yea... but those gamakatsu hooks and fuji guides are sweet.
i feel you. For sure... We dont have all the data on the CA coast that we do for Japan... When this first happened, I did a simple Wiki search of Tsunamis in the town where Fukashmi and it was mind boggling. It showed that the place was literally wiped off the map a half dozen times... The exact same scenario... Huge quake... Town gone. Every time... So while it was stupid to put it there, it was even more ridiculous to not have proper safety procedures in order... If you simply cant shut off the fission of nuclear reaction within your facility for like 3 MONTHS????? You probably should operate one.... I was shocked when I really found out how that stuff all works. Yeah, the one by trestles works the same way, and it too would have to sit for months and cool off if that happened, so lets shut if down.... Ive heard INSANE sh** from guys that used to surf out there decades ago.... Feelings of almost being shocked in the water and having strange affects on your state of mind... I dont think that place has always been "safe" at all either... So we should all be addressing the truth of this.... They have facilities in the Tornado Alley as well, and they too would have similar issues... But come on... Lets learn from Japan... If that is the outcome, we need to be realistic about it...Not that I'm disagreeing with u about the dangers of fission reactors on fault zones, nor the response thus far from TEPCO; but the levels of cesium 137 they found in the Blue Fin are comparable to the level of naturally occurring cesium 134. The only difference is that one isotope is man made and the other isn't, hence the reason they detected it. I wouldn't start taking iodine pills quite yet. I don't eat much Magoro anyway, just because there are only 10% of the total population left that there was 25 years ago, not cause I'm worried about radiation poisoning. Quit eating Blue Fin for that reason, switch to Albacore. You know they irradiate dairy products in this country, right?
I do think they should decommission San Onofre. The Rose Canyon fault is currently at the longest interval between 7.0 or greater magnitude earth quakes since the last ice age. That's based on a UCSD study done back in '02 or '03. When I read the survey, we (San Diego) were at 187 years since the last big one. The next longest interval was about 155 years. Rose Canyon always have given me the creeps. Ride under the 52 - I5 junction in the wee hours of the morning, I always get a chill.
japan gets hit with an eathquake, tsunami, and a nuclear disaster. killing thousands, and ruining the lifes of millions.
but my heart goes out to the people in california whos sushi might be radioactive.