Milwaukee, WI (PressExposure) March 12, 2011 -- After the devastating earthquake of magnitude 8.9 on the Richter scale, the Japanese have a new day was greeted with the news that the radiation power in the province neklearnih Fukushimi thousand times greater than normal. From one explosion was heard, and fears of a nuclear core melt and pollution.
At the time of the explosion shook the earth, and from nuclear power plants was noticed white smoke. According to preliminary information, injuring several workers.
This is one of two nuclear power plants in the province Fukushimi you have a problem with the cooling system. If the defect is repaired, a scenario that follows is by no means optimistic. Japanese media speculated that it occurred in a nuclear fusion core, while an official source says that they hope that this is not true.
Three reactors and power plants have lost a part of the cooling capacity, the company said Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO). The second nuclear power plant is located 12 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear power plant 1, which has already declared a state of emergency because of an increased radiation control room a thousand times smaller than the normal level. Both nuclear power stations are located approximately 250 kilometers north of Tokyo in the region by Friday magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck on the Richter scale.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan ordered the evacuation of about 45,000 residents who live within a radius of about ten kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear power plant first Japanese authorities ordered the evacuation of the residents who live within a radius of 3 kilometers from the Fukushima plant second
According to latest figures by the earthquake and tsunami death toll is 700, a total of 250,000 people were evacuated.
Tens of thousands of soldiers, planes and ships headed Saturday to the northeast of Japan as part of the great survivors of rescue operations in the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan.
The earthquake caused a powerful tsunami, which has since spread to the coast of North America, where one person was killed.
Cities totally under water
On Saturday, the Japanese began to dawn on television screens to monitor the immense consequences of the devastating earthquake recordings. Entire cities were completely flooded after the tsunami. Waves of water the Pacific Ocean are cars thrown at house facades and roofs and in some places and penetrated five kilometers into the interior, and the survivors on rooftops awaiting aid.
With the car float and capsize in the lakes of mud. In the port of Hitachi burned several hundred cars, a part of a bridge was destroyed, with several missing people, by the media. The agency Kyodo said that more than 3400 houses were destroyed. Television non-stop broadcast reports on the earthquake taken from a helicopter, but do not show the victim, which is counted in the hundreds, according to an interim assessment of the police has more than 1400 dead and missing.
In Miyagi Prefecture, the boat that took the tsunami was successfully localized and helicopters were able to rescue 81 passengers. In Fukushima Prefecture, yielded one dam and swept away several houses. At least 5.6 million households were without electricity. Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who returned from the injured area, said Saturday that the key for finding survivors, and announced that it will participate in rescue operations at least 50,000 rescue workers, according to agency Kyodo.
The quake was the strongest since Japan began to record tremors 140 years ago.
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