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Typhoon batters Japan but nuclear plant safe; M5.3 quake strikes Ibaraki

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Can we get a report on Fukushima from an organization with some credibility?

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"...but nuclear plant safe..." ofcourse now this plant can weather any storm. Roke damage is yet another mild blow to J-economy.

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A tornado warning???! Didnt know about that!

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Fukushima Daiichi is safe? Define "safe"? The plutonium melted through the basement floor, the ground water is effected, there might have been two new criticalities in July and August. Youtube is plastered with videos of people with radiation detectors finding it all over Tokyo. Typhoons rotate counter clockwise, so who knows how much nuclear nastiness was blown inland and south?

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The hand of fate has not looked too kindly on Japan in 2011. Let's hope things will change not only regarding natural occurrences but in the financial world also.

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Well, if they're saying the nuclear plant is 'safe' it means 'not as bad as it could have been', no doubt. Glad in the end this storm was not as bad as the last. Hope there are no more this year.

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smithinjapan,

completely agree, we have long since learnt TEPCO language. Safe means there are problems but we will not tell you, dangerous means "oops your fd". As sad as it is l am long past believing a word that comes from both TEPCO and the government over this issue as both are lying self serving idiots that have time and again treated the people with disregard

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Safe means there are problems but we will not tell you, dangerous means "oops your fd"

Safe also means safe, the problem is you don't know when safe="safe" or safe="er, hopefully nobody finds out about this".

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pawatan

Safe also means safe, the problem is you don't know when safe="safe" or safe="er, hopefully nobody finds out about this"

You are correct, unfortunately like the boy who cried wolf TEPCO have said so many time that things are safe only to reveal the truth later that they have lost any credibility they may have. So indeed things may be safe but frankly who will believe them with their track record

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Lol

The "boys who cried wolf" have been crying nuclear catastrophe of biblical proportions since March and they're still posting the same message six months later.

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Is "Roke" pronounced like a word that rhymes with "broke"? Or like a Japanese person pronouncing "Rocky"?

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So Spidapig what do you propose for them to tell you? It was not safe! There should have been huge leaks and better 30 mil people move out of 200km vicinity! Is this what you want to hear? Or may be like the other people in the beginning telling us "what are you still doing on this island !" Like if Japan is this little island you can jump of and save yourself with swimming... Well at least 6 young Japanese did it few days ago swimming to Taiwan :)

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"the nuclear plant is safe" = if there is something wrong, we don't know about it.

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nigelboy

Lol The "boys who cried wolf" have been crying nuclear catastrophe of biblical proportions since March and they're still posting the same message six months later

Yeah just like the head in the sand mob who believe every word and downplay everything. Not many of you (oops them) left are there?

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bogvaS

So Spidapig what do you propose for them to tell you?

Well the truth would be a good place to start for one.

It was not safe! There should have been huge leaks and better 30 mil people move out of 200km vicinity! Is this what you want to hear?

Nope just what is actually going on would be a good place to start but dont worry after all these months lm a realist and know that wont happen. At least until a couple of weeks after something goes wrong.

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Safe, in the context that it is safe from harm brought by typhoon. That's what I thought.^^

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Damn, first typhoon, then earthquake... Gods are angry!

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The earthquake in the middle of a typhoon was a bit rough. My house was shaking from the wind and then I realized it wasn't the wind at all. It was another damned earthuake!

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This is comic book nonsense. From reactors 1-3 which had meltdowns and melt-through, only reactor 3 contained about 50 plutonium fuel rods out of more than 400. etc....

Great post, zichi. The challenges ahead are great enough without overstating them to a ridiculous degree.

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Yeah just like the head in the sand mob who believe every word and downplay everything. Not many of you (oops them) left are there?

Perhaps "they" got tired of "boys who cried wolf" with their continueous non-stop "sky is falling, save yourself, you're all going to die!!!" rants.

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