Japanese Quake- Don't worry be happy
KASHIWAZAKI, Japan - A strong earthquake struck northwestern Japan on Monday, causing a fire and radioactive water leak at the world's largest nuclear plant. At least eight people were killed and hundreds injured in the 6.8 magnitude quake that collapsed wooden houses, ripped apart roads and buckled seaside bridges.I hate to be a cynic, but would you expect officials to say. "We've had a major disaster. Run for your lives." Maybe I have been watching too many disaster movies. If Oshima was lying and real life was like those movies, The Electric official would be electrocuted, be on a boat or ship when it capsizes or plummets to his death from the 65th floor.
Flames and billows of black smoke poured from the Kashiwazaki nuclear plant — the world's largest in terms of power output capacity. It took two hours to extinguish the fire in an electrical transformer, said Motoyasu Tamaki, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. official.
The plant leaked about 315 gallons of water, said Katsuya Uchino, another Tokyo Electric official. Uchino said the water contained a tiny amount of radioactive material and is believed to have flushed into the Sea of Japan.
"The radioactivity is one-billionth of the legal limit," Oshima said.
Hopefully this was a just very minor accident.
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