Fukushima nuclear disaster: PM at the time feared Japan would collapse, Guardian by Justin McCurry, September 2011:
Japan’s prime minister at the height of the nuclear crisis has said he feared the country would collapse [...]
In candid interviews with Japanese newspapers, Naoto Kan, who resigned this month, said that at one point he . . . → Read More: Guardian: Japan PM “feared the country would collapse” — “It was truly a spine-chilling thought”
Breaking News: Melt OUT was predicted on 3/11, Fukushima Diary by Mochizuki, September 5, 2011:
On March 11, at 22:35, the Cabinet received advice predicting that the fuel would be damaged and the pressure vessels would be breached
Forecast: exposure of top of active fuel (TAF): 21:40 (approx.) Forecast: . . . → Read More: Report: Gov’t paper shows melt-out at Fukushima was predicted on day of quake
When an Earthquake Shuts a Reactor, New York Times blog by Matthew L. Wald, September 8, 2011:
[...] So while an interruption of power from the transformer would have shut down the [North Anna nuclear] plant, this now appears not to have been the first event in the sequence.
Rather, the reactors themselves seem . . . → Read More: “Reactors themselves seem to have undergone changes that caused automatic systems to shut them” -North Anna Official
Fukushima Daiichi Mystery Man Steps Forward, Tokyo Times, September 8, 2011:
The mystery man seen in video at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has stepped forward to explain his actions on a blog in English and Japanese.
To prove his identify he has provided several clues that only someone intimately involved in . . . → Read More: Mystery man on Fukushima webcam comes forward (PHOTOS)
Radioactive release into sea estimated triple, NHK, September 8, 2011:
A group of Japanese researchers [from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Kyoto University and other institutes] say that a total of 15,000 terabecquerels of radioactive substances is estimated to have been released from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. [...]
. . . → Read More: NHK: New estimate triples amount of radioactivity released from Fukushima reactors into sea
Fukushima Fallout 255 CPM Radioactive Manure Purchased In Southern California August 2011, geigercounter2011, August 15, 2011:
Another recent report of radioactive manure in California:
UC Berkeley Food Chain Sampling – Dried manure sample, Collected at a farm in Sacramento, collection date 8/16:
Cs134 @ 5.18 Bq/kg (140.4 pCi/kg) Cs137 @ 7.93 . . . → Read More: Report: Manure with 255 CPM bought in Southern California (VIDEO)
After Quake, Virginia Nuclear Plant Takes Stock, The New York Times by Matthew L. Wald, September 7, 2011:
[T]he North Anna nuclear plant finds itself in a situation that no American reactor has ever faced before.
The shock was bigger than anything its designers thought it would ever experience [...]
The situation is so . . . → Read More: NYT: North Anna nuke plant in situation that no US reactor has ever faced before — NRC has no protocol to see if design held up after quake