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


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

Yomiuri: Melted nuclear fuel heat causing water to rain down inside reactor No. 2?

Iodine-131 detected in Tokyo snow on Jan. 20

SOURCE: Fukushima Diary

Mark Your Calendars: Next survey inside Reactor 2 containment vessel set for 2017

Tokyo hospital president doubts Tepco claim that Fukushima boss Yoshida has cancer of esophagus — Exposed to at least 70 milliSv radiation dose


Mainichi: Japan now looking to Chernobyl info for help dealing with human health effects of nuclear meltdown — Will enable gov’t to implement “effective measures”

Japan nuclear professor warns melted fuel may NOT be covered by water at Reactor 2

8 trillion becquerels of cesium found in pit of water at Reactor 2

Tepco doubted own projections — Failed to detect ANY coolant water in Reactor 2 — Not surprised they were incorrect

Japan Times: Much of melted fuel is believed to have burned down to bottom of containment vessels — At “last line of defense”

Japan Professor: Tepco is believed to have blown air into hole drilled at Reactor 2 in attempt to keep radiation from escaping Journalist covering Fukushima reportedly harassed and imprisoned on return to Tokyo — “What are the names of people you met in Fukushima?” asked officer

Steamy ‘Cold Shutdown’? Reactor 2 vessel full of moisture — Water dripping from roof

‘Major Mystery’: Serious concern at Fukushima as Tepco doesn’t know where melted fuel came to rest -Japan Times