Typhoon Roke Heads for Damaged Japanese Nuclear Reactor
A Million Ordered to Evacuate
by Helen Kennedy
Like something out of a Hollywood disaster movie, a million people in Japan were told Tuesday to flee the path of a typhoon heading straight for Fukushima's wrecked reactor.
Typhoon Roke is expected to make landfall in central Japan on Wednesday and move north-east - possibly towards the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the Meteorological Agency said. (photo: NOAA)
Typhoon Roke, a category 4 storm on the same scale used to classify hurricanes, began rapidly strengthening as it headed for Japan, packing 90 mph winds and a huge amount of rain.
The sprawling cyclone was forecast to take three days to pass over Japan, drenching most of the country with torrential downpours.
those poor people! one huge disaster after another...how long will it take to recover?
Whoa... I haven't heard about this. I've been a little out of the news loop, however. It saddens me immensely as I used to live in the part of Japan that was devastated.
by Hugh Williamson6 years ago
Nuclear energy is supposed to be part of the new U.S. energy strategy. We are assured that the new plants will be fail safe. How safe are they in the event of an unforeseen disaster, like the Japanese quake?From Yahoo...
by bhaveshpatel036 years ago
Please discuss about pros & cons of nuclear reactor formation.
by andycool6 years ago
Japan is going through a severe disaster of natural calamities and nuclear radiation. The earthquake and tsunami took several lives and the nuclear radiation from various nuke plants may result in serious health threat...
by Buster Johnson3 years ago
If North Korea is a real issue what should be done about it?
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