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Radioactive Plume Map

Click on the map image above to see the interactive version.

Japan Cell Signal Map


Signal Map is a free resource that allows users to enter the Japanese postal code (as well as US and other countries) into their system and view a map that displays the dead zones (identified by a skull) and the signal strength (identified by th 'bars' symbol).

Tokyo Train Information

Updates on delays and cancellations for train lines in Tokio

Tokio Train information March 15th 2011

Friday's earthquake and the looming threat of blackouts have thrown the usually well-oiled Tokyo rail system into disarray. We'll be updating this information as the day goes on.

As of Tuesday, 5.20pm (percentages indicate volume compared to regular service)...

Radiation escaping in Japan

Third unit explodes at damaged nuclear plant

– Radiation spewed today from a crippled nuclear power plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan in a dramatic escalation of the 4-day-old catastrophe, forcing the government to tell people nearby to stay indoors to avoid exposure.

Hospital List in Miyagi

Sendai City

Aoba area
・Tohoku Uiversity Hospital ER (accept only for the emergency case)
・Tohoku Rousai Hospital (emergency case comes first)
・Sendai Teishin Hospital (as usual)
・Sendai Syakai-Hoken Hospital (as usual)
・Tohoku Kousai Hospital (accept all patients but emergency case comes first)
・Sendai Kousei Hospital (accept all patients but emergency case comes first)
・JR Sendai Hospital (accept only minor injuries)
・Red Cross Miyagi Chaptel, Sendai City Hall(24hr)

Miyagino area

Why Iodine Tablets Come Out When Radiation Threatens

by Scott Hensley, National Public Radio

Just in case, Japan has distributed a whole bunch of potassium iodide to evacuation centers near the troubled Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini nuclear power plants.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement that 230,000 units (the stuff comes in tablets and as a liquid) are at the ready.

Japan Nuclear Emergency: How Much Radiation is Safe?

From Time Online, Posted by Eben Harrell Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Japan nuclear emergency

170,000 evacuated for fears of radioactive contamination

As Japan's nuclear crisis continues to intensify authorities are racing against time to combat the threats of multiple reactor meltdowns. More than 170 thousand people have been evacuated from the country's quake-and- tsumani hit northeast, on Sunday, for fears of radioactive contamination.

Japanese power plant operators have been trying to keep temperatures down among a series of atomic reactors -- to prevent the current disaster from worsening.

Evacuation ordered near Fukushima nuclear reactor

Thousands of evacuees join those spending a second night in shelters away from home. These people have been ordered from their homes near the radiation-leaking Fukushima nuclear reactor.

japan earthquake evacuees

For more live information, visit Al Jazeera Live Blog

Fuel Relief Fund Is Going To Japan




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