Asahi: New 3/11 footage shows “disaster loomed” at Fukushima Reactor No. 5

Fukushima Daini Unit 1 had pressure increase after quake, before tsunami — Gundersen: “They should also talk about just how damaged Fukushima Daiichi 5 and 6 are but we’re not hearing that either” (VIDEO)

Cesium rises by Reactors 5 & 6 discharge — At highest level in months

White smoke from Fukushima Daiichi Reactor No. 6 turbine building

Study: Fuel damage not ‘major’ at Fukushima Reactors No. 5 and 6 — Emissions from cores and spent fuel pools not ‘large’

Asahi on “unusual” Fukushima information: Reactor No. 5 had inadequate quake protection — Official to conduct thorough investigation after Tepco found no “clear” damage

Reactors No. 5 and 6 were NOT in cold shutdown after quake, implies report by US nuclear industry — Cooling at Spent Fuel Pool No. 5 stopped until cables installed — Fresh fuel had been loaded into both reactors

Major Study: Reactor No. 5 releases may explain why so much radioactive xenon detected… or “recriticality has occurred in one of the reactor units”

Report: Fukushima Reactors No. 5, 6 now in crisis — Cesium outside release points up 1,000% in recent days — Local says Hitachi engineers coming to help (VIDEO)


TEPCO uses radioactive water from Reactors No. 5 and 6 to spray throughout Fukushima plant — Over 100 tons a day — Tanks close to overflowing

Reactors No. 5 and 6 contain 8,000 tons of radioactive water — Will be transferred to megafloat over next few months

“Pump failure nearly brings No. 5 to a boil”

Anything above might cause the water to evaporate and expose the fuel rods.

Reactor No. 6 now has over 6 feet of contaminated water in turbine building — Water in reactor building may cause cooling system to fail

Poor estimates force timetable revision, Yomiuri, May 18, 2011

Cesium found near drainage gates at Reactors No. 5 and 6

Cooling system at reactor No. 5 “abruptly stopped working on Wednesday afternoon” – TEPCO