27,000 Bq/kg cesium in kindergarten near west coast of Japan — 200+ km from meltdowns

Nuclear engineer: NRC now says reactors and containments have breached and released plutonium off-site — “Much worse” than if from spent fuel pools (VIDEO)

NRC: Most likely that chunks of radioactive materials “were from the reactor cores rather than spent fuel pools”  — “Much worse” than if from SFPs, says nuclear engineer (VIDEO)

‘Scientists don’t know why’: Cesium-137 in soil near Chernobyl has half-life of 180 to 320 years, not 30 years as is typical

Japanese Journalist: “It’s like killing our own children, I cannot allow it to happen” — Teachers forcing students to eat food that parents fear is contaminated with radiation (VIDEO)

Japan Journalist: “It’s like killing our own children, I cannot allow it to happen” — Teachers forcing students to eat food that parents fear is contaminated with radiation (VIDEO)

Japan gov’t to finally admit indefinite forced depopulation of large zones around Fukushima plant

Discussion Thread for August 22 – 28, 2011