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Professor Shocked: “The core completely liquified — There’s nothing left — There’s no hook — There’s no remaining collapsed core” (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: Physicist: Unit 2 completely liquified, 100% liquification of uranium core — “We’ve never seen this before in the history of nuclear power” (VIDEO)

Michio Kaku: “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives By the Year 2100″ Feb. 23, 2012 Audio Credit: KPFA’s Flashpoints, May 9, . . . → Read More: Professor Shocked: “The core completely liquified — There’s nothing left — There’s no hook — There’s no remaining collapsed core” (VIDEO)

Physicist: Unit 2 completely liquified, 100% liquification of uranium core — “We’ve never seen this before in the history of nuclear power” (VIDEO)

*UPDATED* ORIGINAL PRESENTATION HERE: Professor Shocked: “The core completely liquified — There’s nothing left — There’s no hook — There’s no remaining collapsed core” (VIDEO)

Interview with Michio Kaku Flashpoints (KPFA) May 9, 2012

Fukushima reactor 4 still threatens the world as we know. We’ll spend the hour with Dr. Micio Kaku.

. . . → Read More: Physicist: Unit 2 completely liquified, 100% liquification of uranium core — “We’ve never seen this before in the history of nuclear power” (VIDEO)

Michio Kaku on Spent Fuel Pool No. 4: People don’t realize it’s on a knife’s edge — Near the tipping point (AUDIO)

Interview with Michio Kaku Flashpoints (KPFA) May 9, 2012

Fukushima reactor 4 still threatens the world as we know. We’ll spend the hour with Dr. Micio Kaku.

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People don’t realize that the Fukushima reactor is on a knife’s edge. It’s near the tipping point.

A small earthquake, another pipe break, . . . → Read More: Michio Kaku on Spent Fuel Pool No. 4: People don’t realize it’s on a knife’s edge — Near the tipping point (AUDIO)

Young girl covered in mud during decontamination effort in former Fukushima evacuation zone — Ban on entering area lifted only last month (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Follow-up to: Gundersen: 20 percent of young girls living in some areas around Fukushima Daiichi will get cancer from radiation over their lifetimes (AUDIO)

Kawauchi Village planting rice on test basis NHK Monday, May 14, 2012 05:45 +0900 (JST)

h/t Fukushima Diary

Rice planting on a test basis has begun in a village . . . → Read More: Young girl covered in mud during decontamination effort in former Fukushima evacuation zone — Ban on entering area lifted only last month (PHOTO & VIDEO)

NHK: Radioactive rats with high levels of cesium found 70km from Fukushima plant — As sensitive to radiation as humans (VIDEO)

High cesium levels detected in rats near Fukushima NHK May 14, 2012

High levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in rats Researchers from the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute [Rats] collected from remote areas of Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures In October and December 3,100 becquerels of cesium per kilogram was detected in . . . → Read More: NHK: Radioactive rats with high levels of cesium found 70km from Fukushima plant — As sensitive to radiation as humans (VIDEO)

WSJ: Japan Prime Minister ‘hedges’ when asked about Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 — Fears revived after U.S. senator’s warning of huge danger that remains at Fukushima

Noda’s Hedged Reassurances On Fukushima Daiichi Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time Yuka Hayashi May 14, 2012, 7:02 PM JST

Noda’s Hedged Reassurances on Fukushima Daiichi

The biggest question for many foreigners thinking about visiting Japan is whether the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is now safe enough. Reviving their fear recently was a letter . . . → Read More: WSJ: Japan Prime Minister ‘hedges’ when asked about Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 — Fears revived after U.S. senator’s warning of huge danger that remains at Fukushima

Nuclear Expert: I believe entire No. 4 fuel pool had drained to point where boiling occurred — Footage shows top of fuel racks were exposed to air (VIDEO)

Fukushima Daiichi: The Truth and the Future Fairewinds Energy Education May 12, 2012

As part of a presentation in Kansai, Japan on May 12th 2012, Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education answered specific questions asked by symposium organizers regarding the condition of the spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4. Fairewinds . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: I believe entire No. 4 fuel pool had drained to point where boiling occurred — Footage shows top of fuel racks were exposed to air (VIDEO)

Footage of explosion at Unit No. 4 said to exist (VIDEO)

Fukushima Daiichi: The Truth and the Future Fairewinds Energy Education May 12, 2012

As part of a presentation in Kansai, Japan on May 12th 2012, Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education answered specific questions asked by symposium organizers regarding the condition of the spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4. Fairewinds . . . → Read More: Footage of explosion at Unit No. 4 said to exist (VIDEO)

Finally, it appears the world community is listening to Japanese diplomat’s concerns about Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 (VIDEO)

Fukushima Daiichi: The Truth and the Future Fairewinds Energy Education May 12, 2012

As part of a presentation in Kansai, Japan on May 12th 2012, Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education answered specific questions asked by symposium organizers regarding the condition of the spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4. Fairewinds . . . → Read More: Finally, it appears the world community is listening to Japanese diplomat’s concerns about Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 (VIDEO)

Nuclear Expert: Fukushima releases are equal to or greater than Chernobyl — Radioactive noble gas clouds over US Northwest much worse than ever anticipated (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: Nuclear Expert: “I believe Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl and I think I can prove that” (VIDEO)

Fukushima Daiichi: The Truth and the Future Fairewinds Energy Education May 12, 2012

As part of a presentation in Kansai, Japan on May 12th 2012, Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education answered specific . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: Fukushima releases are equal to or greater than Chernobyl — Radioactive noble gas clouds over US Northwest much worse than ever anticipated (VIDEO)

Gundersen’s Kansai Presentation: Pellets of nuclear fuel were scattered around Fukushima site — Pieces, not atoms, but pieces — Hydrogen will not create explosion seen at Unit No. 3 (VIDEO)

Fukushima Daiichi: The Truth and the Future Fairewinds Energy Education May 12, 2012

As part of a presentation in Kansai, Japan on May 12th 2012, Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education answered specific questions asked by symposium organizers regarding the condition of the spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4. Fairewinds . . . → Read More: Gundersen’s Kansai Presentation: Pellets of nuclear fuel were scattered around Fukushima site — Pieces, not atoms, but pieces — Hydrogen will not create explosion seen at Unit No. 3 (VIDEO)

“Serious Implications”: Tokyo radiation an issue with IOC officials — Consultant said concerns were growing in Europe about possible contamination of Tokyo

Nuclear disaster casts shadow on Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic bid AJW by The Asahi Shimbun KAMOME FUJIMORI May 12, 2012

[...] The Tokyo metropolitan government, led by outspoken Governor Shintaro Ishihara, and the 2020 Olympic bid committee became aware of the serious implications of the nuclear disaster last fall when a Paris-based consulting firm said . . . → Read More: “Serious Implications”: Tokyo radiation an issue with IOC officials — Consultant said concerns were growing in Europe about possible contamination of Tokyo

Diplomat: Japan public “beginning to slow burn” and “becoming very indignant” — Gov’t “very fearful of opening any reactors” (VIDEO)

Richard Broinowski* on Uranium and Nuclear Uploaded by lysisfilms Published on Apr 27, 2012

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Above all what we are having in Japan now, finally, is the mobilization of a good deal of indignation among the Japanese people They’re beginning to coalesce into angry groups, which they have not done before . . . → Read More: Diplomat: Japan public “beginning to slow burn” and “becoming very indignant” — Gov’t “very fearful of opening any reactors” (VIDEO)

Nuclear Expert: Tokyo radiation data “terrifying” after Fukushima meltdowns — US knew city was in jeopardy since beginning and didn’t warn people (VIDEO)

Arnie Gundersen Interviewed by Mike Adams May 11, 2012

“Gundersen is chief engineer of energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates and a former nuclear power industry executive” -Wikipedia

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FOIA requests from NRC [...]

They had data from the roof of the embassy in Tokyo in the first week that was terrifying, yet . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: Tokyo radiation data “terrifying” after Fukushima meltdowns — US knew city was in jeopardy since beginning and didn’t warn people (VIDEO)

If Fukushima spent fuel pool goes dry would be like a massive dirty bomb being set off (VIDEO)

Arnie Gundersen Interviewed by Mike Adams May 11, 2012

“Gundersen is chief engineer of energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates and a former nuclear power industry executive” -Wikipedia

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Nuclear Expert: “I believe Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl and I think I can prove that” (VIDEO)

Arnie Gundersen Interviewed by Mike Adams May 11, 2012

“Gundersen is chief engineer of energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates and a former nuclear power industry executive” -Wikipedia

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I believe Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl and I think I can prove that.

Gundersen: Everybody’s focused on Unit 4, but structure of Unit 3 thought to be weaker (VIDEO)

Arnie Gundersen Interviewed by Mike Adams May 11, 2012

“Gundersen is chief engineer of energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates and a former nuclear power industry executive” -Wikipedia

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Everybody’s focused on Unit 4, and rightfully so, but Unit 3 had a more severe explosion and is likely structurally weakened more than Unit . . . → Read More: Gundersen: Everybody’s focused on Unit 4, but structure of Unit 3 thought to be weaker (VIDEO)

NHK: Tornado occurred in Fukushima during recent storm (VIDEO)

Simultaneous tornadoes in northern KantoNHKSaturday, May 12, 2012 [...] three tornadoes [...] occurred at about the same time last Sunday [...]

Researchers at the Japan Meteorological Agency say one tornado that hit Ibaraki and Tochigi Prefectures left damage over an area about 31-kilometers long and 650- meters wide. [...]

The researchers said three other . . . → Read More: NHK: Tornado occurred in Fukushima during recent storm (VIDEO)

No. 4 fuel pool will swing like upside down pendulum during quake — Suspended 100 feet in air (VIDEO)

Arnie Gundersen Interviewed by Mike Adams May 11, 2012

“Gundersen is chief engineer of energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates and a former nuclear power industry executive” -Wikipedia

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The Fukushima 4 pool is way up in the air [about 100 ft high] so it’s like and an upside down pendulum in the . . . → Read More: No. 4 fuel pool will swing like upside down pendulum during quake — Suspended 100 feet in air (VIDEO)

Former Ambassador: No. 4 reactor a top national security issue for entire world — Could start “the ultimate catastrophe”

Doomsday scenarios spread about No. 4 reactor at Fukushima plant Shukan Asahi Weekly Magazine (via AJW by The Asahi Shimbun) By HIDEO SATO May 10, 2012 Emphasis Added

[...] Mitsuhei Murata, 74, a professor emeritus at Tokaigakuen University who once served as Japan’s ambassador to Switzerland, said, “The existence of the No. 4 reactor . . . → Read More: Former Ambassador: No. 4 reactor a top national security issue for entire world — Could start “the ultimate catastrophe”

Tepco on risk at Unit No. 4: Spent Fuel Pool can withstand up to a lower-6 intensity quake without collapsing

Doomsday scenarios spread about No. 4 reactor at Fukushima plant Shukan Asahi Weekly Magazine (via AJW by The Asahi Shimbun) By HIDEO SATO May 10, 2012

[...] Arnie Gundersen, a U.S. nuclear engineer who visited Japan in February, has raised other concerns.

In an interview with Shukan Asahi at that time, Gundersen said the . . . → Read More: Tepco on risk at Unit No. 4: Spent Fuel Pool can withstand up to a lower-6 intensity quake without collapsing

Japan Nuclear Expert: Humanity as a whole has literally never experienced something like Fukushima — “We will be fighting this radiation on the order of tens or hundreds of years” (VIDEO)

Press Conference on Fukushima Daiichi Disaster May 4, 2012 10:00 am ET

Hiroaki Koide, Nuclear Reactor Specialist and Assistant Professor at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute

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Wait awaits us is a very long battle to somehow find a way to encapsulate or enclose this large amount of radiation.

This is something . . . → Read More: Japan Nuclear Expert: Humanity as a whole has literally never experienced something like Fukushima — “We will be fighting this radiation on the order of tens or hundreds of years” (VIDEO)