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Molecular Geneticist: They said there was nothing in France from Chernobyl… in fact there was — Impression authorities were lying

Primordial fear: why radiation is so scary, AFP, April 24, 2011:

[...] “How was one [living in France] supposed to know whether or not to worry about a radioactive cloud?” asked Francois Taddei, a molecular geneticist at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM).

“For Chernobyl, we were told that there . . . → Read More: Molecular Geneticist: They said there was nothing in France from Chernobyl… in fact there was — Impression authorities were lying

Japan admits daily radioactive release from Fukushima at 154 trillion Becquerels, many times higher than previously announced — Nuclear commission blames calculation error

Now at 154 trillion becquerels a day . . . → Read More: Japan admits daily radioactive release from Fukushima at 154 trillion Becquerels, many times higher than previously announced — Nuclear commission blames calculation error

Foot-long piece of concrete emitting almost 1 Sievert/hour found near No. 3 reactor

TEPCO: Highly radioactive concrete fragment found, NHK, April 24, 2011:

The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says that concrete debris emitting a high level of radiation has been found near the Number 3 reactor.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says its workers detected radioactivity of 900 millisieverts per hour . . . → Read More: Foot-long piece of concrete emitting almost 1 Sievert/hour found near No. 3 reactor

30 Fukushima workers exposed to maximum radiation levels

30 exposed to radiation above maximum permissible level at Fukushima, Department of Public Information of the United Nations, April 23, 2011:

30 repair workers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been exposed to radiation above maximum permissible levels.

This came in a statement earlier today by an official of the Tokyo . . . → Read More: 30 Fukushima workers exposed to maximum radiation levels

Flooding No. 1 reactor with water could cause cracks: Experts — Japanese gov’t concerned about structural strength (VIDEO)

Japan Commissions Inspection on Reactor, Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2011:

The Japanese government’s nuclear safety agency said Saturday it has commissioned an investigation into the ability of the No. 1 reactor at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi to withstand further earthquakes in the wake of the March 11 disasters, amid concern that pouring water . . . → Read More: Flooding No. 1 reactor with water could cause cracks: Experts — Japanese gov’t concerned about structural strength (VIDEO)

TEPCO: Plutonium levels at 3.5 pCi/kg found in soil .5 km from reactor

Small amounts of plutonium, the detection Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Yomiuri Shimbun, April 22, 2011:

Google Translation TEPCO announced that trace amounts of plutonium were detected in two soil at the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

At higher concentrations of plutonium-238, 0.13 becquerels per kilogram [3.5 pCi/kg] of soil 1. . . . → Read More: TEPCO: Plutonium levels at 3.5 pCi/kg found in soil .5 km from reactor

Experts warn that radiation levels will remain dangerously high across a wider area of Japan

Japan: Radiation levels remain high, evacuation zone expanded, Xinhuanet, April 23, 2011:

More people living near Fukushima’s damaged nuclear power plant will have to evacuate their homes next month. The decision comes after experts warned that radiation levels would remain dangerously high across a wider area. [...]

Read the report . . . → Read More: Experts warn that radiation levels will remain dangerously high across a wider area of Japan