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=A!M=OakWind
03-11-2011, 10:26 PM
An 8.9 quake off of Japan today may lead to a nuclear meltdown:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQTJy5mWejA&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHHQXW7VSMw

=A!M=OakWind
03-12-2011, 02:20 PM
Hydrogen explosion at he plant, this isn't looking good...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12721498

Ninjahedge
03-14-2011, 08:27 AM
They are looking at deaths in the thousands. Story this morning was finding a few thousand washed up on the shore..... :(

And another thing, they will not be able to cap the nuke plant as they did in Chernobyl... (They sent in underprotected crews that died of radiation poisoning a few months later). I do not think Japan will be as liberal with its workers lives.....

The before and after pictures of the places hit bt the Tsunami are reminiscent of the blast sites after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Only a few houses left in entire neighbohoods...


And one thing really ticked me off. In the middle of all of this, one of the news networks actually had a "what does this mean to the US, how will the US be effected?".

:mad:

Yeah, Japan lost thousands of people and has a meltdown on our hands, but will this mean that you have to wear heavier sunscreen while in Hawaii?

Come on. Not everything should be US-centric.

=A!M=OakWind
03-14-2011, 05:00 PM
Chernobyl didn't have a containment shell like the newer nuke plants, so this shouldn't get near as bad.

I'm reading alot of comments about this being karma payback for pearl harbor, while completely forgetting about the 2 nukes we dropped on them. But, I'd chock that up to ignorance and trolling, and not sincere hatred.

=A!M=OakWind
03-14-2011, 05:01 PM
Chernobyl didn't have a containment shell like the newer nuke plants, so this shouldn't get near as bad.

I'm reading alot of comments about this being karma payback for pearl harbor, while completely forgetting about the 2 nukes we dropped on them. But, I'd chock that up to ignorance and trolling, and not sincere hatred.

Ninjahedge
03-15-2011, 08:16 AM
DP. I have also seen a bit of that too. Most saying that are usually looking for a reaction or just plain stupid.

They are finding more and more washing up.

I am just hoping that this wave of destruction can be turned around into another surge of rebuilding and not one that will linger and fester. Sometimes disaster gets a nation out of its comfortable routine and forces it to re-examine itself and what it is doing.

Sometimes.

I am just hoping the best can come from the worst.