Monday, March 14, 2011

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

After Japan was hit by a tragic earthquake, then followed by a massive tsunami sweeping off millions and billions worth of properties, another fear cast off Asian skies. Text messages circulated in the Philippines saying that following the blast of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, radiation will hit Asian countries including the Philippines. It was said to happen today, March 14 2011 at 4PM, Philippine time. The message said that if it rains from 4PM until tomorrow, everybody should avoid it as it contains acid rain and will cause severe damages to the skin or even cause cancer as Japan winds are blown off to Philippine territory.

However, news items claimed that everything is a hoax and that the country is safe from radiation exposure. Fukushima officials only imposed a 10-20 km exclusion zone which means that they are confident that beyond that, people are safe. Also, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) assured that winds from Japan are not headed towards the Philippines. They said that in fact, winds from the Philippines appear to be moving toward Japan.

A little sign of relief...

1 comment:

  1. I also wanted to get a discussion going here in the phils about the dangers, which seems difficult to find. Everyone seems to carry on like there's no prob.

    Wind will be key, second to the efforts in Fukushima.