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Nuclear emergency as Fukushima cooling system fails after Japan quake!

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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 07:00 PM
This is awful im so upset for everyone in Japan.....

The fear in the translators voice on NHK live from japan is obvious

NHK Japan English

The world should reach out to help the Japanese, we all should.


posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 07:03 PM

Originally posted by loam
reply to post by Stormdancer777

Originally posted by Stormdancer777
What's going to happen loam?

I've heard all kinds of scenarios, but the truth seems to be no one really knows.
edit on 14-3-2011 by loam because: (no reason given)

Yea, I know, I been hopping all over the forum looking for answers.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 07:08 PM

Tiker SKY News

Japan Gov Official says floor of containment vessel is damaged meaning danger of high radiological release



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 07:09 PM
reply to post by MischeviousElf

God help us....

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 07:18 PM

Originally posted by loam
With the containment cell being cracked, I think the worst case has finally come upon us..

They are evacuating the plant... that means its out of control

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 08:17 PM

Radiation is feared to have leaked after the container vessel was damaged at Fukushima's reactor 2, the Kyodo news agency is quoting Tokyo Electric Power Company as saying.

Seems it's official.... oh lord... this is not good..


posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 08:43 PM

Now saying that there was an explosion in #2

They just said radiation levels 8x higher than allowed exposure for one year

The scientist has said they have evacuated the plant and is a good chance the containment unit has a crack and water is leaking out
edit on 14-3-2011 by zorgon because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 09:23 PM
Ahh.. bloody hell... now reactor 4 is on fire...

this is going from bad to worse...

BREAKING NEWS:Fire at reactor 4 of Fukushima nuclear plant, says Japanese PM

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 10:39 PM
Too many threads on this Information is getting lost and its impossible to keep up

is announcing now building four has a fire. The steam coming from building three is coming from the pool of spent fuel on the top floor that now no longer has a roof and has no way to cool the spent fuel.

Why on earth would they put it above the reactors is beyond me instead of a separate facility...

Evacuation, total, within the 20 km radius and stay indoors in office or home from 20-30 km radius.

for perspective.. 400 milisieverts = 40 rads (more familiar units to Americans. They are also not understanding why the radiation levels fluctuate so much

Lost that feed... still saying it here

Okay so they have reported level of 300 and 400 milliesieverts. They are saying 150 milliesieverts will cause temp sterililty in men and 500 milliesieverts well damage white blood sales

Shortage of fuel so stay home and seal the house, dust off clothing and don't bring laundry in from outside

Anyone else having trouble with ATS? I get the feed no interruptions but ATS loggin keeps blinking in and out

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:25 PM
BREAKING NEWS: Small amounts of radioactive substances detected in Tokyo

12:37 15 March

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:34 PM
# NEWS ADVISORY: Radiation 33 times normal level measured in Utsunomiya, Tochigi (13:12)

# NEWS ADVISORY: Radiation amount in Chiba Pref. twice to 4 times normal level (13:14)

Kyodo News

Utsunomiya is located about 110 kilometers to the southwest of Fukushima.

Chiba is located about 270 kilometers to the south of Fukushima.

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 11:39 PM
Reuters announced explosion in #4 now

Japan says radiation levels rising around plant after explosion

Mar 14, 2011 10:29pm EDT

TOKYO, Japan, March 15 (Reuters) - Radiation levels around quake-stricken nuclear reactors in northeastern Japan are rising but there are no plans to extend the 20-km evacuation zone, the government said on Tuesday.

An explosion at the No. 4 reactor likely caused the new radiation which could rise to levels that may affect health around the reactors.

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 01:44 AM
Right now the winter weather front coming in will bring snow and colder temps but the wind is blowing towards the ocean from China so its going out to sea at the moment. They say weather will not break till the weekend

So it will be cold for the survivors but the radiation is blowing east

errrrr towards us

Winds at Japan Power Plants Should Send Radiation out to Sea

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 07:48 AM
It seems official now.

They have lost nearly all control. These are truly uncharted waters.

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 07:55 AM
watching Fox news on TV. Reporting winds shifting towards Tokyo. They are 10 times normal level now..EEk!

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 08:09 AM
It gets even worse:

Officials: Spent fuel rods may have burned in blaze at nuclear plant

Spent fuel rods containing radioactive material may have burned in Tuesday's fire at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant -- causing a spike in radiation levels, the plant's owner said.

The blaze started Tuesday morning but was later extinguished, Tokyo Electric Power Company said. It was unclear how much radioactive material may have been emitted, or what kind of health threat that could pose.

Fukushima: Burning spent fuel rods spiked radiation levels

Even as reports began circulating around the globe about a spike in radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear park, leading to fears that a meltdown in the reactors may have begun, the plant's owners have offered another explanation. Spent fuel rods, which are radioactive and still lying in a pool adjoining a nuclear reactor at the park, may have burned in a blaze noticed on Tuesday and were responsible for the radiation spike, the Tokyo Electric Power Co said.


More than 200 tons of spent nuclear fuel is stored in pools adjacent to the reactors. Those cooling pools depend on continually circulating water to keep the fuel rods from catching fire. Without power to circulate the water, the rods would heat up and the water boil away leaving the fuel rods exposed to air.

Earlier, an aerial photograph of the Fukushima complex appeared to show that the spent fuel pool was steaming hot, indicating that the water was boiling off, outside experts had said.

Japanese officials had earlier informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that radioactivity was "being released directly into the atmosphere" during the fire, according to an IAEA statement.

A complete mess.

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 08:25 AM
French nuclear agency now rates Japan accident at 6

French nuclear agency now rates Japan accident at 6

France's ASN nuclear safety authority said on Tuesday the nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co's Fukushima Daiichi plant could now be classed as level six out of an international scale of one to seven.

edit on 15-3-2011 by loam because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 04:02 PM
Okay so the workers are now abandoning the plant

America on radiation alert: Japan faces world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl as experts warn fallout may reach U.S.

Fears that America could be hit by the nuclear fallout from the Japan earthquake have dramatically increased as workers prepared to abandon a reactor crippled by the earthquake and tsunami last night in the face of what is set to become the world's second worst nuclear disaster - topped only by Chernobyl.

Damage at the number two reactor at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power complex is worse than thought, the Japanese government admitted tonight, sparking fears for human health both in Japan and the U.S.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has admitted it is 'quite possible' the fallout could reach America.

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 09:08 PM

posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 11:48 AM

NUKE CRISIS ESCALATES: Fuel Rods In Reactors 4, 5, And 6 Exposed; Four Reactors Have Core Damage

UPDATE 12:36: Now the EU Energy Commissioner responsible for the earlier catastrophe comment says he did not say a catastrophe was going to happen, rather that it was his fear.

IAEA has denied the situation is "out of control," via CNBC.

UPDATE 11:55: Fuel rods in reactors 4, 5, and 6 are now exposed and four reactor units have core damage, according to the IAEA (via Bloomberg).

The EU energy minister responsible for the earlier comments claims he got his information from the EU, IAEA, Japan, and media reports.

UPDATE 11:01 Horrible headline crossing the wires via RanSquawk: EU ENERGY CHIEF SAYS POSSIBLE CATASTROPHIC EVENT IN NEXT HOURS.

He's also -- and this is via Dow Jones -- calling the situation "out of control"

The market briefly got hammered by this but has already recovered.

Reads like a ping pong match.

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