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Amount of radiation in 3 gallons of milk from Hilo, Hawaii surpasses annual maximum contaminant level set by EPA

Comments from EPA: New Radiation Highs in Little Rock Milk, Philadelphia Drinking Water, Forbes blog of Jeff McMahon, April 11, 2011:

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… EPA lumps these gamma and beta emitters together under one collective MCL, so if you’re seeing cesium-137 in your milk or water, the MCL [Maximum Contaminant Level] is 3.0 . . . → Read More: Amount of radiation in 3 gallons of milk from Hilo, Hawaii surpasses annual maximum contaminant level set by EPA

Japan raises Fukushima to Level 7, same as Chernobyl

Accident assessment raised to Level 7, NHK, April 12, 2011:

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For a series of accidents happening at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of the Ministry of Economy, which released large amounts of radioactive substances that affect human health and the environment in a wide range As . . . → Read More: Japan raises Fukushima to Level 7, same as Chernobyl

Japan gov’t now considering raising Fukushima’s nuclear crisis level to “most severe”

Kyodo, April 11, 2011 at 11:51 am EDT:

NEWS ADVISORY: Japan eyes raising level of nuke crisis to most severe

Read the advisory here.

Cesium-137 forecast shows high altitude radiation cloud concentrating over California, western US on April 12 (VIDEO)

Cesium-137 forecast shows high altitude radiation cloud concentrating over California, western US on April 12 (VIDEO)

Potential dispersion of the radioactive cloud after a nuclear accident in Fukushima, EURAD project . . . → Read More: Cesium-137 forecast shows high altitude radiation cloud concentrating over California, western US on April 12 (VIDEO)

Vietnam finds Uranium-238 in sample of pine needles — 4,000 km away from Fukushima

Strongest radioactive cloud covers Vietnam, VOV News, April 11, 2011 . . . → Read More: Vietnam finds Uranium-238 in sample of pine needles — 4,000 km away from Fukushima

After quake, external power off at Fukushima reactors 1, 2 and 3

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Water pumping into three Fukushima Daiichi reactors stops after quake

Kyodo News, April 11, 2011 at 4:56 am EDT:

NEWS ADVISORY: Water pumping into 3 Fukushima Daiichi reactors stops: TEPCO

Read the tweet here.

UPDATE

Water injection resumed at Fukushima Daiichi plant, NHK, April 11, 2011:

The operator of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says water injection into the crippled reactors was briefly . . . → Read More: Water pumping into three Fukushima Daiichi reactors stops after quake

Workers evacuated as 7.1 quake hits near nuclear plant — Epicenter in Fukushima

Japan: Powerful earthquake hits north-east, BBC, April 11, 2011:

A powerful earthquake has hit north-east Japan, exactly one month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

The 7.1-magnitude tremor triggered a brief tsunami warning, and forced workers to evacuate the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

The epicentre of the quake was in Fukushima prefecture, and struck . . . → Read More: Workers evacuated as 7.1 quake hits near nuclear plant — Epicenter in Fukushima

Cesium and iodine both at least 600% above EPA’s maximum contaminant level in Hawaii milk

Milk sample in Hilo, Hawaii collected April 4, 2011 . . . → Read More: Cesium and iodine both at least 600% above EPA’s maximum contaminant level in Hawaii milk

Independent French radiation commission warns Europe that health risk from Fukushima fallout is “no longer negligible” — Says US west coast has 8-10 times more contamination

The document, published on 7 April, advises against consuming rainwater and says vulnerable groups such as children and pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid consuming vegetables with large leaves, fresh milk and creamy cheese . . . → Read More: Independent French radiation commission warns Europe that health risk from Fukushima fallout is “no longer negligible” — Says US west coast has 8-10 times more contamination

High radiation levels cause Japan to expand nuclear evacuation zone

Japan Broadens Nuclear Evacuation Zone, Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2011 at 4:40 am EDT:

Japan’s top government spokesman said Monday that Tokyo has decided to evacuate all or part of five towns and villages outside the current 20-kilometer evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, citing the possible risk of long-term . . . → Read More: High radiation levels cause Japan to expand nuclear evacuation zone