Tuesday, March 15, 2011 22:52 GMT Alarm
Over Spent Fuel Rods Threatens “Chernobyl on Steroids”
Perhaps the most underreported and deadliest aspect of the three explosions
and numerous fires to hit the stricken Fukushima nuclear reactor since
Saturday is the fact that highly radioactive spent fuel rods which are
stored outside of the active nuclear rod containment facility are likely
to have been massively compromised by the blasts, an elevation in the
crisis that would represent “Chernobyl on steroids,” according
to nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen.
Buying: Stocks Of Potassium Iodide Exhausted In U.S. We are getting numerous reports from readers
that stocks of potassium iodide, which is used to protect the body against
the effects of nuclear fallout, are completely sold out across the United
States. Checks of health supplement websites in the U.S. also confirmed
that stocks are completely exhausted.
quake shakes Tokyo region A STRONG quake was felt late on Tuesday in Tokyo,
shaking buildings in Japan’s capital four days after a massive
tremor sparked a devastating tsunami that ravaged the country’s
Winds Head Towards Tokyo As Some Flee Capital
With Japanese authorities confirming that the third blast at Fukushima's
stricken nuclear plant caused radioactive particles to be released directly
into the atmosphere, localized winds are blowing the radiation towards
Tokyo, causing many to flee the capital, but the longer term trajectory
of upper atmosphere prevailing winds will still send any potential radiation
cloud towards the U.S. west coast.
Exodus Beginning? If the following letter posted by the BBC Blog
is indicative of prevailing popular mood in the Japanese capital now
that the government has lost credibility, Tokyo may soon be a ghost
Government Blocking Americans From Obtaining Potassium Iodide? U.S. health authorities could be blocking
Americans from obtaining the radiation-fighting drug potassium iodide,
even as the threat of a radioactive cloud from the stricken Fukushima
nuclear plant affecting the United States prompts panic buying,
which has led to stocks of the drug running out across the country.
Evacuations Begin From North East Of Japan, Tokyo
As the scale of the nuclear disaster unfolding at the stricken Fukushima’s
nuclear plant begins to be finally realised, despite the Japanese
government’s continued underplaying of the situation, mass
evacuations are are underway with people fleeing Tokyo and North
Eastern areas of the country in order to avoid a toxic cloud of
radiation heading their way.
ill-prepared for emergency radiation: study Most American states are not prepared to
cope with a major nuclear radiation event, said a study published
Monday that happened to coincide with a feared nuclear disaster
in quake-hit Japan.