Originally posted by REalBEL
GO TO HELL AND ROT AND PAY YOUR KAMA DEBTS
Originally posted by Australiana
The hippies have been shouting this for years... No nuclear power plants! Now do we all get the picture now???
Originally posted by SJE98
About these radiation screening in the U.S From flights originating in Japan. Homeland security has people screening passengers from these flight from Japan with hand held detectors to include cargo. a few people were detected at Chicago today.
Japan radiation sets off O'Hare airport alarms CBS News
My questions is . Our government is telling U.S Citizens that the radiation levels are low and not harmful ,nothing to worry about. Then why all the additional personal with scanners at airports in the U.S. if it's nothing to worry about. ?
No statement as to the readings form these scanners at the airports when a detection is made. and where they take the people too after they have been detected. ?
Now we all remember our president said yesterday "The level of radiation is low. "We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States"
edit on 19-3-2011 by SJE98 because: (no reason given)
JAPAN’S MAINLAND has been hit by a significant aftershock – the largest to have struck inland since last Friday’s main magnitude-9.0 earthquake.
The seismic event – registering a magnitude of 6.1, according to the US Geological Survey – was also unusually shallow, striking just a kilometre under the surface.
Its epicentre was about 72 miles south-west of Tokyo – and only a few kilometres away from Mount Fuji, which remains semi-active, although it has not had a full eruption since 1708.
The quake struck at 1:31pm Irish time and was felt by many in Tokyo itself, which has escaped largely unharmed since Friday’s quake and the resulting tsunami.
It also struck in a region of the country which had largely escaped any direct seismic activity thus far; the area to the south-west of Tokyo had not witnessed any quakes thus far, with only four quakes striking in the waters off the country’s west.
Local television reported that the quake had caused fires in Tokyo’s Fujinomiya and Shizuoka prefectures, and there were injuries reported in the latter district as well as scattered power outages.
The quake also caused significant outages to public transport, with bullet trains and metro systems in the city slowing to a halt.
The 6.1-magnitude quake was mirrored by a quake of magnitude 5.8 to the north-east of Tokyo – which, too, struck a mere kilometre below the surface of the earth.
Another quake – just minutes later – struck slightly to the west of that one, though its own depth of 21.3km helped to dampen its effects, with a magnitude of 5.2.
The rolling count for the total number of earthquakes in Japan and its offshore territories in the last seven days now stands at 484 as of 2:15pm Irish time.
On Saturday evening, Japan was rattled by 6.1-magnitude aftershock, with an epicenter just south of the troubled nuclear plants. The temblor, centered 150 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, caused buildings in the capital to shake.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said levels of radiation found in some but not all samples of spinach and milk from the Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures exceeded the limits stipulated by Japan's food safety law.
Originally posted by elfie
reply to post by The time lord
I don't know how they remain so calm. Early in the morning last July we had a 3.6 centered about 20 miles away (not in what is considered at all to be an earthquake prone area) and I jumped out of my chair and ran outside to see if a truck had crashed into the house. It was the talk of the town at the grocery store later in the day.
Hope this new one hasn't contributed to any more damage.