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Radiation warnings send mobs of shoppers into stores, start hasty evacuations in Tokyo

Radiation warnings and a gentle but potentially deadly wind blowing towards Tokyo from the general direction of the melting-down Japanese nuclear power plants has caused panic shopping and hasty evacuations in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

The line for the door was getting crowded as major corporations, foreign embassies, and visiting tourists hustled to get out of dodge before the 21st Century’s version of Godzilla got to the subways of Tokyo.

Everyone in Japan is “on the Beach” now. This is getting brutal.

One area of consensus, this accident has moved past Three Mile Island in the press’ opinion. It’s now the “worst accident since Chernobyl”. Nice. That’s encouraging.

The situation is quickly getting out of control and will be soon impacting the global environment and economy in ways we can hardly imagine from our current vantage point.

Fasten your seatbelts. And get some iodine pills.

UPDATE: New Reports from on the ground in Tokyo.

Nuclear Meltdown Watch – Fukushima power plant uranium fuel rods fully exposed – Tokyo threatened

Nuclear Meltdown Watch continues – New reports that at least one of the Fukushima nuclear power plant reactor’s uranium fuel rods have become fully exposed. Tokyo is now threatened. French citizens advised to evacuate Tokyo area, home to almost 50 million people.

Anderson Cooper of CNN just tweeted that he and his crew were bailing out of the area and would be off the air for at least an hour while they fled the contamination zone.

All but 50 (probably doomed) workers have fled the plant itself. The heroic remaining crew desperately trying to flood the reactor with seawater, already a worst-case/last-ditch/throw the baby overboard maneuver.

This is some bad-news serious stuff. I’d go out and get a bottle of potassium iodine pills tomorrow, and maybe even call your city health department to inquire about supplies. Japan was pushed about 10 feet to the West by this incredibly powerful earthquake. They built nuclear power plants where they knew that could happen. Now we all have to pray, meditate, or power-think together and hope it’s enough to stave off even further unmitigated disaster.

Thoughtful video report on nuclear meltdown threat from Russian TV
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Video from RT

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