Senior Scientist: Plume of Fukushima nuclear material from initial releases to reach U.S. West Coast before August 2014 — Will continue for years as contamination never stopped flowing into ocean (AUDIO)

Explosion at U.S. nuclear plant triggered emergency alert — It was “of sufficient force to damage permanent structures or equipment within the Protected Area” (VIDEO) #ShearonHarris

KTXL Sacramento: “Now the threat of radioactive water rushing our way” from Japan — “Traces of radiation found in area fish” — No danger, says pro-nuclear expert (VIDEO)

(UPDATED) Alert at U.S. nuclear plant after ‘equipment malfunction’ — Official: There was “a little bit of smoke, so we had to declare this alert”

National Geographic: 3 years for contamination to reach U.S. coast from Fukushima, scientist estimates

Oregon Health Officials: We are actively monitoring the situation in Japan — We are not ‘yet’ mobilizing in response to the news — We will respond with enhanced efforts as appropriate

Shock? UC Berkeley Professor Claims: “No matter what happens in Fukushima, it’s not going to be a problem over here” — U.S. Gov’t: “Any kind of release in Japan would be non-detectable here” (Studies say otherwise)

Gov’t: Contaminants in giant sinkhole could spread to freshwater swampland — Benzene is entering groundwater — Damage to ‘Louisiana Coastal Zone’

UK Reporter: Gas bubbling up like ‘small underwater geysers’ around giant Louisiana sinkhole; Widespread methane leakage — General: Big environmental groups ignoring disaster

TV: Close call at U.S. nuclear plant — Evacuated for 5 hours after leak set off alarm — “Let out a large amount of gas” (VIDEO) #Farley

‘Terrorists’ reach nuclear bomb material at U.S. facility during mock attack

U.S. nuclear plant remains under ‘Alert’ — Fire retardant system engaged — Concern about oxygen levels — Safety teams on site #Farley

U.S. nuclear plant declares ‘Alert’ — “Events could degrade or have degraded level of safety” — “Public should stay tuned to radio and TV” #Farley

Businessweek: U.S. plutonium facility “might blow up, or, as they like to call it, experience a ‘criticality event’” — “450 billion gallons of industrial and radiological contaminants dumped directly into soil” — Threatens water supplies for millions across Pacific Northwest #Hanford

Newspaper: Giant Louisiana sinkhole now over 20 times larger than last year — It’s “taken on a volcano-like quality”

Army General (Ret.): Giant Louisiana sinkhole is “unprecedented environmental disaster” — Concern about failure of another cavern nearby — Butane still being added to salt dome

AP: Man dead after being almost decapitated near U.S. nuclear plant — Energy Official: “An unusual and unfortunate occurrence… We are taking this very seriously”

Report: Landfill fire moved beyond equipment meant to stop its advance toward nuclear waste… Essentially ‘fire line’ is breached — St. Louis Official: Something must be done, but there’s nothing we can do — Asst. Fire Chief: “Words can’t explain how important it is” to have a good plan (VIDEO)

Blowout in Gulf still leaking? Scientists checking for pollution are not allowed within 5 miles of site — Sheen continues to be observed — Fire boats remain nearby — Gas could “impact offshore ecosystems”

Radio: Uranium-contaminated plume covers 125 acres at U.S. nuclear site — Over 300 lbs. of uranium a year flowing into Columbia River (AUDIO) #Hanford

Fire that shut down U.S. nuclear reactor released “potentially toxic gas or asphyxiant or flammable gas that could impact plant operation” #Callaway

Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant: Fire shuts down reactor — “Reports of black smoke” — Company says no release of radioactivity “above normal operating limits” #Callaway