People Struggling to get out of Northern Japan

Russia Today reporting that people who can leave northern Japan, are doing so as fast as they can.

Emergency shelters are full, and people do not trust what their government, and nuclear power plant officials, are telling them.  In fact TEPCO, the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plants, has a history of out right lying […] Continue Reading…

Radiation Will Affect Food Chain

Radioactive particles spewing from Fukushima Daiichi will affect the food chain.  Particles will collect on crops, and will end up in the ocean affecting sea life.

Taiwan has already started testing their own crops for signs of radiation contamination.  Russia has increased radiation monitoring from weekly, to daily.

Cows will graze on grass that is contaminated […] Continue Reading…

Foreign Companies Evacuating from Northern Japan

Reuters reporting that several foreign companies, operating in Japan,  have started evacuating employees to the southern part of Japan.

Companies with evacuations underway are; German technology companies SAP and Infineon, German tire and auto parts maker Continental, and French car maker Peugeot.

Boeing has suspended business travel in Japan.

Companies standing by with evacuation plans are;  Volvo […] Continue Reading…

Reactors 5 & 6 Overheating

NHK reporting that reactors 5 & 6 overheating.  Coolant levels dropped. Fukushima Daiichi workers trying to cool them down with sea water.

Reactors 5 & 6 were supposed to be shut down before the 9.0 quake hit.

Here is another perspective on radiation levels: 1,000 millisieverts will cause radiation sickness, a single dose of 10,000 millisieverts […] Continue Reading…

Can You Really Protect Yourself from Radiation?

Three concepts to think about when protecting yourself from radiation:  Time, distance and shielding.

The less time you spend in a radioactive environment the better.  The further away you are from a radioactive event the better.  If you can’t do those things then you need to be shielded, and the type of shielding depends on […] Continue Reading…

Fukushima Press Conference shows Confusion, Unit 4 Explosion

Officials at latest press conference have made statements that make it clear that there is confusion as to what is going on at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Statements made include the fact that there is confusion over types of units of radiation measurement.  Also, confusion over what is causing smoke coming from reactor 3, and […] Continue Reading…

Fukushima Officials asking for help from Military

Fukushima officials say they are asking for help from the Japanese Self Defense Forces.  Situation rapidly changing at Fukushima plant 1 (Daiichi).

Smoke from reactor 3.  Radiation levels increasing.  Officials admit they are having trouble making clear which unit of measurement they are using for radiation levels.  Containment vessel in reactor 3 might be damaged.  […] Continue Reading…

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