Please read-this will clear up any misunderstandings as to how nuclear reactors work in Japan. Hopefully spreading this information will clear up any errors/lack of judgment/misinformation on the matter.
I have TRIED to stay away from the nuclear reactors in Japan, because I am not an expert nor I will ever be. What I feel more comfortable doing is posting TEPCO‘s press releases. As of lately, news are sensationalizing everything and I want to steer clear from that.
I hope this helps. Remember, the whole website can now be translated to more than 40 languages; click on the “Express Translation” tab.
-The Palin Express
- Japan: Explosion at Fukushima 3 nuclear reactor, March 14, 2011 (video) (boingboing.net)
- Greenpeace Response to Growing Troubles at Fukushima Nuclear Reactors (yubanet.com)
- Explosion in building at Japanese nuclear reactor (cnn.com)
- Fukushima Meltdown (delong.typepad.com)
- Blast at Japan nuclear plant, reactor ‘safe’: TEPCO (alternet.org)
- Why I am not worried about Japan’s nuclear reactors (volokh.com)
- Bolton discusses Japan’s nuclear reactors (riehlworldview.com)
- Sixth Japanese nuclear reactor loses cooling (go.theregister.com)
God help them all…I am speechless. Reactor number 3 exploded. More than 100K people have been evacuated, and so far 69 countries are going to help these people. 2,000 bodies found. More are to come and they better get to them quick, before decomposition begins, and further diseases will happen.
Via CNN all I see is debris and total destruction. A few lucky ones have been rescued, all trapped inside vehicles and a couple that I know that were dragged by the tsunami were rescued and are safe, but understandingly so, traumatized.
Video of the explosion below:
Check out Earthquake Report, which lists timelines and all aftershocks. Long read if you want to catch up to what’s been going on.
- Nuclear Plant Explodes/ Radiative,People Flee.Live Videos. (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
- Fukushima Power Plant Explosion Reported: Did Reactor Explode? (nowpublic.com)
- Japan earthquake: Officials say nuclear catastrophe averted – Christian Science Monitor (news.google.com)
- Japan earthquake and tsunami: Thousands undergo radioactive screening after explosion (dailymail.co.uk)
- nuclear reactor still in danger, but not yet exploded (havefanwithscarlet.wordpress.com)
- “Explosion at Japanese Nuclear Plant, Radiation Down?” and related posts (ibloga.blogspot.com)
- You: Blast at nuclear plant after Japan tsunami (guardian.co.uk)
This was a really painstaking effort, but the added bonus that more than 40 languages are covered, will mean widespread word on what’s going on in the world, as well as any news and information on Goveror Palin.
This is very simple: I included a tab where you will see “Languages” and you can select a language of your preference. This will take you to the Google Translator (with the bar above), where this website can be translated from English to any language of your choice.
Please let me know if this tool is working for you. Remember that Google is not 100% accurate as a web translator, but Google is making efforts to improve. I like that the side bars are translated as well.
THANKS TO http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/ for this workaround to improve WordPress‘ efficiency and world blogging experience. Anybody that uses WordPress.com should use this tool to avoid the hassle, since plug-ins and scripts are not allowed in WordPress.com blogs.
*I feel like I delivered a 10-lb. baby, with 22 1/2 inches long.*
-The Palin Express
- Translation widget for WordPress.com blogs (onecoolsitebloggingtips.com)
As if they have enough things to go through, now a volcano erupted in Japan. Poor people. They are experiencing their own Armageddon. North practically destroyed, now the south is spewing ash and heat. Curiously, Indonesia‘s volcano erupted 48 hours ago (see related news below.)
The ash and rock eruptions from the Shimoedake volcano were sent four kilometres high.
It was unclear whether the eruption was related to Friday’s earthquake. The 1,421-metre high volcano has been active again since January after being dormant for more than 50 years.
In February, the authorities advised residents in the vicinity of the volcano to leave, but there had been no activity since the beginning of March.
- Eruption at Karangetang in Indonesia prompts evacuations (bigthink.com)
- Indonesia volcano erupts in Pacific Ring of Fire,Japan tsunami (socialdiets.wordpress.com)
- Indonesia volcano erupts (independent.co.uk)
- Indonesia volcano erupts, spews lava and gas (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
Just a short note that due to the spikes created during these recent days and to properly translate my blog posts in more than 30 languages, I am working on a translator plug-in to The Palin Express. It will make it a breeze to select the button, and get any of my blog posts on any selected language.
IF that doesn’t work for me, then I will work on a Spanish ONLY “twin sister” blog. It is a lot of hard work on my part to create a whole new blog in Spanish. Language itself is not a problem; the problems I expect are from building the sister site from the ground-up.
NOTE: I am a team of one, so I don’t have anybody helping me out on this. If you click on PayPal’s “Donate” button on my blog, any contribution you can make to The Palin Express will alleviate the stresses and make my job easier and more rewarding on a personal level. It means that your visit to my lil’ blog matters to you, and it matters to me. So thanks for that, if you do!
Of course the extra bonus for multiple languages means that Governor Palin’s message to the rest of the world will show her true character, smarts and her dreams and worldview of this country. There’s nothing that would please me more than to see men and women embrace and get a grasp of unfiltered, lame-stream media free information with tidbits of other great Sarah Palin dedicated websites and blogs.
Thanks for your patience, and thank you for your visit. It means the world to me!
-The Palin Express
Millions in the Caribbean know about what it feels like after a storm hits. There’s no power, no electricity; all frozen food must be either grilled or on gas stoves VERY quickly, or it defrosts and fills the freezer with blood.
With hurricanes and other storms there’s preparedness. We know it’s coming, from where, and we have a plan: Empty grocery stores, grab batteries and stock up on ice. Those that have swimming pools are the luckiest. They can give water to people who need it, they can clean their houses the best they can after a storm and with fuel generators, it’s easier to keep up with the news.
After a storm, brigades from government’s electric power company get to work quickly with any power plants that have suffered damages, plus other help is at hand.
Hurricanes I am very familiar with; but this kind of disaster does take the cake. Millions of Japanese have no food, no water, and no electricity. Thousands have nothing. What’s worse, whole families are deceased/missing/unaccounted for. A nuclear meltdown started, and I am trying to stick to what the nuclear power plants reports in their presses; Drudge is reporting all six reactors have heating issues, but that’s not the case when I pressed their main link, and below the third reactor apparently is starting to malfunction. Other than that, stick with facts. As Governor Palin says, “trust but verify.”
Via the AP:
likely exceed 10,000 in one state alone, an official said Sunday, as millions of survivors were left without drinking water, electricity and proper food along the pulverized northeastern coast.
Although the government doubled the number of soldiers deployed in the aid effort to 100,000, it seemed overwhelmed by what’s turning out to be a triple disaster. Friday’s quake and tsunami damaged two nuclear reactors at a power plant on the coast, and at least one of them appeared to be going through a partial meltdown, raising fears of a radiation leak.
The police chief of Miyagi prefecture, or state, told a gathering of disaster relief officials that his estimate for deaths was more than 10,000, police spokesman Go Sugawara told The Associated Press. Miyagi has a population of 2.3 million and is one of the three prefectures hardest hit in Friday’s disaster. Only 379 people have officially been confirmed as dead in Miyagi.
“First I was worried about the quake, now I’m worried about radiation. I live near the plants, so I came here to find out if I’m OK. I tested negative, but I don’t know what to do next,” said Kenji Koshiba, a construction worker, at an emergency center in Koriyama town near the power plant in Fukushima.
According to officials, at least 1,000 people were killed — including 200 people whose bodies were found Sunday along the coast — and 678 were missing in the earthquake and the ensuing tsunami that hit with breathtaking force and speed, breaking or sweeping away everything in its path.
The U.S. Geological Survey calculated the quake to have a magnitude of 8.9, while Japanese officials raised their estimate on Sunday to 9.0. Either way it was the strongest quake ever recorded in Japan.
- Japan earthquake: Earthquake response to cross-border cooperation should be put on the agenda (fskxg.wordpress.com)
- A Tsunami Could Hit the Caribbean (repeatingislands.com)
- Earthquake Preparedness Apps to Help You In Case of an Emergency (techland.time.com)
- 3 Good Earthquake & Tsunami Lesson Resources (freetech4teachers.com)
- Tokyo earthquake AS IT HAPPENED 3/11/11 | BLOGGED PHILIPPINES (ideastube.wordpress.com)
- Third U.S. Tsunami Center May Be Established in Puerto Rico (repeatingislands.com)