Another Tsunami Video

This one shows what looks like a town being washed away (when the camera is pointing to right).

VIA THE PRESURFER.

A warehouse on the left is swept into a building as the water rises about two storeys high.

I’ve also been reading on CBC.ca about the radiation leaks from the damaged nuclear reactors. It’s a nightmare.

Elevated levels of radiation, meanwhile, has turned up in vegetables, raw milk and water. Last week, tap water as far away as Tokyo, 220 kilometres to the south, contained levels of cancer-causing iodine-131 considered unsafe for infants.

On Wednesday, nuclear safety officials said seawater outside the plant was found to contain 3,335 times the usual amount of radioactive iodine — the highest rate yet and a sign that more contaminated water was making its way into the ocean…

Prime Minister Naoto Kan reiterated in a speech to parliament that Japan was grappling with its worst problems since the Second World War.

More than 11,000 bodies have been recovered, but officials say the final death toll is expected to exceed 18,000. Hundreds of thousands of people remain homeless, their homes and livelihoods destroyed. Damage could amount to $310 billion — the most expensive natural disaster on record.

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

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