6:45a ET: M5.1 quake hits Fukushima 30 minutes after M4.5

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Mainichi: U.S. museum makes it clear that art will not go to Fukushima because of radiation — “Strangely ironic”

NHK on 3/12: “Oops, we’re not supposed to say that” fuel rods are exposed — Director cuts off reporter — Reactor explodes 3 hours later (VIDEO)

Boing Boing: Journalist reports being threatened in Japan by official at gunpoint, ordered to sign falsified confession — “Implies that this is related to his coverage of Fukushima”

NHK: Internal radiation exposure damages DNA — Plutonium hot particle seen in cell — Avoid touching the “death ash” (VIDEO)

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Tepco Meeting: “Do you want to kill someone again?” — “Don’t you get it?” Tepco: “We just heard today that he committed suicide and we are really sorry to hear that” (VIDEO)

Tepco Meeting: “Do you want to kill someone again?” — “Don’t you get it?” Tepco: “We just heard today that he committed suicide and we are really sorry to hear that” (VIDEO)

Japan Times: Radiation problems will continue for a very long time — Complete disclosure needed — Nuclear issues have come to home to roost — Praise for nuke-free conference in Yokohama

Oysters growing at double normal speed in North Japan — “Rafts would have sunk from weight of oysters”

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Calgary Sun: “No need to panic – probably” about Fukushima fallout that rained on Canada — Gov’t “hasn’t even released the data”… More

Top Gov’t Official: Fukushima nuke report was so shocking we decided to treat it as if it didn’t exist -Kyodo

Comedy Show? Radio: Fukushima very much under control — Notion that Japan is ruined in any way isn’t true unfortunately — Nuclear power not all China Syndrome stuff (VIDEO)

Radio: Fukushima very much under control — Notion that Japan is ruined in any way isn’t true unfortunately — Nuclear power not all China Syndrome stuff (VIDEO)

NYT: Many experts now believe gov’t officials covered up true extent of public health risk from radiation — “Can no longer pull the wool over public’s eyes”

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Syracuse Professor: “Chernobyl had an exemplary operating record prior to the accident” — Claims new reactors “inherently safe” — No increased childhood cancer near NPPs — US gov’t spends “hundreds of billions” on renewable energy

Reuters: Tepco to be nationalized for 10 years — Trying to prevent insolvency — May be delisted if conditions deteriorate -Kyodo

40 microSv/h detected from radioactive gravel site used for schools, homes — Measured one meter above source

Life in the Evacuation Zone: Opening door, a strong smell of body waste — I’m abused all the time — Wish I could kill him

Report: Concern Reactor 2 will not last long enough to begin removing melted fuel — PCV wall very corroded

Fukushima Worker: Too much liquid dripping inside reactor to be evaporated water — Something must be open from damage

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Two shallow quakes hit Fukushima one hour apart — M3.8 followed by M3.7 (MAPS)

Plutonium detected under 70 miles from Tokyo -Gov’t

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Kyodo: Reporter measures radiation 5+ times higher than gov’t officials — Same time, same location — Device maxed out at 20 microSv/h

Tepco backpedals on No. 2 water level: “Possibly” 2.8 meters of water inside reactor, had been claiming much higher — Now just “quite unlikely” fuel is exposed