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Japan cannot catch a break...

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/special-reports/japanese-volcano-erupts-again/story-fn7zkbgs-1226021096006

there are still worries about the nuclear reactors, too, of course.

I hope this won't slow any relief efforts.

Are you at all worried about the nuclear reactors?

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lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 10:38 PM on Mar. 13, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • they can not
    catch a break
    you are so right
    yes i worry about the nuclear reactors
    i think Japan is downplaying
    the severity
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • Yes, I amworried...it does seem its just one thing after the next. Now they are estimating the death toll at over 10,000...so very sad

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:50 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • That's very sad; I also hope it doesn't get in the way of relief efforts and that people were able to evacuate safely. I'm a little worried about the reactors, but hoping they can keep it contained and under control.
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 10:55 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • One of the scientist I was listening to on the news said what they were doing was the equivalent of a hail mary pass to stop it from melt down that did not give me the warm fuzzies.

    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 11:03 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • They are reporting a second explosion at the nuke plant

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:05 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • Oh. I'm a little freaked.
    lovinangels

    Comment by lovinangels (original poster) at 11:10 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12729138


     


    TV footage showed smoke rising from Fukushima plant's reactor 3, a day after an explosion hit reactor 1.


    Japan's nuclear safety agency said the blast was believed to have been caused by the build-up of hydrogen.


    However, the agency said it could not confirm whether there had been an uncontrolled leak of radioactivity.


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    Words I  love to hear we think and not able to confirm

    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 11:14 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • I agree with Anon- downplaying is likely involved. I know that in Japanese culture, MDs do not tell people of their illnesses. Paramters are very different.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:40 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • 160 people may have been exposed however I do believe also that Japan is keeping it low key. They did say that it will not be like Chernobyl because there is casing around the reactors or whatever they call it and they do not use graphite.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:42 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • It's just plain sad Sadeyes on what's happening over there.

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 12:03 AM on Mar. 14, 2011

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