One Year Past after 3.11 Japan Earthquake Disaster

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  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet The Nerve Hammer

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    Today(Mar.11 in Japan) is the one year anniversary for Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster. as a Japanese, I want to thank all of who support us through the year, in any form. now we are beginning to get the "usual" life back again. thank you so much. we will never forget your help.
     
  2. PrimusVsUnicron

    PrimusVsUnicron Well-Known Member

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  3. AnithaPrime

    AnithaPrime TURDUKEN

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    I'm glad that things are starting to get back to normal. Best of luck on the road ahead to recovery!
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    It's going to be a long road of recovery, and there's a lot that likely won't ever be the same, but the Japanese people can be proud of the efforts they've made over the past year.
     
  5. KnightSaberAmi

    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

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    I honestly couldn't have put it any better, may there always be better days ahead.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Ah yes I remeber this a year ago, I can still remember the youtube videos of the earthquake.
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    I still shudder contemplating what might have happened if the quake had taken place on land instead of beneath the waves.

    Power to the people of Japan for displaying such strength and courage throughout such a terrible tragedy.
     
  9. guard convoy

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    Its hard to believe it already been a year since that horrible time.

    Godspeed Japan on your road to recovery and to all those affected by it
     
  10. TFW10

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    I can't believe its one year already.
     
  11. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Best of luck to Japan getting back to normal. :) 
     
  12. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    I hate remembering that it happened because it still makes me sad, but I guess it's good to remember :')
     
  13. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    I'm guessing something with lightning.


    Anyway, I hear the level of recovery has been incredible considering how much was damaged and by what.

    Anyone know what's going on at Fukushima?
     
  14. Aernaroth

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    They're still waiting for things to "cool" down in terms of the actual facility, while continuing decontamination efforts in the surrounding area. Basically it'll be an ongoing process for years as they essentially seal everything for containment. Not sure if they've decided to transport the core material elsewhere or contain on-site in a sarcophagus as in chernobyl, however.

    Basically, the main concern is "what to do with contaminated material" at this point. They've been scraping off the topsoil in contaminated regions (people's lawns in surrounding towns, etc.), scrubbing down buildings, etc. but this means all that topsoil has to GO somewhere. The current plan, IIRC, is to store, at least temporarily, the contaminated material in concrete and plastic lined trenches, but there's a lot of ongoing projects in terms of isotope consumption, chemical treatment, drying/evaporative compacting, etc. and if they prove to be feasible I imagine they'll see more and more use.

    Here's one article on it:

    Cleanup continues to make homes safe - Winnipeg Free Press

    and here's one about the average citizen and their reactions to what's been going on

    Debris, radiation fear, mistrust still piling up - The Times of India
     
  15. Christian Prime

    Christian Prime SF Ibuki & Makoto Fanboy!

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    I've managed to attend a Charity meeting in Rotterdam a day before the memorial started.

    Got myself a T-shirt, a Handmade Blank Greetings Card with mini Origami, a handmade Keychain and a Koi Fish flag with some miso soup to for a mini meal.

    The Money I've spent will be going to charity. :)  I'm happy now that I've managed to help. And some videos might show up soon on my YT site.
     

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