Tepco Survey: 160 milliSv/h from water in Reactor No. 2 — Paint color “may have changed due to accident”

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Kyodo: Criminal complaint to be filed against top gov’t and Tepco officials — Says failures left many exposed to radiation — Assemblyman: “Nonsense that nobody has been held criminally responsible for causing a major nuclear accident”

NHK: Radiation levels too high for humans to continue at Reactors No. 2 and 3 — Workers must repair damage to suppression chambers (VIDEO)

‘Developing Story’ at Los Alamos: “No timetable for any release of details concerning what the substance actually was” — Even newspaper got automated 911 call — Businesses on DP Road still waiting for all-clear — Advised to shelter in place

Los Alamos sends reverse-911 call warning residents — People told to stay indoors — Container released unknown gas — Caused “flash” on contact with air — Roads closed, Hazmat team dispatched to Material Disposal Area B

Japan Gov’t: “More shakes may follow over the next week or so” — Powerful quake in Chiba/Ibaraki an aftershock of M9.0 on 3/11

M5.0 hits Chiba/Tokyo region — 17 aftershocks above M3.0 in area over last 10 hours since intense quake

Nuclear Insider: Surprise at how much cesium is moving through environment — Crops with no direct contact to Fukushima fallout still highly contaminated (VIDEO)

Gov’t: Highest plutonium concentration found almost 20km away from Fukushima plant

More: 10 quakes in Chiba during last 90 minutes — Most recent is M4.5 intensity 3

Intense M6.1 in Chiba with multiple aftershocks — Fukushima hit with M4.6 — Began with M6.8 off northeast Japan four hours ago (MAPS)

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Tsunami warning issued after M6.8 quake hits off northeast Japan (MAP)

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Watch: Alpha radiation detected 50km south of Fukushima in Iwaki City — Up to 1,000 times more dangerous than beta or gamma equivalent (VIDEO)

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Report: There are no sparrows, says birdwatcher in Nagoya — “Downtown area was void of any form of birds”

KPBS: Concern over reports of high radiation levels near California nuke plant — Results shared with many residents via internet — Homeland Security professor believes readings not correct

Study claims Tokyo newborns had ‘safe’ 1,140 microsievert thyroid dose — Only counted food and water — Did not include inhaled radioactivity — Did not include first 10 days when iodine and other short-lived isotopes peaked

Asahi: Multiple hospitals refuse to treat man who evacuated elderly from highly radioactive area — “Physical condition gradually deteriorated” — Maxed out radiation detector

Chernobyl Expert: Fukushima’s final toll will be worse — Multiple facilities, longer duration, population far more dense (RADIO)

Science Writer: Science websites “actively contributed to biased misinformation” on Fukushima — Reporting leaves impression it’s over and under control — Public will only be “informed” in order to avoid panic

Fukushima Worker: “There is radiation that is coming from the ground” — “There are no rights being observed at the moment” (VIDEO)

*The Economist* Nuclear power: A dream that failed — Promise of global transformation gone — Concern over safety, finances — Previously concluded industry “safe as a chocolate factory”

PBS Newshour: Cesium killed pine trees as far as you can see — Are there animals that can live here? No, no (VIDEO)