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Cesium-137 forecast shows ‘near surface’ radiation cloud over Texas, Western US on April 15, 16 (VIDEO)

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Potential dispersion of the radioactive cloud after a nuclear accident in Fukushima, EURAD project via Rhenish Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Cologne, April 14, 2011 . . . → Read More: Cesium-137 forecast shows ‘near surface’ radiation cloud over Texas, Western US on April 15, 16 (VIDEO)

“New burst of radioactive material” emitted from Fukushima after “bungled” cooling effort

Japan Plant Emits More Radiation After Cooling Lapse, National Journal’s Global Security Newswire, April 14, 2011 . . . → Read More: “New burst of radioactive material” emitted from Fukushima after “bungled” cooling effort

Authorities: Sudden increase in temperature near No. 3 pressure vessel

From 170 degrees Celsius on Tuesday to about 250 degrees on Thursday . . . → Read More: Authorities: Sudden increase in temperature near No. 3 pressure vessel

Iodine-131 in No. 4 spent fuel pool at 22,000 times above normal

Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2011 . . . → Read More: Iodine-131 in No. 4 spent fuel pool at 22,000 times above normal

Fukushima forecast shows large radiation cloud over U.S. West Coast on April 14, 15 (VIDEO)

Fukushima forecast shows large radiation cloud over U.S. West Coast on April 14, 15 (VIDEO)

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 14, 2011 . . . → Read More: Fukushima forecast shows large radiation cloud over U.S. West Coast on April 14, 15 (VIDEO)

Japanese expert: Gov’t may have delayed Level 7 rating “to ease people into the harshness of the reality”

Huge radiation release led to severity hike, The Yomiuri Shimbun, April 14, 2011:

The government upgraded the severity of the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to Level 7… was the decision made too slowly?…

Hirotada Hirose, a disaster expert and former professor at Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, said, “I wonder . . . → Read More: Japanese expert: Gov’t may have delayed Level 7 rating “to ease people into the harshness of the reality”

Radiation level in groundwater up 1,000% in a week at Fukushima

Kyodo, 9:00 am EDT:

NEWS ADVISORY: Groundwater radiation level rose 10-fold in 1 week at nuke plant: TEPCO

Read the report here.

Canadian political leader “shocked” by country’s Fukushima response — “Could not get answers”… Another accused of “fearmongering”

Elevated radiation levels detected in Canada, Globe and Mail, April 12, 2011 . . . → Read More: Canadian political leader “shocked” by country’s Fukushima response — “Could not get answers”… Another accused of “fearmongering”

Report: Japan considering moving capital away from Tokyo

Japan Mulls to Move Capital over Disaster Worries, Sofia News Agency, April 14, 2011:

As powerful earthquakes continue to jolt Japan and radiation levels near Tokyo are rising, the Asian country’s authorities are considering moving the capital to another city.

The most probable location for a new capital are Osaka and Nagoya, according to . . . → Read More: Report: Japan considering moving capital away from Tokyo