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

Crude oil seen in water by blowout in Gulf — AP: Sheen reported each day since incident began — First estimated at 7,000 gallons a day (PHOTOS)

Expert: Blown-out well in Gulf remains “plenty dangerous” — Will material plugging flow of gas hold? — New flyover of rig carcass (VIDEO)

‘Chaos’ over 4 underground oil blowouts in Canada: “Everybody is freaking out about this” — Spills can’t be stopped, “There is no off button” — Leaking since winter (VIDEO)

Burning well in Gulf has ‘bridged over’ — “Sand and sediment collapsed into area being drilled, blocking the line” — Feds say gas flow stopped, fire decreasing (PHOTO)

PHOTO: Parts of Gulf rig now “melting and falling” into sea — Drill floor and derrick collapse

Expert: Blaze on Gulf rig may last for months; Workers hit “high-pressure gas pocket” — Official: “At this point, they’re going to let it burn out”

PHOTO: Burning rig in Gulf “begins to implode” — Support beams folded and collapsed — Gov’t “very tight-lipped about what’s going on with rig today” — Firefighting vessels forced to move away

CNN: Explosion in Gulf of Mexico; Fire erupts after blowout — ABC: “Major environmental threat may be unfolding” (VIDEO)

Gizmodo: Entirely possible leaking nuclear material from Fukushima is going to U.S. and Canada — Bloomberg: “Fish contamination concerns have spread beyond Japan”

AP: Official says suffocation risk at giant Louisiana sinkhole — Spewing gas could cause explosion hazard (VIDEO)

“Worrisome” spike in deadly birth defects around leaking U.S. nuclear site — Officials claim “it could be a complete coincidence” — No news reports mention it’s by the most contaminated area in Western Hemisphere #Hanford

Video: Official unable to find bottom of giant Louisiana sinkhole during depth survey — All of 750 foot measuring cord used