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03-12-2011, 08:01 AM
breaking news just popped up in CNN. They're saying there might have been an explosion in nuclear power plant in Fukushima, and people in the area saw smokes blowing up.
(I know this facility is near Sendai, not Tokyo)

please please god no more harm:(

03-12-2011, 08:09 AM
NHK are saying the Tokyo Electric Power Company have announced some injuries to workers due to the explosion at the nuclear plant in Fukushima. :(

03-12-2011, 08:12 AM
It puzzles me why Japanese government is limiting the evacuation to just those within 3-km radius of the nuke plant. They should have evacuated the whole region hours ago.

03-12-2011, 08:15 AM
When tsunami hit the Philippines, Indonesia, etc, on Dec 26 2004, people all around the world stopped traveling those countries for a while even though they were returned to normal. And it made matters worser.

Yes, it's not the same exact situation, but not that different.
Yes, it's Japan's national disaster so every resource must be allowed only for fast recovery but if some reliable authority officially secures the safety of the competition, this kind of event is not useless for those who concerned with this event. - Tour companies, airlines, hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, transportation industry, floristīs shops, etc..

What I wanna talk about is....................
I have an All Event ticket for Worlds. But I'll not blame any of event organizers even if they cancel the competition for security reasons.
And I'll be there with pleasure if safety can be secured and JSF do the competition as planed.

Hope every skater, coach, staff and family already there and FSUer in Japan to be in safety! And Japanese people!

03-12-2011, 08:16 AM
It puzzles me why Japanese government is limiting the evacuation to just those within 3-km radius of the nuke plant. They should have evacuated the whole region hours ago.

I think they already did the evacuation. There was evac alert within the radius 3km about 20 hours ago.

+) oh, I misread your post. sorry.

03-12-2011, 08:20 AM
I know, but why just 3km radius? Especially in the latest developments of this afternoon.

03-12-2011, 08:22 AM
All the news I have seen has extended the radius to 10km for evacuation.

03-12-2011, 08:26 AM
They have evacuated 3km radius. To those within 3-10km radius they have advised to stay indoors.

03-12-2011, 08:31 AM
It's a 10-km radius evacuation, which started at 10am (Japan time) Sat morning, more than 5 hours before the explosion.

03-12-2011, 08:31 AM
From the BBC website.

0731: More from NHK TV: People outside a 10km radius from the Fukushima-Daiichi plant should be safe. About 80,000 people live within a 10km radius of the plant, and evacuations of those people began at 1000 local time.

NHK are also showing before and after pictures of the Fukushima #1 nuclear plant and one of the towers walls appears to have collapsed.

03-12-2011, 08:45 AM
There was an explosion at the plant. Part of the structure has collapsed. Japanese government to have a press conference in minutes.

03-12-2011, 08:59 AM
The Cabinet Secretary said the government will decide on the further protective measures, once the degree of radioactivity level in the affected area is determined.

Andrey aka Pushkin
03-12-2011, 09:29 AM
The WCH venue is not damaged. So far there's no decision to move/cancel the championships.
Some of the skaters are already there; I can confirm that Fernandez and Volosozhar/Trankov are fine.

03-12-2011, 09:54 AM
An explosion at the plant.


03-12-2011, 09:56 AM
allezfred, there is no need to attack people just because they think and feel differently from you, as there was no need to call portia's feelings idiotic.

I'm going to call a spade a spade and make no apologies for it.

Also, you clearly know nothing about plate tectonics. The comparison of Japan with Washington D.C. and Florida, my ass.

Well, I'll defer to you and your PhD on plate tectonics :P, but the reality of the matter is that life is normal in the parts of Japan that have been unaffected by the worst of the earthquake and the tsunami. Maybe you think people in the US hundreds or thousands of kilometres from a disaster area would be running around the streets pulling their hair out in panic, but as far as I saw from events like Hurricane Katrina that wasn't the case.

What is really annoying me is the media hyping up every little incident and blowing things out of proportion. As Marroncream (glad to hear you're OK!) and other posters in Tokyo have said, life is carrying on as normal. The people on the ground know best and to not take their word is very disrespectful.