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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 05:08 AM
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Today a TEPCO spokesperson during a press conference shown on Japanese tv news was crying, saying sorry. Actually crying. Never seen that before. Things must be getting really bad.
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posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 05:41 AM
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Just making sure.

Do you mean this man?

Or someone new?
(This is TEPCO’s CEO and he cried almost 2 weeks ago)
 
www.dailymail.co.uk...



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 05:46 AM
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These people are under huge pressure and many of them have been affected by the Tsunami as well. I suspect many, if not all of the Tepco workers are very worried about potential consequences of this disaster and this will surely be weighing heavily on their minds.

Tepco does not have the best of track records when it comes to safety or disaster management. However it is often just a few people people who make these bad decisions (often against advice of others). I think that governments who let companies operate without fully insuring all safety measure are attained, should be held equally accountable.

If industries could be trusted to regulate themselves, they wouldn't need to be regulated.



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by monica86
reply to post by MedievalGhost
 


 
Just making sure.

Do you mean this man?

Or someone new?
(This is TEPCO’s CEO and he cried almost 2 weeks ago)
 
www.dailymail.co.uk...


No. Not the TEPCO prez. It's another guy. Press conference from today. He was also crying.



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 06:37 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
Radioactive fallout may hit Taiwan in two days

Radioactivity at 0.0638 sieverts per hour, much lower than the 0.2-sievert alarm level, is expected, the agency said, adding it will step up monitoring of airborne fallout and warn people not to go out if radioactivity reaches alarming levels.


And then they say that epic lie :

Breathing in the particles for a whole year is equivalent to one 300th of an X-ray examination, said Lee Jo-chan, director of AEC's Department of Radiation Protection.

RIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT.

0.0638 sievert/hr or 1.5312 sievert/day or 558 sievert/yr which is WAY HIGHER than an x-ray. They are lying at atrocious levels. (8 sieverts will kill you very fast)

They obviously got their numbers wrong or their ``specialist`` is full of it.

People should stay home while the nuclear fallout is here in order to avoid prolonged exposure, a specialist with the Veterans General Hospital said, adding those who must go out should immediately take off their clothes and cleanse nuclear contaminants from their bodies as soon as they are back home.

People should wear long-sleeved clothing and masks when they go out on a sunny day and carry an umbrella if it rains, said AEC's Lee Jo-chan, who also recommended cleansing showers, but not iodine tablets and table salt.

Iodine tablets are intended for people anticipating an exposure to 100-sievert or higher radioactivity, Lee noted, saying indiscriminate use could cause heart palpitation and an abnormal heartbeat in an otherwise normal person.

100 sievert and you take an iodine tablet? WHAT? 100 sievert, YOU'RE LONG DEAD.

Some ignorant twat wrote that article...


The only appropriate thing to give a person anticipating a 100 sievert exposure is a lead-lined concrete coffin.

I'm waiting for the pro-nuclear people to inform us we get more radiation than that in bananas.

(Btw, the "banana equivalent dose", is based on a lie. All the potassium in a banana was measured as one radioactive isotope. What's more, what little radioactive potassium is in bananas, has been found to not contribute to human irradiation, as it has a very slow decay rate and the body load is kept in homoeostasis.)



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 06:39 AM
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Hi

Not sure if this has been posted already english.kyodonews.jp...

Why would a weather authority have to be ordered to disclose their data - unless they had been previously ordered NOT to disclose their data!!



I also found this today - not directly linked with Fukushima but gives an idea of the consequence of sea pollution... we in the UK were barely told about Sellafield (Windscale)- if were were told anything we certainly aren't kept informed of the latest levels of radioactivity in the Irish sea and the irradiated lobsters that they have found.. Proximity to the Irish Sea and Leukemia Incidence in Children - www.llrc.org...

Radioactive Technetium-99 Discharges from Sellafield - Greenpeace UK www.greenpeace.org.uk...

A sign of things to come in the Pacific I suspect!

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posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 06:41 AM
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So hé was crying because they are dumping 11000 (or 15k according tothe excerpt you posted earlier) tonnes of radioactive water in the sea?
What is hé worried about if according to them it's only "low level" radioactive.... ...

The stress of BSing th world must be unbearable...


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posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 06:45 AM
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I'd cry too if I knew I took part in destroying my own 10,000+ year old civilization. Once that water goes into the Pacific, Japan is finished.

Ironically Japan was where I was planning to escape to.
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posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by checkmeout
Hi

Not sure if this has been posted already english.kyodonews.jp...

Why would a weather authority have to be ordered to disclose their data - unless they had been previously ordered NOT to disclose their data!!



I also found this today - not directly linked with Fukushima but gives an idea of the consequence of sea pollution... we in the UK were barely told about Sellafield (Windscale)- if were were told anything we certainly aren't kept informed of the latest levels of radioactivity in the Irish sea and the irradiated lobsters that they have found.. Proximity to the Irish Sea and Leukemia Incidence in Children - www.llrc.org...

Radioactive Technetium-99 Discharges from Sellafield - Greenpeace UK www.greenpeace.org.uk...

A sign of things to come in the Pacific I suspect!

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According to the article, the weather service did the study for the IAEA.

So do you think the IAEA told them not to release the data?

That would be...interesting.



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 07:03 AM
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thats what it sounds like - interesting given this I found as well www.llrc.org...

"In 1959 the World Health Organisation entered into an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency which gave the unequivocally pro-nuclear IAEA a veto over WHO research into the effects of radiation."



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 07:16 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by meathed
Gday Redneck
If the bed rock was slipping and splitting wouldnt that imply that a good part of the coast around the reactors has and will countinue to move until it stops or either splits away into the ocean?


Well that coast of Japan moved laterally 8 feet, the fault moved laterally 30 meters and vertically 5 meters along a 270 km front in a matter of three minutes. The land along the coast where the Tsunami hit sank a few meters so that parts are still below sea level

So yeah it 'implies' that a large portion of the coast moved


Thanks thats what i thought.
So i wasn't that much of a meathed to suggest that the land under the reactors could have moved.
And IF that is the case, then there COULD be gaps under these reactors that are allowing this radioactive water into the ocean.

My thoughts are this IS the case.
I think there IS such holes and tears in the ground underneath, and these holes under the reactors are that of which are causing this radioavitve water to pollute the ocean.



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 07:25 AM
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So what the hell now... They are dumping 15 000 tons of radioactive water into the sea at 10AM GMT...

So wouldn't that make the reactors/pools empty of water? To do what? To put more water on it? To get more radioactive water? Or to let them naked, then pour sand on the reactors or what?

Why are they dumping that water?

Sorry, I'm about a hundred pages behind.
I'll need to do some reading (like 10hrs or so) tomorrow.



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by MedievalGhost

* NEWS ADVISORY: Radioactive level 100 times limit in water to be dumped in sea: TEPCO (16:23)

* NEWS ADVISORY: TEPCO may release 15,000 tons of contaminated water into sea from Tues. (16:21)

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You reporting the above...reminded me of this post...


Originally posted by Silverlok

The down side is once IF they stop that leak how are they going to cool the water?


Tin foil hat firmly in place:

"Maybe it wasn't "leaking" fast enough?"



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 07:28 AM
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AP - Germany net energy importer after nuclear closure
Utilities: Germany now imports energy after taking nuclear power plants off the grid


finance.yahoo.com/news/Germany-net-energy-importer-apf-1665949417.html


Juergen Baetz, Associated Press, On Monday April 4, 2011, 8:47 am

BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to take some atomic power plants offline in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster means Germany is now importing power from its nuclear-reliant neighbors, an umbrella organization of the country's utility companies said Monday.

Germany now imports about 50 gigawatt hours -- or the capacity equivalent of about 1 1/2 reactors -- from France and the Czech Republic a day, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries said.

Electricity imports from France -- which relies on nuclear energy for almost 80 percent of its power supply -- doubled from the first to the second half of March, the group said. Exports to the Netherlands and Switzerland, in turn, almost entirely ceased.

Merkel's government announced the shut down of nuclear power plants built before 1980 -- seven of the country's 17 reactors -- only four days after Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima Dai-Chi nuclear facility.

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Germany currently gets some 23 percent of its electricity from nuclear power, 17 percent of from renewable energies, 13 percent from natural gas and more than 40 percent from coal.

The Environment Ministry maintains in 10 years renewable energy will contribute 40 percent of the country's overall electricity production.

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posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 07:37 AM
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Unlike TEPCO and the Japanese government....I can and will officially admit defeat.

I simply can not keep up with this thread.

Apparently I have too much going on that I can't keep caught up with what is going on with this accident.

Just a thought, but is there anyone out there with the time to spare that could start an update thread with a synopsis of each days events and important theories that develop on this thread (with links)?

I would flag that thread and star the heck out of the person that did the duty.




posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 07:37 AM
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can anyone answer these ??'s for me?

what is causing the paint on the outside of the buildings to turn spotted like that?

it was one of the 1st things i noticed before the buildings started falling apart.

what is causing the buildings of the reactors to crumble like they are?
pictures look very different than when the earthquake first happened.

is the radiation causing the paint distortion?
is it the sheer amount of heat from a full meltdown?

what is causing the buildings to slowly crumble and fall apart like they are?

please feel free to PM me.
i will be at work and this post will probably fall down the pages today.
ill probably have a hard time finding it.



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 07:52 AM
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Are you referring to the white patches on the blue paintwork? If you look at all four of the reactors, they all have the same pattern - I think it's part of the design rather than peeling paint. Not 100% sure though.

The only other thing I could think of is wind erosion.
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Ok... after checking out some pics I can confirm that the white patches are part of the design - the pattern is identical on each reactor.
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posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 08:13 AM
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Originally posted by MedievalGhost
Here is a blow up of that reactor photo:



Sure looks like a massive gaping hole in the side of reactor 3, doesn't it?!


If that is the concrete containment- parts of that are most likely to have made the skid marks across the turbine building. The walls (upper) of these seem to be designed to come apart like the runoff areas on the end of a runway whereas whatever did the skipping stone impression on that roof was solid.

I need to find some overheads of the plant after #1 blew but when #3 was still intact.

Playing catch-up from this point so it may have already been addressed....



posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 08:21 AM
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Posh Japanese restaurant in H.K. closes, victim of Japan's nuke crisis



A high-end Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong has shuttered its doors, the local media reported Monday, the latest victim of public anxiety about the safety of Japanese food in the aftermath of the nuclear crisis in Japan.




The eating house will reopen shortly as a restaurant serving Western food.




Wong Ka-wo, head of the Hong Kong Restaurant and Eating House Merchants General Association, said Japanese restaurant business has taken a sharp hit following news reports that traces of radiation have been detected in Japanese food imports.

''More Japanese restaurants may have to close,'' Wong said.


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More bad news for Japanese farmers and fishermen.
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posted on Apr, 4 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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EU gives 10 million euros to Japan relief effort
04/04/2011


wires.univision.com/english/article/2011-04-04/eu-gives-10-million-euros


AFP

The European Commission said Monday it has released 10 million euros to help some 8,000 families in Japan living in makeshift accommodation since last month's earthquake.

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