Nuclear reactors in peril, state of emergency declared

There are already more than 300 confirmed deaths after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and Pacific-wide tsunami hit Japan.
However officials fear death toll could reached 1,000 as they expressed concerns over a possible meltdown at the nuclear power plants in the hardest-hit area in Northeastern Japan, the Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2.
Japanese authorities declared a state of emergency as they ordered the evacuation of at least 3,000 residents near the plants.
News agencies said the cooling system had failed, putting the plants at risk for a meltdown and release of radioactive material. It was also reported that military and utility officials now scrambled to tame rising pressure and radioactivity levels and stabilize the systems used to cool the plants’ hot reactor cores. Radiation surged to around 1,000 times the normal level.
Earlier, around 11 of 55 nuclear power plants in Japan were automatically shutdown after the earthquake.

6 comments for “Nuclear reactors in peril, state of emergency declared

  1. Frenchy
    March 12, 2011 at 6:15 am

    This is so scary ! I have been watching the news all day.
    So sad…This is crazy.

  2. Rod
    March 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Is this 2012 in the making? I hope not.

    Happy weekend and let's pray for the best!

  3. eof777
    March 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

    My prayers go out to all in Japan! Terrible tragedy…
    I'm following your blog via the Tuesday Tag Blog Hop.
    Glad to connect with another blogger!

  4. Anonymous
    July 3, 2011 at 4:42 am

    praying for Japan, they are experiencing quakes every now and then after the major quake 🙁 

  5. July 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Japan was hit again by an earthquake last july 9. A tsunami warning was issued but good thing it was cancelled after 2 hours and that no one got injured.

  6. J Allyssa
    July 31, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I am sincerely hoping na Japan will be spared from more disasters, they’ve had more than their fair share. Sana this will not happen sa kahit saan pang bansa. 

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