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Originally posted by mick1423
if their departure is due to the radiations, could we really blame them,
wouldn't you do they same...
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by colin42
No matter what the suituation there in Japan, they need AID and plenty of it....most of all they need clean fresh bottled water and air tight sealed food including sealed non-perishables. To send no AID is just simply appauling and I'm ashamed of our Govts at least not doing that much.
The Japanese are going to remember this for all time.
The U.S. 7th Fleet operating in Japanese waters has temporarily repositioned its ships and aircraft away from the quake-damaged Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant after detecting low-level contamination in the air and on its aircraft operating in the area, the Navy said Monday.
17 military personnel were found exposed to radiation.
Senior State Department official Patrick Kennedy said chartered planes will be brought in to help private American citizens wishing to leave. People face less risk in southern Japan, but changing weather and wind conditions could raise radiation levels elsewhere in the coming days, he said.
Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said it will coordinate departures for eligible Defense Department dependents.
The decision to begin evacuations mirrors moves by countries such as Australia and Germany, who also advised their citizens to consider leaving Tokyo and other earthquake-affected areas. Tokyo, which is about 170 miles from the stricken nuclear complex, has reported slightly elevated radiation levels, though Japanese officials have said the increase was too small to threaten the 39 million people in and around the capital.
Originally posted by Flyzoid
I'm assuming that they have realized they are not going to find anyone alive. They won't be able to rescue any deceased. It's a sad way to go. But the bitter truth. I am thinking of all those lost souls in these tough times. I may even pray for them. It won't hurt none I guess.