State of Wisconsin issues statement on nuclear “incident” in Illinois — Currently monitoring conditions after plant lost power and went offline

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Fireman Eyewitness: “It looked like a lot of smoke coming from containment building” at Byron nuclear plant — Had to be told it was steam — Original call said a building at Byron nuclear plant was filling up with smoke (VIDEO)

Reporter Appears Suspicious: Isn’t it unusual for fire dept. to be called to Byron nuclear plant for a release of steam? (VIDEO)

Reporters at Byron Press Conference: A lot of people are calling us about a loud noise — Was a special emergency response team on scene? (VIDEO)

NRC: “Not a huge concern” at nuke plant outside Chicago — Employees reported seeing smoke coming from transformer after outage, no fire found

Nuke Plant Spokeswoman: “Smoke was seen coming from an auxiliary transformer but the fire department found no fire” -Reuters

UPDATED: Emergency shutdown at Illinois reactor — Smoke was actually steam containing radioactive material — Workers evacuated — Releases will continue throughout day (PHOTO)

A loss of offsite power led to the shutdown of unit 2 at Byron's Exelon Generating Station Monday morning. Steam from a relief valve can be seen escaping the auxiliary building. (The yellow building with brown roof. The concrete building is the containment building) -- Source: Shaw News

U.S. University Study: 23% higher incidence of childhood leukemia within 16 km of nuclear facilities… More

AP: Grim gov’t estimate says Japan population to shrink by 40 million in next 50 years (VIDEO)

Asahi: Now 7,800 liters leaked from ruptured pipes — Previous figure mentioned was 600 liters

Japan Times: More leaks found at Fukushima — Water spews from 16 points — Amount leaking at some facilities not revealed

Mainichi: Abnormalities in offspring of mammals to get particular attention in Fukushima study by gov’t — Shrinking brain capacity, drop in population seen in Chernobyl wildlife

Japan Paper: Professor now reveals “a high level of radioactive materials” detected over 1,000km from Fukushima last April

Local gov’t survey: Deteriorating health reported by residents — 60% affected after fleeing radiation — Were 40km away from Fukushima plant