Msg#: 4280263 posted 11:51 am on Mar 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Really good piece on C-Span this morning. The Japanese nuclear reactor. They were taking calls and an ex Navy nuclear sub engineer phoned in. He's also a chemical engineer and had worked at numerous nuclear facilities. Very intelligent man.
There were some trying to compare this to Chernobyl. It's not. It's still significant of course. Anything nuclear is significant. Not in the way that Chernobyl was though. Our technology, and the Japanese, differs from what the Russians were doing. We use a different process than they did. It's far safer.
Chernobyl is still hot. They're dumping sea water on the Japanese reactor but the exposure to the public will be far less than what Chernobyl was.
It's reassuring. Somewhat anyway.
And my heart goes to the people in Japan. It definitely does.
Is there another thread started about this somewhere?
Msg#: 4280263 posted 5:15 am on Mar 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Bill had posted a couple of hours after the tsunami and said that him and his family were doing fine. There are power problems and no doubt internet connectivity probs... hopefully he can post back soon.
Msg#: 4280263 posted 5:55 am on Mar 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Live near Tokyo but quite far away from the epicenter of Tsunami. Its been many days since the earth quake but I still have not recovered emotionally.
Here are some more updates... Net is fine for me. Gas stations have huge lines. Alot of super markets are empty because of the trasportation system. All highways are still closed for safety reasons. Every bridge and every tunnel needs to be checked for safe driving.
All Bullet Trains are still not functioning.
All train in the greater Tokyo metropolitan region (Kanto Region) are running alot less trains per hour than before.
Everyone with a car is using the car now and thats blocking everything for everyone.
I just called Fedex for pickup and they said they cannot pickup today and this week. I have to wait for next week (they come twice to my warehouse for pickups).
I also called DHL and they were not sure if they can do the next day pickup. They told me a couple days before the quake they could but not anymore.
Blackouts have started NOW. There will be a 3 hours daily blackout in many areas mainly in the Kanto Region.
The nuclear scare is scaring the hell out of everyone. The media is giving it more exposure than the Tsunami. In fact, it has become the primary news now.
I dont feel like working. There is a sad feeling deep inside and I have no idea how to get myself motivated to move on and work.
All prayers are with those who lost their loved ones. If you got some extra change, its best to donate. Here is a link from google checkout [google.com...]