Japan – Fukushima explosion – one of Japans 55 operating nuclear reactors

Nuclear power is very attractive.  However, it poses this type of danger.  I, fundamentally, am for SOME nuclear power.  The limits would be many and one of which would be geographical.  The nuclear question should be examined and all considerations should be analyzed.  Nuclear power IS attractive, but the issues need to be understood and faced.  The bold truth needs to be faced.

I believe that nuclear should still be considered, but any structures currently in place and any construction should be halted to re-evaluate any safety features that need to be either put in place or retrofitted to existing structures.

We have many sources of UNTAPPED power and power that has been forgone, like coal, natural gas and oil.  It’s time to face the truth that if we can’t sustain ourselves then we can be ENSLAVED by foreign interests.

We have allowed our politicians to create alliances with foreign entities that have declared WAR on us.  That, in prior times, would have been considered an act of treason.

The propaganda that we should not drill here or that we should BUY our energy elsewhere, is not legitimate.   What is legitimate to say is that by creating American dependence and WESTERN dependence on energy (or any product) is a weapon against the west.  The globalists – who have no nation – have created a specific dependence.  Since they have no allegiance to any country or any people, they pose a threat to any and all people.  Our politicians, who are supposed to protect us from FOREIGN threats have been conspiring with these foreign entities.  Our government, itself has been INFILTRATED by these entities.  They are not people but the people who serve them have been put in the highest positions in our government.  These henchmen serve the entities of companies that are global and they have their OWN agenda’s.   They have no country.  And their life span is the space of the life of the COMPANY that they serve.

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor in Japan suffers 2nd explosion; death toll could pass 10,000

BY LUKAS I. ALPERT
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Monday, March 14th 2011, 9:36 AM

Smoke ascends from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant's Unit 3 in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan. 

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Smoke ascends from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant’s Unit 3 in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan.
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A second hydrogen explosion rocked a crippled Japanese nuclear reactor Monday, spewing a giant cloud of smoke into the air and injuring 11 workers, officials said.

The blast was so large it could be felt 25 miles away.

The plant’s operator, however, insisted that radiation levels around the facility remained within legal limits.

A similar explosion was triggered Saturday at the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor after cooling systems were damaged by Friday’s earthquake and tsunami.

Officials said a separate damaged reactor at the facility was also experiencing severe problems after its fuel rods became fully exposed, raising the risk of overheating and yet another explosion.

A state of emergency has been declared at six reactors where cooling systems and backup generators failed following Friday’s twin disasters.

More than 180,000 people have been evacuated from areas around the plant and 160 were reported to have suffered radiation exposure.

<Japan – earthquake 2011 – 8.9 – WOW!>

 

U.S. officials said 17 American military personnel involved in helicopter rescue missions were exposed to low levels of radiation.

Meanwhile, a tide of bodies washed up along the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, one of the hardest hit by the towering tsunami wave.

The official death toll has risen to 10,000, but is expected to climb.

Officials in one town said they were running out of body bags.

“We have requested funeral homes across the nation to send us many body bags and coffins. But we simply don’t have enough,” said Hajime Sato, an official in Iwate Prefecture, which was also heavily hit.

In the city of Soma, the crematorium was unable to handle the crush of bodies being brought for funerals.

“We have already begun cremations, but we can only handle 18 a day. We are overwhelmed and are asking other cities to help us deal with bodies,” said Katsuhiko Abe.

Millions of survivors were forced to cope without water, food or heating in near freezing temperatures, as rescue crews struggled with the scope of the disaster.

“People are surviving on little food and water. Things are simply not coming,” said Sato.

Aftershocks continued to rock the country, with a 6.2-magnitude quake Monday triggering a second tsunami scare.

“I’m giving up hope,” said Hajime Watanabe, a 38-year-old construction worker lining up for gasoline in Sendai. “I had a good life before. Now we have nothing. No gas, no electricity, no water.”

The Japanese stock market plunged a dramatic 6% Monday, its first day opening since the disaster, on the likelihood of huge losses at Japanese industrial giants.

With News Wire Services

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/03/14/2011-03-14_nuclear_reactor_in_japan_suffers_2nd_explosion_death_toll_could_pass_10000.html#ixzz1GaYr7eMo

Japan

Reactor Location Type Rating, MWe Status Operator
Fukushima I-1 Futaba, Fukushima BWR 439 Shutdown March 2011 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima I-2 BWR 760 Shutdown March 2011 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima I-3 BWR 760 Shutdown March 2011 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima I-4 BWR 760 Operational October 1978 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima I-5 BWR 760 Operational April 1978 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima I-6 BWR 1067 Operational October 1979 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima II-1 Naraha, Fukushima BWR 1067 Operational April 1982 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima II-2 BWR 1067 Operational February 1984 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima II-3 BWR 1067 Operational June 1985 東京電力 – TEPCO
Fukushima II-4 BWR 1067 Operational August 1987 東京電力 – TEPCO
Genkai-1 Genkai, Saga PWR 529 Operational October 1975 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Genkai-2 PWR 529 Operational March 1981 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Genkai-3 PWR 1127 Operational March 1994 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Genkai-4 PWR 1127 Operational July 1997 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Hamaoka-1 Omaezaki, Shizuoka BWR 515 Operational March 1976 中部電力 – Chūbu Electric
Hamaoka-2 BWR 806 Operational November 1978 中部電力 – Chūbu Electric
Hamaoka-3 BWR 1056 Operational August 1987 中部電力 – Chūbu Electric
Hamaoka-4 BWR 1092 Operational September 1993 中部電力 – Chūbu Electric
Hamaoka-5 ABWR 1380 Operational January 2005 中部電力 – Chūbu Electric
Higashidōri-1 Higashidōri, Aomori BWR 1067 Operational December 2005 東北電力 – Tōhoku Electric
Higashidōri-1 Higashidōri, Aomori ABWR Construction to begin 2008 東京電力 – TEPCO
Higashidōri-2 Higashidōri, Aomori ABWR Construction to begin 2010 東北電力 – Tōhoku Electric
Higashidōri-2 Higashidōri, Aomori ABWR Construction to begin 2011 東京電力 – TEPCO
Ikata-1 Ikata, Ehime PWR 538 Operational September 1977 四国電力 – YONDEN
Ikata-2 PWR 838 Operational March 1982 四国電力 – YONDEN
Ikata-3 PWR 846 Operational December 1994 四国電力 – YONDEN
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-1 Kashiwazaki, Niigata BWR 1067 Operational September 1985 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-2 BWR 1067 Operational September 1990 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-3 BWR 1067 Operational August 1993 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-4 BWR 1067 Operational August 1994 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-5 BWR 1067 Operational April 1990 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-6 ABWR 1315 Operational November 1996 東京電力 – TEPCO
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa-7 ABWR 1315 Operational July 1997 東京電力 – TEPCO
Mihama-1 Mihama, Fukui PWR 320 Operational November 1970 関西電力 – KEPCO
Mihama-2 PWR 470 Operational July 1972 関西電力 – KEPCO
Mihama-3 PWR 780 Operational December 1976 関西電力 – KEPCO
Monju Tsuruga FBR 320 Non-operational, Reopen in 2008 日本原子力研究開発機構 – JAEA
Ōi-1 Ōi, Fukui PWR 1120 Operational March 1979 関西電力 – KEPCO
Ōi-2 PWR 1120 Operational December 1979 関西電力 – KEPCO
Ōi-3 PWR 1127 Operational December 1991 関西電力 – KEPCO
Ōi-4 PWR 1127 Operational February 1993 関西電力 – KEPCO
Onagawa-1 Onagawa, Miyagi BWR 498 Operational June 1984 東北電力 – Tōhoku Electric
Onagawa-2 BWR 796 Operational July 1995 東北電力 – Tōhoku Electric
Onagawa-3 BWR 798 Operational January 2002 東北電力 – Tōhoku Electric
Sendai-1 Satsumasendai, Kagoshima PWR 846 Operational July 1984 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Sendai-2 PWR 846 Operational November 1985 九州電力 – Kyūshū Electric
Shika-1 Shika, Ishikawa BWR 505 Operational July 1993 北陸電力 – RIKUDEN
Shika-2 ABWR 1358 Operational March 2006 北陸電力 – RIKUDEN
Shimane-1 Kashima, Mitsue, Shimane BWR 439 Operational March 1974 中国電力 – Chūgoku Electric
Shimane-2 BWR 789 Operational February 1989 中国電力 – Chūgoku Electric
Shimane-3 ABWR 1373 Under construction, online Dec 2011 中国電力 – Chūgoku Electric
Takahama-1 Takahama, Fukui PWR 780 Operational November 1974 関西電力 – KEPCO
Takahama-2 PWR 780 Operational November 1975 関西電力 – KEPCO
Takahama-3 PWR 830 Operational January 1985 関西電力 – KEPCO
Takahama-4 PWR 830 Operational June 1985 関西電力 – KEPCO
Tokai-1 Tokai, Ibaraki Magnox 169 Operational 1966-1998 日本原子力発電 – JAPC
Tokai-2 BWR 1056 Operational November 1978 日本原子力発電 – JAPC
Tomari-1 Tomari, Hokkaido PWR 550 Operational June 1989 北海道電力 – HEPCO
Tomari-2 PWR 550 Operational April 1991 北海道電力 – HEPCO
Tomari-3 PWR 912 Under construction, online Dec 2009 北海道電力 – HEPCO
Tsuruga-1 Tsuruga, Fukui BWR 341 Operational March 1970 日本原子力発電 – JAPC
Tsuruga-2 PWR 1115 Operational February 1987 日本原子力発電 – JAPC
JPDR-II BWR 13 1963–1982

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_reactors#Japan

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