Archive for March 11th, 2011

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Want One of These in YOUR Backyard?

March 11, 2011

TOKYO — Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday’s powerful earthquake. Thousands of residents were evacuated as workers struggled to get the reactors under control to prevent meltdowns.

Japan earthquake Hundreds dead after quake, tsunami slam Japan
Updated 33 minutes ago 3/12/2011 1:03:30 AM +00:00 Nearly 24 hours after a massive earthquake struck Japan, unleashing a 23-foot tsunami that swept hundreds to their death, rescuers fanned out Saturday morning to search for survivors and victims.

.Updated 0 minutes ago 3/12/2011 1:37:05 AM +00:00 Emergencies declared at 5 Japan nuclear reactors
Japan’s earthquake: How to help
Early hero of Japan’s quake tragedy: Building codes
Updated 75 minutes ago 3/12/2011 12:21:14 AM +00:00 Japan braces for economic aftershocks
Watch as destruction unfolds in Japan
Updated 30 minutes ago 3/12/2011 1:07:04 AM +00:00 Video shows chaotic moments during Japan’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the destruction caused by a powerful tsunami that hit the island nation Friday.

. Japan’s tsunami awes even the experts
Science editor Alan Boyle’s Weblog: Seismic experts have long known that Japan’s complex undersea fault system can unleash great waves, but this one was the most violent tsunami to hit the nation in the past century.

. Massive earthquake hits Japan
An 8.9-magnitude quake triggers tsunami, causing enormous damage.
…Operators at the Fukushima Daiichi plant’s Unit 1 scrambled ferociously to tamp down heat and pressure inside the reactor after the 8.9 magnitude quake and the tsunami that followed cut off electricity to the site and disabled emergency generators, knocking out the main cooling system.

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Collect the Taxes That are Due.

March 11, 2011