Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Japanese Are Amazing

Let's see here, they get a 9.0 earthquake and a monstrous tsunami, but they still manage to get their nuclear reactor back under control.
March 15 (Bloomberg) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. engineers at a nuclear plant restored water to safe levels, helping drive down radiation after residents within 30 kilometers (19 miles) were ordered inside to avoid contamination.

Water supply at reactors No. 1 and No. 3 stabilized and radiation readings at the front gate of the plant dropped to a level that isn’t “harmful to the human body,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said this afternoon in Tokyo.
Almost any other country dealing with either one of those two problems would have been completely crushed.

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2 comments:

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

I predict our media will stop running around like frightened little girls in... um... a few months....

Dean said...

Thanks, dude.