First post. Hi! And a smile to say hello...
Ya have to smile.
I'm in Japan. Nowhere near the quake zone though, right down the bottom in Amami.
I've been here for nearly two decades now. I have been aware the S was going to HTF at this time - right on cue.
News here in Japan is a joke - a sick kind of joke of course. Unfortunately most people will tend to believe the reports issued on the regular media.
I say it is unfortunate because I am quite sure the news is vastly understating the degree of seriousness of the nuclear aspect of the disaster.
It is I who provide info to those around me. I felt I had to. I was told a few hours ago that two reactors had blown and that three explosions had
taken place and that the inner containment vessels were OK except one might be cracked. I listened rather incredulously and then proceeded to bring
that person up to date on there being four reactors blown up and that the remaining two were dodgy. (I didn't know there was a seventh reactor).
I've even warned a few to get out of Tokyo and I explained it was the radiation risk which made it urgent. But I note that levels aren't too bad
presently in the Tokyo area.
I don't know what to say really because so many people have voiced what I want to say already on various threads relating to the disaster here in
I'm on-edge because I just 'know' another big quake is going to strike - further south in Tokyo. And there are clear signs the Mt Fuji area is a
bomb with a short fuse.
I keep thinking it's going to be this week. This week will see the final act in Japan's drama and the curtain will come down. All the signs are
here for a reasonable person to expect the tectonic plates in and around Tokyo to shift violently.
Japan's media is lying about the known danger from the fallout, and it is lying by omission - specifically on reactor #3 by keeping quiet on the
nature of its fuel.
What a b*lls-up! A nuclear accident turned into a disater and now it's more than likely a global catastrophe. I can't help feeling the wrong man
was in charge of the emergency team for the nuclear plants. Surely anyone would cut through any red tape and call on the military to airlift in some
generators, equipment and technicians. I'd say someone made a call to some government minister and then he contacted his boss and they had a meeting
and by the time they'd made out a form and got it signed in triplicate with liability clauses amended suitably - the reactor had decided it wasn't
going to wait any longer and blew up.
Another reactor went out of control because the pumps ran out of diesel fercrissakes!
Another reactor which was hobbling on had three generators and pumps to cool it - but two of them broke down ... The land of the rising sun? (sorry,
I was dreaming for a moment back there) The land which makes and exports more generating equipment than probably any other couldn't manage to lift a
reliable generator and a pump in time to a stricken reactor? Is this a joke? Japan ... the land of contradictions.
I'm getting carried away. Sorry.