JAPANESE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT EXPLOSION

Japanese officials have just confirmed a radiation leak at Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant. A radiation level of 1,015 μSv/h (mircrosieverts per hour) has been measured near the plant before the blast. The situation is deemed almost as serious as the Three Mile Island partial reactor meltdown in the 70s, and the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Cesium would have been detected. Therefore, the reactor number one might be having a meltdown.

The U.S. is sending special coolant. Four workers have been injured. The cordoned-off area has been widened to a 20km-radius zone. The roof of the reactor would have collapsed in the aftermath of the explosion. A scram (shutdown) might not be achieved on another reactor because of a glitch in the emergency cooling system.

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Deadly blast at Moscow Domodedovo airport

Russian capital on edge after airport blast kills 35 (WRAPUP 4)

23:25 24/01/2011 Police in Moscow and other Russian cities stepped up security on Monday evening after an attack at the capital’s Domodedovo airport killed over 30 people and wounded scores earlier in the day.>>

Explosion at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport

19:40 24/01/2011 Over 30 people were killed and at least 130 injured in a suicide bombing that ripped through Domodedovo Airport’s international arrivals gate>>

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1967 – USS Forrestal fire

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United Airline pilot supporting striking Lufthansa pilots

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B-52 servicing before taking off then dropping live bombs

… By the way, have you seen what a B-52 operation looked like?

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