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Nuclear expert: Fukushima “has turned even worse than it was in Chernobyl” — “Appears to have fit into the worst predicted scenario”

Fukushima melt-down worse than Chernobyl, Voice of Russia, May 24, 2011:

The situation at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan appears to have fit into the worst predicted scenario. [...]

Certainly, in the first hours after the tragedy happened the operators were too shocked to unveil any details to the public. However, . . . → Read More: Nuclear expert: Fukushima “has turned even worse than it was in Chernobyl” — “Appears to have fit into the worst predicted scenario”

Nuclear Super Typhoon? Massive storm may approach Fukushima this weekend — Current gusts of 195 mph

UPDATE: US Navy forecast shows super typhoon may hit Fukushima plant — TEPCO “still considering typhoon measures”

Super typhoon churns through Pacific, threatens Okinawa, CNN, May 26, 2011:

Super Typhoon Songda ripped across the western Pacific on Thursday, dropping heavy rain on the Philippines and threatening Okinawa and the Japanese main islands with rain . . . → Read More: Nuclear Super Typhoon? Massive storm may approach Fukushima this weekend — Current gusts of 195 mph

Iodine-131 found at nuke plant on Japan’s west coast — Cobalt-58 found at nuke plant in southeast Japan

Tepco Says Iodine at Kashiwazaki Plant May Be From Fukushima, Bloomberg by Tsuyoshi Inajima and Yuji Okada, May 26, 2011 . . . → Read More: Iodine-131 found at nuke plant on Japan’s west coast — Cobalt-58 found at nuke plant in southeast Japan

New TEPCO analysis shows 94% of nuclear fuel melted in Reactor No. 3

Large scale melt predicted at units 2 and 3, World Nuclear News, May 26, 2011 . . . → Read More: New TEPCO analysis shows 94% of nuclear fuel melted in Reactor No. 3

New leak feared at Fukushima plant -Reuters

New leak feared at stricken Japan nuclear plant, Reuters by Kiyoshi Takenaka and Yoko Nishikawa, May 26, 2011:

Radioactive water appears to be leaking from a waste disposal building at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear complex, operator Tokyo Electric Power said on Thursday, in a new setback to the battle to contain radiation from the crippled . . . → Read More: New leak feared at Fukushima plant -Reuters

Contamination 50 times safety limit, far higher than initial measurements — Also much higher levels of iodine than expected, indicating continued leakage

Marine life soaking up radiation along Fukushima coast, Greenpeace by Greg McNevin, May 26, 2011:

[... T]he situation in the ocean along the Fukushima coast is worse than we originally thought.

The new data shows that some seaweed contamination levels are not only 50 times higher than safety limits – far higher than our . . . → Read More: Contamination 50 times safety limit, far higher than initial measurements — Also much higher levels of iodine than expected, indicating continued leakage

Huge Outcry Erupting: Gov’t is leaving Fukushima to suffer and perish — Impossible to evacuate Fukushima City, home to 300,000

Angry Parents in Japan Confront Government Over Radiation Levels, New York Times by Hiroko Tabuchi, May 25, 2011 . . . → Read More: Huge Outcry Erupting: Gov’t is leaving Fukushima to suffer and perish — Impossible to evacuate Fukushima City, home to 300,000

FORUM: Discussion Thread for May 26 – June 1, 2011

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