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Gundersen on TV: Biggest problem I see is Oyster Creek plant near Jersey Shore — No way to cool spent fuel pool while power is out — All nuclear fuel is in pool, none in reactor (VIDEO)

>>> Follow-up to: Top Hurricane Expert: Sandy getting worse, way beyond anything we imagined — Jersey Shore to be ‘obliterated’ — A stunningly spectacular event in worst way (VIDEO) <<<

Title: Nuclear Plants from Virginia to Vermont Could Be Impacted from Massive Hurricane Sandy Source: Democracy Now Date: Oct. 29, 2012

Nuclear Expert . . . → Read More: Gundersen on TV: Biggest problem I see is Oyster Creek plant near Jersey Shore — No way to cool spent fuel pool while power is out — All nuclear fuel is in pool, none in reactor (VIDEO)

Top Hurricane Expert: Sandy getting worse, way beyond anything we imagined — Jersey Shore to be ‘obliterated’ — A stunningly spectacular event in worst way (VIDEO)

>>> Follow-up to: Report: Sandy forecast to hit New Jersey nuclear reactor with same design as Fukushima No. 1 — Hot fuel recently loaded in pool? (MAPS) <<<

Bryan Norcross, Hurricane Specialist Source: The Weather Channel Date: Oct. 29, 2012 at 11:00a ET

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A: Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station . . . → Read More: Top Hurricane Expert: Sandy getting worse, way beyond anything we imagined — Jersey Shore to be ‘obliterated’ — A stunningly spectacular event in worst way (VIDEO)

Governor: Hurricane Sandy is “largest threat to human life our state has experienced in anyone’s lifetime… The last time we saw anything like this was never” — Coast Guard: “It could be devastation” (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: Officials in Connecticut warn of giant 16-foot storm surge, with 15-foot waves on top of that — State’s nuclear plant directly exposed on ocean (PHOTOS)

CNN: “It could be bad or it could be devastation.” -U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Steven Rattior

NBC: “The last time we saw anything like this was . . . → Read More: Governor: Hurricane Sandy is “largest threat to human life our state has experienced in anyone’s lifetime… The last time we saw anything like this was never” — Coast Guard: “It could be devastation” (VIDEO)

Hurricane Center Director: 11 feet of water rushing inland possible — NOAA: Above ground water levels could go up 11 feet (VIDEO)

Title: Storm-related public transit closures leave 10.8 million riders high, dry Source: CNN Date: Oct. 28, 2012

[Update 11:42 a.m.] Why could Hurricane Sandy send waters as high as 11 feet rushing inland? Because of its size, not its intensity, said Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center.

Watch the full NOAA . . . → Read More: Hurricane Center Director: 11 feet of water rushing inland possible — NOAA: Above ground water levels could go up 11 feet (VIDEO)

Gundersen: 26 nuclear plants in area where Hurricane Sandy likely to hit — If power lost, only plan is to let spent fuel pools heat up… no generators to pump in water (AUDIO)

Transcript Summary of an excerpt from the October 28, 2012 podcast by Fairewinds Energy Education:

You’ll hear in the next 2 days, “We’ve safely shutdown the plant” What Fukushima taught us is that doesn’t stop the decay heat You need the diesels to keep the reactors cool 26 plants in the East Coast . . . → Read More: Gundersen: 26 nuclear plants in area where Hurricane Sandy likely to hit — If power lost, only plan is to let spent fuel pools heat up… no generators to pump in water (AUDIO)

Gundersen: Hoax drew attention from report that Fukushima plant is still oozing radiation (AUDIO)

Transcript Summary of an excerpt from the October 28, 2012 podcast by Fairewinds Energy Education:

It was a hoax, Fairewinds was constantly talking to reporters and people who called in Hoax drew attention away from an important story coming out of Japan Radiation is not going down Woods Hole concluded the plant is . . . → Read More: Gundersen: Hoax drew attention from report that Fukushima plant is still oozing radiation (AUDIO)

NHK Documentary: Our civilization is met with disaster because of Fukushima crisis — It’s a “civilization disaster” -Umehara (VIDEO)

Watch the broadcast here

Title: A Kernel of Wheat: Japan’s Future after 3.11, Part of the ‘March to Recovery’ series Source: NHK Upload by: MissingSky101 Date Aired: October 28, 2012

Takeshi Umehara

Narrator: Umehara participated in the government’s reconstruction design council.

Japanese Philosopher Takeshi Umehara: [...] Actually, I’d call it a civilization disaster. . . . → Read More: NHK Documentary: Our civilization is met with disaster because of Fukushima crisis — It’s a “civilization disaster” -Umehara (VIDEO)

Uranium-238 spiked to 50 times normal levels in Hawaii air after Fukushima disaster — EPA changed unit of measurement after decades

Title: RadNet Source: US EPA h/t Fukushima Diary

Uranium-238 in 2011: 0.000215 picocuries per cubic meter (pCi/m3) Uranium-238 in 2010: 4 attocuries per cubic meter (aCi/m3)

The conversion factor is 1 picorcurie = 1,000,000 attocuries

This equals 215 aCi/m3 in 2011 compared to 4 aCi/m3 in 2010, a 53-fold increase.

The EPA’s ‘risk range . . . → Read More: Uranium-238 spiked to 50 times normal levels in Hawaii air after Fukushima disaster — EPA changed unit of measurement after decades

NYTimes: Urgent Warnings as Sandy Strengthens — Hurricane-Flood-Blizzard could stay over region for days — Feds with satellite phones stationed at nuclear plants (MAPS)

Watch the most current satellite loop from NOAA here

New York Times, 3:15p ET: Urgent Warnings as Hurricane Sandy Strengthens and Heads to Northeast [...] There were also fears of widespread flooding inland. [...] The full moon on Monday could cause even greater flooding because tides would be at their peak.

AP: Frigid air . . . → Read More: NYTimes: Urgent Warnings as Sandy Strengthens — Hurricane-Flood-Blizzard could stay over region for days — Feds with satellite phones stationed at nuclear plants (MAPS)

Watch: Underwater footage released of BP disaster site in Gulf — 15 droplets per minute caused massive slick? (VIDEO)

Title: FIRST LOOK: Source of Gulf Oil Sheen Source: WKRG Author: Debbie Williams Date: October 26, 2012

Oil near BP disaster site in Gulf; Oct. 5, 2012 (Source: On Wings Of Care)

[...] ROV’s, were sent to inspect the site earlier this month and find the source of the sheen. They captured what . . . → Read More: Watch: Underwater footage released of BP disaster site in Gulf — 15 droplets per minute caused massive slick? (VIDEO)

Nuclear Engineer on Recent Fukushima Fire: A couple of things jumped out at me right away (VIDEO)

(Follow-up to: Fukushima fire nearly twice as big as originally reported — Photo of firefighters extinguishing blaze)

Interview with Nuclear Engineer Chris Harris Nutrimedical Report Oct. 25, 2012

Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer:

A couple of things jumped out at me right away [...]

That area has been . . . → Read More: Nuclear Engineer on Recent Fukushima Fire: A couple of things jumped out at me right away (VIDEO)

State Expert: Crude oil and gas now coming up all over around giant sinkhole — Swamps bubbling back in the trees — Started a few days ago… it’s a good thing (VIDEO)

Geologist Gary Hecox at the Assumption Parish, Louisiana Sinkhole Meeting, October 23, 2012:

“We also have formation gas coming up all around the sinkhole.” “Going around we’ve noticed bubbles that were in the swamp as well as in the bayous… in the swamp when you get back in the trees.” “All kinds of . . . → Read More: State Expert: Crude oil and gas now coming up all over around giant sinkhole — Swamps bubbling back in the trees — Started a few days ago… it’s a good thing (VIDEO)

Colbert Report: Living next to nuclear plant a ‘dangerous thing’ — Reactors now in jokes along with lead paint or leaded gas (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: ‘The Daily Show’ is going nuclear: Nuclear industry will use program for ad campaign that claims to display value of atomic power — Trying to target younger audience -Bloomberg Colbert Report NOT Selling Out to Nuclear Industry? Mentions “no nukes” — Has Bonnie Raitt on as guest (VIDEOS)

Indiana Gov. Mitch . . . → Read More: Colbert Report: Living next to nuclear plant a ‘dangerous thing’ — Reactors now in jokes along with lead paint or leaded gas (VIDEO)

Japanese Legal Expert: “Even residents of Tokyo are evacuating” — More and more people fleeing Fukushima (VIDEO)

Title: Japanese Attorney Masaki Kito on Fukushima and real estate Published by: A4NR Published on: Oct 26, 2012

Watch the clip here

Louisiana Sinkhole Briefing: Essentially, the earth is fractured from the salt cavern all the way to surface — Crude oil coming up through fracture zone (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: Sinkhole Meeting: We don’t know how we’re going to stop crude oil from coming to surface — Turning to international experts for help (VIDEO){{empty}}[/intlink

Assumption Parish, Louisiana Sinkhole Meeting, October 23, 2012:

Watch the 1 hour and 40 minute briefing here

TV: Could radioactivity levels in US tuna go up even? Are fish headed here with higher levels? (VIDEO)

>> Follow-up to: More US tuna contaminated — Study: Entire food web “including humans” may be affected as Fukushima radionuclides spread to West Coast <<

Title: Radioactive traces from Japan found in NW albacore tuna Source: NWCN Date: Oct. 25, 2012

Reporter: The researchers point out these are preliminary findings. They plan to . . . → Read More: TV: Could radioactivity levels in US tuna go up even? Are fish headed here with higher levels? (VIDEO)

Watch: Tepco using “promotional balloon” to inspect Fukushima reactor building? Shaped like lightbulb with brass screw-in base — “Creative use of an advertising tool” finds high radiation levels (VIDEO)

Watch the video compiled from Tepco’s October 24, 2012 photos here

Excerpt from a October 24, 2012 report by the SimplyInfo research team:

TEPCO did another inspection of unit 1 [... the] balloon appears to be a promotional balloon shaped like a lightbulb complete with brass screw in base. Besides the creative use of . . . → Read More: Watch: Tepco using “promotional balloon” to inspect Fukushima reactor building? Shaped like lightbulb with brass screw-in base — “Creative use of an advertising tool” finds high radiation levels (VIDEO)

More US tuna contaminated — Study: Entire food web “including humans” may be affected as Fukushima radionuclides spread to West Coast

Source: http://www.pices.int/outgoing/PICES-2012/Abstracts/S11/8703_Brodeur-j.doc Backup: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:Vj5eDhzn7CgJ:www.pices.int/outgoing/PICES-2012/Abstracts/S11/8703_Brodeur-j.doc+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjGotfpC0ZEwJiS9GUndMw563-NnwTuqsBtLqfK-hw4FHtPXlJL131paSVMypTqYSH-fH54vDtK0SpsIfNPDWKpuuAH2RLc_Cwp7kHf8yH1fNimHJK3SvRZfk_jUOP-tWUA8TaI&sig=AHIEtbSqAcU45LImvzeUkyA9X0HimWcmjw

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Fisheries researcher Jason Phillips bleeds a just-caught albacore tuna into a collection bag (By Cisco Werner, Southwest Fisheries Science Center)

Presented: Oct. 16, 2012 in Hiroshima, Japan

Title: Assessment and characterization of radionuclide concentrations from the Fukushima Reactor release in the plankton and nekton communities of . . . → Read More: More US tuna contaminated — Study: Entire food web “including humans” may be affected as Fukushima radionuclides spread to West Coast

Sinkhole Geologist: The outer edge of the salt dome, best we can tell it’s gone… at the location of the cavern (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: Gov’t Expert: Louisiana sinkhole disaster unprecedented anywhere in world — Nobody’s ever dealt with this before — Not even any decent case studies that tell us how to proceed (VIDEO)

Assumption Parish, Louisiana Sinkhole Meeting, October 23, 2012:

TV: Giant Louisiana sinkhole now 5.5 acres in size — “I didn’t think it had gotten that big” (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: Sinkhole expands to 4 acres — 5,000 square feet of land lost since Tuesday (VIDEO)

Title: Residents get break down of Bayou Corne sinkhole situation Source: FOX 44 Author: Kris Cusanza Date: October 23, 2012

Dozens of Bayou Corne residents gathered at St. Joseph the Worker church hall in Pierre Part for . . . → Read More: TV: Giant Louisiana sinkhole now 5.5 acres in size — “I didn’t think it had gotten that big” (VIDEO)

Fukushima Radiation Concerns in Alaska: No clams found in area — Salmon season canceled, population too low — Large mammals with huge sores (VIDEO)

Interview with Don Heckert, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Host: John B. Wells Date Published: Oct. 23, 2012

Full broadcast here

Kyodo: Rice exceeds new cesium limit for first time — 60 km from Fukushima plant

(Subscription Only) Title: Radioactive cesium level of Fukushima rice exceeds allowable limitSource: Kyodo NewsDate: Oct. 24, 2012

Rice produced by a farmer in Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, returned a radioactive cesium reading of 110 becquerels per kilogram, exceeding the regulatory maximum of 100, the prefectural government said Wednesday.

While it is the first time that . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Rice exceeds new cesium limit for first time — 60 km from Fukushima plant