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Old 03-13-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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It was the first time Japan had confronted the threat of a significant spread of radiation since the greatest nightmare in its history: the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S., which resulted in more than 200,000 deaths from the explosions, fallout and radiation sickness.

Partial meltdown likely at reactor | The Tennessean | tennessean.com

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/03/1...spread-to-u-s/

http://www.wwlp.com/dpps/news/politi...-3-13_3746460#

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Old 03-13-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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It was the first time Japan had confronted the threat of a significant spread of radiation since the greatest nightmare in its history: the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S., which resulted in more than 200,000 deaths from the explosions, fallout and radiation sickness.

Partial meltdown likely at reactor | The Tennessean | tennessean.com

Expert: Japan’s radiation could spread to U.S. | The Raw Story

Sunday morning political rewind

Looks like there was an explosion at reactor 3 now.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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Looks like there was an explosion at reactor 3 now.
Radiation levels around the Tokyo Electric Power Co. station in Fukushima, 135 miles (217 kilometers) north of the capital, rose after cooling systems at a second reactor failed, heightening concerns about a possible meltdown following an explosion there March 13. Water levels fell at a third reactor, raising the possibility of a hydrogen explosion, Japanís top government spokesman said.


U.S. Stock Futures Fall on Concern About Quake's Damage to Japan Economy - Bloomberg
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:57 PM
 
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Default Possible Nuclear Meltdown Rods may have begun to Melt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX8nZ...embedded#at=47
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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I'm not worried about CA...yet.

But those folks in Japan must feel like this is the end of the world. It is just one thing after the other over there.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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I'm not worried about CA...yet.

But those folks in Japan must feel like this is the end of the world. It is just one thing after the other over there.
I would agree that the threat to California is low at over 5,000 miles away. Chernobyl was the worst nuclear accident in history and can be used to gauge threat.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I'm not worried about CA...yet.

But those folks in Japan must feel like this is the end of the world. It is just one thing after the other over there.
Yes its very, very sad right now for Japan.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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Wunder Blog : Weather Underground
Radiation could not spread to US West coast...
Lies and Fear Mongering by the MSM to get ratings
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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I would agree that the threat to California is low at over 5,000 miles away. Chernobyl was the worst nuclear accident in history and can be used to gauge threat.
And almost the entire core of Chernobyl was entrained is smoke as the graphite moderator burned. This isn't going to happen in this case since these cores are water moderated. The better analogy is Three Mile Island which led to no radiation deaths.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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Just go to Safety Cental.com & buy a radiation suit,they're only$70 & you can laugh at all your unprepared neighbors
Honestly though,yeah,another big media scare
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