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IAEA: ‘Vapor’ rising from reactors No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4

Reactor Flooding Effort Proceeds at Japan Reactor, Global Security Newswire, April 27, 2011:

Workers continued the insertion of nitrogen gas into the No. 1 reactor to prevent additional explosions. White vapor continued to exit reactors No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, according to an IAEA statement. [...] (International Atomic Energy Agency release).

Read . . . → Read More: IAEA: ‘Vapor’ rising from reactors No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4

Radioactive Strontium Found in Hawaii Milk

Radioactive Strontium Found in Hilo, Hawaii Milk, Forbes blog, April 27, 2011:

A radioactive isotope of strontium has been detected in American milk for the first time since Japan’s nuclear disaster—in a sample from Hilo, Hawaii—the Environmental Protection Agency revealed yesterday. [...]

EPA found 1.4 picoCuries per liter of strontium-89 in a milk sample . . . → Read More: Radioactive Strontium Found in Hawaii Milk

Baseball player to retire because of fears over Fukushima nuclear crisis

Giants pitcher Bannister to retire, Kyodo, April 27, 2011:

Yomiuri right-hander Brian Bannister has voluntarily left the Giants organization, citing fears over the nuclear crisis facing the Fukushima Daiichi plant following the March 11 earthquake in eastern Japan. [...]

“It’s unfortunate, but there is nothing that can be done. We have to respect his . . . → Read More: Baseball player to retire because of fears over Fukushima nuclear crisis

Radiation Scare in Ohio: High readings caused evacuation at nuclear plant near Cleveland (VIDEO)

High radiation at Ohio nuclear plant prompts inspection, MSNBC, April 26, 2011:

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday it has started a special inspection at a nuclear reactor in northeast Ohio where high radiation levels were reported in a work area.

Workers at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant immediately evacuated on April 22 . . . → Read More: Radiation Scare in Ohio: High readings caused evacuation at nuclear plant near Cleveland (VIDEO)

Radiation readings in Fukushima reactor at highest level since crisis began

Radiation Readings in Fukushima Reactor Rise to Highest Since Crisis Began, Bloomberg, April 27, 2011 at 5:14 am EDT:

Radiation readings at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi station rose to the highest since an earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems, impeding efforts to contain the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

Two robots sent into the . . . → Read More: Radiation readings in Fukushima reactor at highest level since crisis began

Nuclear expert: Powerful explosion at reactor No. 3 may have been from “prompt criticality” in spent fuel pool (VIDEO)

Nuclear expert: Powerful explosion at reactor No. 3 may have been from “prompt criticality” in spent fuel pool (VIDEO)

Gundersen Postulates Unit 3 Explosion May Have Been Prompt Criticality in Fuel Pool, Fairewinds Associates, April 26th, 2011:

When building 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant exploded last month, those who saw the video footage were left to wonder why it was more severe than the other explosions. Adding to the mystery were reports . . . → Read More: Nuclear expert: Powerful explosion at reactor No. 3 may have been from “prompt criticality” in spent fuel pool (VIDEO)