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Top Hawaii health official calls out Forbes’ journalist for reporting Hilo milk exceeds EPA radiation level… then admits he is “technically correct”

Honolulu Star Advertiser, April 12, 2011 . . . → Read More: Top Hawaii health official calls out Forbes’ journalist for reporting Hilo milk exceeds EPA radiation level… then admits he is “technically correct”

Japan Gov’t says radiation is escaping from containment vessels that are not “totally” destroyed

Kyodo, April 12, 2011 . . . → Read More: Japan Gov’t says radiation is escaping from containment vessels that are not “totally” destroyed

TEPCO: Fukushima still leaking radiation — Concerned it will exceed Chernobyl

URGENT: Radiation leakage may eventually exceed that of Chernobyl: TEPCO, Kyodo, April 12, 2011:

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday that it is concerned that radiation leakage at the plant could eventually exceed that of the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe.

”The radiation leak has not stopped completely and our concern is . . . → Read More: TEPCO: Fukushima still leaking radiation — Concerned it will exceed Chernobyl

NYT exposes “gleeful” radiation expert trying to calm public with bananas — Felt like a “Wizard-of-Oz effort” to distract from fuel rods behind the curtain

Is This the Poster Food for a Radiation Menace?, Denise Grady for the New York Times, April 11, 2011:

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… I asked a scientist about possible health effects from radioactive materials leaking out of the plant, and he started talking about bananas.

“Why, we ingest radioactive material every day,” he . . . → Read More: NYT exposes “gleeful” radiation expert trying to calm public with bananas — Felt like a “Wizard-of-Oz effort” to distract from fuel rods behind the curtain

Nuclear professor “surprised” by radioactive seaweed south of Seattle — “I guess I was assuming it wouldn’t reach this far, but it did”

Radioactive Seaweed Detected In Puget Sound, But Not Harmful, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, April 11, 2011:

… KIRO 7 obtained samples of seaweed from Budd Inlet near Olympia two weeks ago. Professor Kris Starosta [a nuclear scientist] at Simon Fraser University confirmed the presence of radioactive iodine Monday.

“We have seen iodine 131 in . . . → Read More: Nuclear professor “surprised” by radioactive seaweed south of Seattle — “I guess I was assuming it wouldn’t reach this far, but it did”

Philly adding carbon to water treatment plant as a “cautionary measure” — “Just unacceptable” that iodine-131 is showing up says official

Radioactive iodine in city water spurs enhanced testing, Philadelphia Daily News, April 12, 2011:

… The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told the Daily News yesterday that Philadelphia water samples from last August contained nearly twice as much radioactive iodine as the recent samples collected after the Fukushima disaster.

“This is just unacceptable that this . . . → Read More: Philly adding carbon to water treatment plant as a “cautionary measure” — “Just unacceptable” that iodine-131 is showing up says official

Flames and black smoke near reactor No. 4 — TEPCO not sure if fire extinguished completely (PHOTO)

Fire seen at Fukushima nuclear plant; flames no longer visible, Reuters, April 11, 2011 at 11:48pm GMT:

… A worker saw fire at a building near the No.4 reactor at around 6:38 a.m. (21:38 GMT) and a fire fighting unit of the Self Defence Forces was sent to fight the blaze, a TEPCO spokesman . . . → Read More: Flames and black smoke near reactor No. 4 — TEPCO not sure if fire extinguished completely (PHOTO)