Mainichi: Gov’t needs to explain risk of more explosions at Fukushima — “Nothing but speculation” that fuel is being cooled by water

Report: Radioactive strontium detected near Tokyo, in Tokorozawa City at 348 Bq/kg


Time: Some worry that melted Fukushima fuel may “reignite”

CNN: Spent fuel rods are “very damaged” — Fires from heat at SFP No. 4 are believed to have damaged reactor building (VIDEO)

LA Times: Fukushima reactors to be encased in concrete — “Critics say that continuing harm is being caused by the plant”

NYT: Experts suspect melted fuel may be threatening groundwater — “Battle of epic proportions” says Koide — Concerns over recriticality

Gundersen via Bloomberg: “I actually think it’s going to blow up in their face” after declaring cold shutdown while nuclear cores still “extraordinarily hot”

Gov’t officials investigating Fukushima want to know if “nuclear” explosions destroyed reactors — Tepco “not in a position to comment”

Independent: Giant concrete ‘diaper’ to be built under Fukushima plant in effort to stop radioactive substances leaking into ground -Nuclear experts

Mainichi: Absolutely no progress being made at Fukushima plant says reporter — “Japanese media have turned away from this issue” — Story far from over

Yomiuri: Former Japan PM ‘hints’ of recriticality at Fukushima — Found Chlorine-38 in Reactor No. 1 water tested at research institute


TEPCO preparing to dump ‘decontaminated’ water into ocean — Still has strontium after ‘decontamination’… likely plutonium, uranium too (VIDEO)

Yomiuri: Meltdowns were advancing while being kept hidden from public for months — Gov’t “very cautious” about saying meltdown

Tepco: Send us people who don’t mind dying (VIDEO)

“To work at Fukushima is equivalent to being given an order to die” say radiation experts — $190 taxi ride for workers to get home from ‘free’ medical clinic (VIDEO)

Worker at Reactor No. 3 says nuclear fuel gone from Spent Fuel Pool — “Great skepticism” that any pellets remain (VIDEO)


Ex-Fukushima Worker: Evacuation zone should be 80km — “Almost as though they are living inside a nuclear power plant” (VIDEO)

*MUST SEE* Ex-Fukushima Worker: Evacuation zone should be 80km — “Almost as though they are living inside a nuclear power plant” (VIDEO)

Now 40 years to ‘decommission’ Fukushima reactors, says gov’t timetable revealed by NHK — Pushed back 10 years (VIDEO)

Deception? NYT: Experts seriously doubt gov’t Fukushima control claims — Fear Japan only trying to “appease growing public anger”

NYT on Recriticality: Japan nuclear prof. says chain reaction at Fukushima can’t be ruled out — Disagrees with expert in America who says it’s unlikely

Japan TV Announcer: We can no longer expect anything from gov’t… We must change this country — Worries about his security


Journalist finds Tokyo indoor dust contaminated with cesium at 1,730 Bq/kg — Scientist: Dust with Fukushima fallout is the source of human radiation exposure (VIDEO)