Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant capped a tenure that has seen $26 billion wiped off the company's market value
Originally posted by elouina
Originally posted by nuumm
Found!!! TEPCO president Shimizu hospitalized in Tokyo for high blood pressure.
Actually it sounds more like a nervous breakdown.
Embattled Japanese power company chief hospitalized due to 'fatigue'
Tokyo (CNN) -- The president of the embattled utility that owns the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been hospitalized due to "fatigue and stress," the company said Wednesday.
I'm so tired of hearing about Denver, LOL. I wish it would stop making everyone freak out. It's getting so that when a real radiation alert happens, no one's going to listen because they've been wolf-cried to death over Denver.
Now, new reports are coming in that the Tokai nuclear power plant is showing signs of the damage by the earthquake as its cooling system has collapsed. As of yet, no additional reports of the damage have been obtained but it seems that the situation is still under control.
The Tokai nuclear power plant is located 120 km north of Tokyo in the Ibaraki prefecture.
Japan earthquake and tsunami: fire breaks out at nuclear plant in Onagawa
A fire broke out in the turbine building of Onagawa nuclear plant in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on Friday after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake triggered a huge tsunami.
The IAEA does not have a mandate to establish, enforce or police international or national nuclear safety legislation and regulations. In fact, the IAEA brings together the experts, scientists, regulators and government representatives to develop and approve the standards. These standards are then used to create the national legislation regulation. Nonetheless, each country has independent regulatory bodies responsible for safety-related regulations and their subsequent enforcement. Ultimately, each individual reactor operator is responsible for the safety of their facility.
Originally posted by jjjtir
Advisory now readable with a more precise time.
Smoke briefly detected at Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant
So, it sounds to me like the radiation came from the air/rain. I doubt there is radioactive seaweed/water via ocean currents (from Japan?) "washing up" on the shores.
Originally posted by JohnnyWarbucks
This article explains the technical aspects that prevent this crisis from becoming another Chernobyl and debunks much of the media sensationalism going on.
Why Fukushima Isn't Like Chernobyl
Unfortunately, certain interested parties have been employing sensationalist rhetoric, inaccuracies, and outright hoaxes regarding Fukushima. I refuse to dignify with comments SMS hoaxes in the Philippines as well as a map, purportedly from Australia, predicting lethal dose rates affecting the western coast of the United States. Nonsense—that’s all these are.
But then there’s Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts who warned of ‘another Chernobyl’ and predicted ‘the same thing could happen here (the United States),’ and then proceeded to call for an immediate suspension of licensing procedures for a new generation safer reactor design. I find that repugnant.
Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist from the City College of New York who studies string theory, is also out of his depth when it comes to nuclear reactors. He’s not a nuclear engineer, and yet that hasn’t stopped him making borderline hysterical statements during interviews. Kaku claimed, for example, that a ‘China Syndrome’ was possible, that the ‘(Chernobyl) vessel and roof blew out simultaneously’—factually incorrect on both counts: Chernobyl-type RBMK reactors have no reactor pressure vessel.edit on 30-3-2011 by JohnnyWarbucks because: (no reason given)