Sunday, March 13, 2011

Worries Grow Over Possibility of a Second Nuclear Explosion in Japan

Updated : Early Sunday : 13 March 2013 -- New (Hydrogen) Explosion At Fukushima Number 3 Reactor (March 14)

March 14, 2011: A new explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant at the number 3 reactor.

From an AP Wire Story : "Japan’s chief cabinet secretary says a hydrogen explosion has occurred at Unit 3 of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The blast was similar to an earlier one at a different unit of the facility. AP journalists felt the explosion 30 miles (50 kilometers) away."

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Early Sunday : 13 March 2013 -- Fears Grow Over Second Nuclear Reaction Explosion in Japan ; Larry Kudlow Shockingly Insensitive Japanese Tragedy Comment ; Disturbing Satellite Photos Show Widespread Tsunami Damage

Worries intensify that another reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is at risk of explosion, due to continued mechanical malfunctions of the cooling system, including pressure relief valves.

News of the worries at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are in addition to problems that have been identified at three other nuclear power stations.

As of yesterday, it had been reported that the integrity of the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant was also in danger of collapse, leading to the possibility of another nuclear crisis. Now, words has been received that two additional nuclear power plants face critical failures : radiation had been detected outside one plant approximately 60 miles from Sendai, and still yet another nuclear plower plant, this one located approximately 75 miles north of Tokyo, was having cooling system problems, The New York Times reported.

The cumulative effect of all these power plant problems could result in additional power blackouts in the nation, which is still yet trying to assess the damage to infrastructure as a result of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Meanwhile, reaction from conservative CNBC television commentator Larry Kudlow has shocked the conscious of the world. He took to the television to announce that, "We Should Be 'Grateful' That Human Toll From Japan Quake Is 'Worse' Than Economic Toll."

Meanwhile, The New York Times has published disturbing satellite photos of before and after the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Japan.

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