Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Japan in Ruins

Posted: March 23, 2011 by dukefrederick in Countries, FB, news, photography, Pupil
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There was a huge earthquake which caused a tsunami leaving huge areas of land in ruins and killing thousands of people. As a result of this uncontrollable natural disaster this will have a negative effect on the shipment and export of products. There are so many products and equipment that we use in our daily lives that come from Japan. This means that it is going to affect the whole world, especially the people in Japan as they are faced with huge job losses and lack of money.

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Devastation in Japan

Posted: March 21, 2011 by hbl010 in HBL, news, Pupil
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It’s safe to say that the earthquake and tsunami has caused devastation in everyone’s life.

So far 6,000 people are believed to be dead but prime minister Naoto Kan fears the death toll could reach tens of thousands.

Rescue teams and military were struggling to search hundreds of kilometres of the coastline to find survivors.

More than 310,000 people have been moved to emergency shelters after their homes were destroyed or their risk of power, water or food shortages.

At least 170,000 people have been told to leave the area around the Fukushima nuclear power station where an explosion took place after the cooling system was hit by the tsunami.

17,000 British nationals are  believe too been living and working in the country when the earthquake and tsunami struck.

Fears are growing for a British father living in the worst hit part of Japan who is still missing after three days along with his wife and six months old daughter. His family hope they have found shelter.

Japan’s Prime Minister Yesterday said the nation must come together to overcome its worst crisis since World War 2.

Monday saw Japan battle to prevent a nuclear meltdown at three of it’s nuclear reactors, the reactors were crippled by Friday’s earthquake.

 The country is in the grip of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Chernobyl was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26th April in 1986 in Ukraine. One of the worst devastated areas is Japans north-east which was also rocked by 250 aftershocks.

Fears have been growing about the Fukushima nuclear complex, 400km north of the country’s capital Tokyo. As seawater was pumped into the third nuclear reactor in a desperate attempt to try to cool the dangerously hot reactor.

This is not the first time that they have had to use seawater. It was used to cool the plant’s 40 year old first reactor, but because of the tsunami, the reactor severely overheated ant the roof blow up. The plant is specially engineered so that in an emergency the building would blow up away from the reactor so that the reactor would suffer minimal damage.

The second reactor was due to be cooled in the same way as the first reactor. Due to the problems, technicians were forced to open valves at the third reactor allowing small amounts of radioactive vapour to escape.                                                                                                

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