HI all
Bottom line - Artificial Island, home of Salem Units 1 and 2 and Hope Creek, is an Artificial Island, built on mud, with no foundation that reaches bedrock; and The Island is near a earthquake fault line.
Yes, South Jersey is not as seismically active as Japan. But NONE of the 3 nukes were built to withstand more than perhaps a 5.0 quake.
You want to gamble? Go to Borgata, not by extending the 3 nukes lives by 20 years.
Our thought and prayers go out to the people of Japan.
Norm Cohen
UNPLUG Salem Campaign
609-335-8176 ncohen12@comcast.net
News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government
12 Mar 2011
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Breaking: Radiation leaking from Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant --Report that nuclear building's outer structure blown off --Core could become 'molten mass' - risk consultancy --Quake shifted earth's axis and main island of Japan 12 Mar 2011 Radiation leaked from an unstable Japanese nuclear reactor north of Tokyo on Saturday, the government said, after an explosion blew the roof off the facility in the wake of a massive earthquake. The developments raised fears of a disastrous meltdown at the plant, which was damaged by Friday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake, the strongest ever recorded in Japan.
Explosion Destroys Walls of Japanese Nuclear Reactor Building, NHK Reports 12 Mar 2011 An explosion occurred at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi power station north of Tokyo, destroying the walls of the No. 1 reactor building, NHK Television said. The report came after the government said a reactor may be melting. Smoke was rising around the nuclear reactor after an aftershock from yesterday’s quake struck, Ryohei Shiomi, a spokesman at the country’s nuclear safety agency said by phone.
Japan's Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant explodes --30 million people 'may be experiencing nuclear meltdown' 12 Mar 2011 A Japanese nuclear power plant exploded today, television footage showed, a day after a massive earthquake damaged the facility's cooling system, as nearby residents were warned to stay indoors. Nuclear authorities had earlier warned that the Fukushima No 1 plant, located about 250km northeast of Tokyo, an urban area of 30 million people, "may be experiencing a nuclear meltdown". The plant's cooling system was damaged in the quake that hit yesterday, leaving the government scrambling to fix the problem and evacuate more than 45,000 residents within a 10km radius. Public broadcaster NHK today said that a blast had been heard at about 3.30pm local time and showed delayed footage of smoke billowing from the site, also reporting that the reactor building had been destroyed.
Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant 12 Mar 2011 A massive explosion has struck a Japanese nuclear power plant after Friday's devastating earthquake. A huge pall of smoke was seen coming from the plant at Fukushima and several workers were injured. Japanese officials fear a meltdown at one of the plant's reactors after radioactive material was detected outside it... Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan declared a state of emergency at the Fukushima 1 and 2 power plants as engineers try to confirm whether a reactor at one of the stations has gone into meltdown.
Japan Reactor Fuel Rods May Have Begun to Melt, Atomic Safety Agency Says 12 Mar 2011 A nuclear reactor in the Fukushima Dai-Ichi power station about 220 kilometers (140 miles) north of Tokyo may be starting to melt down after Japan’s biggest earthquake on record hit the area yesterday. Fuel rods at the No. 1 reactor at the plant run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. may be melting after radioactive Cesium material left by atomic fission was detected near the site, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, spokesman Yuji Kakizaki said by phone today. "If the fuel rods are melting and this continues, a reactor meltdown is possible," Kakizaki said. A meltdown refers to a heat buildup in the core of such an intensity it melts the floor of the reactor containment housing.
Evacuation radius at Fukushima nuclear plant has been increased to 20 km: TV 12 Mar 2011
MSNBC: Wall-to-wall coverage of Charlie Sheen's meltdown, silent on nuclear meltdown --GE: 'We Bring Good Censorship To Life.' By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 12 Mar 2011 Earlier this week, MSNBC spent *hours*



From NHK http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_54.html

Evacuation area expanded to 20km radius

The prefectural government of Fukushima has expanded the evacuation area around Fukushima Number 1 Power Station from an earlier established 10-kilometer radius to a 20-kilometer radius.

The decision was made at the instruction of the prime minister's office shortly before 6:30 PM, local time, at a nuclear disaster task force meeting on Saturday.

The prefectural government is working to determine which towns and villages fall under the new evacuation order. It is maintaining an evacuation instruction for a 10-kilometer radius around the Number 2 Power Station.

Saturday, March 12, 2011 20:14 +0900 (JST)

Coalition for Peace and Justice

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "CNIC" <cnic@nifty.com>
To: nukenet@energyjustice.net
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:29:07 AM
Subject: [NukeNet] CNIC Statement re Nuclear Disaster in Japan

Statement re the Nuclear and Earthquake Disaster Unfolding in Japan

The Citizens' Nuclear Information Center (CNIC) is deeply concerned  
for the health and safety of the people affected by the earthquakes  
and tsunamis that have struck Japan over the last two days. We are  
particularly concerned for the people in the vicinity of nuclear power  
plants, including workers who are trying to minimize the scope of the  

Unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is in a state of  
meltdown. A nuclear disaster which the promoters of nuclear power in  
Japan said wouldn't happen is in progress. It is occurring as a result  
of an earthquake that they said would not happen.

This could and should have been predicted. It was predicted by  
scientists and NGOs such as CNIC. We warned that Japan's nuclear power  
plants could be subjected to much stronger earthquakes and much bigger  
tsunamis than they were designed to withstand.

Besides the question about how this accident will unfold, the big  
question now is, will the government and the nuclear industry  
acknowledge its mistakes and change track?

Last December the Japanese government began a review of its nuclear  
energy policy. The review was commenced in the spirit of essentially  
confirming the existing policy. That approach is no longer viable. The  
direction of the policy review must be completely reversed. It must be  
redirected towards developing a policy of phasing out nuclear energy  
as smoothly and swiftly as possible.

Philip White
International Liaison Officer
Citizens' Nuclear Information Center
Phone: 81-3-3357-3800 (office)
Phone: 81-3-3708-2898 (home)
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