Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan Radiation Leak Philippines

READ: "BBC FLASHNEWS: Japan [government] confirms radiation leak at fukushima nuclear plants. Asian countries should take necessary precautions. Remain indoors [for the first 24 hours]. Close doors and windows. Swab neck skin with betadine where thyroid area is, radiation hits thyroid first. Take extra precaution, radiation may hit Philippines starting 4PM [today]. [Please] send to [your] friends."

Well, before you start dabbing betadine on your neck, read this: This text message is a hoax. It's fake. So drop the bottle.

The explosion that happened at Fukushima Nuclear Plant apparently poses very little threat to the Philippines. Quoting GMANews:

    Earlier on Monday, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo said Monday a "Chernobyl scenario" of radiation clouds from a failed nuclear power plant in quake- and tsunami-devastated Japan may subside in a few days' time.

    Montejo said while they are not discounting a leakage from the nuclear plant in Fukushima, the threat is small and there is "very little" threat to the Philippines.

    "There is no immediate threat to the Philippines ... (We are) very optimistic in a few days pwede na natin bitawan yan (We are very optimistic in a few days we can declare no threat to the country)," Montejo said in an interview on dwIZ radio.


Messages through mobile phone and the Internet are spreading like wildfire since the early Monday morning giving warning to Asian countries. It said that everyone should take precautionary measures against possible effects of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant leak.

    “BBC News: Japan government confirms radiation leak at Fukushima nuclear plant.

    Asian countries should take precautionary measures. Remain indoors first 24 hours. Close doors and windows.

    Swab neck skin with betadine where thyroid area is, bc radiation hits thyroid first.

    Radiation may hit the Philippines starting 4pm today [March 14].”

Our International School principal has given order already to students not to go out when there is rain and she let the students go home already at 1:30pm. Now, we are still discussing whether this report is a hoax or not. But she did not let her teachers go yet. I am sad. Oh, no.

Is this true? Is this possible? Can someone please confirm this?


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