End Times and Current Events
August 20, 2018, 05:52:36 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Welcome To End Times and Current Events.
 
  Home Help Search Gallery Staff List Login Register  

8.9 Japan quake and Fukushima nuclear meltdown

Shoutbox
August 08, 2018, 02:38:10 am suzytr says: Hello, any good churches in the Sacto, CA area, also looking in Reno NV, thanks in advance and God Bless you Smiley
January 29, 2018, 01:21:57 am Christian40 says: It will be interesting to see what happens this year Israel being 70 years as a modern nation may 14 2018
October 17, 2017, 01:25:20 am Christian40 says: It is good to type Mark is here again!  Smiley
October 16, 2017, 03:28:18 am Christian40 says: anyone else thinking that time is accelerating now? it seems im doing days in shorter time now is time being affected in some way?
September 24, 2017, 10:45:16 pm Psalm 51:17 says: The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
September 20, 2017, 04:32:32 am Christian40 says: "The most popular Hepatitis B vaccine is nothing short of a witch’s brew including aluminum, formaldehyde, yeast, amino acids, and soy. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin that destroys cellular metabolism and function. Hundreds of studies link to the ravaging effects of aluminum. The other proteins and formaldehyde serve to activate the immune system and open up the blood-brain barrier. This is NOT a good thing."
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-11-new-fda-approved-hepatitis-b-vaccine-found-to-increase-heart-attack-risk-by-700.html
September 19, 2017, 03:59:21 am Christian40 says: bbc international did a video about there street preaching they are good witnesses
September 14, 2017, 08:06:04 am Psalm 51:17 says: bro Mark Hunter on YT has some good, edifying stuff too.
September 14, 2017, 04:31:26 am Christian40 says: i have thought that i'm reaping from past sins then my life has been impacted in ways from having non believers in my ancestry.
September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
View Shout History
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 11   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: 8.9 Japan quake and Fukushima nuclear meltdown  (Read 5861 times)
Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21359



View Profile
« on: March 11, 2011, 05:10:43 am »

32 killed in major tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake

A powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history slammed the eastern coast Friday, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control. Tsunami warnings blanketed the entire Pacific, as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast.

Authorities said at least 32 people were killed. The magnitude 8.9 offshore quake was followed by at least 19 aftershocks, most of them of more than magnitude 6.0. Dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300-mile (2,100-kilometer) stretch of coastline were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles (kilometers) from the epicenter.

A utility company in northeastern Japan reported a fire in a turbine building of nuclear power plant.

"The earthquake has caused major damage in broad areas in northern Japan," Prime Minister Naoto Kan said at a news conference.

Even for a country used to earthquakes, this one was of horrific proportions. It unleashed a 23-foot (7-meter) tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland.

Large fishing boats and other sea vessels rode high waves into the cities, slamming against overpasses. Upturned and partially submerged vehicles were seen bobbing in the water.

Waves of muddy waters swept over farmland near the city of Sendai, carrying buildings, some on fire, inland as cars attempted to drive away. Sendai airport, north of Tokyo, was inundated with cars, trucks, buses and thick mud deposited over its runways. Fires spread through a section of the city, public broadcaster NHK reported.

The tsunami roared over embankments, washing anything in its path inland before reversing directions and carrying the cars, homes and other debris out to sea. Flames shot from some of the houses, probably because of burst gas pipes.

"Our initial assessment indicates that there has already been enormous damage," Chief government spokesman Yukio Edano said. "We will make maximum relief effort based on that assessment."

rest: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110311/ap_on_re_as/as_japan_earthquake
« Last Edit: May 31, 2012, 11:47:32 pm by BornAgain2 » Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8

Social Buttons

Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21359



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 05:11:55 am »

Breaking news: 8.9 earthquake and tsunami hits Japan. Watch live coverage.

http://www.youtube.com/aljazeeraenglish?feature=ticker
Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8
Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21359



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 05:14:40 am »

Tsunami hits north-eastern Japan after massive quake

Japanese television showed cars, ships and even buildings being swept away by a vast wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake.

The quake has sparked fires in several areas including Tokyo. At least 32 people were killed, officials said.

It struck about 250 miles (400km) from the capital at a depth of 20 miles. There have been powerful aftershocks.

The tremor, measured at 8.9 by the US Geological Survey, hit at 1446 local time (0546 GMT). Seismologists say it is one of the largest earthquakes to hit Japan for many years.

A tsunami warning was extended across the Pacific to New Zealand in the south and North and South America to the east.

The Red Cross in Geneva warned that the tsunami waves could be higher than some Pacific islands, Reuters news agency said.

Coastal areas in the Philippines, Hawaii and other Pacific islands were evacuated ahead of the tsunami's expected arrival.

Wall of water
 
Strong waves hit Japan's Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, officials said, damaging dozens of coastal communities. Kyodo news agency said a 10-metre wave (33ft) struck the port of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture.

rest: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598
Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8
akfools
Guest
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 07:30:16 am »

Update at 7:21 p.m. ET: Residents within a 2-mile radius of the Fukushima No. 2 plant have been ordered to evacuate, the government has announced.

Here's the utility's latest update on the troubles at its overheating nuclear plants.

Update at 6:36 p.m. ET: The Japanese government has declared a nuclear emergency at the Fukushima No. 2 power plant (Daini). An emergency also exists at plant No. 1 (Daiichi).

Original post: The cooling system has failed for three reactors at the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant, about seven miles from its quake-crippled companion, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. now says.

The utility, which operates both Fukushima plants, notified the government Saturday morning that the failsafe system at the No. 2 plant stopped working as the coolant water topped the boiling point, the Kyodo news service reports.


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/03/cooling-fails-at-3-reactors-at-another-japanese-nuke-plant/1
Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 07:57:24 am »

“Coolant” = “Billion Dollar Kill Switch”

Via: Cringley:http://www.cringely.com/2011/03/flea-powder-may-be-saving-lives-in-japan

Tokyo Electric Power Company isn’t saying much. Utilities tend not to and Japanese utilities are notoriously secretive. But we got a clue to what’s happening from U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, of all people, who remarked that the U. S. military was delivering “coolant” to the stricken reactor.

“Coolant?” wondered aloud all the CNN and Fox News nuclear experts looking for a lede for their stories. “What is she talking about, coolant?” This is a boiling water reactor and the coolant is water. The U. S. Air Force isn’t needed to export water to Japan.

This shows the limits of cable news experts and maybe experts in general, because Hillary isn’t the kind of person to choose the wrong words. She said “coolant” and she meant “coolant.” Though she may not have known she was saying so, she also meant the reactor was dead and will never be restarted.

A boiling water reactor does just what it sounds like — it boils water to make steam that drives a turbine generator. This is as opposed to a pressurized water reactor that uses the nuclear reaction to heat a coolant that never really boils because it is under high pressure, then sends that coolant through a heat exchanger which heats water to make steam to drive the generator. Boiling water reactors are simpler, cheaper, but generally aren’t made anymore because they are perceived as being less safe. That’s because the exotic coolant in the pressurized water reactor can contain boric acid which absorbs neutrons and can help (or totally) control the nuclear reaction. You can’t use boric acid or any other soluble boron-laced neutron absorbers in a boiling water reactor because doing so would contaminate both the cooling system and the environment.

That’s why the experts didn’t expect it because they are still thinking of how the plant can be saved, but it can’t be.

Though the boiling water reactor has already been turned off by inserting neutron-absorbing control rods all the way into the core, adding boric acid or, more likely, sodium polyborate would turn the reactor off-er — more off than off — which could come in really handy in the event of a subsequent coolant loss, which reportedly has already happened. But that’s a $1 billion kill switch that most experts wouldn’t think to pull.



U.S. AIR FORCE DELIVERS COOLANT TO FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

Aren’t the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi water cooled? Uh, something is very strange here.

Via: Economic Times:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/us-delivers-coolant-to-quake-hit-japans-n-plant/articleshow/7685383.cms

Washington: The US has transported coolant to a Japanese nuclear power plant affected by the massive earthquake, as it quickly moved naval and air assets along with humanitarian relief material for the tsunami-hit areas of the country.

“We just had our Air Force assets in Japan transport some really important coolant to one of the nuclear plants,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced yesterday, as Tokyo declared a state of emergency for five of its nuclear reactors at two atomic power plants in northeastern coast of Japan, where an 8.9-magnitude quake struck yesterday.

Japan is very reliant on nuclear power and they have very high engineering standards, but one of their plants came under a lot of stress with the earthquake and did not have enough coolant, she said.

“So Air Force planes were able to deliver that. So we’re really deeply involved in trying to do as much as we can on behalf of the Japanese and on behalf of US citizens,” Clinton said.



MARKET WATCH: FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR REACTOR COULD BE MELTING DOWN
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/radiation-leaks-at-japan-quake-hit-nuclear-plant-2011-03-12

Japanese nuclear authorities warned that a nuclear reactor could be experiencing a meltdown Saturday, a day after its cooling mechanism was damaged by the country’s most powerful earthquake in more than a century, according to various media reports in Japan.

Government officials said they were pouring water into the Fukushima Daiichi No. 1 nuclear reactor to stop the meltdown, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

The Tepco reactors are about 150 miles north of Tokyo, and about 40 miles from the epicenter of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck northeastern Japan a day earlier.

Japanese authorities declared a nuclear emergency on Friday evening, and then ordered thousands of residents within 10 kilometers of the plant to evacuate. Some 20,000 people evacuated from the areas around the plants on Saturday, Kyodo reported.



AFP: Radiation 1000 Times Higher than Normal at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/radiation-1000-times-above-normal-at-nuclear-plant/story-fn3dxity-1226020199534

A JAPANESE safety panel says radiation is 1000 times above normal at a nuclear plant in the country’s northeast, Kyodo news agency reports.

Japan’s Government has put the radiation level at the Fukushima plant eight times above normal and has stated that there is only “a possibility of a radioactive” leak from the reactor.

People within 10km (6 miles) of nuclear plant have been ordered to evacuate.



Reuters: Japan: Trying to fix Nuclear Plant Cooling Problem

http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFTFD00666420110311

Japan said on Friday a cooling function at Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was not working after a major earthquake but that it was trying to get backup power for cooling.

The government has declared an emergency situation as a precaution but there was no radioactive leakage and no damage from the cooling problem was expected at this stage, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference.
Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 08:02:36 am »

Quake Moved Japan Coast 8 Feet; Shifted Earth’s Axis

Via: CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/12/japan.earthquake.tsunami.earth/index.html?hpt=T1

The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis.

“At this point, we know that one GPS station moved (8 feet), and we have seen a map from GSI (Geospatial Information Authority) in Japan showing the pattern of shift over a large area is consistent with about that much shift of the land mass,” said Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Reports from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy estimated the 8.9-magnitude quake shifted the planet on its axis by nearly 4 inches (10 centimeters).



Video of Ground Cracking Open, Water Being Pushed Up, Chiba City



BBC: Huge Whirlpool Created After Japan Quake
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709856


LA Times: Hundreds of Bodies Found in Sendai

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-japan-quake-20110311,0,1950058.story


Telegraph: Millions Stranded in Tokyo
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8375957/Christchurch-earthquake-10-deadliest-tremors-in-20th-Century.html

Millions of people in greater Tokyo are stranded far from home after Japan’s biggest earthquake on record shut down the capital’s massive subway system.

Sirens wailed through Tokyo, television helicopters flew overhead and people rushed to the city’s ubiquitous 24-hour convenience stores, quickly emptying shelves of bento boxes, sandwiches and instant noodle cups.

Countless workers, who had fled violently swaying office blocks, found themselves stuck far from their families, and unable to speak to them because the overloaded mobile phone system could not carry most calls.

“I have no idea how I’ll get home,” said an 18 year-old woman waiting outside Ginza subway station.

She described how ceramics shattered around her in a department store when the huge quake hit mid-afternoon.

The government used loudspeaker alerts and television broadcasts to urge people to stay near their workplaces rather than risk long walks home, as highways leading out of the city centre were choked and hotels quickly booked out.



Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011, 01:23:48 pm »

Has The Tsunami In Japan Destroyed The Japanese Economy?


The entire world is in a state of mourning today as details regarding the horrific damage caused by the massive tsunami in Japan continue to trickle in.  The magnitude 8.9 earthquake that caused the tsunami was the largest earthquake that Japan has ever experienced in modern times.  Waves as high as 30 feet swept over northern Japan.  The tsunami waters reached as far as 6 miles inland, and authorities have already recovered hundreds of dead bodies.  Those of us that have seen footage of this disaster on television will never forget it.  But this nightmare is not over yet.  There have been dozens of aftershocks, and many of them have been quite large.  In fact, there have been 19 earthquakes of at least magnitude 6.0 in the area over the last 24 hours.  So what is this disaster going to do to the 3rd largest economy in the world?  Japan already had a national debt that was well over 200 percent of GDP.  Could this be the "tipping point" that pushes the Japanese economy over the edge and into oblivion?

It is hard to assess the full scope of the damage to Japan at this point, but virtually everyone agrees that much of northern Japan is a complete and total disaster area at this point.  Many towns have essentially been destroyed.  Some are estimating that the economic damage from this disaster will be in the hundreds of billions of dollars.  Others believe that the final total will be in the trillions of dollars.

Fortunately, major cities such as Tokyo came through this event relatively unscathed and most of the major manufacturing facilities are not in the areas that were most directly affected by the earthquake and the tsunami.

But let there be no doubt, this was a nation-changing event.  Japan will never quite be the same again.

Also, it isn't just Japan that will be affected by this.  The truth is that economic ripples from this event will be felt all over the world.

An economist from High Frequency Economics, Carl Weinberg, told AFP the following about the economic consequences of this disaster....

"There is no way to assess even the direct damage to Japan's economy or to the global economy. This is a sad day for Japan, and economic aftershocks could affect the whole world's economy."
It is literally going to take months to figure out exactly how much damage has been done.  Let us just hope that we don't see any more major earthquakes in the area.

The Japanese are a very resilient people and the Bank of Japan is already vowing that it will be doing whatever is necessary to ensure the stability of the financial markets.  The Bank of Japan has announced that it is going to provide as much liquidity as necessary to keep the Japanese economy functioning normally.

But the truth is that the Bank of Japan has already been printing money like crazy....



Is a tsunami of new yen really going to solve the economic damage that has been done by the earthquake and the tsunami?

Of course not.

The truth is that the economy of Japan was already deeply struggling before this disaster.

The national debt of Japan is now well over 200% of GDP and there seems to be no doubt that they will need to borrow massive amounts of money to deal with the aftermath of this crisis.

Up until now the Japanese government has been able to borrow money at ultra-low interest rates of around 1.30 percent for 10-year bonds, drawing on a huge pool of savings from its own citizens.

But in light of what has just happened, will the citizens of Japan still have enough resources to continue to fund the rampant spending of the Japanese government?

At this point, it is estimated that this gigantic mountain of debt breaks down to 7.5 million yen for every single citizen of Japan.

Politicians in Japan have been pledging for years to do something about all of this debt, but nobody has been able to make much progress.

Even before this disaster, the major credit rating agencies were warning that they may have to downgrade Japanese government debt.  The earthquake and the tsunami are certainly not going to make the Japanese even more credit-worthy.

Hideo Kumano, the chief economist at Dai-ichi Life Research Institute, has said that a "tipping point" will come when world financial markets finally recognize that the government of Japan simply cannot afford to service its debt any longer....

"It's hard to predict when the bond market might collapse, but it would happen when the market judges that Japan's ability to finance its debt is not sustainable anymore."
Is the massive tsunami that just hit Japan such a tipping point?

Other countries such as Greece and Ireland would have already collapsed if it had not been for the massive international bailouts that they received.

So who is going to bail Japan out?

This could potentially be one of the greatest economic disasters that the world has seen since World War 2.

With the world already on the verge of a major financial collapse, this is the last thing that world financial markets needed.

In fact, much of the rest of the world had been hoping that an influx of capital from Japan would help to stabilize things.

For example, Japanese insurance companies had recently announced that they were planning on buying up lots of European sovereign debt, but now obviously those plans are on hold.  As a result of this disaster, Japanese insurance companies will be forced to sell off assets like crazy in order to pay settlements.  But as Zero Hedge is correctly pointing out, without Japanese financial institutions stepping in to soak up Eurozone bonds this is going to make the European sovereign debt crisis even worse.

But right now the focus in on the devastation in Japan.  At the moment it is unclear how much of the economic infrastructure of Japan has survived.

For example, as USA Today is reporting, some factories cannot even be reached by phone at this point....

Toyota's phone calls to its plants in affected areas were not being answered, said Shiori Hashimoto, a spokeswoman in Tokyo. The Toyota City-based carmaker began production at a new plant in Miyagi this year that makes Yaris compact cars and has capacity to make 120,000 vehicles a year.
What is clear is that the cost of recovering and rebuilding after this disaster is going to put extraordinary financial stress on the Japanese government.

Julian Jessop of Capital Economics certainly does not sound optimistic about what this is going to mean for the Japanese economy....

"Japan's economic recovery has lost momentum and a large part of the reconstruction costs will add to the government's significant debt burden."
Hopefully the full extent of the damage is not as bad as many are now fearing.

But the truth is that this is a huge, huge event for a world economy that was already on the verge of collapse.

May our thoughts and our prayers be with the Japanese people at this time.

This is truly one of the biggest disasters that any of us have

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/has-the-tsunami-in-japan-destroyed-the-japanese-economy
Report Spam   Logged
Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21359



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2011, 03:00:59 pm »

Now with Volcanoes!!!

Japanese volcano erupts
Mar 13, 2011 3:01 PM | By Sapa-AFP
A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Sunday after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres (two and a half miles) into the air, a local official says.

Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8
Kilika
Guest
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 03:40:01 pm »

People ought to get the video cameras handy because I'm thinking there's going to be plenty to catch on tape in the near future.
Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011, 12:47:22 am »

Bloomberg: Bank of Japan Will Add $146 Billion to Stabilize Markets After Earthquakehttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-14/bank-of-japan-adds-86-billion-to-help-stabilize-markets-after-earthquake.html


Pump It: Bloomberg: Japan Adds $86 Billion to Stabilize Markets After Quake
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-13/japan-readies-massive-liquidity-as-boj-gauges-risk-to-post-quake-economy.html
The Bank of Japan began pouring cash into the banking system after the nation’s most powerful earthquake on record, while later today it may keep its asset- purchase plans unchanged as officials gauge the longer-term effect on the world’s third-largest economy.

Governor Masaaki Shirakawa told reporters late yesterday he’s ready to unleash “massive” liquidity, and the BOJ said today it will pump 7 trillion yen ($86 billion) to maintain financial stability. Economists said officials will likely decide to keep longer-term credit programs at a total of 35 trillion yen. The bank’s main interest rate has already been cut to near zero as policy makers last year sought to end the nation’s deflation.
Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2011, 12:50:22 am »

THREE METER TSUNAMI WARNING FOR FUKUSHIMA COAST; ETA MINUTES
March 14th, 2011

Stick with live sources for updates on this.
CNN Live: Visual Confirmation From Helicopters:

Tsunami inbound, Sendai.



BBC live blog: Sea level has dropped five metres off Fukushima, confirming imminent arrival of tsunami
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698


Source is Reuters live blog. Standby…
http://live.reuters.com/Event/Japan_earthquake2
Report Spam   Logged
Kilika
Guest
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2011, 05:15:18 am »

A second reactor has bown up! And the US Navy is pulling their ships back from the area. Not sounding good at all  Undecided
Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2011, 11:39:24 am »

‘Store Shelves Empty in Tokyo’ [Huh]
March 14th, 2011
Via: Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/14/us-japan-quake-tokyo-idUSTRE72D1PX20110314

Commuters and residents of the Japanese capital faced confusion and uncertainty on Monday over the supply of food and energy after Friday’s devastating quake and tsunami which crippled a nuclear power plant.

Some store shelves were emptied and many train lines were shut down as Tokyo commuters returned to work after a weekend glued to horrific images of the extensive damage about 150 miles to the north.

In the largely residential Nerima district of Yokyo, staples like rice, bread and instant noodles were sold out. Lights were kept off on the produce shelves and meat refrigeration units to conserve electricity.

“About 40 to 50 people were lined up outside when we opened at 10. A day’s worth of food sold out in an hour. We had a second shipment delivered at midday and that sold out in an hour too,” said Toshiro Imai, a store manager in Tokyo.

“Part of the factory of one of our suppliers is damaged so stock is limited.”

Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2011, 11:41:36 am »

U.S. Navy: 7th Fleet Repositions Ships After Low Level Radioactive Contamination Detected
March 14th, 2011
Via: U.S. Navy: http://www.cpf.navy.mil/media/news/articles/2011/mar/mar13_C7F_reposition.shtml

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 14, 2011) – The U.S. 7th Fleet has temporarily repositioned its ships and aircraft away from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant after detecting low level contamination in the air and on its aircraft operating in the area.

The source of this airborne radioactivity is a radioactive plume released from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant. For perspective, the maximum potential radiation dose received by any ship’s force personnel aboard the ship when it passed through the area was less than the radiation exposure received from about one month of exposure to natural background radiation from sources such as rocks, soil, and the sun.

The ship was operating at sea about 100 miles northeast of the power plant at the time.

Using sensitive instruments, precautionary measurements of three helicopter aircrews returning to USS Ronald Reagan after conducting disaster relief missions near Sendai identified low levels of radioactivity on 17 air crew members. The low level radioactivity was easily removed from affected personnel by washing with soap and water. They were subsequently surveyed, and no further contamination was detected.

As a precautionary measure, USS Ronald Reagan and other U.S. 7th Fleet ships conducting disaster response operations in the area have moved out of the downwind direction from the site to assess the situation and determine what appropriate mitigating actions are necessary.

We remain committed to our mission of providing assistance to the people of Japan.

Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2011, 11:45:18 am »


ITN & Japanese broadcaster Ann: Extraordinary new footage from Japan

Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011, 11:58:55 am »

Death Toll Could Top 10,000

 

Ground video of massive tsunami in Japan
Report Spam   Logged
Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21359



View Profile
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2011, 12:19:44 pm »

Japanese Officials: Nuclear Fuel Rods Melting in 3 Reactors


Japanese officials confirmed Monday that nuclear fuel rods appear to be melting inside three reactors compromised by Friday’s earthquake, though nuclear experts differ on whether the outer chamber of a reactor melting in fact constitutes a partial “meltdown.”

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Monday that "although we cannot directly check it, it's highly likely happening."

Unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in northeastern Japan exploded earlier Monday, wounding 11 workers; it had been under emergency watch for an explosion after a hydrogen blast at Unit 1 of the plant on Saturday. Edano said the Unit 3 reactor’s inner containment vessel was intact.

More than 180,000 people have been evacuated from the area, and as many as 1,500 have been examined for radiation, according to USA Today.

Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2011, 12:22:15 pm »

‘Store Shelves Empty in Tokyo’ [Huh]
March 14th, 2011
Via: Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/14/us-japan-quake-tokyo-idUSTRE72D1PX20110314

Commuters and residents of the Japanese capital faced confusion and uncertainty on Monday over the supply of food and energy after Friday’s devastating quake and tsunami which crippled a nuclear power plant.

Some store shelves were emptied and many train lines were shut down as Tokyo commuters returned to work after a weekend glued to horrific images of the extensive damage about 150 miles to the north.

In the largely residential Nerima district of Yokyo, staples like rice, bread and instant noodles were sold out. Lights were kept off on the produce shelves and meat refrigeration units to conserve electricity.

“About 40 to 50 people were lined up outside when we opened at 10. A day’s worth of food sold out in an hour. We had a second shipment delivered at midday and that sold out in an hour too,” said Toshiro Imai, a store manager in Tokyo.

“Part of the factory of one of our suppliers is damaged so stock is limited.”



New Orleans Katrina all over again...
Report Spam   Logged
Mark
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 21359



View Profile
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2011, 03:08:29 pm »

2,000 BODIES WASH ASHORE

Report Spam   Logged

What can you do for Jesus?  Learn what 1 person can accomplish.

The Man from George Street
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkjMvPhLrn8
akfools
Guest
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2011, 03:44:46 pm »


Since the massive quake hit in Japan, it became known rather quickly that Japan has an uncommon array of nuclear reactors in the northeast of the country. Uncommon because this is one of the only places on the planet with so many nuclear reactors right next to each other, unfortunately, on a fault line.  If you remember Chernobyl, that was one reactor and that was landlocked with NO jetstream.  The big advantage authorities had in dealing with Chernobyl is that they were able to immediately begin containing the meltdown since it was the single catastrophe they were dealing with and they had the man power and resources, including electricity, to run a containment operation.

Everyone needs to understand something right now and that is that the media is NOT in place to alert people of how bad the situation may or may not be.  They are in place to keep people calm and to keep people orderly until the last possible moments.  They WILL NOT disclose what is currently happening.  So any "experts" or CNN, MSNBC, FOX, you name it program talking about this nuke reactor situation WILL NOT be telling you all the current facts due to national security.

Japan's resources, energy and man power is currently being used up in its largest disaster in history, they DO NOT and CAN NOT have the power to contain the reactors as they begin to fail. 

So why are they failing and why does this matter?  We had 2 different explosions since the quake at 2 different reactors that Japan failed to mention to the United States the reason for the failures.  The United States found out within the last 24-48 hours that the reason these reactors exploded is because there is NO POWER in the north east part of the country and WILL NOT be any power for months to keep the cooling systems running.  These reactors are running on limited backup power systems that are failing.  As they fail, the reactor overheats and thats how you get the explosion.

Well today it was announced that a 3rd reactor's cooling systems are now shutting down.  FYI, there are countless more reactors running on backup power.

Why is this being understated by the media?  Because we literally DO NOT have generators or power systems in any arsenal anywhere on the planet to keep these cooling systems running, which means that YES, these reactors will all at some point fail.  As they fail, a nuclear meltdown is EXTREMELY realistic.  This is where the experts disagree.  Some are saying that meltdown is next to impossible, others say that is bullsh*t and that it is damn near expected once the cooling systems fail. 

The real facts here you won't hear from either side is that Japan is choosing to use Seawater as a cheap resort to try and cool the rods in the reactor.  Problem with that scenario is that seawater WILL CORRODE the rods and we will have a MUCH LARGER environmental situation on our hands.  Tons of radioactivity may or may not be currently leaking into the environment, both air and water.  Tons of radioactivity may or may not be continuing to leak and tons more might be added as more reactors fail.

This is WAY BIGGER than Chernobyl ever was, if all else fails that is and these reactors begin to meltdown.

Remember, the media WILL NOT tell you whether or not these issues are a reality, they are in place to keep you calm.

No one should be alarmists here, however, with that said, you should probably be prepared to deal with nuclear fallout as a possibility due to the jetstreams and the leaking radioactivity here.  Potassium Iodide is what you need in nuclear fallout. 

It never hurts to be prepared for anything and everything, but people should not be alarmists.
You WILL NOT be told information you can trust at this time from ANY source you think may be "credible." PERIOD, due to national security. 

If there is or is not a fallout, that radioactive cloud will literally turn one of the largest disasters of our time in to the largest disaster the planet may have to address because the whole far east region may need to be evacuated.  We are talking shipments of food and supplies CEASE here, people.  We are talking an economic situation, the whole world will have to be engaged in this.  It affects our economy, it affects our environment and YES, the radioactive cloud CAN travel to the United States and although it may dissipate, it will not spread by much due to the extremely unique jetstream we have in the Atlantic during this time of year.  The west coast is literally in the jetstream path. 

This situation will MOST LIKELY be contained, HOWEVER, you should be prepared.
Like it or not, you should be prepared even if this disaster isn't imminent.  You should have weeks of food and water in your house, water filters, survival gear, and the like. 
There is NOT enough supplies in any arsenal by military or anyone else to provide for everyone for any extended period of time.


US NAVY'S website on Japan Quake: http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=59065

here is the Pacific Fleet's website on it:
http://www.cpf.navy.mil/media/news/articles/2011/mar/mar13_C7F_reposition.shtml

Video of the jetstream:



More video of the jetstreams:



Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2011, 03:48:47 pm »

Japan Has Asked for IAEA Help with Nuclear Emergency
March 14th, 2011
Via: Montreal Gazette:http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Japan+asked+IAEA+expert+help+watchdog/4436389/story.html

Japan has officially asked the UN atomic watchdog to send a team of experts to help in the current nuclear crisis, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano said Monday.

“Today, the government of Japan asked the agency to provide expert missions. We are in discussions with Japan on the details,” Amano told IAEA member states in a closed-door technical briefing at the watchdog’s Vienna headquarters
Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2011, 04:28:19 pm »


Experts are now warning a second huge quake - almost as powerful as the first - could hit the country, triggering another tsunami.

The director of the Australian Seismological Centre, Dr Kevin McCue, told the Sydney Morning Herald that there had been more than 100 smaller quakes since Friday, and a larger aftershock was likely.

'Normally they happen within days'......story cont
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1366093/Japan-faces-SECOND-earthquake-tsunami-worst-crisis-WW2.html
Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2011, 08:32:29 pm »

JAPAN: THREE NUCLEAR REACTORS MAY BE MELTING DOWN
March 14th, 2011
Via: CNN:  http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/14/japan.nuclear.reactors/index.html?hpt=T1

A blast at a nuclear reactor and a series of problems at a neighboring one led to a brief spike in radiation levels outside Japan’s troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Monday, triggering even greater fears that dangerous radiation could add to the country’s devastation.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said he was not ruling out the possibility of a meltdown at all three troubled reactors at the plant.

The blast — caused by a buildup of hydrogen — also damaged the cooling system at reactor No. 2, starting a new round of problems for officials trying to contain the damage from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami.

The explosion at Fukushima Daiichi’s reactor No. 3 Monday morning injured 11 people. It was powerful enough to blow the roof and walls off a building, the Kyodo news agency reported.

More: Unit Three Uses More Toxic ‘MOX’ Fuel

Via: Cnet:  http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-20042852-76.html

The fuel used in the Japanese nuclear reactor where an explosion occurred today is more volatile and toxic than the fuel used in the other reactors there, a Japanese nuclear expert warned.

At a press conference in Tokyo, Masashi Goto, who worked for Toshiba as a reactor researcher and designer, said the mixed oxide (MOX) fuel used in unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant contains plutonium, which is much more toxic than the fuel used in the other reactors.

MOX fuel is a mixture of uranium and plutonium reprocessed from spent uranium, and is sometimes involved in the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium.

Goto added that the MOX also has a lower melting point than the other fuels. The Fukushima facility began using MOX fuel last September, becoming the third plant in Japan to do so.
Report Spam   Logged
Kilika
Guest
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2011, 03:11:54 am »

The information that I have seen is that there is a HUGE difference between Japan and Chernobyl. All of the Japanese reators are in steel containment vessels, whereas Chernobyl had no cantainment at all. Also, it literally had a nuclear explosion, whereas at Fukushima, what blew up is a build up of hydrogen from the seawater reacting with the intense heat. THe first two explosions they say only affected the outer building that surrounds the reactors, but the third explosion late yesterday they are saying took place inside the steel containment vessel, which is not good at all as it may have damage the steel vessel that encloses the fuel rods.

So from what I have read, it isn't as bad as Chernobyl at all. Two completely different reactor designs. The Japanese reactors won't blow up like Chernobyl they say.

Also, another misunderstanding is with what a "meltdown" is. A meltdown is simply when the rods get so hot they break apart and can literally melt through the containment vessel they are in, right through the floor possibly into the ground below.

They say the reason they can't cool them down is that the tsunami damaged the generators that run the cooling systems that circulate the water, and the third backup, the batteries only last about 8 hours they say, and those have since been exhausted. So they have been pumping seawater directly in which destroys the reactor and makes it unrepairable.

One nuke expert calls the seawater move as a "hail mary pass" last ditch effort. Unfortunately, the last second pass isn't working. Apparently the seawater is escaping faster that they can pump it in, so the robs are being exposed which allows them to heat up and eventually melt down. Who knows how much radiation could get out if all 3 melt down. That's what I haven't heard any expert talk about if all 3 were to have a melt down.

The first 2, reactors number 1 and 3, had the outer buildings blow away from the containment vessels, but the thrid one, I assume number 2 reactor, had an explosion within the containment vessel.

If like the article posted says that the number 3 unit is the one with the MOX fuel, then that means the worst one was the second explosion, and the third one is the same as the first.

Completely confused now? Short answer; VERY bad, especially if a melt down causes any particulate radioactive matter to get into the air and carried off by the wind currents. It's one thing to have radioactive matter in the air, but to have actual fuel rob material blowing around in the air is the worst case scenario.

About iodine. People seem to think it's the cure-all for radiation, but it's not. It's very limited to just protecting the thyroid gland, that's it. So all one is doing is protecting themselves from thyroid cancer, but are still fully exposed to other type cancers.

Again, this is a very bad situation.

What's really compelling is that all this happened literally in the blink of an eye. One moment life was fine in Japan and the next all hell broke loose. Tribulation comes on like a woman in travail. "Watch".
Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2011, 07:29:46 am »

EMERGENCY: ‘HIGH’ LEVEL RADIATION RELEASED AT FUKUSHIMA; WORKERS TOLD TO LEAVE AREA; U.S. MILITARY ASKED FOR HELP; LOW LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WIND ETA 10 HOURS TO TOKYO
March 15th, 2011
 
Shelter-in-Place in a Radiation Emergencyhttp://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/shelter.asp

Via: Reuters:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/15/us-japan-quake-idUSTRE72A0SS20110315
 
Japan’s prime minister warned on Tuesday that radioactive levels had become high around an earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant after explosions at two reactors, adding that the risk of more radioactive leakage was rising.

Naoto Kan urged people within 30 km (18 miles) of the facility north of Tokyo to remain indoors.

The French embassy in the capital warned in an advisory that a low level of radioactive wind could reach Tokyo — 240 km (150 miles) south of the plant — in about 10 hours.

The reactor operator asked the U.S. military for help, while Kyodo news agency said radiation levels nine times normal levels had been briefly detected in Kanagawa near Tokyo.

“We are making every effort to prevent the leak from spreading. I know that people are very worried but I would like to ask you to act calmly,” Kan said in an address to the nation.



The fear at the Fukushima plant is of a major radiation leak after the quake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems.

Jiji news agency said the first explosion on Tuesday damaged the roof and steam was rising from the complex. It also reported some workers had been told to leave the plant, a development one expert had warned beforehand could signal a worsening stage for the crisis.
Report Spam   Logged
akfools
Guest
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2011, 07:31:24 am »

Tokyo: Panic Buying, Evacuations
March 15th, 2011
Via: Reuters: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/03/15/us-japan-quake-tokyo-idUKTRE72E0ZR20110315

Panic swept Tokyo on Tuesday after a rise in radioactive levels around an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant north of the city, causing some to leave the capital and others to stock up on food and supplies.

Several embassies advised staff and citizens to leave affected areas, tourists cut short vacations and multinational companies either urged staff to leave or said they were considering plans to move outside Tokyo where low levels of radiation have been detected.
Report Spam   Logged
Kilika
Guest
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2011, 01:13:49 pm »

They've had 3 reactors explode, and a 4th is allegedly on fire and at risk of exploding also! Very bad.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2011, 03:40:50 pm »

Disaster-struck Japan set for record high spending

12/24/11
..

TOKYO (AP) — Disaster-struck Japan is headed to record high budget spending of 96 trillion yen ($1.2 trillion) as the nation tackles the costs of recovery from the March earthquake and tsunami.

The Cabinet approved the draft budget for the fiscal year staring April 2012 on Saturday, covering massive costs for reconstruction in northeastern Japan as well as decontamination efforts for radiation leaked from a damaged nuclear power plant.

The government will rely on new debt for 49 percent of its annual revenue, the highest level ever, according to Kyodo News service.
..

http://news.yahoo.com/disaster-struck-japan-set-record-high-spending-055353612.html
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2011, 05:09:16 pm »

Japan Budget’s Dependence on Debt Sales to Rise to Record Next Fiscal Year
24 December 2011, by Toru Fujioka (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-24/japan-budget-s-dependence-on-debt-sales-to-rise-to-record-next-fiscal-year.html

Excerpt:

Japan’s budget for the year starting April showed the government more dependent than ever on bond sales to fund spending as Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda struggles to tame the world’s biggest public debt burden.

The government will sell 44.2 trillion yen ($566 billion) of new bonds to fund 90.3 trillion yen of spending, raising the budget’s dependence on debt to an unprecedented 49%, a plan approved by the Cabinet in Tokyo yesterday showed.

Spending will shrink for the first time in six years after the government delayed appropriations for the nation’s pension fund and used supplementary expenditure packages to pay for earthquake reconstruction.

Noda’s first budget may fail to reassure credit-rating companies and analysts monitoring his efforts to control public debt twice the size of annual economic output.

The government trimmed 2.6 trillion yen from the package by allocating special bonds to delay pension funding until a planned sales-tax increase boosts revenue.

“The government is trying to maintain surface appearances by playing with the numbers,” said Takahide Kiuchi, chief economist at Nomura Securities Co. in Tokyo.

“This budget clearly shows Japan’s fiscal situation is worsening.
Report Spam   Logged
Psalm 51:17
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 28357


View Profile
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2011, 05:14:53 pm »

Noda’s ‘Urgent’ Task Is Tax Rise as Japan Debt Load Swells
26 December 2011, by Andy Sharp and Toru Fujioka (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-25/noda-s-urgent-task-is-tax-rise-as-japan-debt-load-swells.html

Excerpt:

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda faces escalating pressure to secure support for higher taxes after Japan’s budget plan for the next fiscal year showed a record dependence on borrowing.

The government will sell 44.2 trillion yen ($566 billion) of new bonds to fund 90.3 trillion yen of spending, raising the budget’s reliance on debt to an unprecedented 49%, a plan approved by the Cabinet in Tokyo on Dec. 24 showed.

While spending will decrease for the first time in six years, Noda will delay funding the nation’s pension fund and will create a separate budget account to pay for earthquake reconstruction.

An aging population and two decades of low growth after an asset bubble burst in the early 1990s have left Japan with debt projected at a record 1 quadrillion yen this year.

Noda faces opposition from the public and within his Democratic Party of Japan to boosting sales taxes even as Standard & Poor’s mulls lowering the sovereign rating, already cut in January to AA-.
Report Spam   Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 11   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
Free SMF Hosting - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy