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WaPo: US gov’t emails reveal serious discussion of setting off explosives at Fukushima reactor

Title: Messages show conflict within NRC after Japan earthquake and tsunami Source: The Washington Post Author: Steven Mufson Date: Monday, February 6, 7:39 PM

[...] a trove of e-mails posted on the NRC’s Web site [...]

“This may get really ugly in the next few days,” said one NRC official later in the day . . . → Read More: WaPo: US gov’t emails reveal serious discussion of setting off explosives at Fukushima reactor

Over 6 µSv/h detected at Kashiwa High School near Tokyo

Title: 6.20 microSv/h, Kashiwa High School, bicycle parking lot Source: Birdhairjp Date: Feb 6, 2012

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On 5 Feb 2012, I measured radiation around Kashiwa High School, Kashiwa city, Chiba pref. Japan.

The monitor indicates 0.29 micro Sievert per hour in air at chest height, 6.20 on road side near a . . . → Read More: Over 6 µSv/h detected at Kashiwa High School near Tokyo

Bloomberg: Tepco injects boric acid to prevent criticality at Reactor No. 2

Title: Tepco Injects Boric Acid Into Fukushima No. 2 Reactor Source: Bloomberg Author: Takehiko Kumakura Date: Feb 6, 2012 6:20 PM ET

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the temperature of the No. 2 reactor at its damaged Fukushima nuclear plant has risen and it injected boric acid into the unit early this morning to . . . → Read More: Bloomberg: Tepco injects boric acid to prevent criticality at Reactor No. 2

Gizmodo: “Just when you thought it was over” — Temps soar 26.7°C in last few hours at Reactor No. 2 — Tepco admits they don’t have a clue about what’s going on

Title: Fukushima Crisis Awakes After Reactor Heats Up Mysteriously Source: Gizmodo Author: Jesus Diaz Date: Feb 6, 2012 3:35 PM

Just when you thought it was over, the temperature at reactor number 2 at Fukushima’s nuclear plant has soared 26.7 degrees Celsius in the last few hours. Worse: they don’t know why the temperature . . . → Read More: Gizmodo: “Just when you thought it was over” — Temps soar 26.7°C in last few hours at Reactor No. 2 — Tepco admits they don’t have a clue about what’s going on

News Agency: Helicopters fly over Fukushima to measure air for possible effects of reactor’s temperature increase

Title: Confirmed Temperature Rise at Fukushima Reactor Source: Prensa Latina News Agency Author: sgl/as/cgm/ mgt/pgh Date: Feb 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm ET

Executives of the Tokyo Electrical Power (TEPCO), confirmed an increase in temperature in a reactor of the Fukushima nuclear power plant [...]

The fact questions the government’s decision to review the . . . → Read More: News Agency: Helicopters fly over Fukushima to measure air for possible effects of reactor’s temperature increase

89 sieverts per hour measured in soil near Columbia River in Washington — Worst contamination just feet from groundwater

Title: Plan developed to clean up highly radioactive Hanford spill Source: Tri-City Herald Author: By Annette Cary Date: Feb 6, 2012

Hanford officials have settled on a plan to clean up what may be the most highly radioactive spill at the nuclear reservation.

It depends on calling back into service the 47-year-old, oversized hot . . . → Read More: 89 sieverts per hour measured in soil near Columbia River in Washington — Worst contamination just feet from groundwater

Nuclear Expert: Pipe ruptures at Calif. nuke plant could have lead to meltdown, China Syndrome, catastrophic radioactivity release (VIDEO)

Nuclear Expert: Pipe ruptures at Calif. nuke plant could have lead to meltdown, China Syndrome, catastrophic radioactivity release (VIDEO)

Title: Are we in the “breakdown” faze of nuclear power? Source: The Big Picture Date: Feb 3, 2012

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom Hartmann. Earlier this week – California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant had to be unexpectedly shut down after radioactive water was discovered leaking out of the plant’s Unit 3 reactor. . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: Pipe ruptures at Calif. nuke plant could have lead to meltdown, China Syndrome, catastrophic radioactivity release (VIDEO)

Tepco: Water injections may no longer be able to properly cool down melted nuclear fuel in Reactor No. 2 — Says criticality is not taking place (VIDEO)

Title: Temperature at No.2 reactor remains high Source: NHK Date: Monday, February 06, 2012 20:48 +0900 (JST)

Attempts to cool the temperature in the No. 2 reactor of the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have only partially succeeded despite the injection of more cooling water. [...] 

TEPCO says the rise in temperatures indicate . . . → Read More: Tepco: Water injections may no longer be able to properly cool down melted nuclear fuel in Reactor No. 2 — Says criticality is not taking place (VIDEO)

FOX DC: Temperature soars mysteriously inside Fukushima nuclear reactor, despite pumping in more water

Title: Temperature Soars Mysteriously Inside Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Source: MyFoxDC Date: Monday, 06 Feb 2012, 9:22 AM EST

The temperature of a reactor at Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has soared and remained mysteriously high Monday, despite more water being pumped through it. 

The facility’s No.2 reactor had reached 164 degrees Fahrenheit (73.3 . . . → Read More: FOX DC: Temperature soars mysteriously inside Fukushima nuclear reactor, despite pumping in more water

“Disbelief”: Japan gov’t discontinued radiation monitoring program weeks after meltdowns — Had been operating for over 50 years, a world record

Title: The Prometheus Trap / Order to Suspend Radiation Monitoring Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Author: YUMI NAKAYAMA Date: Feb 6, 2012

On March 31, 2011, Michio Aoyama, a 58-year-old researcher at the Meteorological Research Institute of the Japan Meteorological Agency, was attending an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference in Monaco when . . . → Read More: “Disbelief”: Japan gov’t discontinued radiation monitoring program weeks after meltdowns — Had been operating for over 50 years, a world record

Steam/vapor rising from Fukushima reactor (VIDEO)

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2012.02.06 18:00-19:00 / ふくいちライブカメラ (Live Fukushima Nuclear Plant Cam)

20x speed closeup:

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Same time last night:

. . . → Read More: Steam/vapor rising from Fukushima reactor (VIDEO)

Temperature doubles at Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 — Up 70% at SFP No. 6

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Spent fuel pool temperature at Unit 6 (Blue Triangles) via Tepco:

Feb. 3 at 00:00: 12.5°C Feb. 4 at 12:00: 21.5°C (Up 72%)

SFP of reactor 3 and reactor 5 are heated as well, via Fukushima Diary:

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

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FNN: Temperature rising at Reactor No. . . . → Read More: Temperature doubles at Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 — Up 70% at SFP No. 6

Gundersen: I’m afraid gov’t will try its very best to hide numbers coming from Fukushima — No death rate data for areas near meltdown… Why is that? (VIDEO)

Gundersen: I’m afraid gov’t will try its very best to hide numbers coming from Fukushima — No death rate data for areas near meltdown… Why is that? (VIDEO)

Title: Shining the Light on the Triple Meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi Source: Town Meeting TV on Channel 17 in Burlington, VT Air Date: Feb 2, 2012

CCTV host Margaret Harrington interviews Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education Corp regarding the triple meltdown in March 2011 at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. . . . → Read More: Gundersen: I’m afraid gov’t will try its very best to hide numbers coming from Fukushima — No death rate data for areas near meltdown… Why is that? (VIDEO)

Asahi: Tepco checking if “chain of nuclear fission has occurred again in melted fuel” at Reactor No. 2 after temperature rises sharply

Title: Temperature rises sharply at Fukushima reactorSource: AJW by The Asahi ShimbunDate: February 06, 2012 Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported a spike in temperature in the No. 2 reactor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Feb. 5, forcing it to increase the volume of cooling water there as a precautionary . . . → Read More: Asahi: Tepco checking if “chain of nuclear fission has occurred again in melted fuel” at Reactor No. 2 after temperature rises sharply

Mochizuki: Leakage from Reactor No. 4 indicates fuel is inside — Fukushima Diary is attacked every 15 minutes and run on 4 servers (VIDEOS)

Mochizuki: Leakage from Reactor No. 4 indicates fuel is inside — Fukushima Diary attacked every 15 minutes (VIDEOS)

Title: Greetings from FD Source: Fukushima Diary Date: Feb 5, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLqNUsa4ym0

Transcript

Hello everyone. I’m Mochizuki Iori. Thank you for reading Fukushima Diary all the time.

I’m trying to make a video like Arnie Gundersen or Chris Busby.

I stayed in Japan for 9 months after 311. I knew I was exposed but . . . → Read More: Mochizuki: Leakage from Reactor No. 4 indicates fuel is inside — Fukushima Diary is attacked every 15 minutes and run on 4 servers (VIDEOS)

Fire at nuclear facility in Moscow: Grey smoke and bitter smell reported — Reuters source says fire crews were denied access — Russia says no risk

Title: UPDATE: Fire breaks out at central Moscow nuclear research institute Source: Bellona Author: Charles Digges Date: 05/02-2012

A fire broke out on Sunday at a Moscow nuclear research center that houses a non-operational 60-year-old atomic reactor [...]

There were conflicting reports late Sunday afternoon over whether the fire was in fact out, and . . . → Read More: Fire at nuclear facility in Moscow: Grey smoke and bitter smell reported — Reuters source says fire crews were denied access — Russia says no risk