Posts Tagged “earthquake”

Economic Blow

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Economic Blow

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami have ravaged the country. The country has had issues with nuclear meltdowns and their economy is almost at a standstill. Now, the country faces a huge threat to its economic and financial future. The country has been told that its credit rating will likely be cut. The Standard and Poor’s…

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Majority of Japanese Say Handling of Crisis Inadequate

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Majority of Japanese Say Handling of Crisis Inadequate

One month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami battered the northeast coast of Japan, more than 60 percent of voters polled say Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s handling of the resulting nuclear crisis has been inadequate. A statement released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said the tsunami was nearly 50 feet high at its Fukushima…

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Japan Hit With Major Aftershock

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Japan Hit With Major Aftershock

Japan was struck by a major aftershock Thursday night triggering a tsunami warning for the same area hit last month by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. The tsunami didn’t materialize, and the warning was lifted. Measured at 7.4, the quake shook buildings in Tokyo and left seven people injured. No damage was reported at the…

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Japan’s No 2 Reactor Leaking Radiation

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Japan’s No 2 Reactor Leaking Radiation

In efforts to avert the most horrific nuclear disaster since Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, are working to seal a fracture in the damaged number 2 reactor’s concrete pit. Authorities in Japan have reported radiation leaking at levels of 1,000 millisieverts per hour. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, NISA,…

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Japan Ten Days Later

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Japan Ten Days Later

Only ten days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, rebuilding has already begun in the zone of destruction. Temporary housing for some of the thousands currently housed in shelters is underway in the northern Japanese town of Rikuzentakata. The authorities in that town expect to be able to move people from cramped camps into the…

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Disaster Rating Raised in Japan

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Disaster Rating Raised in Japan

Officials in Japan raised the severity level rating at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant Saturday, as crews worked desperately to restore power in an effort to cool crippled reactors. The disaster has been moved from a level 4 to a level 5 on the 7-level INES scale, but some experts believe the situation is more…

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