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Threat from radioactive waste still looms over Japan
Picture: Piles of radiation contaminated waste sit in a field in the abandoned town of Iitate, outside the exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan. Two years after the triple calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster …
Thousands in Japan anti-nuclear protest two years after FukushimaReuters
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Next big Virginia quake: It's not 'if,' just 'when'
Because seismic shocks have the potential to damage reactors and allow release of dangerous radiation, the central Virginia quake sharpened the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's focus on the question of how vulnerable atomic power plants in the eastern …
The Tokyo store shelves are bare which is not surprising considering what they have been through and continue to struggle with. This is one area that Americans should really begin to take note and see how badly things can begin to unfold in tragic situations like this. Unforeseen events and catastrophes like this can and do happen. I heard recently that the US food supply line is something like three or two days. This means all the grocery stores get resupplied in that amount of time. If the chain breaks there would be no food left after 2-3 days or less depending on how much of a demand there was for food and water. Freeze dried foods might be another option for folks. If something like radiation comes into play it could be months if food and water are contaminated. My advice is to set aside at least 3 to 6 months of foods that will not spoil and enough water for your family. I would also have a means of securing your important items in your home. A large safe just in case things get really out of control those items will remain secure.
You really don’t know when an event like this is going to happen so the only thing he can do is take the initiative to protect your family and prepare for the unexpected. Because you know the unexpected will always happen.