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Originally posted by Destinyone
What a night. Anyone who thinks Mama Nature can be "dealt" with....well, a lot of those folks had a rude wake-up call.
All clear here, but, not for many who live near here Thank You for kind wishes Friends.
Back to business.
M 5.8, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan
Thursday, April 28, 2011 09:27:48 UTC
Thursday, April 28, 2011 06:27:48 PM at epicenter
Depth: 48.90 km (30.39 mi)
Posted on 28 April 2011 | 9:27 am
Originally posted by mrbillshow
reply to post by SFA437
"The orange flash is on the southwest corner."
BTW - Why do most of my comments get excised as off topic or too personal yet every single one aimed at me and dozens of other off topic posts remain? Is this thread becoming it's own little gulag?
edit on 28-4-2011 by mrbillshow because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by curioustype
reply to post by rbrtj
For instance, I know that in the USA a warning has recently been made at the highest levels about a lack of preparedness for EMP attack/events - they even focused on the grid as I recall. Imagine that an unprecedented event of this kind materialised and simultaneously placed [*a very large number of] multiple sites off grid (due to near national grid failure), knocked out a percentage of diesel generators and electrical equipment at the sites, AND CPUs in vehicles (fuel tankers/fire) were far more comprehensively fried than had previously been thought possible. Where then the use of your regs based on what I have seen of current proposals - they fall WELL short IMO, and that's just ONE scenario, they seem far to...reactive?
If you'd believe this, all they have now to look at are flood, fire, quake, short term local grid outage, extreme weather, (volcanic fallout?) ..
Why on earth aren't they immediately talking EMP (man or solar derived), computer virus intrusion (offline or no -appears no 100%guarantee), civil war...these licences are long term...
Originally posted by Communicater
Does everyone remember the 4 pictures showing explosions at the plant? I was just looking at them again and wondering if they played a part in what took place?
What came to mind was "doppler effect" using multiple antennas to make a signal source directional.
Probably my communications background, but what if?
S&P downgrades Japan's outlook to 'negative'
By Aaron Smith, staff writerApril 27, 2011: 7:00 AM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Standard & Poor's has revised Japan's credit rating outlook to "negative," blaming the crisis triggered by last month's earthquake.
S&P said late Tuesday that its revision to the nation's outlook, to "negative" from "stable," reflects the possibility of a downgrade, as Japan grapples with the specter of increased deficits in the wake of a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster.
"Standard & Poor's expects costs related to the March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant disaster will increase Japan's fiscal deficits above prior estimates by a cumulative 3.7% of GDP through 2013," said the rating agency.
The rating agency also said its revision to the outlook was "to reflect the potential for a downgrade if fiscal deterioration materially exceeds these estimates in the absence of greater fiscal consolidation. money.cnn.com...
DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE
Some JAPANESE Schools wary of the outdoors / Even if radiation levels low, some Fukushima students kept inside
The Yomiuri Shimbun
A worker removes surface soil from school yard at Kaoru Primary School in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Wednesday.
FUKUSHIMA--Some schools in Fukushima are refusing to let their students venture outdoors even though radiation levels in their school yards do not exceed government safety standards.
In other areas, where radiation levels do exceed the safety standards, schools are even more worried.
However, some schools permit outdoors club activities after receiving written consent from parents.
According to data released by the government on April 19, radiation levels exceeded safety standards--3.8 microsieverts per hour--at 13 primary and middle schools and kindergartens in Fukushima Prefecture, including 10 schools in the prefectural capital. The 13 schools and kindergartens have restricted outdoor activities. www.opednews.com...
Marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government
Now we are getting closer to Fukushima, the Japanese government has begun obstructing our efforts to do independent research. The sparse data published by the government and TEPCO is not enough to understand the real risks of the continuous leakage of radioactive water in the sea. The Japanese people are great need of independent information on the radioactive contamination of their seafood supply. Therefore, we are planning to do research on the radioactive contamination of seaweed, fish and shellfish.
Despite this great need for information, the Japanese government today refused a permit to do research within the territorial waters of Japan. We are allowed to conduct research outside this 12 mile zone, but this is not the area where the Japanese catch their fish and collect their seaweed.
Greenpeace marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government
Press release - April 28, 2011
Tokyo, Japan, 28 April 2011 – The Japanese Government has refused to grant Greenpeace permission to carry out independent radiation monitoring within the country’s 12 mile territorial waters, approving only a much more limited programme further out to sea.
The organisation’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, arrived outside Tokyo today, enroute to site of the stricken Fukushima nuclear complex. Greenpeace submitted a comprehensive research plan to the Japanese Ministry of Food and Agriculture including testing beyond that being carried out by the government (1). While permission has been granted to test seawater, sediment and sea life, the most important research within the 12 mile limit is being blocked (2).
“It is critical that Greenpeace is allowed to test marine life, and to conduct monitoring in the coastal areas most at risk from sea water contamination from the Fukushima plant” said Junichi Sato, Greenpeace Japan Executive Director. “This is about providing independent and transparent information that will help people to protect both their health and livelihoods”.
So far Greenpeace has carried out independent land based monitoring and published all of the results (3), which have been greeted with considerable appreciation by local officials and members of the public. In order to get a more complete picture marine based monitoring is vital.
“We need to extend our research (4) into the marine environment Japan relies upon so heavily to feed itself”, said Ike Teuling, Greenpeace radiation expert aboard the Rainbow Warrior. “It has been almost two months since this crisis began and there is still not enough information in the public domain, or enough safety measures in place to protect the health of the population.”
“We have been working closely with the authorities, and while we welcome this recognition of our research activities, like much of the government’s response to this nuclear crisis, it simply does not go far enough”, added Sato. “The government must urgently revise its decision and approve testing closer to shore, so we can begin this critically important independent research.”
Originally posted by rbrtj
reply to post by Destinyone
Say, say it ain't so....... Damn
Thank you for bring it that to us, glad you saw my post.
good work, i got hung up on a Mt. Rainier study and came back and and about dropped my coffee.