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Cesium spikes to highest level in 7 months north of Tokyo — 10 times recent averages (CTBTO)

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h/t Fukushima Diary Source: http://www.cpdnp.jp/pdf/120227Takasaki_report_Feb22.pdf 高崎に設置されたCTBT放射性核種探知観測所における放射性核種探知状況 (2012年2月22日時点)

Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture

7/25 – 7/26/2011

Cs-134 @ 1,802 microBq/m³ Cs-137 @ 2,338 microBq/m³

2/17 – 2/18/2012

Cs-134 @ 821 microBq/m³ Cs-137 @ 1,274 microBq/m³ . . . → Read More: Cesium spikes to highest level in 7 months north of Tokyo — 10 times recent averages (CTBTO)

‘Mind-Boggling’: Far more cesium released from Fukushima than previously thought says Japan gov’t agency — 40,000 trillion becquerels estimated -Asahi

Title: Scientists: Far more cesium released than previously believed Source: Asahi AJW Author: By AKIKO OKAZAKI / Staff Writer Date: February 29, 2012

A mind-boggling 40,000 trillion becquerels of radioactive cesium, or twice the amount previously thought, may have spewed from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant after the March 11 disaster, . . . → Read More: ‘Mind-Boggling’: Far more cesium released from Fukushima than previously thought says Japan gov’t agency — 40,000 trillion becquerels estimated -Asahi

NRC team’s initial impressions were that Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 might not be there after seeing photos from different perspective

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Follow-up to: Asahi Flyover: No spent fuel pool seen in Reactor No. 3 — SFP ‘must’ be in center of screen, however we can’t see any of it (VIDEO)

Official Transcript of Proceedings NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Title: Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi ET Audio File (telephone conference) Friday, March 18, 2011

BRUCE BOGER: Now for . . . → Read More: NRC team’s initial impressions were that Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 might not be there after seeing photos from different perspective

M5.3 hits Fukushima within hours of M4.8 — Level 4 of 7 on Japan intensity scale — M5.8 in Chiba

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Title: Earthquake Information Source: Japan Meteorological Agency Date: Mar. 1, 2012

23:37 JST 29 Feb 2012    23:32 JST 29 Feb 2012    Chiba-ken Toho-oki    M5.8    4 20:45 JST 29 Feb 2012    20:41 JST 29 Feb 2012    Chiba-ken Hokutobu    M3.0    1 20:36 JST 29 Feb 2012    20:31 JST 29 Feb 2012    Sanriku Oki    M5.1    1 19:38 . . . → Read More: M5.3 hits Fukushima within hours of M4.8 — Level 4 of 7 on Japan intensity scale — M5.8 in Chiba

Asahi Flyover: No spent fuel pool seen in Reactor No. 3 — SFP ‘must’ be in center of screen, however we can’t see any of it (VIDEO)

UPDATE: NRC team’s initial impressions were that Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 might not be there after seeing photos from different perspective

Title: Fukushima the original warning area within image first original of (1/7) (12/02/28) Source: Asahi News (ANN) Date: Feb 28, 2012

Translation via Fukushima Diary

“Now we are zooming the . . . → Read More: Asahi Flyover: No spent fuel pool seen in Reactor No. 3 — SFP ‘must’ be in center of screen, however we can’t see any of it (VIDEO)

CNN on Fukushima’s constant threat: Plant Chief reveals biggest risk is if something goes wrong with reactors — No more stable now than in April says defender of nuclear power (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima’s ‘cold’ reactors pose a constant threat Source: CNN Date: Feb 29, 2012

[...] During a tour of the nuclear plant, manager Takeshi Takahashi told CNN’s Kyung Lah that the biggest risk is if something goes wrong with the reactors. The nuclear fuel needs constant cooling. Huge tanks around the site hold water . . . → Read More: CNN on Fukushima’s constant threat: Plant Chief reveals biggest risk is if something goes wrong with reactors — No more stable now than in April says defender of nuclear power (VIDEO)