Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Update - Still In Adelaide Watching Live NHK World

This evening T-chan, L-kun and I are home, safely, thinking how lucky we are - but mixed with sadness that T-chan will not be meeting her parents tomorrow. Hopefully this will only be a short delay whilst we all come to understand the nature of the problems facing Japan - whether it is big or small. 

Once again - here is a live feed from NHK World... from Ustream. It's horrible to watch some of the footage, and I try not to watch the graphic stuff (will I be any better off for watching people being consumed by the waves?)... still, the thing that makes me angry is watching the briefings from TEPCO where they can't come up with a straight answer, or worse still, where they voice their meaningless apologies. 

Update - The death toll mounts (around 2,500 confirmed with many more unidentified as yet). And yet still, there are survivors being found. Today a 75 year old woman and a man in his 20's. It would be nice to think that there will be more found, but as time goes on, and with a cold snap here, those chances are getting slimmer and slimmer. Radiation that is harmful to human health is detected - however, there is confusion as to how much and how far from the site.

I know it's wrong... but I'm sure that there were plenty of people wishing that the people found were someone else... someone's loved one, missing relative, lovers, parents, children, friends. There is no right or wrong to who survives; but we should be thankful for everyone that can be pulled alive from the rubble.

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