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    Re: 8.9 earthquake strikes near Tokyo - Tsunami alert issued

    Some bad news concerning the stricken nuclear power plant. From BBC:

    2139: Radiation levels at the damaged Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant are continuing to rise. The Jiji Press news agency says the levels are eight times above normal. Its report also cites a ministry official as saying there is a "possibility of a radioactive leak".

    2149: The Kyodo news agency is now citing a safety panel as saying that the radiation level inside one of the reactors at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant is 1,000 times higher than normal.

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    Re: 8.9 earthquake strikes near Tokyo - Tsunami alert issued

    CNN is reporting that Japan has declared a "nuclear emergency".

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    Re: 8.9 earthquake strikes near Tokyo - Tsunami alert issued

    Can we continue to ferry coolant to the plant?
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    Re: 8.9 earthquake strikes near Tokyo - Tsunami alert issued

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    They take their earthquake protection seriously.
    In this part of the world, we don't have a choice... we know that this can happen... this could just as easily happen to us as to Japan... our building codes are much higher than in most of the world because of these problems... no one does it better than Japan, however...
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    Re: 8.9 earthquake strikes near Tokyo - Tsunami alert issued

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    What could have been a good post marred by... being you.

    For Shame Hazlnut.
    Some people simply can't let their hyperpartisanship go for just a moment... even here in Taiwan, hyperpartisanship has been put aside for the day anyway...
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    Re: 8.9 earthquake strikes near Tokyo - Tsunami alert issued

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I turned the news on for the kids at breakfast and we talked about it - they asked a lot of questions - and now they're fully knowledgable. My daughter is especially concerned about kids that were in school when it happened.

    I think hiding life from kids leads them to believe the world is a pleasant, peaceful place - when it's not - and with my town experiencing small earthquakes lately they need to know the serious problems that some people face due to mother nature.

    I've heard so many things that happened when I was a kid - and I knew none of it. I don't have a single recollection of any major world or national events: everything from political unrest to natural disasters. So I feel like I was robbed of reality and it bothers me that others have memories of a time and place - and none of my memories matter. There's nothing I can add into a discussion of my thoughts and feelings becaues I have none.

    It's a void - and it bothers me a lot that my parents raised us that way.
    Good parenting. Our kids know that this could as easily happen to us here as to Japan. We have earthquake drills at home a couple of times a year so everyone knows what to do. Fortunately, we don't live close enough to the coast to have a tsunami, but we have many friends who do.
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    Re: 8.9 earthquake strikes near Tokyo - Tsunami alert issued

    Has anyone blamed Bush yet?
    Obama is NOT 50 feet tall, he is ONE inch deep.
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    Re: 8.9 earthquake strikes near Tokyo - Tsunami alert issued

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Japan's quake toll set to exceed 1,000, world offers help


    Yeah...they'll be needing help, developed country or not.
    Taiwan's government has already sent help... we have money and search and rescue teams on the way... we have about as much experience with this as the Japanese... they will need a lot of help, financial and expert search and rescue in the short term...
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    Re: 8.9 earthquake strikes near Tokyo - Tsunami alert issued

    My thoughts and prayers are with not only the people of Japan, but all those currently in that area. This is a massive disaster, politics don't mean **** in this.


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    Re: 8.9 earthquake strikes near Tokyo - Tsunami alert issued

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I guess we'll have to give Obama some credit for the US getting that coolant delivered to Japan.
    Or not...

    UPDATE 1-US did not deliver coolant to Japan nuclear reactor | Reuters

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