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Nuclear expert: Fukushima about 1,000 times worse than ever anticipated by the nuclear planners (VIDEO)

Nuclear expert: Fukushima about 1,000 times worse than ever anticipated by the nuclear planners (VIDEO)

Fukushima Accident Severity Level Raised to ’7′: Gundersen Discusses Lack of US Radiation Monitoring Data, Fairewinds Associates, April 13, 2011:

Fukushima Accident Severity Level Raised to ’7′: Gundersen Discusses Lack of US Radiation Monitoring Data from Fairewinds Associates on Vimeo.

Latest UCB test results: First time radioactive cesium found in spinach, arugala, and kale around San Francisco Bay area

University of California, Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering . . . → Read More: Latest UCB test results: First time radioactive cesium found in spinach, arugala, and kale around San Francisco Bay area

Japan official says delay in raising Fukushima to a Level 7 was because “we could have triggered a panicked reaction”

“Some foreigners fled the country even when there appeared to be little risk,” he said. “If we immediately decided to label the situation as Level 7, we could have triggered a panicked reaction.” . . . → Read More: Japan official says delay in raising Fukushima to a Level 7 was because “we could have triggered a panicked reaction”

Japan’s nuclear commission reveals Fukushima may have emitted more radioactive material than official Chernobyl totals

Japanese Officials on Defensive as Nuclear Alert Level Rises, New York Times, April 12, 2011:

… A senior executive said in a telephone interview on April 4 that he had been told that the Speedi [System for Prediction of Environmental Emergency Dose Information] model suggested that radioactive materials escaping the Daiichi complex were much . . . → Read More: Japan’s nuclear commission reveals Fukushima may have emitted more radioactive material than official Chernobyl totals

Japan TV: Temperature in spent fuel pool at No. 4 “much higher than the normal level” — “May be boiling” (VIDEO)

Japan TV: Temperature in spent fuel pool at No. 4 “much higher than the normal level” — “May be boiling” (VIDEO)

Temperatures rise at No.4 spent fuel storage pool, NHK, April 13, 2011:

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The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says the water temperature in the spent fuel storage pool at the No. 4 has risen to about 90 degrees Celsius. It fears the spent fuel rods may be damaged.

TEPCO took the . . . → Read More: Japan TV: Temperature in spent fuel pool at No. 4 “much higher than the normal level” — “May be boiling” (VIDEO)

Nuclear engineer: Enormous amount of plutonium at No. 4 spent fuel pool in danger of catching fire; Pool is cracked and leaking (VIDEO)

Nuclear engineer: Enormous amount of plutonium at No. 4 spent fuel pool in danger of catching fire; Pool is cracked and leaking (VIDEO)

‘Worst-case scenario: Fukushima fuel pool with plutonium catches fire’, Russia Today, April 13, 2011:

Transcript summary of interview with Arnold Gundersen, nuclear engineer

Worst case is unit 4 fuel pool Enormous amount of plutonium and depleted uranium If that catches fire it could devastate a large area Still a danger, they don’t have power . . . → Read More: Nuclear engineer: Enormous amount of plutonium at No. 4 spent fuel pool in danger of catching fire; Pool is cracked and leaking (VIDEO)

Extreme spike in I-131, Cs-137 levels 100 miles from Fukushima after radiation skyrocketed off the chart at No. 1 reactor following recent quake (CHARTS)

International Atomic Energy Agency, April 12, 2011 . . . → Read More: Extreme spike in I-131, Cs-137 levels 100 miles from Fukushima after radiation skyrocketed off the chart at No. 1 reactor following recent quake (CHARTS)

Japan gov’t worried reactor buildings are in danger of collapse — “We must devise some ways” to reinforce structures despite high radiation

TEPCO confirms damage to part of No. 4 unit’s spent nuke fuel, Kyodo, April 13, 2011:

… The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency told the utility to immediately examine the [reactor] buildings and consider reinforcement work if they are judged as not sufficiently quakeproof. …

”As strong aftershocks occur almost daily, we have to . . . → Read More: Japan gov’t worried reactor buildings are in danger of collapse — “We must devise some ways” to reinforce structures despite high radiation

TEPCO: Nuclear fuel rods in No. 4 spent fuel pool are “confirmed to be damaged” — First time damage revealed at any pool

TEPCO confirms damage to part of No. 4 unit’s spent nuke fuel, Kyodo, April 13, 2011:

Some of the spent nuclear fuel rods stored in the No. 4 reactor building of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi power plant were confirmed to be damaged, but most of them are believed to be in sound condition, plant . . . → Read More: TEPCO: Nuclear fuel rods in No. 4 spent fuel pool are “confirmed to be damaged” — First time damage revealed at any pool

Highly radioactive “lake” has built up in the depths of Fukushima

Another crisis for Fukushima. When will this end?, Telegraph, April 13, 2011:

… Millions of gallons of highly radioactive water are accumulating on the site, as a result of drenching the stricken reactors to try to prevent them melting down…

A lethal lake of some 15 million gallons of the stuff has already built . . . → Read More: Highly radioactive “lake” has built up in the depths of Fukushima