Strong quake hits off Japan near Fukushima

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beancube2101 wrote:

No irregularities?!! Yeah, let them restart all nuclear plants as long as they black mail and distract you, Japanese, with the war and economic crises with neighbors. They guarantee pay backs, real big pay backs on you. If you don’t organize and break them up or send yourselves as whistle blowers occupying those Government agencies and evil political parties, there will be real big pay backs on your naive, Japanese.

Dec 07, 2012 4:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

> “The yen rose against the dollar and the euro on the news, triggering some safe-haven inflows into the Japanese currency.”

— Can anyone explain this? I don’t understand the connection.

Dec 07, 2012 4:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
redmerlot wrote:

Actually, the previous quake did not “trigger fuel rod melt-downs”.
Actually, the quake didn’t harm the reactor. The tsunami flood took out all the electric power to run the cooling at the nuclear plant. That’s what caused the melt-down. That reactor was over 40 years old, and it was pretty darn sturdy to withstand an earthquake. Yes, they blew it by not having sufficient on-site backup power for the cooling, but I just cringe at sloppy reporting like this.

Dec 07, 2012 4:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
kurmudgeon wrote:

beancube2101,,, take your meds guy.

Dec 07, 2012 5:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
JSeminoff wrote:

Part of the rise in the yen was because, if there had been extensive damage, insurance claims would have to be paid out in yen. It happened after the 3/11 earthquake too.

Dec 07, 2012 7:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
Alpha_Blogger wrote:

An incentive of 7.3 for the Japanese to purchase coal, crude and natural gas from Alaska. Keep those nuclear plants offline.

Dec 07, 2012 4:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Pterosaur wrote:

This is a warning from God: If Japan does not recognizes its war crimes and starts new invasiosn on its neighbors, it will be sunk!

Dec 08, 2012 1:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
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