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Reuters: Major new leak at Japan’s nuclear plant — Frozen pipe burst in Reactor No. 4 — Tepco checking other reactors for similar problems

Title: Major new leak at Japan’s nuclear plant – Kyodo Source: Reuters Reporting by Mark Bendeich; Editing by Kavita Chandran Date: Feb 1, 2012 5:46pm ET

More than 8 tonnes of water have leaked from Japan’s stricken nuclear power plant after a frozen pipe burst inside a reactor buiding [sic] [...]

Kyodo, quoting [Tepco], . . . → Read More: Reuters: Major new leak at Japan’s nuclear plant — Frozen pipe burst in Reactor No. 4 — Tepco checking other reactors for similar problems

Radioactive Iodine-131 detected by Sweden, Norway, Finland — “Most likely a reactor or a isotope-source at a hospital”

Title: Measures radioactive iodine in Barents Region Source: BarentsObserver Date: 2012-01-31

Very low levels of the radioactive isotope iodine-131 in northern part of Norway, Sweden and Finland. Norwegian Radiation authorities is unsure about the source, but says it might come from, or via Russian territory. [...] 

Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) presents . . . → Read More: Radioactive Iodine-131 detected by Sweden, Norway, Finland — “Most likely a reactor or a isotope-source at a hospital”

NRC begins special investigation into water pump malfunction at Illinois nuke plant

Title: NRC investigating nuclear reactor water pumpsSource: The Carmi TimesDate: Jan 31, 2012 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is launching a special inspection into how some equipment responded to a power failure at a northern Illinois nuclear reactor.

NRC spokeswoman Viktoria Mitlyng says some water pumps at the Byron Generating Station switched off when the . . . → Read More: NRC begins special investigation into water pump malfunction at Illinois nuke plant

AP: Many tubes found damaged at San Diego-area nuke plant — “Unusual” says NRC — Cause unknown — Radiation could have escaped… Developing

Title: Officials: Radiation could have escaped nuke plant Source: Associated Press Author: MICHAEL R. BLOOD Date: 02/01/2012 11:57:52 AM PST

A tiny amount of radiation could have escaped into the atmosphere from a Southern California nuclear power plant after a water leak prompted operators to shut down the reactor as a precaution, officials said . . . → Read More: AP: Many tubes found damaged at San Diego-area nuke plant — “Unusual” says NRC — Cause unknown — Radiation could have escaped… Developing

Radioactive release possible at California nuke plant: “We can’t make a black and white statement that absolutely none escaped” — Workers unable to enter to check if leaking

UPDATE: AP: Many tubes found damaged at San Diego-area nuke plant — “Unusual” says NRC — Cause unknown — Radiation could have escaped… Developing

Title: San Onofre shutdown: Small radioactive release possible Source: The Orange County Register Author: PAT BRENNAN Date: Feb. 1, 2012 at 2:50pm ET

San Onofre shutdown: Small radioactive release possible

. . . → Read More: Radioactive release possible at California nuke plant: “We can’t make a black and white statement that absolutely none escaped” — Workers unable to enter to check if leaking

Workers turn brown grass to green around Fukushima plant (PHOTOS)

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The photos appear to be from between May-July of 2011, says Lucas Hixson who posted them earlier today on the website Enformable.com in the article ‘Photos of workers applying grounds treatment materials around Fukushima Daiichi’

Interesting color choice for the brownish spring/summer grass

. . . → Read More: Workers turn brown grass to green around Fukushima plant (PHOTOS)

Kyodo: Pipe connected to Reactor No. 4 drops off — 1,000 times more radioactive water leaked than first reported

Title: TEPCO says 8.5 tons of water leaked from Fukushima No. 4 reactor Source: Kyodo Date: Feb. 1

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that 8.5 tons of radioactive water leaked from the No. 4 reactor of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi power plant because a pipe connected to the reactor dropped off [...]

The . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Pipe connected to Reactor No. 4 drops off — 1,000 times more radioactive water leaked than first reported

Kyodo: Leaking water at Reactor No. 4 “in contact with fuel in spent fuel tank” — May be from cold weather OR explosions

Title: Radioactive water leaking from inside Fukushima No. 4 reactor Source: Kyodo Date: February 1, 2012

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that it has found radioactive water leaking from a broken pipe connected to the No. 4 reactor [...]

The water contains radioactive materials as it is mixed up with water that is . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Leaking water at Reactor No. 4 “in contact with fuel in spent fuel tank” — May be from cold weather OR explosions

NRC spokeswoman for emergency at Illinois nuke plant also works as belly dancer — “Absolutely there’s no threat to the public” (PHOTOS)

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Title: Viktoria Mitlyng – Russian Gypsy Dancer Belly Dance Classes Source: http://www.bellydancechicago.net/

Viktoria – Belly Dance Instructor and Performer

Viktoria is an inspired performer and instructor of Oriental Dance and Russian Gypsy Dance in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. She offers classes and workshops at her studio, the FireBird Dance Place, located in Naperville, . . . → Read More: NRC spokeswoman for emergency at Illinois nuke plant also works as belly dancer — “Absolutely there’s no threat to the public” (PHOTOS)

Asahi column: Nuclear explosion at Unit No. 3 would have blown reactor vessel to pieces

Title: POINT OF VIEW/ Mariko Takahashi: Hatoyama’s questionable Nature article Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Author: Mariko Takahashi (Singer?) Date: February 01, 2012

Writing in the Dec. 15 issue of Nature magazine, former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Lower House member Tomoyuki Taira, both from the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, called for . . . → Read More: Asahi column: Nuclear explosion at Unit No. 3 would have blown reactor vessel to pieces

Tepco sends emergency email to journalists: Leakage at Reactor No. 4 — “They assume the water is from the well of the reactor”

Title: Emergency mail from Tepco Source: Fukushima Diary Date: January 31st, 2012

Around 3:00 AM 2/1/2012, Tepco sent journalists an emergency email. 

Japanese comedian / nuclear journalist tweeted it.

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1/31/2012, 10:30PM, Tepco employee found water leakage from the test line of jet pump calculation rack located on the first floor of reactor . . . → Read More: Tepco sends emergency email to journalists: Leakage at Reactor No. 4 — “They assume the water is from the well of the reactor”