** Google maps showing where people can find meals and water in Fukushima Prefecture **
For calls from within the U.S. 1-888-407-4747
Outside the U.S.: 1-202-501-4444
** How to help pets in Japan: http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/how-to-help-pets-in-japan**
JEARS Wish List for Animal Rescue: http://tinyurl.com/65zpxf7
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How to “Shelter in Place” during chemical threats.
The office of Japan’s prime minister has just launched a new English-language Twitter feed
which is mainly aimed at updates about the quake aftermath.
–Breaking news runs in chronological order, bottom to top–
BREAKING NEWS: Nuclear Reactor Update- Reactor by Reactor and Heart of America’s Cause for Concern rating on Reactors 1 through 6. https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/japans-nuclear-reactors-count-by-count-hoas-cause-for-concern/
BREAKING NEWS: 3 types of Plutonium and Caesium 137 has been found in addition to Iodine 137 near Japanese reactors and advice on how to counteract the Iodine 137. https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/breaking-news-3-types-of-plutonium-and-caesium-137-has-been-found-in-addition-to-iodine-131-near-japanese-reactors-and-what-can-be-taken-to-counteract/
BREAKING NEWS: Flooding and radiated water with potential to seep into ground and pacific ocean found outside japan’s reactors. https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/flooding-and-radiated-water-with-potential-to-seep-into-ground-and-pacific-ocean-found-outside-japans-reactors/
BREAKING NEWS: General Motors is halting operating in Louisiana as they have difficulties obtaining car parts which are made in Japan.
BREAKING NEWS: If you live on the West Coast, please dont self diagnose iodine as that could cause severe health complications. Before preparing for any radiation threat, please consult your doctor first.
BREAKING NEWS: US Nuclear Reactors will undergo a series of safety testing.
BREAKING NEWS: First flight from Japan lands at O’Hare Airport in Chicago. Small traces of radiation found on plane and medical equipment.
BREAKING NEWS: There is NO water left in the spent fuel pool at Nuclear Reactor #4, Reactor #3 (the reactor with the plutonium (!) in it) is also said to be boiled dry. Cracks are said to be found in #2 or #3.
BREAKING NEWS: Voluntary evacuation for children & women in West Coast Japan to East Coast Japan.
BREAKING NEWS: US Evacuations.
BREAKING NEWS: China has become the latest nation to re-think its nuclear plans following the situation in Japan. The State Council in Beijing announced that it will suspend approval of new nuclear projects until new safety rules are introduced.
BREAKING NEWS: government spokesman ,Yukio Edano, insisted that radiation levels even within the 30km zone around the Fukushima plant remain completely safe. While people within the area have been urged to stay indoors, this does not mean people should stay away – notably those delivering supplies, Edano said.
BREAKING NEWS: Yet another plan has emerged to somehow cool the spent nuclear fuel pool at the No 4 reactor, after efforts failed to use helicopters dropping seawater from the air. Authorities now hope to use a police water cannon truck to fire water into the pool. The operation could begin tonight.
BREAKING NEWS: France’s nuclear safety authority has already rated the Fukushima a 6 on its 1 to 7 scale of nuclear accidents, below only Chernobyl.
BREAKING NEWS: Japan’s defense minister has called up reservists from the country’s ministry, the Self Defense Force, to help with relief efforts. Already more than 5,000 reservists have indicated their willingness to help.
BREAKING NEWS: Japan’s government has more than doubled the amount of radiation that staff at the Fukushima plant can legally be exposed to. They can now face up to 250 millisieverts in cases of emergency, noting that this is below the general international standard of 500 millisieverts. With readings in some parts of the plant hitting 400 milliserverts per hour yesterday, staff would be able to work there for just over 35 minutes.
To clarify, the new limit to which staff can be exposed is 250 millisieverts, not 250 millisieverts per hour. Thus, with readings in some parts of the plant hitting 400 millisieverts per hour yesterday, staff would be able to work there for just over 35 minutes.
BREAKING NEWS: EU Energy Commissioner warns of further catastrophe at Japan’s nuclear site in the coming hours. More details to come when received. Stay alert.
BREAKING NEWS: Quake with preliminary magnitude of 6.0 hits east Japan.
BREAKING NEWS: “Faceless 50” on “standby” at reactor due to “extreme radiation levels”.
BREAKING NEWS: Let’s not forget about the complications of chemical exposure. —
READ MORE: https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/with-emphasis-on-radiation-exposure-lets-not-forget-about-the-crumbled-chemical-plants/
BREAKING NEWS: Containment Food & Water? — READ MORE: https://theheartofamerica.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/japan-contaminated-food-water/
BREAKING NEWS: The Obama administration’s most vocal advocate for nuclear power, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, says American radiation monitoring equipment will arrive in Japan in 2 hours.
BREAKING NEWS: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan announced that US aid rescue teams had arrived, and that Japan would accept additional support or rescue teams from the Republic of Korea, the U.K., France, China, Germany, Switzerland, and Singapore.
BREAKING NEWS: While several refineries have been destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami, and the level of crude oil refining is lower accordingly, the demand for diesel for power generation is higher after numerous nuclear power stations have had to be switched off.
BREAKING NEWS: Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday that radiation that has spread from four reactors of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant was enough to “impact human health” and the risk of more leaks was “very high.”
BREAKING NEWS: The 8.9 magnitude earthquake on Friday and ensuing tsunami have hit demand for oil by shutting down five Japanese refineries — two due to fire. The affected refineries have combined daily capacity of 1.4 million barrels of oil.
BREAKING NEWS: Friday’s earthquake shortened the length of Earth’s day by 1.8 millionths of a second and calculated that Earth’s figure axis shifted by about 17 centimeters, or 6.5 inches, a NASA scientist has calculated.
BREAKING NEWS: Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano also spoke Tuesday, and said that people within 30 kilometers of the plant should close windows.
BREAKING NEWS: Kan said that everyone within 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant should remain calm and evacuate, while those within 30 kilometers should stay indoors. He said efforts to control the situation were ongoing.
BREAKING NEWS: A Kyodo news report cited Tepco as saying radiation at the reactor reached 965.5 micro sievert per hour, later jumping to 8,217 micro sievert at 8:31 p.m. The level would be more than eight times the 1,000 micro sievert limit to which people can be exposed in one year without effect, according to the report.
BREAKING NEWS: Japanese equities crashed Tuesday after Prime Minister Naoto Kan said a “substantial amount” of radiation was leaking from a nuclear power plant affected by Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami.
BREAKING NEWS: The International Atomic Energy Agency said Japan had distributed 230,000 units of iodine — which can counter radiation’s effects on the thyroid .
BREAKING NEWS: At approximately 0700 local (Japan) time, sensitive instrumentation on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) pier-side in Yokosuka, detected low levels of radioactivity from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant. Commander, Naval Forces Japan is recommending limited precautionary measures for personnel on Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Naval Air Facility Atsugi, including: A. Limiting outdoor activities. B. Securing external ventilation systems as much as practical.
BREAKING NEWS: Japan warned of an alarming radiation leak from a nuclear power plant and told people nearby to stay indoors to avoid becoming sick in a rapidly escalating national crisis following last week’s earthquake and tsunami.
BREAKING NEWS: “The level seems very high, and there is still a very high risk of more radiation coming out,” Kan said.
BREAKING NEWS: He warned there are dangers of more leaks and told people living within 19 miles (30 kilometers) of the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex to stay indoors to avoid radiation sickness.
BREAKING NEWS: Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said a fourth reactor at the complex was on fire and more radiation had been released.
BREAKING NEWS: “Now we are talking about levels that can damage human health. These are readings taken near the area where we believe the releases are happening. Far away, the levels should be lower,” he said.
BREAKING NEWS: 200 people in Japan have been found to be contaminated. 17 of them were US military. It is said to be at a low level in which can be scrubbed off.
BREAKING NEWS: From the BBC, “The US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, which sailed through the Pacific, passed a radioactive cloud from Japan’s stricken reactors. Crew members received a month’s worth of radiation in about an hour, U.S. govenrment officials were quoted as saying.”
BREAKING NEWS: The roof on the containment building for Unit 3 blew off in an explosion caused by a mix of steam and hydrogen venting inside the building. Eleven workers were injured. The building that houses Unit 1 had blown apart on Saturday.
BREAKING NEWS: The death toll from last week’s earthquake and tsunami jumped Tuesday as police confirmed the number killed had topped 2,400, though that grim news was overshadowed by a deepening nuclear crisis.
BREAKING NEWS: 1000s are without food, water or warm clothes.