By Rady Ananda
In a deepening tragedy, after an earthquake and tsunami caused four explosions at nuclear reactor plants in Japan, most of those who evacuated the area headed south, since winds normally would have pushed the radioactive clouds to the north and east. Instead, winds pushed the r-clouds south, according to The Australian. The shift in winds now threatens Hawaii with fallout from the Fukushima nuclear facilities.
Officials finally admit radiation has reached lethal levels in the area surrounding the explosions. Tokyo, 200 miles to the south, is also seeing higher levels of radiation. “[A]bnormal radiation and traces of radioactive elements were detected around Greater Tokyo, the world’s most populous metropolitan region with 36 million people.”
The paper also noted that “Hong Kong, The Philippines, Singapore and South Korea began testing Japanese food imports for radiation yesterday.”
Posted in Energy, Environment, Nuclear Weapons/Energy
Tagged earthquake, fukushima, general electric, japan, north america, nuclear cloud, nuclear fallout, nuclear power meltdown, tsunami
Explosion rocks nuclear plant at Fukushima: Injuries, plumes of smoke, walls collapsed. Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday’s powerful earthquake.
March 13. Japan says second nuclear plant blast possible, but reactor will withstand blast as in the first explosion.
The BradBlog is posting continuous updates from around the web.
EXPLOSION ROCKS NUCLEAR PLANT AT FUKUSHIMA | INJURIES, PLUMES OF SMOKE, WALLS COLLAPSED
Opening this as a new article, picking up from the much UPDATED last one, as to the explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Latest UPDATES, beginning with the EXPLOSION, now posted at bottom of this article.
UPDATE 3/12/11 12:07am: “EXPLOSION HEARD”. Okay. Never mind standing down for now. This could be very bad…These all from Reuters via Twitter:
“Explosion heard at quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan – AFP via Sky News”
“FLASH: Several people appear to have been injured after reported Fukushima plant explosion – media”
By Michael Collins
The appointment of former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as key players in Haitian relief should cause the people of Haiti grave concern, if they weren’t otherwise preoccupied with survival. These former presidents’ records as pro-life advocates on the international scene is tarnished by real world outcomes.
During his eight years as president, Clinton was responsible for sanctions on Iraq that resulted in the deaths of 170,000 children under five. Former President George W. Bush exceeded that death toll by invading Iraq. That caused civil chaos and conflict among Iraqis leading to the deaths of over one million citizens in that tragic nation. When you see these two coming, their record speaks for itself. (Image)