Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japan - FUKUSHIMA REACTOR " NO FALLOUT EXPEXTED IN USA"

(I heard today, 15 March, 2011 that the map I have posted on the left was a hoax that was posted by someone. You be the judge)

11March 2011, Japan was rocked to its very foundation with an 8.9 magnitude earthquake followed 30 minutes later by a 33 foot wall of water generated by a tsunami wiping out everything in its path. Not knowing that in just a few days, Japan and its general population will be fighting for survival with the explosion of  the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and the additional troubles with the other plants. Unfortunately up to 190 people have been exposed to radiation, and 210,000 have been evacuated from the area. The United States has been sending cooling agents to assist in cooling the fueling rods to prevent a complete core melt down. However, some good news, according to Reuters- "the United States is not expected to experience "any harmful levels" of radiation from Japan's earthquake-hit nuclear power reactors, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Sunday.
All the available information indicates weather conditions have taken the small releases from the Fukushima reactors out to sea away from the population," the NRC said in a statement.  Given the thousands of miles between the two countries, Hawaii, Alaska, the U.S. Territories and the U.S. West Coast are not expected to experience any harmful levels of radioactivity."

As I am sitting here, sipping on a cold glass of water, in my office, knowing that all of my family and friends are safe and sound, I can not begin to comprehend the scope of the disaster that has hit Japan and its people. I can see the pictures, watch the news reports and UNDERSTAND how terrible the situation is. However without being there no one will get a true picture of the devastation unless you are there. Talk about  feeling inadequate, there is absolutely nothing I can do, except watch and offer prays for our allies and good friends. I know and expect that our government will do all that is humanly possible to assist Japan during their time of need, as I know that the Japanese people will do all in their power to help us.

With this disaster, I wonder how long it is going to take before the "Fallout" on how safe nuclear reactors are. Apparently they are safe, excluding the Chernobyl accident in Russia and now this incident in Japan. However, you are talking about a 8.9 magnitude earth shaker. Not much is going to stand up to that. A Chernobyl style meltdown is highly unlikely according to information that is being reported. Hopefully our nuclear regulatory commission is all over this and monitoring any fallout that may head this way, all of course is dependent on developing weather patterns of course. We just need to hope and pray for the best and expect the worse.

There is just not much to add to what is happening, we have to continue to offer our prayers for the people of Japan.

Until Next time, I will see you at the crossroads......God Bless You and God Bless America, and May God Bless Japan....


"Shady" 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn straight. By some counts I'm a flaming liberal, by some counts I'm too tough on the system. On all counts I want decent statesmen moving an agenda forward that saves the country.

I came to your site because Google showed a map of the Japan fallout here. I'm in the northwest, near Hanford, and thought I should start figuring out if fallout might be a problem.

Thanks,
Tom Moore
tomnkaren at tds.net

PS, sorry about the first word.

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