The disaster death toll is still listed at 28,000, a horrific statistic, but at this point it doesn’t seem to be increasing. While TEPCO and the government say that things are better at the Fukushima reactor, it is difficult to accept that. Rescue teams are just beginning to enter into the 12 mile evacuation zone [...]
Radioactive substances in underground water
Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has detected radioactive substances in underground water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. TEPCO, operator of the plant, has been checking below-ground water on the advice of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan. The company says radioactive water was detected beneath the ground near [...]
Lest I be accused of being alarmist (again) or anti-nuke, it is my thinking that if I were living in Japan, say downwind as far as Tokyo, I wouldn’t believe anything that came out of the mouths of the government or TEPCo. Ever since this disaster happened the reports have been something to the effect [...]
UPDATE 3/21/2011 9:55 am PST
Grey smoke from No.3 reactor subsided
The grey smoke seen coming from the troubled No.3 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Monday afternoon has subsided. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, evacuated its workers from the plant shortly after 4 PM. The government’s nuclear safety agency [...]
There is nothing to say here.
Hat tip to Dr. Buck.
This article deals with the economic impacts of the earthquake in Japan. There are enough sources on the web that deal with the destruction and loss of life. We wish the people of Japan well in this difficult time.
Japan is having a grave crisis and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) [...]