Typhoon Wipha heads for Fukushima, possible 40ft waves.

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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 07:35 AM
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Kyodo News, Oct. 15, 2013 at 8:46a JST: Typhoon Wipha, the 26th typhoon of the year, was traveling northward around 260 km east of Minamidaito at a speed of 25 kph as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to [Japan's Meteorological Agency]. It had an atmospheric pressure at its center of 940 hectopascals and was packing winds of up to 216 kph.

AFP, Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:00a ET: Strong typhoon heads for Japan’s nuclear plant [...] A powerful typhoon was closing in on Japan on Tuesday, heading towards the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Typhoon Wipha, packing winds of up to 144 kilometres per hour near its centre, was in the Pacific south of Japan early this morning. It has been forecast to reach an area off the Tokyo metropolitan area by early Wednesday and then head toward the coast of Fukushima [...] TEPCO says it is bracing for the winds after a series of leaks of radiation-polluted water. “We are making preparations for proper management of contaminated water… we will patrol places that could have inflows of water (from the storm),” a company spokesman said. [...]

Kitsap Sun, Oct. 14, 2013: [...] a hybrid storm, with characteristics of both a tropical storm and an extratropical system [...] similar to some of the features that Hurricane Sandy had [...] Wipha could bring an expanded area of high winds and pounding surf along with several inches of rain to [...] the vulnerable nuclear plant [...] Ryan Maue, a meteorologist at WeatherBell Analytics [...] told Climate Central that the storm poses a “huge flood potential” for the Fukushima area. [...] “Wipha is extra-large size-wise,” Maue said, predicting it will grow and strengthen as it makes its closest pass to Japan [...] A major storm with high surf, strong winds, and heavy rainfall likely would complicate cleanup efforts, or possibly pose an even greater danger to the facility. [...] hybrid storm systems may not be good news for Tokyo and Fukushima [...] can cause storms to intensify and expand in size, resulting in a broader wind field and a higher potential for storm surge. Computer models show the potential for 40-foot waves off the coast of Japan [...]

ht tp://enenews.com/afp-powerful-typhoon-heads-for-fukushima-huge-flood-potential-for-area-around-plant-forecasted-to-grow-and-strengthen-photo

This is not good. Standing here in the UK, I have a further nuclear disaster looming to the east, and a possible government meltdown to the west, both if they happen on Thursday, will have even more global impact than both of them have had so far.

Rainbows
Jane
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 07:42 AM
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That nuclear disaster is actually looming over the western hemispheres. The winds blow to the west coast of north america, and the currents get to us too, faster than they hit Tokyo.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 07:48 AM
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Yes, I understand the geography, and I could have been a tad brutal and said something really awful like the US is in for it from Thursday, no matter what.
However, the point I was making is, if both these events do in fact start rolling out from Thursday....nobody almost anywhere in the world will not be affected.

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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Well, at least we're all sharing the love


Hoping for better days and better ways.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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WELL, THANKS FOR THE RAINBOWS................................s



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 09:44 AM
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This is terrible news. I mean, it's all been terrible in regards to Fukushima. Seems like this will be put on the back burner this week, as the govt shut down issues takes front and center. Who am I kidding though? It's been on the back burner for too long. Soon, we all won't be able to ignore it.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 09:49 AM
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this typhoon could really be the tipping point for fukushima. i'm hoping it turns out to be less damaging than it seems although if this doesn't have a major effect something else will. it's almost inevitable with the instability at that plant and all the mistakes that have been made from the beginning.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:08 AM
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angelchemuel
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Yes, I understand the geography, and I could have been a tad brutal and said something really awful like the US is in for it from Thursday, no matter what.
However, the point I was making is, if both these events do in fact start rolling out from Thursday....nobody almost anywhere in the world will not be affected.

Rainbows
Jane


I frequently wonder how it is affecting the world now. Is cancer on the increase? When is the next eartquake?
Now we (they) have a typhoon, just bloody great!

I don't even feel right about tuna sandwiches anymore.

RIP - tuna sandwiches



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:38 AM
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angelchemuel

Kyodo News, Oct. 15, 2013 at 8:46a JST: Typhoon Wipha, the 26th typhoon of the year, was traveling northward around 260 km east of Minamidaito at a speed of 25 kph as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to [Japan's Meteorological Agency]. It had an atmospheric pressure at its center of 940 hectopascals and was packing winds of up to 216 kph.

AFP, Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:00a ET: Strong typhoon heads for Japan’s nuclear plant [...] A powerful typhoon was closing in on Japan on Tuesday, heading towards the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Typhoon Wipha, packing winds of up to 144 kilometres per hour near its centre, was in the Pacific south of Japan early this morning. It has been forecast to reach an area off the Tokyo metropolitan area by early Wednesday and then head toward the coast of Fukushima [...] TEPCO says it is bracing for the winds after a series of leaks of radiation-polluted water. “We are making preparations for proper management of contaminated water… we will patrol places that could have inflows of water (from the storm),” a company spokesman said. [...]

Kitsap Sun, Oct. 14, 2013: [...] a hybrid storm, with characteristics of both a tropical storm and an extratropical system [...] similar to some of the features that Hurricane Sandy had [...] Wipha could bring an expanded area of high winds and pounding surf along with several inches of rain to [...] the vulnerable nuclear plant [...] Ryan Maue, a meteorologist at WeatherBell Analytics [...] told Climate Central that the storm poses a “huge flood potential” for the Fukushima area. [...] “Wipha is extra-large size-wise,” Maue said, predicting it will grow and strengthen as it makes its closest pass to Japan [...] A major storm with high surf, strong winds, and heavy rainfall likely would complicate cleanup efforts, or possibly pose an even greater danger to the facility. [...] hybrid storm systems may not be good news for Tokyo and Fukushima [...] can cause storms to intensify and expand in size, resulting in a broader wind field and a higher potential for storm surge. Computer models show the potential for 40-foot waves off the coast of Japan [...]

ht tp://enenews.com/afp-powerful-typhoon-heads-for-fukushima-huge-flood-potential-for-area-around-plant-forecasted-to-grow-and-strengthen-photo

This is not good. Standing here in the UK, I have a further nuclear disaster looming to the east, and a possible government meltdown to the west, both if they happen on Thursday, will have even more global impact than both of them have had so far.

Rainbows
Jane
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i would be terrified if i didnt know we were already done for. This typhoon may hasten the suffering a tad.
Enjoy the now,.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:04 AM
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Sometimes I wonder if all the doom porn out there causes some people to WANT fukushima to be catastrophic just because they hate nuclear power so much (it's pure evil) and it's the means to an end. This is somewhat similar to how some christians hate the growing secularism in the US and have condemned it and claimed we're all due for God's wrath. It's a form of vengeance against non-believers.

Did you know before the year 2000, over 200,000 people died every 10 years due to coal power emissions in the US alone? After 2000, the number is revised down to over 100,000. What about the rest of the world? If I recall, the number is in the millions. Consider that the regulations on emissions are much less strict in places like China or India. In fact, there're more radioactive emissions from coal power than from nuclear power. When you do the math, coal power is magnitudes more dangerous than nuclear power. And what about the greenhouse gas emissions?

If there were a God, it'd scratch its head wondering about us. If we care so much about people then why're we so reliant on coal power? How is it all these people are busy screaming about the dangers of nuclear power and yet underneath their nose coal power is killing millions of people and jeopardizing our planet's future climate?

The elimination of nuclear power will not rid the world of its ills, in fact, it's likely to make things worse until people open their eyes and see more clearly.

Have a look at the link below:
www.independent.co.uk - James Lovelock: Nuclear power is the only green solution...
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:37 AM
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Do you know how much fuel is used up in a nuclear bomb?Do you know how much fuel entered the environment from chernobyl. Now tell me how much fuel entered/entering the evironment from the result of the Honshu Earthquake? Hmmm
Now tell me again how much radiation is in a banana, tell me again how people worried by radiation are the same as christians longing for armageddon etc etc...



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:38 AM
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yeah right. you should be living near fuku right now.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:43 AM
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symptomoftheuniverse
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Do you know how much fuel is used up in a nuclear bomb?Do you know how much fuel entered the environment from chernobyl. Now tell me how much fuel entered/entering the evironment from the result of the Honshu Earthquake? Hmmm
Now tell me again how much radiation is in a banana, tell me again how people worried by radiation are the same as christians longing for armageddon etc etc...

Estimates of the number of dead due to Chernobyl are far less than the estimates of those who've died as a result of the emissions from coal power. Go ahead, pass me off as a freak or whatever. But if you do the research, you'll find that nuclear is one of the most reliable and safe forms of energy generation available. You can argue that the figures they point to are made up, but that's a conspiracy theory, not fact.

I'm not condoning Tepco or what has happened over there in Japan, but it has to be put into perspective or it's a thought in isolation. There's so much paranoia and exaggeration right now. I think people respond more strongly to nuclear because when it hits it hits big, but they miss coal power because it hits far more frequently and much smaller. It's kind of like how we can exaggerate the danger of certain activities, but don't even blink when we're told of the tens of thousands whom die every year in car accidents. I think Stalin made a comment, something about how if a few people die it's major news but if a million die then it's a statistic.

Just a random link I found:
www.acs.org - Despite safety and other concerns, nuclear power saves lives, greenhouse gas emissions...

Global use of nuclear power has prevented about 1.84 million air pollution-related deaths and release of 64 billion tons of greenhouse gases that would have resulted from burning coal and other fossil fuels, a new study concludes. It appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.
..........
(NOTE: The widespread use of coal/natural-gas and the smaller contribution from nuclear power is the reason nuclear has only saved 1.84 million lives and not more.)

And another:
www.theguardian.com - European coal pollution causes 22,300 premature deaths a year, study shows...

The cumulative impact of pollution on health is "shocking", says an accompanying Greenpeace report. A total of 240,000 years of life were said to be lost in Europe in 2010 with 480,000 work days a year and 22,600 "life years" lost in Britain, the fifth most coal-polluted country. Drax, Britain's largest coal-powered station, was said to be responsible for 4,450 life years lost, and Longannet in Scotland 4,210.
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 11:57 AM
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New Japan Fukushima Mascot Egg Fukuppy

to bolster the spirits of Japan’s disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture – a mascot



stop the world and let me off.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 12:18 PM
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I'm confused is that for real ? Or have you made that up .. Just curious
if it's real I guess they didn't think how English speaking people read words



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 01:58 PM
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BobAthome
New Japan Fukushima Mascot Egg Fukuppy

to bolster the spirits of Japan’s disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture – a mascot



Interesting choice of mascot, if real.

The egg is humpty-dumpty (representative of fukushima), with angel wings, signifying he fell and broke, and is dead, and indeed could not be put back together again.

If real and created without knowledge of the European childs story humpty-dumpty, it would be very ironic, at least to those in The West in which the story is common knowledge.

However if its not clearly a joke, I think those who decided on the image knew what they were doing.

Fukushima is broke, and is not getting put back together. The plant is, metaphorically speaking, dead, and all we are left with is its rotting, radioactive corpse, contaminating the planet.

edit on 10/15/2013 by CaticusMaximus because: grammar



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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I think your missing the point. If the typhoon hits Fukushima it goes from really bad to much much worse, especially if the rods go critical.

Since the coal industry is not likely to implode this week and cause untold devastation, and christians just like to bitch, lets go ahead and put THIS nuclear power plant higher up on the list of concerns.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 02:11 PM
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angelchemuel
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Yes, I understand the geography, and I could have been a tad brutal and said something really awful like the US is in for it from Thursday, no matter what.
However, the point I was making is, if both these events do in fact start rolling out from Thursday....nobody almost anywhere in the world will not be affected.

Rainbows
Jane



I live in California, how bad is it supposed to be here in the USA ? I'm not going to worry about it since there is nothing anyone can do about it, just living one day at a time.



posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 02:52 PM
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This will certainly redirect everyone's priorities..huh?

This epic disaster is awful!, and what's worse is that it's here to stay. This is not the kind of future anyone intended to leave behind for future generations.

Poor souls in Japan


We could definitely use some assistance on this one...



tom
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posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 03:23 PM
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What they don't say is what's in the egg.







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