Top Japan Nuclear Official: I can’t deny that fuel in Unit 4 pool has damage; ‘Scars’ on rods can grow and cause radioactive leaks when removed

Japan Bird Assoc.: It reminded me of ‘Silent Spring’ by Rachel Carson; Forest of no chirp — We found only a few swallows in Fukushima town, other summer birds missing as well

Report: 17 microsieverts/hr detected on cars from Japan — Russia rejects shipment

Los Alamos Fire Chief: “We have seen fire behavior we have never seen down here and it’s very aggressive” — Even burn scars are burning and that’s unusual (VIDEO)

Chile finds radiation in Korean cars — Tests show up to a level 5 on radioactive index, level 9 needed for alert

Emergency at US nuclear site after collapse — TV: “Fears of radioactive contamination” — Expert: “Could lead to considerable radiological release” — Multiple states activating Emergency Operations Center — Pilots told to avoid flying over area (VIDEOS)

Photographer Sneaks into Fukushima: “I can feel a burning sensation in my eyes and thick chemical smell”… We drove straight out — An “almost entirely lifeless” post-apocalyptic world… “IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!” — “Radiation leakage is damaging environment and life in Pacific” (PICS & VIDEO)

State of Emergency now underway for L.A. gas blowout — Oil begins raining down on homes — Official: “It’s on the brink of pandemonium” — Many worry plume will ignite, cause explosion — Concern over geysers, sinkholes being created — Company: Experts have “never seen anything like this” (VIDEO)

“Nuclear fire” erupts at radioactive facility near major US city — Footage shows underground explosions, massive smoke plumes — AP: “Unknown amount of radioactive waste burned” — EPA sends emergency radiological team — Residents: “We were flat out lied to… Why didn’t they evacuate the town?” (VIDEO)

“Bizarre, milky rain” falls for days by most contaminated nuclear site in U.S. — Expert: I’ve never seen anything like it — TV: Very unusual for our area — Nuke lab “didn’t collect enough to analyze… never planned to do real study” on mystery material — NOAA contaminates sample, then loses it (VIDEO)

ABC Tours Fukushima Plant: This could go on for centuries, and some say problems can never be fixed; “Tepco admits it doesn’t know extent of meltdowns” — Official: We don’t know ‘real situation’ of the molten fuel, “nobody has seen it”; We need help from the world (VIDEO)

Video: “Purple cloud” seen by engineer after Fukushima explosion… “I took a photo” — Former Prime Minister: Smoke from reactor blast had different color than officials claim; Steel appears to have melted on top of Unit 3; Suggests possible nuclear explosion

Physician: U.N. whitewashing Fukushima catastrophe, yet their report reveals “more than 9,000 will die of cancers”… number likely much higher if correct data used — Professor: “It’s brainwashing… an infamous lie… an abuse of science… their own data contradicts their public conclusion” (VIDEO)

Fox: Fukushima radioactive material still being found in U.S. soil — Japan Gov’t: The disaster “posed radiation threat to human society”… In 4 days “detectable all across northern hemisphere” — Denmark: Fukushima clearly had widespread consequences, not limited to borders (VIDEOS)

Video: 5 dead, 40 still missing after oil train explodes near US-Canada border — Death toll could surge — Burning crude went in sewers and rose up through manholes, setting buildings on fire — City’s downtown core “almost completely destroyed”

Train full of crude oil derails in Maine — “We’ve been aware something like this morning’s spill could be coming” (VIDEO)

BBC in Fukushima: “This place is really strange, on the surface it looks pretty normal, but then listen — Nothing” (AUDIO)

Gundersen: Integrity of concrete at Fukushima plant studied — Salt water making it easier for fuel pools to crack? (AUDIO)

Police: We just don’t know what caused massive Indiana explosion — State Employee: I don’t know how a gas leak could do that kind of damage — Feds joining investigation (VIDEO)

Photo: Flooding already reported near Oyster Creek nuclear plant in NJ—Road closed on bay, dune lines breached

Colbert Report: Living next to nuclear plant a ‘dangerous thing’ — Reactors now in jokes along with lead paint or leaded gas (VIDEO)

Nuclear-funded Obama on Nuclear-sponsored Daily Show: Nuclear forgotten as component in energy future — Oil, gas, wind, solar all mentioned… same as at debates (VIDEO)

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