Yomiuri: Fukushima Daini was ‘near meltdown’ admits head of plant — “At the moment, I can only say we’ll maintain a STATE of cold shutdown”

Explosion at Reactor No. 1 reportedly caused by damage from quake: NRC

Newly published photos of bird abnormalities in areas contaminated with radiation, via USC study (PHOTOS)

Gundersen: Top lifted off Reactor No. 1 containment BEFORE explosion? (VIDEO)

*NRC approves new US reactors* NRC Chairman says no: “I cannot support issuing this license as if Fukushima had never happened” — Had been a supporter of project

NHK: No active fuel was inside Reactor No. 4 when quake hit

WSJ: Tepco to suspend all nuclear operations

NHK: Fear that “partial meltdown” might have occurred in Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 last March

Expert: “American nuclear industry is on the brink of collapse” (AUDIO)

Japan TV: Professor detects 104 microSv/h near where kids walk to school — “Absurd reality” where children are right next to high-level contamination (VIDEO)

Officials make 1st inspection of Fukushima Daini: Still using temporary cooling — Cores didn’t “seriously” overheat — Most important task is keeping reactors in ‘cold shutdown’

FORUM: General Discussion Thread for Feb. 9 – 13, 2012

TV: Gov’t testing for radioactive material on Hawaii beaches — “It is something that’s been quietly under way for the past year here” — NOAA, EPA, State all preparing together for tsunami debris (VIDEO)