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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

Update: Japan

With all the devastation and threats of nuclear meltdown, Japan got another, horrifying, shock as bodies, that were swept out to sea by the tsunami waves, started washing up on shore. Estimates range from hundreds to thousands of bodies floating in the surf of the coast of the Miyagi Prefecture.

The Police Chief of Miyagi has stated that the waters along two of the area’s shorelines are literally choaked with bodies. Combined with the thousands of bodies being recovered from rubble and other disaster-related deaths, funeral parlors and crematoriums cannot handle the load.

Because of the risk of disease with so many dead bodies literally lying about, authorities are suspending certain rules regarding permission procedures in an effort to speed up the rate at which the bodies can be cremated. No one has spoken of mass cremations, but they would have to have been at least considered by this point. At this point, most local authorities have run out of body bags as well as the sheer space necessary to even house the dead temporarily.

Meanwhile, the nuclear reactors threaten to melt-down, the economy and infrastructure is a mess, food, water and power is still scarce in much of northeastern Japan. The government today made a plain and explicit call for help from the international community.

As ever, since Friday, our prayers and thoughts are with the people of Japan.

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