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CNN: “Strange green glow” seen inside Fukushima reactor — “Yellow, blue-green and other colors could be seen” — Radiation dose hits record high near 50 sieverts per hour — 15 seconds of video removed just before levels spiked 1,000% (VIDEO)

Wall St Journal, Apr 20, 2015 (emphasis added):  Tepco to Abandon Second Robot Inside Fukushima Reactor… it has decided not to try to retrieve a second robot… citing radiation damage… [It] has now joined a previous robot which the utility also decided to leave there earlier this month… Tepco said one of the cameras . . . → Read More: CNN: “Strange green glow” seen inside Fukushima reactor — “Yellow, blue-green and other colors could be seen” — Radiation dose hits record high near 50 sieverts per hour — 15 seconds of video removed just before levels spiked 1,000% (VIDEO)

‘Major blow’ at Fukushima as robot loses control inside reactor — Moved 10 meters before failing — Max radiation readings more than doubled since 2012 — ‘Eerie footage’ shows orange glow in area with highest levels (VIDEO)

Asahi Shimbun, Apr 11, 2015 (emphasis added): [A] robot sent to probe a highly radioactive containment vessel of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant got stuck hours after it was deployed, dealing a major blow to decommissioning work… TEPCO has yet to determine why the device became immovable… the operators tugged on . . . → Read More: ‘Major blow’ at Fukushima as robot loses control inside reactor — Moved 10 meters before failing — Max radiation readings more than doubled since 2012 — ‘Eerie footage’ shows orange glow in area with highest levels (VIDEO)

New images show all melted fuel is “gone” from Fukushima reactor — Experts: Molten core may have reached outer environment, can’t tell if fuel is still contained — Official: “We presume fuel still in containment vessel… but we need to check one day” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

NHK, Mar 19, 2015 (emphasis added): Images show no fuel inside No.1 reactor core — Researchers say X-ray-like photos of a crippled reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant have confirmed that no nuclear fuel remains in the reactor core… extremely high radiation levels have prevented experts from locating and determining the state of the . . . → Read More: New images show all melted fuel is “gone” from Fukushima reactor — Experts: Molten core may have reached outer environment, can’t tell if fuel is still contained — Official: “We presume fuel still in containment vessel… but we need to check one day” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Japan TV: Alarming new discovery — Analysis reveals seriousness of contamination from Fukushima for first time — “Enormous amounts” of radioactive material released on day one of crisis, well before officials said — Plant Worker: “Readings were off the scale” (VIDEO)

Meltdown: Analyzing the Radiation Leaks, NHK Documentary (2014):

0:45 in — NHK (emphasis added): Even now, no one fully understands how the leaks occurred… We found some important information about 5 kilometers from the plant… No one knew it, but detailed information about radiation levels have been stored [here]. An analysis led to a . . . → Read More: Japan TV: Alarming new discovery — Analysis reveals seriousness of contamination from Fukushima for first time — “Enormous amounts” of radioactive material released on day one of crisis, well before officials said — Plant Worker: “Readings were off the scale” (VIDEO)

Gov’t Experts: Fukushima fuel rods were melting 75 minutes after tsunami; Reactor core not covered with water 10 minutes after power blackout — Worker: Before explosion, Unit 1 “filled with what looked like steam or dust… a series of large bangs… noise never heard before” (VIDEO)

Kyodo News, Aug 14, 2014: Less than 12 hours after the quake-triggered tsunami [TEPCO] sought government approval for the unprecedented step of releasing radioactive steam [...] Prime Minister Naoto Kan, however, would soon become increasingly distrustful of TEPCO because of delays in starting the so-called venting operations, which were aimed at preventing damage to . . . → Read More: Gov’t Experts: Fukushima fuel rods were melting 75 minutes after tsunami; Reactor core not covered with water 10 minutes after power blackout — Worker: Before explosion, Unit 1 “filled with what looked like steam or dust… a series of large bangs… noise never heard before” (VIDEO)

Official: Breach at Fukushima reactor blamed on saltwater corrosion — Over 75 tons of highly radioactive liquid flowing out everyday (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Kyodo News, May 28, 2014: [Tepco] has identified the location of a leak at the bottom of the container in the No. 1 reactor [...] water was leaking from a joint in a pipe [...] The metal bellow joint is likely to have been corroded ["destruction of materials from chemical reaction"] by seawater [the . . . → Read More: Official: Breach at Fukushima reactor blamed on saltwater corrosion — Over 75 tons of highly radioactive liquid flowing out everyday (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Fukushima worker on verge of breakdown speaking about 3/11: “The earth around me distorting like Jell-O” — Massive upheavals taking entire Reactor 1 turbine building with it — “Sounds like it wants to come apart, going to explode” — “Concrete floor and walls around us began to crack” (AUDIO)

Fog of Disbelief, The Moth, Mar. 11, 2014:

Carl Pillitteri, supervisor at Fukushima Daiichi on 3/11 (at 1:30 in)

It was always my favorite place to work. [...] My crew and I were working inside of the Reactor No. 1 turbine building, a huge rectangular-shaped building similar in size to an international airport hangar. . . . → Read More: Fukushima worker on verge of breakdown speaking about 3/11: “The earth around me distorting like Jell-O” — Massive upheavals taking entire Reactor 1 turbine building with it — “Sounds like it wants to come apart, going to explode” — “Concrete floor and walls around us began to crack” (AUDIO)

Former Tepco Engineer: Fukushima meltdown was ignited by quake, not tsunami; Serious damage caused reactor to lose coolant — Lies will likely be exposed before long — Expert: “I think all units sustained damage from quake” (AUDIO)

Japan Times (Abridged translated article from Sentaku Magazine), Nov. 17, 2013: [Toshio Kimura, a former Tepco plant engineer who worked at Fukushima Daiichi for 12 years] is strongly of the view that pipes in the plant were damaged seriously by the quake before a subsequent tsunami [...] “So I demanded that Tepco release the . . . → Read More: Former Tepco Engineer: Fukushima meltdown was ignited by quake, not tsunami; Serious damage caused reactor to lose coolant — Lies will likely be exposed before long — Expert: “I think all units sustained damage from quake” (AUDIO)

NHK: Holes near bottom of containment vessel identified for first time at Fukushima plant — “Gushing out” of Reactor No. 1 — Similar damage suspected at Units 2 and 3 (VIDEO)

NHK WORLD, Nov. 13, 2013: A robot at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has for the first time identified exactly where highly radioactive water is leaking from a reactor [...] the lower part of the No.1 reactor’s containment vessel. [...] A camera on the robot captured images of water leaking from 2 holes . . . → Read More: NHK: Holes near bottom of containment vessel identified for first time at Fukushima plant — “Gushing out” of Reactor No. 1 — Similar damage suspected at Units 2 and 3 (VIDEO)

First video of groundwater pouring into basement of Fukushima Unit 1 turbine building — Mixes with highly contaminated water from melted down reactors and flows to Pacific Ocean (VIDEO)

Asahi Shimbun, Sept. 5, 2013: [...] TEPCO said Sept. 4 it confirmed groundwater is flowing into the first basement of the No. 1 reactor turbine building from the junction of the building and outside piping. To locate underground water influx, TEPCO drilled a hole on the first floor of the No. 1 turbine building . . . → Read More: First video of groundwater pouring into basement of Fukushima Unit 1 turbine building — Mixes with highly contaminated water from melted down reactors and flows to Pacific Ocean (VIDEO)

Nuclear Engineer: Estimated 276 quadrillion Bq of Cs-137 entered Fukushima basements — Triple Chernobyl total release — A portion “has already made its way to aquifer, whence it can easily flow into sea”

Title: The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013 Authors: Mycle Schneider, Antony Froggatt Date Published: July 2013

Mr. [Toru] Ebisawa, who had served NAIIC as an expert reactor engineer, estimated the amount of radioactivity that had seeped into the water that fills the basement of the reactor buildings (Unit-1, -2 and -3, as of . . . → Read More: Nuclear Engineer: Estimated 276 quadrillion Bq of Cs-137 entered Fukushima basements — Triple Chernobyl total release — A portion “has already made its way to aquifer, whence it can easily flow into sea”

Tepco to demolish makeshift cover at Fukushima Reactor No. 1 — Trying to remove “radioactive material” — Will take 4 years for new one (PHOTO)

Title: Cover on Fukushima reactor building to be demolished Source: Asahi Author: JIN NISHIKAWA Date: May 10, 2013

[Tepco] will demolish and replace the makeshift canopy covering a badly damaged reactor building at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in order to remove rubble and radioactive material.

TEPCO, which announced the plan on . . . → Read More: Tepco to demolish makeshift cover at Fukushima Reactor No. 1 — Trying to remove “radioactive material” — Will take 4 years for new one (PHOTO)

NRC: Fukushima reactor’s containment leaked at 300% per day — Assumed only 1% (VIDEO)

Source: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Day 1 Author: The Helen Caldicott Foundation Date Presented: March 11, 2013

At ~60:00 in

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education:

What the NRC said in a phone call on March 23 [2011] is that the reactors at Daiichi were leaking at 300% . . . → Read More: NRC: Fukushima reactor’s containment leaked at 300% per day — Assumed only 1% (VIDEO)

Japan Nuclear Expert: “Containment vessel continued to break at various spots, one after another” from Fukushima melted fuel — “It lost the protective wall which seals in radiation” (VIDEO)

Title: Fukushima Daiichi: A Chronological Account of the Disaster Event: Helen Caldicott Foundation Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Co-Sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility Source: ERF2012 Videographed & Edited by: Intertelemedia, Inc Translated by: Kazko Kawai, Voices for Lively Spring Subtitled by: East River Films Inc Date: March . . . → Read More: Japan Nuclear Expert: “Containment vessel continued to break at various spots, one after another” from Fukushima melted fuel — “It lost the protective wall which seals in radiation” (VIDEO)

“Too many holes” in Fukushima reactors? May have to fill up suppression chambers with cement -Tepco

Title: Flooding complicates clean-up at Japanese nuclear plant Source: Reuters By: James Topham and Mari Saito (Aaron Sheldrick; Editing by Robert Birsel) Date: March 8, 2013

[...] Plugging leaks in the reactors and removing the water is a necessary before removing melted fuel from the three damaged reactors. [...]

“We are developing remote technologies . . . → Read More: “Too many holes” in Fukushima reactors? May have to fill up suppression chambers with cement -Tepco

Japan Times: Melted fuel burned holes in Fukushima reactors — Explosions cracked containment vessels?

Title: Water is both the savior and the bane at Fukushima No. 1 Source: The Japan Times Author: Kazuaki Nagata Date: Mar 9, 2013

Water is both the savior and the bane at Fukushima No. 1 [...]

Tokyo Electric Power Co. isn’t making much progress decommissioning reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4 [...]

Water . . . → Read More: Japan Times: Melted fuel burned holes in Fukushima reactors — Explosions cracked containment vessels?

Nuclear Engineer: Proof that fuel fragments were “sneezed” out of Unit 1 Fukushima Reactor and into Torus

Title:  UPDATE ON FUKUSHIMA Date: February 21, 2013

Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer: Proof that fuel fragments were “sneezed” out of the Unit 1 Fukushima Reactor and into the Torus.

Source: Tepco

I don’t agree with Arnie’s analysis where he states that the fuel fragments have left the Containment . . . → Read More: Nuclear Engineer: Proof that fuel fragments were “sneezed” out of Unit 1 Fukushima Reactor and into Torus

“Pile of sediments” filmed at Fukushima Unit 1 — Tepco taking sample from corner of torus room (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Follow-up to: Gundersen: Nuclear fuel has left containment as particles and settled out on the bottom outside the containment

EXSKF, Feb. 21, 2013: Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 1 Torus Room Video Shows a Pile of Sediments on the Floor

Tepco, Feb. 22, 2013: Investigation Method (Sampling of Accumulated Water and Sediments) [...] . . . → Read More: “Pile of sediments” filmed at Fukushima Unit 1 — Tepco taking sample from corner of torus room (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Tepco finds 920 millisieverts per hour in Fukushima Unit 1 torus room — Gundersen: “There are fuel fragments outside the containment”

Investigation of Unit 1 Torus Room at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Day 1) Tokyo Electric Power Company February 20, 2013

In response to news of Tepco finding radiation levels of 920 millisieverts per hour in the Unit 1 torus room, nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen writes to ENENews, “There are fuel fragments outside . . . → Read More: Tepco finds 920 millisieverts per hour in Fukushima Unit 1 torus room — Gundersen: “There are fuel fragments outside the containment”

Asahi: Chilling warning seen in newly released Fukushima images — Shows ‘highly radioactive debris’ near Reactor 1 marked “Danger!” (PHOTOS)

Title: Photos show workers’ eye views of Fukushima disaster aftermath Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Date: February 02, 2013

Asahi Caption: Highly radioactive debris identified near the No. 1 reactor. A warning left in white paint reads “Kiken,” or “Danger!” The photo was taken on March 31, 2011.

The operator of the . . . → Read More: Asahi: Chilling warning seen in newly released Fukushima images — Shows ‘highly radioactive debris’ near Reactor 1 marked “Danger!” (PHOTOS)

Report: M7.3 quake caused reaction inside Unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi — Indications are that something corium related is going on

Title: Unit 1; Post Quake Reaction & Torus Oddity Indicate Larger Problem Source: SimplyInfo Date: December 8th, 2012

We have reported extensively about a phenomenon going on inside unit 1 since the accident. Whenever there is a strong quake, the radiation in the Drywell B sensor goes up considerably, pressure and other readings tend . . . → Read More: Report: M7.3 quake caused reaction inside Unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi — Indications are that something corium related is going on

Michio Kaku: 3 meltdowns in Fukushima, but uranium actually totally liquified… 1st time in history — “Reactor actually melted totally” (VIDEO)

Previously Kaku has stated that one Fukushima reactor had “liquified”

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, November 20, 2012:

Professor Michio Kaku, City College of New York:

We had three simultaneous core meltdowns in Fukushima, but the uranium actually liquified — liquified — we’ve never seen a totally liquified core before.

First time . . . → Read More: Michio Kaku: 3 meltdowns in Fukushima, but uranium actually totally liquified… 1st time in history — “Reactor actually melted totally” (VIDEO)