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Monday, March 14, 2011

Fire At #4 Details coming in slow...

The number four reactor now has a fire burning. Official sources are not clear on whether the fire is under control or just burning...

Fuel Rods continue to be exposed.

There is a possibility that there is damage at the containment facility.

A fire has been confirmed and "therefore the officials are giving explanations" (word for word from the Press Conference....

Scary thought that this can go on for a long time:

Salient Quote:

"The two reactors where the explosions occurred are both presumed to have already suffered partial meltdowns — a dangerous situation that, if unchecked, could lead to a full meltdown."

That's what my television looked like earlier when I got home and turned the TV back on.

We have gone from "no immediate health hazards" to discussion on at what level temporarily infertility begins.

To follow the 24 hour feed it sounds like a math equation.

#2 reactor and the fire at #4 = Houston, we have a problem.

Example, I am not making this up:

"A FIRE is burning at the No.4 nuclear reactor at Japan's stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant, Prime Minister Naoto Kan confirmed today, warning that dangerously high levels of radiation are leaking from the area."

Story below:

"You are asked to stay indoors" She goes on to explain IF you go outside to please immediately wash your clothes. Try to "seal" yourself inside, do not ventilate, do not use the air condition. If you have laundry outside do not go outside and get it as it could have been exposed to radiation.

I'm sorry, we went from assurances that all will be okay to giving information to people about how to seal themselves into their rooms and what to do if they were contaminated.

I fear what the news will bring tomorrow. Number 2, Number 4 or the seemingly quiet Number 3.

Again, there were five reactors that had problems.

Notes from the conference online:

They are giving information more now on how to stay indoors and warning people not to go out, if they go out they will need to wash down radiation... obviously something has changed in the last hour.

Notes from the conference that is ongoing on the web:
A person working at the plant is being quoted by the on air reporter:

"no way of extinguishing the fire, he can only observe what is happening. He says he never dreamed this could happen" ( i may have missed a word, I type fast)

Okay, I'm calling it a night. Take a few minutes and pray that things somehow get better over there and dawn's early light brings some positive news.

Feel free to watch the reactor, webcam:

Good source of info:

LIVE FEED in case you wake up at 3 am and cannot sleep and do not want to snack or watch reruns and need current, live information:

And, by the way... the Yen is down, in case you were wondering...

Sweet dreams on something other than nuclear meltdowns...



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