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Radioactive Japan Disaster! Hit By 9.0 Earthquake, Huge Tsunami, Nukes Meltdown

UPDATE 8/26: Japan's Prime Minister has resigned due to the fallout from the government's response to the tsunami and Fukushima nuclear meltdowns.

Japan was hit with an earthquake measuring 8.9, followed by huge, devastating tsunami of up to 7.3 meters (25 feet). The entire Pacific Rim is under a tsunami alert including Hawaii, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Guam, Marianas, Russia, Indonesia, South America too! More than a dozen aftershocks have hit, many over 6.0.

The damage to Japan is extensive including a huge oil refinery which has blown up!

Warning now extended to Pacific West Coast of USA...

Absolutely AMAZING video footage available on CNN and other news stations.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_834380.html

 


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Old 03-12-2011, 01:43 AM


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Thank you.

Now, does anyone have an opinion on which charity would be the best organization to give my hard earned money to? I have always given to the Red Cross, but I have heard that much of the money donated to them goes to support the organization itself and not to helping people.
CARE http://www.care.org/newsroom/article...ines-japan.asp has offices in Asia which means a faster response time and less money spent on overhead

Unfortunately, every charitable organization is going to have to spend a certain percentage of their funds on administrative costs. The BBB has a special website devoted to charities so you can check out any charity and figure out which ones are legit: http://www.bbb.org/us/charity/

Anyone wanting to donate to the Redcross should keep in mind that not all donations from their Haiti fund have reached Haiti yet.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:48 AM


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Exactly. That is why most people around here put their boats out into the ocean before the tsunami hit. All those that did not do this have destroyed boats now.

I second wanting to know the best organization to give money to
Wherebouts is "here"?

Are you saying they still have the remains of a boat at all? I'd think if boats can withstand it, and you're on the coast, your best bet is to get in your boat and go like hell, strait for the wave to hit it as far from shore as possible...

That is to say, you're close enough that boats got destroyed, but you're alive?
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:20 AM


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Japan Disaster! Hit By 8.9 Earthquake, Huge Tsunami
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:15 AM


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Wherebouts is "here"?

Are you saying they still have the remains of a boat at all? I'd think if boats can withstand it, and you're on the coast, your best bet is to get in your boat and go like hell, strait for the wave to hit it as far from shore as possible...

That is to say, you're close enough that boats got destroyed, but you're alive?
Here is Northern California. The several harbors nearby got totally demolished by 8 foot waves. A couple people got washed out to sea, but they got rescued. I didn't see it first hand because the area was evacuated, but I've seen a couple youtube videos of the damage.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:09 AM


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Old 03-12-2011, 05:32 AM


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Also.. radiation levels are 8 times higher in the Fukushima Nuclear Plant area


GODZILLA!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:19 AM


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Old 03-12-2011, 11:37 AM


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My stomach sank when I seen the roof blow off one of their Nuclear reactors... this is really really really bad... in the long term I think could be worse than the earthquake and tsunami combined.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:05 PM


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Did one or two rods blow up? Will more blow any minute? The jet stream carrying the clouds of radiation is what I'm worried about. Will the radiation clouds disperse before the jet stream gets to the US? The news isnt saying much. WTH?
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:13 PM


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They say the reactor core never blew. It was a secondary concrete barrier outside the core that filled with hydrogen gas. The core was venting out of control and is now exposed, not Chernobyl yet but still not good.
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