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    How long will it last for the people of Japan?

    When will it be safe for them to get back to 'normal' if you can call it that.


    My heart goes out to ALL of them, I know we all feel helpless not being able to do anything.

    (But donate $$ of course, and say prayers for them)
     
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    I have been asking the same thing. There seems to be nothing on TV but talking heads telling us in very general terms what happened. I think the people want to know how fast is it cooling down and when, if ever will it be over. Exactly what is the government doing? I get the feeling there is lot they're not telling us.
     
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    Right now, we should pray that it doesn't go into a full meltdown too.

    But, you're right, the charities are gonna need money to help people. I'm sure that those of us who can, will give.
     
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    Unfortunately, it will be years, if ever, before they get to anything approaching "normal".

    Unknown number of dead, their infrastructure smashed, radiation leaks, and a wrecked economy will set them back for a long time.

    I gave what I could, but it just seemed so pitifully small.
     
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    It's a fine line that the Japanese Gov is walking.... they need to inform people of what to do, and evacuate those who need to but they also need to ensure that people don't panic.

    Fortunately, the US has brought in experts to help, as have several other countries.

    Russia are diverting electricity supplies over to Japan, I think that's pretty cool, since power is a huge problem for them right now.
     
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    All true.... but.... taking an alternative view.... this is a good opportunity for the US and other countries whose economies are suffering to pick up the slack from Japan and aid their own recoveries.... dark clouds and silver linings.
     
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    It depends on what type of radiation escapes and how much. Some types would not last very long, others could last for decades.

    I see the people living around the plant are not listening to the PM and staying sealed up in their homes but are instead getting the hell out of there.

    :thup:
     
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    The Japanese people have proved themselves to be very resilient. I have no doubt they will recovery from this tragedy, probably faster than most countries would.
     
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    I heard mention today that "America" isn't well prepared for the same type of emergency. To that statement, I say, prepare yourself. People can purchase potassium iodide tablets to combat radioactive fallout in an emergency. We are stocked in our first aide kit at home.


    Prayers to the people of Japan.
     
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