Five Sony plants shut down due to the quake

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I hope shut down doesn't mean "brought down." Also, any plants with
    clean rooms in the path of that water are pretty much done for.
     
    RichA, Mar 13, 2011
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    I'm sure the plants will be back in operation very soon, if they aren't
    already. Japan isn't Haiti.
     
    Mxsmanic, Mar 13, 2011
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    Bruce Guest


    You're right. Haiti has no nuclear power stations.
     
    Bruce, Mar 13, 2011
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    Haiti doesn't have much of anything, except poverty, corruption, malnutrition,
    and disease. If it had a nuclear power plant, at least it would have
    electricity, although I wouldn't trust Haiti to run any power plant safely.
     
    Mxsmanic, Mar 13, 2011
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    Alan Browne Guest

    It's not just Sony. Entire supply chains are down for many companies
    (incl. automotive, computers, etc.).

    With many of these co's espousing JIT delivery, it doesn't take much to
    stop manufacturing.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 13, 2011
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    Bruce Guest


    Whoosh!
     
    Bruce, Mar 13, 2011
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    Tarasz Guest

    Le Sun, 13 Mar 2011 10:43:30 -0700, Val Hallah a écrit :
    They have already.
     
    Tarasz, Mar 13, 2011
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    Me Guest

    As well as other infrastructural damage, when road/rail is disrupted,
    people can't get to work, and even if they could, they've surely got
    plenty of more important things to do right now.
    Japan's building codes are pretty stringent, modern buildings should
    take at least double the intensity of ground-shaking generated by that
    quake. So a big clean-up, structural engineering inspection, and once
    infrastructure is back up, they should be back in production.

    It was a "great quake" in magnitude, but it was definitely not /the/
    great quake, which could be much lower magnitude, but much closer to a
    heavily populated centre - like the 1923 Great Kanto quake.

    Those old nuke plants are a worry. Fukushima #1 (1967 by GE) was
    designed to withstand pga of 18% g. That degree of ground shaking was
    experienced in Tokyo - almost 400km from the epicentre. Since the 1994
    Northbridge California quake in particular, it's been known that pgas
    from even relatively minor quakes can exceed that many times over.
     
    Me, Mar 13, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : I hope shut down doesn't mean "brought down." Also, any plants with
    : clean rooms in the path of that water are pretty much done for.

    Funny you should allude to the consequences of the quake for companies in
    Japan. How do you feel now about any Japanese company with the foresight, or
    just the dumb luck, to have recently opened a plant in China?

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Mar 14, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : I'm sure the plants will be back in operation very soon, if they aren't
    : already. Japan isn't Haiti.

    You don't say. If you have a TV set, you might want to consider turning it on.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Mar 14, 2011
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  11. Semiconductor fabrication (by Japanese companies) itself is still mostly
    Japan. The China plants are assembly.
     
    David J. Littleboy, Mar 14, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : Bruce writes:
    :
    : > You're right. Haiti has no nuclear power stations.
    :
    : Haiti doesn't have much of anything, except poverty, corruption,
    : malnutrition, and disease. If it had a nuclear power plant, at least
    : it would have electricity, although I wouldn't trust Haiti to run any
    : power plant safely.

    I wonder if you know any more about Haiti than you do about Japan. As it
    happens, some of the smartest, hardest-working, most resilient people I know
    have migrated to the U.S. from Haiti.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Mar 14, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Good hear from you. I hope your family is safe.
    I am sure that I can speak for most here, in saying our best wishes go
    all who are dealing with the aftermath this tragedy.
     
    Savageduck, Mar 14, 2011
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  14. Tokyo is largely unscathed. Our CEO had to walk home; which took her five
    hours. But we're fine. The northeast of Japan isn't.
     
    David J. Littleboy, Mar 14, 2011
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    I know more about Japan than Haiti. I'm not interested in the Third World.
    So that's one smart, hard-working, resilient resident that Haiti doesn't have,
    which rather favors my point.
     
    Mxsmanic, Mar 14, 2011
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    Wait and see.
     
    Mxsmanic, Mar 14, 2011
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    Rich Guest

    Anyone remember the Sumitomo memory plant fire in the 1980s?
     
    Rich, Mar 14, 2011
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    Rich Guest

    Thank goodness. They would have built the containment vessels with
    90% sand in the cement!
     
    Rich, Mar 14, 2011
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    Rich Guest

    When China's communist regime falls, and the country is turned back
    into feudal states, I don't know what that will do to the camera
    makers.
     
    Rich, Mar 14, 2011
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  20. Tokyo is largely unscathed. Our CEO had to walk home; which took her
    Good to hear from you, David, many of us had been concerned for your
    welfare. Yes, we see the images on the TV - almost beyond comprehension
    as to what it means for the people involved.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Mar 14, 2011
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