Japanese earthquake http://kplu.org en Work begins on regional earthquake early warning system http://kplu.org/post/work-begins-regional-earthquake-early-warning-system A research grant announced Tuesday will allow seismologists to take the first steps toward an early warning system for earthquakes in the Northwest. An operational system is still a long way off, but it could eventually resemble the computerized warnings pioneered in Japan.<p>Back in March, some Japanese residents got an alert via cell phone or a TV screen pop-up. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:08:34 +0000 Tom Banse 3293 at http://kplu.org Work begins on regional earthquake early warning system Debris from Japanese tsunami a threat to NW jobs, Cantwell says http://kplu.org/post/debris-japanese-tsunami-threat-nw-jobs-cantwell-says <p>Calling it an &ldquo;emerging threat,&rdquo; Sen. Maria Cantwell testified in congress yesterday that a floating debris field five-times the size of the state of Washington is heading for the West Coast and could disrupt the state&rsquo;s economy when it lands in 2014.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;After the tragic tsunami that struck Japan, whole communities were swept out to sea in an unwieldy mass of toxic debris,&rdquo; she testified in the Senate Commerce Committee. &ldquo;We can&rsquo;t wait until all of this tsunami trash washes ashore. We need to have an aggressive plan on how we&rsquo;re going to deal with it.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 19:53:22 +0000 Jake Ellison 3090 at http://kplu.org Debris from Japanese tsunami a threat to NW jobs, Cantwell says Japanese tsunami debris tracked, drifting very slowly our way http://kplu.org/post/japanese-tsunami-debris-tracked-drifting-very-slowly-our-way <div id="full_story"><p>SEATTLE &ndash; The Japanese tsunami back in March washed millions of tons of debris out to sea, and winds and currents are pushing it very slowly across the Pacific Ocean.</p><p>Scientists tracking the flotsam have new evidence that it does not pose a radiological threat despite the Japanese nuclear disaster that followed the tsunami.</p><p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:59:51 +0000 Tom Banse 2965 at http://kplu.org Japanese tsunami debris tracked, drifting very slowly our way NW Zen Community to hold public memorial to Japan disaster victims http://kplu.org/post/nw-zen-community-hold-public-memorial-japan-disaster-victims <p>The public is invited to a special memorial service for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated much of northeastern Japan in March.</p><p>The service is being held by the <a href="http://www.nwzencommunity.org/">Northwest Zen Community</a> at <a href="http://www.seattleu.edu/missionministry/chapel/">St. Ignatius Chape</a>l on the Seattle University campus at 1:30 p.m. this Sunday (May 15). Fri, 13 May 2011 19:37:38 +0000 Gary Crawford 1597 at http://kplu.org NW Zen Community to hold public memorial to Japan disaster victims Health officials proud of radiation monitors, say radiation is dropping http://kplu.org/post/health-officials-proud-radiation-monitors-say-radiation-dropping <p>Even though the damaged nuclear reactors continue to cause problems in Japan, the amount of radiation reaching the Pacific coast is dropping.</p><p>Public health officials say the radiation threat has been more psychological than physical. They&#39;re proud of how they&#39;ve responded to the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:42:38 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1205 at http://kplu.org Health officials proud of radiation monitors, say radiation is dropping Japanese order huge amounts of bottled water from B.C. http://kplu.org/post/japanese-order-huge-amounts-bottled-water-bc <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960221.mp3</p><p>The earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan are reverberating across the Pacific in a variety of ways. Now, a Vancouver B.C.-area bottled water company finds itself at the center of efforts to cope with the <u>latest</u> turn of events.</p><p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:25:26 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1091 at http://kplu.org