Congressman at NRC hearing: Fukushima is worst nuclear disaster in world history (VIDEO)

*JUST IN* Congressman at NRC hearing: Fukushima is worst nuclear disaster in world history (VIDEO)

Former JNES inspector: Nuclear explosion at Fukushima No. 3 had “black smoke” and “mushroom cloud” — “Hydrogen explosion does not produce such a black smoke” (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Was a portion of Reactor No. 4 cut off? — Report: “Appears to be a planned action” (PHOTOS)

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Reuters: Gov’t says biggest radiation dose was OUTSIDE exclusion zone — 19 millisievert average in Iitate — May be even higher

Japan Expert: It was a nuclear explosion at Reactor No. 3 — I believe fuel rods were blown out of spent fuel pool

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Report: Wall of No. 4 reactor building missing on south side (PHOTOS)

AFTER (Dec. 10)

Iodine-131 detected in Tokyo at multiple locations during November — 350 bq/kg at Kita garbage facility

Radioactive iodine found in Gunma at 3 sewage plants — “Possibility of recriticality again”

NHK: Plant operators trying to find nuclear cores — All fuel has melted through, much of it into containment vessel… So where’s the rest? (VIDEO)

NHK: Plant operators trying to find nuclear cores — All fuel has melted through, much of it into containment vessel… So where’s the rest? (VIDEO)

AP: Nuclear fuel moved as it melted — Little known about location and condition of reactor cores — Limited info on spent fuel pools

*UPDATE* Mainichi: Reactors No. 1 and 2 have holes up to 50 square CENTImeters, analysis says — Biggest hurdle now is filling with water — “Caused by hydrogen explosions” — Half million pounds of highly radioactive fuel inside reactors 1-3

Fukushima Worker: Situation is totally out of control — Nobody can actually measure the temperature of dropped nuclear fuel

Groundwater a likely source for continued flow of radiation into ocean — “Complete melt through” so “not surprising” discharges continue, says study

New Study: ‘Fuel rod materials’ may have been released when acid seawater interacted with ruptured fuel rods, carrying radioactive materials into ground — “Full magnitude of release has not been well documented”

Nihon TV: Japan prof. says the explosions at Reactors No. 1 & 3 may have damaged suppression chambers — “Saturated steam that contains fission products” was apparently observed escaping

NYT: Gov’t not leveling with public about seriousness of radiation predicament, suggests Tokyo Prof. — Forested areas may be clear-cut and literally scrapped clean

Nuclear specialist: Corium hitting water table is “big concern” — Once fuel hits groundwater the concern is “it just blows right up” (VIDEO)

Nuclear specialist: Corium hitting water table is “big concern” — Once fuel hits groundwater the concern is “it just blows right up” (VIDEO)

AFP: Tepco says water with high levels of strontium leaked into Pacific

Nuclear Expert: Tepco is admitting they are very close to China Syndrome at Fukushima, where melted fuel penetrates earth (VIDEO)

Japan Newspaper: Fukushima “world’s largest nuclear disaster”

Radio: Just a matter of time before molten core reaches groundwater at Fukushima, says architect of Reactor No. 3 (VIDEO)

Radio: Just a matter of time before molten core reaches groundwater at Fukushima, says architect of Reactor No. 3 (VIDEO)

5.8 trillion becquerels of strontium leaked from Fukushima over weekend