Nature’s Response to Japan’s Nuclear Reactor Restart
Just as Japan decides to restart two reactors at the Oi nuclear plant in west Japan, the Japan Meteorological Association had to issue a high alert on 18 June 2012, concerning Guchol, a very strong typhoon that intends to make an unusual direct hot on Japan (Okinawa) on Jun 19, 2012.
NASA reports that on the 18 June 2012, Guchol is moving at 105 knots (120.8 mph/194.5 kph) – a category three typhoon (Saffir-Simpson scale). At 330 nautical miles (380 miles/611 km) in diameter, and a height of 52 foot-high (~16 meters) seas, this is a big message.
Japan’s argument for the restart is the 15% shortfall in electrical supply this summer if it does not, but there are such things as ‘alternatives’ including cutting the cloth to fit until one can come up with a viable solution. Maybe we are in for a few more shocks until we are ready to turn the page.
In typhoon season, tropical storm Guchol finally lashed out at Japan at 5:40 p.m. local time as thousands gathered in Tahrir Square, Egypt to lash out at the mess military rule has placed the country in. Weakened at 130 kilometers per hour (81 miles per hour), the Category 1 storm forced serves to close. Typhoon Guchol has been moving at a speed of 65 kilometers per hour with Tokyo as its next destination.
Tropical Storm Talim forming off the southeast coast of China is waiting in the wings, along with…
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