Saturday, May 5, 2012

5.2 Earthquake Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan



Enenews: “Ability for Unit 4 to withstand another seismic event is rated at zero” -Nuclear Watchdog http://enenews.com/ability-unit-4-withstand-another-seismic-event-rated-nuclear-watchdog

Source article: "If Fukushima Unit 4 Falls, Hazardous Radioactive Cesium-137 Release Could be Eight Times Worse Than Chernobyl" ENews Park Forest (2012, May 4):  http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science-a-environmental/33192-if-fukushima-unit-4-falls-hazardous-radioactive-cesium-137-release-could-be-eight-times-worse-than-chernobyl.html

[excerpt] "May 4 - Beyond Nuclear today joined with concerned Japanese citizen groups and US Senator, Ron Wyden (D-OR), urging that swift international action be taken to prevent a catastrophic high-level radioactive waste fire at the precarious Unit 4 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Unit 4 is leaning and could topple if hit with another earthquake or tsunami, resulting in a deadly high-level radioactive waste fire. The ability for the unit to withstand another seismic event is rated at zero.

Today, a coalition of concerned Japanese citizens is urging United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, to properly inform the Japanese people of the perilous situation at Fukushima Daiichi, and to work together to prevent what would be an irreversible disaster that would release huge amounts of lethal radiation, dwarfing the scale of the original disaster..." [end excerpt]


Magnitude 5.2 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

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