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"2.14pm The wind over the radiation-leaking nuclear plant in northern Japan will blow inland from the north-east and later from the east today" the Japan Meteorological Agency said, according to Reuters. Harmful radiation can spread via wind and rain.
RT @fieldproducer: All major news orgs now evacuating away from the area of the #Fukushima plant
Radiation is spewing from damaged reactors at a crippled nuclear power plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan in a dramatic escalation of the 4-day-old catastrophe. The prime minister has warned residents to stay inside or risk getting radiation sickness.
In a nationally televised statement, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said radiation has spread from the three reactors of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in one of the hardest-hit provinces in Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the ensuing tsunami. He told people living within 19 miles (30 kilometers)
"The level seems very high, and there is still a very high risk of more radiation coming out," Kan said.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by PresumedInnocent
Believe it or not, I am still a proponent of nuclear power. If that plant I worked in is completed (as is slated to happen if this doesn't change things), it will bring this whole area out of economic despair and poverty.
But I am also for common-sense reasoning with nuclear power. They should never be built on known fault lines, and especially not when designed to the largest known quake level. That is a 0% safety margin.