Nuke Control Advances; Radiation Seeps
Rooters - Encouragingly, the situation at the most critical reactor - No. 3 appeared to come back from the brink after fire trucks doused it for hours. Work also advanced on bringing power back to water pumps. "We are making progress ... (but) we shouldn't be too optimistic," said Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy-general at Japan's Nuclear Safety Agency.
But radiation has been discovered in Tokyo!
The sample contained 1.5 becquerals per kg of iodine 131, well below the tolerable limit for food and drink of 300 becquerals per kg, the government said. Japan said the traces so far found posed no risks. Yet U.N. atomic watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency said Japan was considering whether to halt all food product sales from Fukushima prefecture.
It's for the children. The Japanese children. Why export food when you have half a million homeless?
In other news - Oshika peninsula in Miyagi prefecture shifted 5.3 metres (17 ft) east and its land sank 1.2 metres (4 ft). In contrast to the generally negative images so far, generated by the generally nagative MSM, one video emerged showing the crew of a Japanese coastguard vessel successfully riding a massive wave by turning the bow directly at the wall of waters.
Posted by: Bobby 2011-03-19