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Idaho Paper: EPA’s “RadNet monitors were shipped out of Boise Tuesday” — Don’t expect an update any time soon

\Nuclear radiation in Teton Valley?, Teton Valley News, June 23, 2011:

[...] Boise rainfall samples [were] measuring by far the highest concentrations of radioactive nuclides in the country [...]

[...] A RadNet surveillance of radiation in precipitation, drinking water, milk and air cartridges, instituted in the wake of the nuclear event, was halted in . . . → Read More: Idaho Paper: EPA’s “RadNet monitors were shipped out of Boise Tuesday” — Don’t expect an update any time soon

Helicopter makes emergency landing near Ft. Calhoun nuke plant while checking if floodwaters had weakened power transmission lines

Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing Near Fort Calhoun, KETV, June 23, 2011:

OPPD Looks For Weaknesses In Transmission Lines

A helicopter surveying power lines was forced to make an emergency landing after reporting mechanical problems Thursday. [...] about 1 1/2 miles south of the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant [...]

The company has been surveying . . . → Read More: Helicopter makes emergency landing near Ft. Calhoun nuke plant while checking if floodwaters had weakened power transmission lines

Idaho DEQ administrator on radiation from Fukushima: “I’m not saying it’s not a big deal – It is” — “If you can avoid it, avoid it”

Nuclear radiation in Teton Valley?, Teton Valley News, June 23, 2011:

[... Mark Dietrich of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality] cautioned, “It’s easy to take numbers out of context.” In regards to the high levels of I-131 found in precipitation, Dietrich said, “Yes, the number is high. But we didn’t see any levels . . . → Read More: Idaho DEQ administrator on radiation from Fukushima: “I’m not saying it’s not a big deal – It is” — “If you can avoid it, avoid it”

No. 4 spent fuel pool only 8 degrees below boiling point

No. 4 nuclear power plant in Fukushima, atmc.jp, June 22, 2011:

Pool Temperature: ninety-two ° C.

h/t Whoopie

4 to 5 more inches of water at Nebraska nuke plants after 7% flow increase from dam: Army Corps of Engineers

The latest on flooding: June 23, Omaha World-Herald, June 23, 2011:

[...] On Tuesday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that releases from Gavins Point would increase another 7 percent to 160,000 cubic feet per second.

That will add about 4 to 5 inches in the river’s level at Fort Calhoun and Cooper Nuclear . . . → Read More: 4 to 5 more inches of water at Nebraska nuke plants after 7% flow increase from dam: Army Corps of Engineers

Parts of school playground declared off-limits after .25 microsieverts/hr detected 200 km SE of Fukushima — Children and staff must wear hats and gargle regularly

City in Chiba Prefecture sets independent radiation dose standard for children, Mainichi Japan, June 23, 2011:

NODA, Chiba — The municipal government here independently set a 1.0 millisievert maximum annual radiation dose for children [...]

The new maximum dose breaks down to an hourly dose of 0.19 microsieverts, presupposing that a child spends eight . . . → Read More: Parts of school playground declared off-limits after .25 microsieverts/hr detected 200 km SE of Fukushima — Children and staff must wear hats and gargle regularly

Cooper nuclear plant: 60 people are sleeping on cots, staffers rotated out every two days — Floodwaters ‘not expected’ to impact vital equipment

Officials Monitoring Rising Floodwaters At Nebraska Nuclear Plants, CNN, June 23, 2011:

[...] Nebraska utility officials have erected barriers to protect buildings at the plant from flooding and have installed a berm around the facility’s electrical switchyard. The Cooper plant is located about 80 miles south of Omaha.

“The licensee does not expect floodwaters . . . → Read More: Cooper nuclear plant: 60 people are sleeping on cots, staffers rotated out every two days — Floodwaters ‘not expected’ to impact vital equipment

Lady Gaga promises to promote Japan as a safe destination: “I’m going to run around Tokyo and enjoy the beautiful city and kiss all the beautiful little monsters”

Going gaga, Japan Today, June 23, 2011:

Lady Gaga [...] promised to promote Japan as a safe destination. “I’m going to run around Tokyo and enjoy the beautiful city and kiss all the beautiful little monsters,” she said, referring to the pet name she gives to her fans. “I will scream at the top . . . → Read More: Lady Gaga promises to promote Japan as a safe destination: “I’m going to run around Tokyo and enjoy the beautiful city and kiss all the beautiful little monsters”