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“Japanese catastrophe is already more serious than Chernobyl” — Air force chief at Chernobyl shocked by poor response to Fukushima

Chernobyl recovery officer criticises Japan’s efforts at Fukushima, Telegraph, April 25, 2011:

In a rare interview on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl on Monday, Col-Gen Nikolai Antoshkin said he was shocked at how poorly Japan had coped with its own nuclear disaster.

“Right at the start when there was not yet . . . → Read More: “Japanese catastrophe is already more serious than Chernobyl” — Air force chief at Chernobyl shocked by poor response to Fukushima

New EPA radiation tests show Cesium in California rainwater at highest level since crisis began

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Precipitation RadNet Laboratory Analysis, EPA, April 25, 2011:

Richmond, California [San Francisco Bay Area], posted on April 25, collected April 14:

Cesium-134 @ 8.9 picoCuries/liter Cesium-137 @ 7.9 pCi/l

In the EPA’s previous four tests of California precipitation, there was no Cesium-134 or 137 detected:

Areas in US with highest Cesium levels detected . . . → Read More: New EPA radiation tests show Cesium in California rainwater at highest level since crisis began

Nuclear expert: “Water is literally pouring out of the side” of reactor containment (VIDEO)

Nuclear expert: “Water is literally pouring out of the side” of reactor containment (VIDEO)

Fairewinds Calls for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Delay Licensing Until Fukushima Lessons Are Evaluated, Fairewinds Associates, April 25, 2011:

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The nuclear industry had a worst case assumption of 1% failed fuel on one reactor… We’ve got multi unit sites and 70% failed fuel at 3 reactors at Fukushima… The NRC assumed . . . → Read More: Nuclear expert: “Water is literally pouring out of the side” of reactor containment (VIDEO)

Russian TV Host: There are reports that one of the Fukushima explosions was not actually a gas blast but a “nuclear reaction” (VIDEO)

Russian TV Host: There are reports that one of the Fukushima explosions was not actually a gas blast but a “nuclear reaction” (VIDEO)

RT, April 25, 2011 . . . → Read More: Russian TV Host: There are reports that one of the Fukushima explosions was not actually a gas blast but a “nuclear reaction” (VIDEO)

Disinformation by nuclear proponents tries to confuse public about effects of external and internal radiation

Nuclear apologists play shoot the messenger on radiation, Helen Caldicott for The Age (Australia), April 26, 2011:

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[...] Their [proponents of nuclear power] first piece of disinformation is to confuse the effects of external and internal radiation. The former is what populations were exposed to when atomic bombs were detonated over Hiroshima . . . → Read More: Disinformation by nuclear proponents tries to confuse public about effects of external and internal radiation

New type of Fukushima forecast shows radioactive Cesium, Iodine over large sections of U.S. and Canada (VIDEOS)

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Norwegian Institute for Air Research Flexpart Forecasts, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 25, 2011:

Cesium-137 Total Column over U.S.:

Iodine-131 Total Column over U.S. and . . . → Read More: New type of Fukushima forecast shows radioactive Cesium, Iodine over large sections of U.S. and Canada (VIDEOS)

Japanese experts believe Fukushima crisis is more serious than Chernobyl

Health risks numerous near nuclear plant, UPI, April 25, 2011 at 8:57 am EDT:

Some experts believe the Fukushima crisis is more serious than that resulting from an explosion at Ukraine’s Chernobyl power plant 25 years ago, the Mainichi Daily News reorted Monday.

“It’s graver than Chernobyl in that no one can predict how . . . → Read More: Japanese experts believe Fukushima crisis is more serious than Chernobyl

Temperature rising in No. 4 spent fuel pool despite increased water injections (VIDEO)

Monitoring rising temperatures, NHK, April 25, 2011:

The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is carefully monitoring the situation at the Number 4 spent fuel pool, where the water temperature is rising despite increased injections of cooling water. [...]

The utility firm had earlier limited the amount of water being injected . . . → Read More: Temperature rising in No. 4 spent fuel pool despite increased water injections (VIDEO)