Thursday 17 March 2011



March 16, 2011
CNN’s Anderson Cooper reported on AC 360 Tuesday night that 50 Japanese workers suspended operations at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Northeastern Honshu.

At the risks of their lives, workers had been attempting to control fires and flood the site with seawater and boric acid in an effort to prevent a meltdown of the nuclear rods.

The reactors were shut down automatically after the earthquake, but the tsunami flooded the plant, knocking out emergency generators needed to cool and control the reactors.

Rising radiation levels appears to the reason for the evacuation of the skeleton workforce.   There’s a desperate need to pump water into the reactors to prevent a meltdown.

This Fukushima site has six nuclear reactors. When the earthquake struck Units 1, 2 and 3 underwent an automatic shutdown. Units 4, 5, and 6 had already been shut down for periodic inspection.

There are 127 million people living in Japan. This includes an estimated 50,000 American service personnel and their dependents. If the worst case should occur and depending on the direction of the wind, the radiation fallout could affect millions of people.

Stars and Stripes news story of March 14th by Jon Rabiroff,
“The U.S. 7th Fleet has moved its ships and aircraft away from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant in Japan after low levels of contamination were detected in the air and found on the crews of three helicopters returning from disaster relief missions near Sendai.”
Rabiroff reported that,
“The contamination found on the 17 crewmembers was easily removed by washing with soap and water, and the ship and aircraft move is only temporary, according to a 7th Fleet release.”

“Nuclear reactors are not the same as coal/oil/gas electricity plants. Unlike conventional plants, they cannot be turned off. So while brave workers were tending to Units 1, 2 and 3 reactors, attempting against all odds to keep the reactor from overheating, the fuel pool at Unit 4 was left untended; without makeup water to cool them, the fuel rods overheated.
 In the Huffington Post, March 15th, Marvin Resnikoff wrotein his work “Doomsday Scenario at Fukushima:
“Above 1800 of, an exothermic reaction, a fire, took place with the zirconium cladding around the uranium pellets. Zirconium burned, forming zirconium oxide and hydrogen gas, which then exploded and released radioactive cesium, a semi-volatile metal, to the atmosphere.“ according to a news story,”
Camp Chitose, Chitose, Hokkaido
Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Prefecture
Kadena Ammunition Storage Area, Okinawa Prefecture
Okuma Recreational Facility, Okinawa Prefecture
Yaedake Communication Site, Okinawa Prefecture
Misawa Air Base, Aomori Prefecture
Yokota Air Base, Fussa, Tokyo
Fuchu Communications Station, Fuchu, Tokyo
Tama Service Annex, Inagi, Tokyo
Yugi Communication Site, Hachioji, Tokyo
Camp Asaka AFN Transmitter Site, Saitama Prefecture
Tokorozawa Transmitter Site, Saitama Prefecture
Owada Communication Site, Saitama Prefecture

Fort Buckner, Okinawa Prefecture
Army POL Depots, Okinawa Prefecture
White Beach Area, Okinawa Prefecture
Naha Port Facility, Okinawa Prefecture (return after relocation to the Urasoe Pier area)
Torii Station, Okinawa Prefecture
Tengan Pier, Okinawa Prefecture
Camp Zama, Zama, Kanagawa
Yokohama North Dock, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Sagami General Depot, Sagamihara, Kanagawa
Sagamihara Housing Area, Sagamihara, Kanagawa
Akizuki Ammunition Depot, Hiroshima Prefecture
Hiro Ammunition Depot, Hiroshima Prefecture
Kawakami Ammunition Depot, Hiroshima Prefecture
Hardy Barracks, Minato, Tokyo

Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa Prefecture, Yamaguchi Prefectures. (Although these camps are dispersed throughout Okinawa and the rest of Japan they are all under the heading of Camp Smedley D. Butler):

Camp McTureous, Okinawa Prefecture
Camp Courtney, Okinawa Prefecture
Camp Foster, Okinawa Prefecture
Camp Kinser, Okinawa Prefecture
Camp Hansen, Okinawa Prefecture
Camp Schwab, Okinawa Prefecture
Camp Gonsalves (Jungle Warfare Training Center), Okinawa Prefecture
Kin Blue Beach Training Area, Okinawa Prefecture
Kin Red Beach Training Area, Okinawa Prefecture
NSGA Hanza
Higashionna Ammunition Storage Point II
Henoko Ordnance Ammunition Depot
Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa Prefecture (return after the MCAS Futenma relocates to Camp Schwab)
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
Camp Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture
Numazu Training Area, Shizuoka Prefecture
Ie Jima Auxiliary Airfield, Okinawa Prefecture
Tsuken Jima Training Area, Okinawa Prefecture

Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Ayase, Kanagawa
United States Fleet Activities Sasebo, Sasebo, Nagasaki
United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
Urago Ammunition Depot, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture
Tsurumi POL Depot, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Naval Housing Annex Negishi, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Naval Transmitter Station Totsuka, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Naval Support Facility Kamiseya, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Tomioka Storage Area, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Naval Housing Annex Ikego, Zushi, Kanagawa
White Beach Area, Okinawa Prefecture
Camp Shields, Okinawa Prefecture
Camp Lester, Okinawa Prefecture (return after the Naval Hospital relocates to Camp Foster)
Awase Communication Station, Okinawa Prefecture
New Sanno Hotel, Tokyo

Tori Shima Range, Okinawa Prefecture

Kume Jima Range, Okinawa Prefecture

Kisarazu Auxiliary Landing Field, Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture

Camp Hansen (small portion in central area of Camp Hansen), Okinawa Prefecture

Ukibaru Jima Range, Okinawa Prefecture

Kadena Air Base (small areas outside of the base that are supported by Kadena—these areas are located on the southern portion of Okinawa), Okinawa Prefecture

Jungle Warfare Training Center (formerly known as Northern Training Area—four thin elongated areas embedded and distributed evenly within JWTC), Okinawa Prefecture

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