Japanese Cabinet Secretary, Edano Yukio, says they have “…explored all possibilities…” regarding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. So far officials are at a loss as to where the radiation leak is coming from.
At this point they can’t tell if the leaking radiation is coming from spent fuel pools, or reactor cores. This is […] Continue Reading…
At the most recent press conference a Japanese reporter asked Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, why foreign reporters have been banned from press conferences.
Edano blamed the stressful conditions of trying to deal with the catastrophic disaster.
Thousands of anime (Japanese animation) fans hoping to hit one of the world’s biggest anime conventions will have to wait another year. The event in Tokyo, Japan, was canceled after the 9.0 quake/tsunami. The event center is now being used to house survivors of the disaster.
Convention officials are now working to refund money to […] Continue Reading…
NHK reporters made their way to several towns that have NOT received any, or very little, help after the 9.0 quake/tsunami.
What they found is what you’d expect to see after a devastating war. Only a few dozen people in each town working together to survive. In most towns people find food by scavenging through […] Continue Reading…
In response to a reporter’s question, of how they are going to proceed with reactor 3 (with possible core damage), the TEPCo official said they do not know at this time.
This might be another reason why voluntary evacuation has been announced.
TEPCo officials speculate that the contaminated water in the basement of reactor 3, might have come from the reactor core.
It might have been caused by high pressure inside the reactor core. It could have been caused by valves, or the core was “compromised”.
Reporters doing “man on the street” reactions about the radioactive water warnings for infants in Japan, got hit with a common question from mothers, “If I’m breast feeding should I stop drinking the water?”
In an NHK interview a medical expert said that pregnant and breast feeding woman should not drink the contaminated water, even […] Continue Reading…
TEPCo officials are echoing the Japanese government’s calls for people to prepare to evacuate. TEPCo officials now say there is no short term chance that they can stop the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant from emitting radiation.
Also, some media are reporting that work on reactor’s 1 & 2 has been stopped because of highly contaminated […] Continue Reading…
Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, that were rushed to the hospital after being exposed to 10,000 times the normal radiation levels, might have been exposed due to previously unknown damage in reactor 3.
The workers were in the basement of reactor 3’s turbine building, trying to reconnect electricity. The basement was flooded with […] Continue Reading…
A survey of Japanese businesses that shut down, or reduced production, because of the 9.0 quake/tsunami, shows that at least half blame it on damage to their buildings.
The next biggest reason is destroyed infrastructure: Lack of electricity, destroyed roads/rails.