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Fuji TV Poll: Over 80% of Japanese voters do not trust government’s information about Fukushima

Poll: Most Japanese distrust gov’t on nuke crisis, Associated Press, May. 29, 2011:

A new poll showed Monday that more than 80 percent of Japanese voters do not trust government information about the country’s nuclear crisis.

The poll conducted by Fuji Television Network also found that nearly 85 percent of respondents said the utility . . . → Read More: Fuji TV Poll: Over 80% of Japanese voters do not trust government’s information about Fukushima

Fukushima risks Chernobyl ‘Dead Zone’ — Over 5,000,000 becquerels per square meter of Cesium-137 outside 20 km zone

Fukushima Risks Chernobyl ‘Dead Zone’, Bloomberg by Yuriy Humber and Stuart Biggs, May 30, 2011:

Radioactive soil in pockets of areas near Japan’s crippled nuclear plant have reached the same level as Chernobyl, where a “dead zone” remains 25 years after the reactor in the former Soviet Union exploded. [...]

Soil samples showed one . . . → Read More: Fukushima risks Chernobyl ‘Dead Zone’ — Over 5,000,000 becquerels per square meter of Cesium-137 outside 20 km zone

Off the Chart: 225 Sieverts per hour at Reactor No. 1 — Highest radiation dose yet measured

Radiation dose, Unit 1 nuclear power plant Hukushima, atmc.jp, May 29, 2011 . . . → Read More: Off the Chart: 225 Sieverts per hour at Reactor No. 1 — Highest radiation dose yet measured

TEPCO official admits there will be “major delay” to contain crisis because of triple meltdown — Stabilizing reactors by start of 2012 may be “impossible”

Stabilizing reactors by year’s end may be impossible: Tepco, Kyodo, May 30, 2011:

Stabilizing the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant by the end of the year may be impossible, senior officials at Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday [...]

The confirmation of core meltdowns hitting reactors 1 through 3, accompanied by . . . → Read More: TEPCO official admits there will be “major delay” to contain crisis because of triple meltdown — Stabilizing reactors by start of 2012 may be “impossible”

Steam from No. 2 spent fuel pool is filling reactor building, humidity at 99.9% — Cesium level now double No. 1

High radioactivity level at No. 2 reactor, NHK, May 30, 2011:

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says the radioactivity level and humidity are high in the Number 2 reactor building, which will make internal operations hard. [...]

The results show the Number 2 reactor building’s radioactive cesium level is twice . . . → Read More: Steam from No. 2 spent fuel pool is filling reactor building, humidity at 99.9% — Cesium level now double No. 1

Tweet from PR officer at Japan Red Cross: “Landslides and floods are happening in Fukushima” — “Tokyo is crystal clear”

Tweet via @sayaJRCS (Tokyo), May 30, 2011 at 12:15 am EDT:

日本赤十字社の広報を担当しています。 I’m a PR officer at Japanese Red Cross Society Tokyo is crystal clear now. But landslides and floods are happening in Fukushima. Some family living near the mountains have to evacuate.