NRC: After Fukushima crisis began MANY countries urged citizens to evacuate Tokyo — Canada, S. Korea, UK, Australia all stated 50 mile evacuation zones, not just US

Published: January 19th, 2012 at 5:14 pm ET


Title: March 23rd, 2011 – Canada, South Korea, UK and Australia Also Took 50 Mile Evacuation Precaution
Source: Enformable
Date: Jan 19, 2012

I did some web searching. Canada, South Korea, UK and Australia stated an evacuation distance of 80 km/ 50 miles.

Many countries, such as France, urged their citizens in the north-east Japan and Tokyo to evacuate. […]

Read the report here

Published: January 19th, 2012 at 5:14 pm ET


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24 comments to NRC: After Fukushima crisis began MANY countries urged citizens to evacuate Tokyo — Canada, S. Korea, UK, Australia all stated 50 mile evacuation zones, not just US

  • 80 km would cut heavily into there manufacturing area, decisions were made in favor of business and economy not saving peoples lives !

    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      Gee! Sounds familiar!

      • maaa

        We need to get rid of the money system seriously.

        • miketh2005

          And do what? Go back to the barter system? hahaha. Nothing is wrong with the system, it’s just people didn’t take Nuclear Energy seriously. It’s easy to say, “Nuclear Energy is just a game of risk.” But the thing is, if you incorporate the right safety precautions, none of this would have happened. Having a backup power source above the tsunami would have saved Fukushima, and also having a higher water barrier. Simple.

          • They were told for at least 18 years the barrier was too low, and shined the guy on. Something tells me some key thing or other like that has been ignored at many other plants as well. So It’s only a matter of time before their game of risk comes up snake eyes for us all.

            There’s a reasonable probability of generalized warfare at some point in the next 20 years. If I were a general for some nation or other, I might think of the other country’s spent fuel pools as low-hanging fruit…

          • americancommntr

            I think the reports are likely right about the Daiichi reactors having been doomed by the quake breaking pipes. And I think the tsunamis just sealed their fate.

            Daini, remember, has what, 4 more reactors, at which an accident(s) is in admittance already.

            We need to keep some kind of money system, but not one that requires everyone to have a number to buy and sell, or take a chip. Chips are already getting microscopic, too. There are RFID inks, and RFID dust.

            Some woman attacked a hospital in Missouri today, and claimed she did it because the hospital microchipped her. Most people would think she was crazy. Maybe she is. I don’t dismiss about anything, anymore.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Please Sign and Pass Around!!
    Reverse Citizens United

  • CB CB

    Anyone have the where and when? I’ve been following awhile. I just don’t recall with any urgency other countries saying this. I just didnt see it.

  • Rakka Rakka

    I lived in Kanagawa and I remember specifically the French and Australian Embassies getting their citizens out with greater urgency than the U.S.

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Fukushima Day 315 – Radiation FALLOUT FORECAST, Northern USA States in HI RISK 1.19.2012

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Excellent read here if anyone missed it:
    ~snip~ “Protect the industry first and foremost” is not the job description of the federal government agency tasked with regulating the industry so that it abides by requirements intended to prevent harm to the general public.
    This fills in Part I: Who Knew What When. This establishes clearly that the NRC and American nuclear industry leaders were very much aware of the situation in Japan, thus entirely unable to legitimately claim at any later date that they “didn’t know” how bad it was.
    The world nuclear industry and their governments went along with it even though some individuals strongly suspected the truth would come back to bite them on the ass. Once your credibility has been blown to kingdom come, what in the world would make them think the public will ever trust them again?

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    Admin could you please explain why they posted the NEW 20.000 DEATHS just as an Update to the 14,000 deaths link? In my opinion, this should be ALL BY ITSELF. It’s HUGE! Thank you

  • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

    Japan, the world, should still be offering to evacuate Japan wherever that is needed. Non-protectionist, non-capitalist, compassion-based cooperation and sharing are the only things that work in real crises like this.

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno

      Dear Whoopie: I’m pretty certain that both figures are minimization disinformation, the usual. Surely the figures are far higher with Fukushima being so many hundreds to thousands of times worse than Chernobyl, ocean or no ocean.

  • Erosmith

    If I recall correctly, after the US had set that expanded evacuation range of far greater than that set by the Japanese government, it was then that the other countries had also moved to set that evacuation distance of the noted 80 km/ 50 miles. My guess at that time was that the other countries were only following the lead of the US, perhaps as to error on the side of caution.

    France was the only one after that I do recall that mentioned the need to evacuate from Tokyo. Unknown however at that time as the logical reasoning for them doing so. A question that remains open at this point is of how many other countries got wind of the SPEEDI data, as the US may have not been the only one.