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Osaka-based Fukushima Industries issued a public apology after its mascot “Fukuppy” sparked ridicule on social networks. The firm, that produces fridges, stressed its mascot had nothing to do with the stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.
Over the weekend, English-language media incorrectly reported that the egg-shaped mascot with blue wings was linked to the stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture. The reports triggered a wave of tongue-in-cheek comments on social media, with internet users believing the mascot was part of a public relations blunder to improve the image of the nuclear plant.
Fukushima Industries clarified that the reports were the product of misinformation on Tuesday, underlining that their company has nothing to do with the troubled power plant.
reply to post by BobAthome
What they don't say is what's in the egg.
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...edit on 15-10-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)
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
Yes, I understand the geography, ....nobody almost anywhere in the world will not be affected.
October 16, 2013 – TOKYO, JP – A typhoon killed 17 people in Japan on Wednesday, most on an offshore island, but largely spared the capital and caused no new disaster as it brushed by the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station, the plant’s operator said. More than 50 people were missing after the “once in a decade” Typhoon Wipha roared up Japan’s east coast. About 20,000 people were told to leave their homes because of the danger of flooding and hundreds of flights were canceled. Sixteen people were killed on Izu Oshima Island, about 120 km (75 miles) south of Tokyo, as rivers burst their banks. The storm set off mudslides along a 2 km (1.2 mile) stretch of mountains. Television footage showed roads clogged with wreckage and houses with gaping holes smashed into them. “I heard a crackling sound and then the trees on the hillside all fell over,” a woman on Izu Oshima told NHK television. The storm brought hurricane-force winds and drenching rain to the Tokyo metropolitan area of 30 million people at the peak of the morning rush hour. A woman was swept away by a swollen river in western Tokyo and more than 50 people were missing, the government said, including two schoolboys engulfed by waves on a beach. About 20 people were hurt by falls or being struck by flying debris. The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Corp, canceled all offshore work and secured machinery as the storm approached. The operator, known as Tepco, has been struggling to contain radioactive leaks since a 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused extensive damage and triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.
A Tepco spokesman said Typhoon Wipha had caused no new problems at the plant, which is on the coast 220 km (130 miles) north of Tokyo. The storm dumped heavy rain and it had to be pumped out of protective containers at the base of about 1,000 tanks storing radioactive water, the by-product of a jerry-rigged cooling system designed to control wrecked reactors. The rainwater was checked for radioactivity and released into the sea, the company spokesman said. Wipha was down-graded to a tropical depression by 0700 GMT. It was off the coast of northeastern Japan and moving northeast at 95 kph (59 mph), according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. At its height, it had sustained winds at its centre of 126 kph (78 mph) and gusts of up to 180 kph (112 mph). More than 500 flights at Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita airports were canceled, and thousands of schools closed. Bullet train services were halted but resumed by Wednesday afternoon. Typhoon Wipha was the strongest storm to hit the region since October 2004. That cyclone triggered floods and landslides that killed almost 100 people, forced thousands from their homes and caused billions of dollars in damage. –Reuters
reply to post by Daedalus
No one in the world knows how to move "hot rods", but I guess they're going to try to, sometime in November.
I think the real question is - what about all the other older nuclear power stations that are sitting on large bodies of water? and fault lines? I'm going to get this name wrong - San ofrinio on the ocean in southern CA?
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) is an inoperative nuclear power plant located on the Pacific coast of California, in the northwestern corner of San Diego County, south of San Clemente, now planned to be decommissioned. The now-closed facility is owned by Southern California Edison. Edison International, parent of SCE, holds 78.2% ownership in the plant; San Diego Gas & Electric Company, 20%; and the City of Riverside Utilities Department, 1.8%. When fully functional, the plant employed over 2,200 people. The plant is located in Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV. The plant is a prominent landmark because of its spherical containment buildings, designed to contain any unexpected releases of radiation
Everytime I read more bad news for fukashima it reminds me of something edgar casey said:
"The greater part of Japan must go into the sea."
japan is going to be so contaminated by radiation they are going to have to bulldoze it into the sea.