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“Nuclear fuel has melted through base of Fukushima plant” -Telegraph

Nuclear fuel has melted through base of Fukushima plant, Telegraph, June 9, 2011:

The findings of the report, which has been given to the International Atomic Energy Agency, were revealed by the Yomiuri newspaper, which described a “melt-through” as being “far worse than a core meltdown” and “the worst possibility in a nuclear accident.” . . . → Read More: “Nuclear fuel has melted through base of Fukushima plant” -Telegraph

Researchers: Kuroshio Current “could rapidly carry the radioactivity into the interior of the Pacific Ocean”

Scientists Study Ocean Impacts of Radioactive Contamination from Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, Stony Brook University, June 8, 2011:

Scientists from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) are joining colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, several other U.S. academic institutions and laboratories in Japan and Spain on the first . . . → Read More: Researchers: Kuroshio Current “could rapidly carry the radioactivity into the interior of the Pacific Ocean”

Blackouts hit Reactors No. 1 and 2 — Nitrogen injections to prevent explosions stopped

Japan’s Tepco hit by power outages at Fukushima-1 nuclear plant, Platts, June 8, 2011:

Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company has been hit by power outages at the No.1 and No.2 reactors at its Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant Wednesday afternoon, resulting in the suspension of nitrogen injection into the No.1 reactor, a company official said. . . . → Read More: Blackouts hit Reactors No. 1 and 2 — Nitrogen injections to prevent explosions stopped

Nowhere to Run: Hot radioactive particles in Seattle at 50 percent of levels seen in Tokyo — Latches onto lung tissue (VIDEO)

Japan’s radiation twice as bad, CNN, June 7, 2011:

Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen talks to CNN’s John King about the dangers of the radiation situation in Japan.

. . . → Read More: Nowhere to Run: Hot radioactive particles in Seattle at 50 percent of levels seen in Tokyo — Latches onto lung tissue (VIDEO)

Gov’t report suggests situation “far worse” than meltdown — It “is the worst possibility in a nuclear accident”

‘Melt-through’ at Fukushima? / Govt report to IAEA suggests situation worse than meltdown, Yomiuri Shimbun, June 8, 2011:

Nuclear fuel in three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has possibly melted through pressure vessels and accumulated at the bottom of outer containment vessels, according to a government report obtained Tuesday by The . . . → Read More: Gov’t report suggests situation “far worse” than meltdown — It “is the worst possibility in a nuclear accident”