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Environment – Tokyo Radiation Scan, Puyehue Volcano ash drifts to Australia, Submarines dive to check Pollution

In Analyst talk, Japan Apocalypse, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Nature and Environment on June 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Extensive nationwide scan at Japan for radiation fallout

Tokyo tested for radiation levels

From: Euronews | Jun 15, 2011 | 29 views

Radiation testing has begun in Tokyo, with officials testing levels at 100 locations across the city. The capital is 240 kilometres south-west of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, where reactors were damaged following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

Ash fills the air near Puyehue volcano

From: Euronews | Jun 15, 2011 | 50 views

The massive volcanic ash cloud which is grounding flights from Argentina to Australia is proving a nuisance to locals in Chile.

Those living near the Puyehue volcano are having to live with an ash covered landscape and air borne dust particles making it difficult to breath.

However experts say there is no serious risk to health….

Submarines to explore Lake Geneva

From: Euronews | Jun 15, 2011 | 48 views

Two Russian deep sea mini submarines are to delve into the depths of Lake Geneva to assess its pollution levels.

The Mir type vessels were previously used to film the wreckage of the sunken Titanic.

Now they will begin a three month long exploration to increase understanding of the murky waters and to trace all sorts of pollutants….

Toddler latest to die in German E.coli outbreak

From: Euronews | Jun 15, 2011 | 9 views

Testing of vegetables has continued to confirm the extent of the source of the E.coli outbreak in Germany. It comes as the bacteria claimed its first child fatality -a two-year-old in the city of Hanover.

The outbreak has caused a major crisis of confidence among consumers – slashing demand for fresh produce, resulting in major losses for producers.

Ferry links resume between India and Sri Lanka

From: Euronews | Jun 15, 2011 | 22 views

Sea ferry services have resumed between India and Sri Lanka for the first time in 30 years.

The aim is to boost tourism and economic cooperation in light of the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war.

An Indian ferry carrying more than 1,000 passengers arrived at the main port of Colombo on Tuesday….

Oil spill and another blast hits Japan Reactor, Returning Space shuttle has Risks to fly again

In Adventure, Japan Apocalypse, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Nature and Environment, Space and Science on June 1, 2011 at 1:18 am

Heat shield damage to Shuttle Eneavour makes its next flight Risky

Oil Spill, Blast Hit Crippled Japan Nuke Plant

From: AssociatedPress | May 31, 2011 | 303 views

An oil spill and an explosion added to the woes of the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Tuesday. Japan’s health minister ordered several workers away from their duties at the plant amid worries over radiation exposure. (May 31)

Final Shuttle Launch Risky, Rewarding

From: AssociatedPress | May 31, 2011 | 311 views

The final launch of the space shuttle program in July, with the Atlantis, marks an end to the reusable space vehicle. But if it runs into problems, astronauts may need a rescue. (May 31)

Mexican Teacher Praised for Protecting Kids

From: AssociatedPress | May 31, 2011 | 303 views

A kindergarten teacher in northern Mexico was honored Monday for her courage after a video showed her calmly instructing children to duck and cover as gunfire rattled outside their school. (May 31)

Mladic Extradited to UN Court in the Hague

From: AssociatedPress | May 31, 2011 | 180 views

Serbia extradited Ratko Mladic to the U.N. war crimes tribunal on Tuesday where he will stand trial for genocide, 16 years after he was charged by the court for the killing of 8,000 Muslim men and boys. (May 31)

Nuclear Phobia-shuts down Reactors and Uranium mines

In a word with you, Analyst talk, Japan Apocalypse, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Nature and Environment, Space and Science on May 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Japan's building of Reactors in siesmic zones has bolstered anti-nuclear actvism

Aronite Thinking is that-

Few care to remember that Japan was a Nuclear Techno-Extremist. It defied even common sense overconfidently by building Nuclear Reactors in a Siesmically Hyperactive Japan and along hiostorical Tsunami Pathways.

But Nuclear Phobia had got a boost by its meddle and hoping to eradicate an entire Industry and a non fossil fuel sustainable Energy generation technology.

For countries like Israel and India, this means unlilateral Disarmament of its Nuclear capacity, with disasterous consequences. This down grading of their nuclear capacity would be going to build up the same of its foes who care a hoot for anti-Nuclear activism.

Before asking India to step down its Nuclearisation and strip its capacity, they must convince that comparison with Japan’s ground realities hold true for her. And whether they would be equally be able to persuade her nuclear foes to like wise down grade.

Nuclear fears raise doubts over Australian mine

From: AlJazeeraEnglish | May 13, 2011 | 441 views
The Japanese nuclear disaster has added impetus to the fight against a uranium mine in one of Australia’s top national parks.

Hamaoka Nuclear Reactors Begin Shutdown in Southern Japan

Japan’s Chubu Electric Power company has started shutting down its nuclear reactors in Hamaoka. It’s at the request of the Japanese government. The plant, which lies on two tectonic plates, is in an area highly likely to be hit by an earthquake in the next 30 years.

Hamaoka nuclear power plant, located 120 miles south of Tokyo, started its temporary shutdown on Friday, after an unprecedented request by Japan’s prime minister.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan said this was due to the plant’s lack of defenses against major earthquakes and tsunamis.

Kan said there is an 87 percent chance of a major earthquake within the next 30 years striking the area where the Hamaoka nuclear reactor is situated.

Japan nuclear plant hit by more problems

From: Euronews | May 12, 2011 | 1,474 views
More problems have been reported at the Fukushima nuclear plant, two months after it was crippled by Japan’s deadly earthquake and tsunami.

A water leak from a reactor vessel and another spill of contaminated water into the ocean are the latest setbacks in the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

Video-Swiss Superman- ‘Jetman’ flies over the Grand canyon, Underwater Video of Fakushima Nuclear Plant

In a word with you, Adventure, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Space and Science on May 12, 2011 at 12:24 am

Yves Rossy the heroic Superman who flew at over 375 miles per hour over Grand canyon

Videoflash-Swiss Superman- Jetman flies over the Grand canyon

by RussiaToday on May 11, 2011

COURTESY: BREITLING VNR

Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy on Saturday completed a flight over the Grand Canyon, in the US state of Arizona, in his custom-built jet suit – his first such flight in the U.S. Rossy performed the stunt on Saturday with little fanfare, before a small group of team members, and his sponsor, Swiss watchmaker Breitling, announced the successful flight on Tuesday and released footage.

He was airborne for about eight minutes, soaring 60 metres above the canyon rim on the Hualapai Reservation.
A planned Friday flight before reporters was cancelled after Rossy determined it would be too challenging without any practice runs. The US Federal Aviation Administration had given him the green light less than an hour before the scheduled stunt. Rossy’s sponsor. Rossy flew up to 305 kilometres p/h before deploying his parachute and landing on the canyon floor

Close-up underwater footage of Fukushima reactor spent fuel pool in debris

RussiaToday | May 11, 2011 | 3,414 views

TEPCO released footage for the first time on Wednesday of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Unit 3 reactor’s spent fuel pool. The fuel rods, covered in debris from the March explosions, weren’t visible in the footage but officials believe they are largely undamaged. In an operation filmed by a robot camera, 40 milliliters of water was collected from the spent fuel pool. The water is contaminated with high levels of radioactive material which needs further analysis for evaluation

Raw Video of Tornadoe in NZ, Robot Cam inside of Fakushima Reactor

In Analyst talk, Japan Apocalypse, Nature and Environment on May 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Robotcam tells startling new facts

Raw Video of Tornadoe in NZ, Robot Capture of inside of Fakushima Reactor

Amateur video: Freak tornado rips off roofs, flips cars in New Zealand

From: RussiaToday | May 3, 2011 | 25,600 views

At least two people have been killed and dozens more injured when a tornado tore through Auckland in New Zealand. This amateur footage captured the twister as it made its destructive way through the country’s largest city. Witnesses reported cars being flipped over, and roofs ripped clean from buildings.

Latest robot cam video from inside Fukushima power plant

From: RussiaToday | May 4, 2011 | 307 views

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has released footage from inside the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. The pictures, filmed on April 29 but only released on May 4, show some damage inside the Unit 1 building but no water leaks. The operator was preparing to install air purifiers inside the Unit 1 reactor to reduce radioactivity by 95 perc ent over the next few days, allowing workers into the area. Meanwhile, high radiation levels up to 100-1000 times more than normal level were detected on the Pacific seabed near the Fukushima plant. According to a latest statement from TEPCO on Tuesday, it’s the first find of contamination on the seabed since the tsunami.

Flood Unease Intensifies Along the Mississippi

From: AssociatedPress | May 4, 2011 | 301 views

Flood worries that prompted the government to blast open a levee to ease pressure on some towns are rippling down the Mississippi River, leading to more evacuations as the Army Corps of Engineers weighs whether to inundate more land with water. (May 4)

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