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Top Hong Kong Newspaper: Fukushima is a global threat — Global response urgently needed — Situation could prove catastrophic for world

Title: Crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant needs international help Source: South China Morning Post (Subscription may be required) Date: Oct. 29, 2013

Japan has a history of struggling to face up to the past. So, whether it has the crisis at the stricken nuclear plant at Fukushima under control, as it claims, has to . . . → Read More: Top Hong Kong Newspaper: Fukushima is a global threat — Global response urgently needed — Situation could prove catastrophic for world

“It’s a time bomb and clock’s still ticking” — Ex-Fukushima Worker: I’m scared of collapse at plant, “buildings are in a very bad state” — Gundersen: “Building failures” will occur in future if problems not solved (VIDEOS)

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Chief Engineer, Oct. 14, 2013 (at 2:00 in): “You have an inadequate firm, under funded from the Japanese government. And until those two problems get solved, we will have leaks and building failures in the future.”

Kei Takahashi, former Fukushima Daiichi worker (at 12:30 in): “If it collapses due to a . . . → Read More: “It’s a time bomb and clock’s still ticking” — Ex-Fukushima Worker: I’m scared of collapse at plant, “buildings are in a very bad state” — Gundersen: “Building failures” will occur in future if problems not solved (VIDEOS)

“Post-Fukushima Horror”: Severe impacts on oceanic environment — An unpredictable amount of damage to Pacific — Fundamental to reproduction of humans — Japan’s simply dumping nuclear waste into sea

Title: World must act to stop Fukushima nuclear discharge Source: China Daily (China’s largest English-language newspaper) Author: Yu Zhirong, Shanghai Center for Japanese Studies Date: October 5, 2013

World must act to stop Fukushima nuclear discharge

[...] In July 2012, Alaskan seals exhibited inexplicable hemorrhage phenomena and signs of immunity deficiency. Scientists suspected the . . . → Read More: “Post-Fukushima Horror”: Severe impacts on oceanic environment — An unpredictable amount of damage to Pacific — Fundamental to reproduction of humans — Japan’s simply dumping nuclear waste into sea

Ban on Japanese seafood in full effect, says Russia — Includes Fukushima and 7 other prefectures — “Decision is based on monitoring”

Title: Ban on Japanese fish remains in place due to Fukushima accident – oversight service Source: Voice of Russia, Interfax Date: Sept. 19, 2013

A ban on fish and seafood imports from Japan, introduced on April 6 2011 in connection with the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, will remain in effect in . . . → Read More: Ban on Japanese seafood in full effect, says Russia — Includes Fukushima and 7 other prefectures — “Decision is based on monitoring”

Law Professor: Damage from Fukushima radiation may be “much larger” than we expect

Title: Korea may sue Japan for mishandling leaks Source: Korea Times Author: Kim Tae-jong Date: Sept. 14, 2013

The government will be able to take legal action against Japanese authorities if the latter continues to leak radioactive water into the ocean which could affect marine life in Korean seas, experts said, Tuesday. [...]

“Our . . . → Read More: Law Professor: Damage from Fukushima radiation may be “much larger” than we expect

Microbiology Professor: “Gov’t needs to ban all fish imports from all regions of Japan” — Nuclear Professor: “No one can block fish migration along with sea currents”

Title: Government says seawater passes safety test-INSIDE Korea Source: JoongAng Daily Date: Sept. 12, 2013

[...] Fear of radiation has grown so bad that Korean consumers have stopped buying even locally caught fish. Sales have plunged at discount and department stores, according to the nation’s largest discount chains [...]

[Oceans Minister Yoon Jin-sook] dismissed . . . → Read More: Microbiology Professor: “Gov’t needs to ban all fish imports from all regions of Japan” — Nuclear Professor: “No one can block fish migration along with sea currents”

Expert: “Ban all fish from Japan” — Cesium-137 absorbed by human body has 30 year half-life

Title: Ban all fish from Japan to ease fears, says food expertSource: South China Morning PostAuthor: Candy Chan, Amy NipDate: September 10, 2013

Ban all fish from Japan to ease fears, says food expert

Hong Kong should ban fish products from all of Japan in response to public fears of contamination from ongoing leaks . . . → Read More: Expert: “Ban all fish from Japan” — Cesium-137 absorbed by human body has 30 year half-life

“Seawater is being poisoned at a continuous rate” from Fukushima plant — Source of life on which our lives depend is being corrupted

Title: International help, political solutions for irradiated water Source: The China Post Date: Sept. 9, 2013

[...] In addition to the 300 tons that TEPCO is unable to capture in its storage tanks every day, reports on Aug. 20 of the leak of one of the tanks, with the escape of roughly 300 tons . . . → Read More: “Seawater is being poisoned at a continuous rate” from Fukushima plant — Source of life on which our lives depend is being corrupted

Kyodo News: URGENT – S. Korea bans all fishery products from 8 Japan prefectures — Gov’t: Unclear how Fukushima incident will progress in future

Kyodo News, Sept. 6, 2013 (h/t Anonymous tip): URGENT: S. Korea bans fishery imports from 8 Japan prefs. including Fukushima [...] South Korea announced Friday it has placed an import ban on all fisheries products from 8 Japanese prefectures, including Fukushima. The decision was made Friday following a meeting between government agencies chaired by . . . → Read More: Kyodo News: URGENT – S. Korea bans all fishery products from 8 Japan prefectures — Gov’t: Unclear how Fukushima incident will progress in future

Fukushima Plume Headed to Southern Hemisphere: Enters South Pacific and Indian Ocean after 2 decades — Will contain around 25% of total cesium-137 release

Huffington Post, Sept. 1, 2013: [T]he [Fukushima] plume will eventually begin to escape the North Pacific gyre in an even more diluted form. About 25 percent of the radioactivity initially released will travel to the Indian Ocean and South Pacific over two to three decades after the Fukushima disaster, the model showed.

Multi-decadal projections . . . → Read More: Fukushima Plume Headed to Southern Hemisphere: Enters South Pacific and Indian Ocean after 2 decades — Will contain around 25% of total cesium-137 release

TV: “Simulation shows ENTIRE Pacific being polluted by radioactive water in just 6 years” after start of Fukushima crisis — “Experts now fear it may become a scary reality” (VIDEO)

Title: Radioactive water may contaminate entire Pacific Ocean in 6 years Source:  Arirang News Author: Kim Min-ji Date: Aug 28, 2013

This graphic shows the gradual contamination of the Pacific Ocean due to leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

The simulation, which was run by a German marine . . . → Read More: TV: “Simulation shows ENTIRE Pacific being polluted by radioactive water in just 6 years” after start of Fukushima crisis — “Experts now fear it may become a scary reality” (VIDEO)

Newspaper: Nations across Pacific are fearing impact from Fukushima — Many expecting cancer will increase in Pacific Rim — Japan exporting their environmental problem to the ocean

Title: Three-eyed fish for dinner kids Source: New Zealand Herald Author: Sam Judd, Columnisst Date: Aug. 28, 2013

[...] we may end up with tainted seafood because of ill-prepared and poorly managed efforts in Japan.

[...] the crisis is being compared to Chernobyl, but the fact that Fukushima is right on the water means . . . → Read More: Newspaper: Nations across Pacific are fearing impact from Fukushima — Many expecting cancer will increase in Pacific Rim — Japan exporting their environmental problem to the ocean

Official Chinese Press: Fukushima contamination is “serious international environmental issue” — Crisis concerns the core interests of people who share the planet

Title: Commentary: Japanese gov’t has to shoulder responsibilities over toxic water leakage in Fukushima Source: Xinhua (China’s official press agency) Authors: Liu Tian, Zhang Cheng Date: Aug 23, 2013

[...] it is the time for the Japanese government to shoulder more responsibilities to address the global concerns. [...]

Studies showed that radioactive substances have . . . → Read More: Official Chinese Press: Fukushima contamination is “serious international environmental issue” — Crisis concerns the core interests of people who share the planet

TV: Public concern over Japan fish imports “looks to be justified” — Contaminated seafood recently on sale in Korea adding to fears — Over 6 million pounds found since 3/11 — Strong backlash against gov’t

Arirang News, Aug 19, 2013: Consumer concerns about the safety of Japanese fish imports into Korea since the Fukushima nuclear disaster look to be justified as authorities here say over 3-thousand tonnes of fish from Japan have been found to contain levels of radioactive cesium since 2011. Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety . . . → Read More: TV: Public concern over Japan fish imports “looks to be justified” — Contaminated seafood recently on sale in Korea adding to fears — Over 6 million pounds found since 3/11 — Strong backlash against gov’t

Nuclear Expert: Xenon detections in S. Korea may be from Fukushima reactors — Criticality or ‘spontaneous fission of curium’ to blame?

Yonhap, Aug. 13, 2013: [...] According to the sources, the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety detected traces of the colorless, odorless noble gas on three occasions in June. Xenon is detected in trace amounts after nuclear bomb tests or other nuclear activities. [...] The government could not determine the origin of the Xenon gas, . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: Xenon detections in S. Korea may be from Fukushima reactors — Criticality or ‘spontaneous fission of curium’ to blame?

Korea Times: Quarter-billion liters of Fukushima contaminated water flowed into Pacific — Japan cover-up could violate international law — Hid global issue of environmental concern?

Title: Radioactive water spill Source: Korea Times Date: August 12, 2013

The Japanese government has finally acknowledged that highly radioactive water has been pouring out at a rate of 300 tons a day from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. That means about 270,000 tons [270,000,000 liters] of contaminated water has flowed into the Pacific . . . → Read More: Korea Times: Quarter-billion liters of Fukushima contaminated water flowed into Pacific — Japan cover-up could violate international law — Hid global issue of environmental concern?

TV: China, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, and others are going to want to know just how out of control this newly revealed radiation emergency is at Fukushima (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima nuclear waste still leaking into Pacific Source: RT Date: Aug 9, 2013

At 5:00 in

Paul Gunter director of the reactor oversight project at Beyond Nuclear: We’re in a very grave situation right now as the Japanese government has declared this is a new radiation emergency coming out of a worsening situation . . . → Read More: TV: China, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, and others are going to want to know just how out of control this newly revealed radiation emergency is at Fukushima (VIDEO)

Gov’t: Radioactive iodine detected in 6 seaweed samples by South Korea — Concerns over Fukushima contamination after Tepco admits plant is leaking into ocean

Title: Test shows S. Korean fisheries safe from radiation: gov’t Source: Yonhap Date: August 2, 2013

South Korean fishery products are nearly free of radiation and safe to eat, the government said Friday, amid renewed public scare over possible contamination from radioactive leakage in Japan [...]

The results showed that 14 species tested were . . . → Read More: Gov’t: Radioactive iodine detected in 6 seaweed samples by South Korea — Concerns over Fukushima contamination after Tepco admits plant is leaking into ocean

Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant: Fire shuts down reactor — “Reports of black smoke” — Company says no release of radioactivity “above normal operating limits” #Callaway

Fulton Sun, July 27, 2013: Fire shuts down Callaway nuclear plant, no danger to public after Friday night incident [...] At 11:49 p.m. Friday, Ameren Missouri Callaway Energy Center declared an “Unusual Event” due to a small fire in the turbine building, a press release from Ameren Missouri electric company stated. [...] Our first . . . → Read More: Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant: Fire shuts down reactor — “Reports of black smoke” — Company says no release of radioactivity “above normal operating limits” #Callaway

Kyodo: Worker panicking while trying “to keep water level up” in reactor during typhoon — Seawater reportedly overran cooling water intake #Taiwan

Kyodo News, July 16, 2013: Human error causes Taiwan’s nuclear plant shutdown [...] Chai Fu-feng, a spokesman of Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower), told Kyodo News that the Unit 2 reactor of the Chinshan nuclear power station in New Taipei City was automatically shut down when instruments detected too much water in the reactor pressure . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Worker panicking while trying “to keep water level up” in reactor during typhoon — Seawater reportedly overran cooling water intake #Taiwan

Report: Why did neutrons levels get so high at nuclear reactor at time of typhoon? Did plant suffer a loss of ultimate heat sink, like Fukushima Daiichi? Was there adequate cooling? #Jinshan #Taiwan

Title: Typhoon Soulik shuts down Jinshan nuclear power plant in Taiwan Source: Enformable Author: Lucas W Hixson Date: July 15, 2013

Typhoon Soulik stuck Taiwan over the weekend with winds over 100 miles per hour, equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane, so strong in fact that it took out a nuclear reactor twice at . . . → Read More: Report: Why did neutrons levels get so high at nuclear reactor at time of typhoon? Did plant suffer a loss of ultimate heat sink, like Fukushima Daiichi? Was there adequate cooling? #Jinshan #Taiwan

Mass break-in at nuclear plant — Officials: They failed to reach control room — Greenpeace: “If being physically able to touch reactors isn’t being in a sensitive place, I don’t know what is”

Fox News: Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant

The Guardian: Greenpeace activists break into EDF nuclear power plant in France

Voice of America: French Authorities Arrest Activists After Nuclear Plant Break-in

FRANCE 24:  [...] Plant bosses and the Ministry of the Interior were quick to say that the protesters had failed to reach . . . → Read More: Mass break-in at nuclear plant — Officials: They failed to reach control room — Greenpeace: “If being physically able to touch reactors isn’t being in a sensitive place, I don’t know what is”