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Neil deGrasse Tyson: What do you mean how likely is an asteroid impact in U.S.? We just saw Russia! — CNN: When a scientist says ‘pray’ you know you’re in trouble (VIDEO)

Title: Asteroid threats & budget realities Source: CNN Date: March 22nd, 2013 h/t MoxNews

Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator: So my answer to you is if it’s coming in 3 weeks, pray.

Christine Romans, CNN: Pray? You heard right. Pray. From a scientist, when a scientist says pray you know you’re in trouble […]

Neil . . . → Read More: Neil deGrasse Tyson: What do you mean how likely is an asteroid impact in U.S.? We just saw Russia! — CNN: When a scientist says ‘pray’ you know you’re in trouble (VIDEO)

Gundersen: It brought me to tears — U.S. students kept in classroom with radiation levels off the scale — Yet kids of nuclear workers were evacuated (AUDIO)

Title: Nuclear Power Special Source: Coast to Coast AM Host: John B. Wells Date: March 23, 2013

At ~35:00 in

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds’ chief engineer: Since I’ve been talking about Fuksuhima, I got an email that brought me to tears.

It was a woman who was in 10th grade at the time of . . . → Read More: Gundersen: It brought me to tears — U.S. students kept in classroom with radiation levels off the scale — Yet kids of nuclear workers were evacuated (AUDIO)

Show host during Nuclear Power Special: “I go to ENENews frequently” — #1 program in time slot, 3.5 million weekly listeners (AUDIO)

At :45 in: “I go to ENENews frequently and see the things that are happening to the people in Japan.” -John B. Wells

Title: Nuclear Power Special Source: Coast to Coast AM Host: John B. Wells Date: March 23, 2013

While the mainstream media continues to ignore reporting on the real dangers of . . . → Read More: Show host during Nuclear Power Special: “I go to ENENews frequently” — #1 program in time slot, 3.5 million weekly listeners (AUDIO)

Japan Journalist: Situation at Fukushima Daiichi “way worse than officially announced” — Nuclear workers think Fukushima can’t be settled — “They have problems everywhere” (VIDEO)

Remarks at press conference by freelance journalist Rei Shiva [Shiba] translated by Fukushima Diary and uploaded today by IWJ:

(From the interview with the workers)

The common understanding of Fukushima workers is Fukushima can’t be settled anymore. [...]

It’s not only the rat to have caused outage, but they have problems everywhere in the . . . → Read More: Japan Journalist: Situation at Fukushima Daiichi “way worse than officially announced” — Nuclear workers think Fukushima can’t be settled — “They have problems everywhere” (VIDEO)

CNN airs troubling images of ill California sea lions — “Like walking skeletons” — Unprecedented crisis, exponentially higher numbers — 700 rescued recently (VIDEO)

CNN, March 21, 2013: Why are so many baby sea lions starving? [...] This is an unprecedented crisis for the species in this state says the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. [...] “So we are seeing exponentially higher numbers” [Keith Matassa, who runs the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach said]. [...] When you . . . → Read More: CNN airs troubling images of ill California sea lions — “Like walking skeletons” — Unprecedented crisis, exponentially higher numbers — 700 rescued recently (VIDEO)

FOIA Expert: It’s astoundingly difficult trying to get info from NRC — “Smoke and mirrors” — “Pump and dump” (AUDIO)

Title: NRC Plays Keep Away… Source: Fairewinds Energy Education Date: March 22, 2013

Fairewinds founder Maggie Gundersen and Enformable’s Editor Lucas Hixson meet with Kevin Hurley to discuss the difficulties the public has in obtaining information from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and from reactor owners. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has been a . . . → Read More: FOIA Expert: It’s astoundingly difficult trying to get info from NRC — “Smoke and mirrors” — “Pump and dump” (AUDIO)

MSN Headline: “King of all sinkholes threatens to swallow a whole neighborhood” — New flyover footage released (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Title: Sinkhole in Louisiana swallows neighborhood Source: MSN Date: March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013 (Source: Assumption Parish)

9-acre king of all sinkholes threatens to swallow a whole neighborhood

Sinkholes, bow before your unmerciful king. A collapsing salt mine has caused a nine-acre sinkhole in Louisiana, one that is threatening an entire neighborhood. . . . → Read More: MSN Headline: “King of all sinkholes threatens to swallow a whole neighborhood” — New flyover footage released (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

NPR: Strange things happening near massive sinkhole in Louisiana — “Doors pop open by themselves” — You can hear the cracking (AUDIO)

Title: Massive Sinkhole In Louisiana Baffles Officials Source: NPR Author: Debbie Elliott Date: March 20, 2013

Massive Sinkhole In Louisiana Baffles Officials

[...] Ernie Boudreaux lives in a trailer on Jambalaya Street in Bayou Corne, La. Strange things have been happening to his home, he says.

“It cracks. You can hear it. The doors . . . → Read More: NPR: Strange things happening near massive sinkhole in Louisiana — “Doors pop open by themselves” — You can hear the cracking (AUDIO)

TV: Worse than giant sinkhole? Louisiana sheriff concerned about bubbling above salt dome, contacts Gov. Jindal (VIDEO)

Title: Sheriff Ackal says Lake Peigneur Could be Worse than Assumption Sinkhole Source: KATC Author: Chris Welty Date: Mar 19, 2013

Sheriff Ackal says Lake Peigneur Could be Worse than Assumption Sinkhole

“If we have a collapse there, it would be a hell of a catastrophe and it worries me, it has worried me . . . → Read More: TV: Worse than giant sinkhole? Louisiana sheriff concerned about bubbling above salt dome, contacts Gov. Jindal (VIDEO)

“Biggest radiological cleanup the world has ever seen” — Worker in Fukushima: “Radiation levels just won’t go down” (VIDEO)

Title: On Location: The dirty work of cleaning up Fukushima (Video) Source: GlobalPost Author: Justin McCurry and Michael Condon Date: March 21, 2013 06:01

Tamura, 15.5 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi plant

[...] The biggest radiological cleanup the world has ever seen [...]

“The worst part about this job is that the radiation levels . . . → Read More: “Biggest radiological cleanup the world has ever seen” — Worker in Fukushima: “Radiation levels just won’t go down” (VIDEO)

Video: Over 3,000,000 Bq/m² detected on road near Fukushima plant

Title: Asphalt surface of 3,400,000 becquerel  Source: 148production Date Recorded: March 15, 2013 Date Published: March 19, 2013

500 m to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

(The number on the display is multiplied by 10,000 to convert from Bq/cm² to Bq/m² — not 1,000 as shown on video.)

 

Watch the video . . . → Read More: Video: Over 3,000,000 Bq/m² detected on road near Fukushima plant

Geologist: Giant sinkhole is now 13 acres — Subsidence zone more than 20 (VIDEO)

Title: Public Briefing Source: assumptionla Date: Mar 20, 2013

At :45 in

Gary Hecox, geologist working on the sinkhole for the State of Louisiana:

It’s about 1,000 feet across here now, 600-700 feet across here.

It was 12 acres when this was done, with settlement over 20 acres, but the recent sloughing in . . . → Read More: Geologist: Giant sinkhole is now 13 acres — Subsidence zone more than 20 (VIDEO)

Governor: ‘Solvents’ being released from giant sinkhole — Not only oil (VIDEO)

Title: Gov. Jindal, Press Conference in Bayou Corne Source: assumptionla Date: Mar 19, 2013

At 10:30 in

Gov. Bobby Jindal: As they clear the surface of the sheen and some of the other environmental solvents, they’ve built a berm to contain the contaminants. […]

Be assured part of their responsibility is to make sure . . . → Read More: Governor: ‘Solvents’ being released from giant sinkhole — Not only oil (VIDEO)

Expert: Now 8 ‘source zones’ of oil & gas could be feeding area underneath giant sinkhole (VIDEO)

Title: Joint Natural Resources Source: Louisiana State Senate Date: March 18, 2013

At ~13:30 in

Gary Hecox, geologist working on the sinkhole issue for the State of Louisiana:

Don Marlin, who’s our 3-d seismic expert, using the 2007 3-d seismic has identified 8 potential hydrocarbon source zones that could be feeding . . . → Read More: Expert: Now 8 ‘source zones’ of oil & gas could be feeding area underneath giant sinkhole (VIDEO)

TV: Giant sinkhole continues to grow, 3 acres in past week — Governor: Obvious oil sheen on top (VIDEO)

Title: Jindal meets for first time with Assumption sinkhole victims Source: WWL TV Author: Katie Moore Date: March 19, 2013

Source: On Wings of Care

Gov. Bobby Jindal: “I know they had to suspend some of the skimming operations due to seismic testing. I think it is important that as soon as they . . . → Read More: TV: Giant sinkhole continues to grow, 3 acres in past week — Governor: Obvious oil sheen on top (VIDEO)

Experts: Oil ‘blizzard’ in Gulf from BP disaster — “It just sucked everything out of the surface” — Red layer fell on seafloor, nobody knew what it was — Could cause significant damage to ecosystems (AUDIO)

Title: ‘Dirty blizzard’ in Gulf may account for missing Deepwater Horizon oil Source: Florida State University Author: Jill Elish Date: March 15, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip

Oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill acted as a catalyst for plankton and other surface materials to clump together and fall to the sea floor . . . → Read More: Experts: Oil ‘blizzard’ in Gulf from BP disaster — “It just sucked everything out of the surface” — Red layer fell on seafloor, nobody knew what it was — Could cause significant damage to ecosystems (AUDIO)

New Flyover Footage Released: “Sinkhole has grown and rainbow sheen covers much of it” (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Title: 20130319 – Bayou Corne Flyover #5 Source: On Wings of Care Date: March 19, 2013 h/t Anonymous tips

[...] The sinkhole has grown, and rainbow sheen covers much of it. Flares are burning, to vent gas from the area. What was at first amusing is now depressing — the large open storage . . . → Read More: New Flyover Footage Released: “Sinkhole has grown and rainbow sheen covers much of it” (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

“We went into a ‘Code 3’” last week at giant sinkhole — ‘Maximum state of alert’ (VIDEO)

Title: Joint Natural Resources Source: Louisiana State Senate Date: March 18, 2013

At ~18:00 in

Gary Hecox, geologist working on the sinkhole issue for the State of Louisiana:

You can see how the seismic events increased dramatically on the 13th of March this year.

That’s when we went into what we call . . . → Read More: “We went into a ‘Code 3’” last week at giant sinkhole — ‘Maximum state of alert’ (VIDEO)

Gov’t Expert: Giant sinkhole now covers 12 acres, continues to expand — Growing parallel to edge of salt dome (VIDEO)

Title: Joint Natural Resources Source: Louisiana State Senate Date: March 18, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip, rainbeaudais

At ~11:00 in

Gary Hecox, geologist working on the issue for the State of Louisiana: The sinkhole continues to expand. It expanded some more over the weekend. [...]

It covers 12 acres of sinkhole, with a settlement . . . → Read More: Gov’t Expert: Giant sinkhole now covers 12 acres, continues to expand — Growing parallel to edge of salt dome (VIDEO)

Expert: Report shows California nuclear plant “will progressively destroy itself” — AP: Could breakdown at full power (VIDEO)

Associated Press, March 18, 2013: Calif. nuke plant could breakdown at full power [...] The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in California could be restarted safely and run at full power, but the risk of a breakdown would increase to vexing levels after 11 months, a report concluded Monday. [...] The report projected . . . → Read More: Expert: Report shows California nuclear plant “will progressively destroy itself” — AP: Could breakdown at full power (VIDEO)

Temperatures rise in Fukushima fuel pools after nearly 20 hours without power — Crews “scrambling” to fix problems — Tepco placing “highest priority” on Unit 4

Update via EXSKF, 2:36a ET: Cooling of Reactor 1 SFP Resumed

Associated Press, 2:29a ET: Four fuel storage pools at Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear plant have been without fresh cooling water for nearly 20 hours [...] TEPCO workers were scrambling to find the cause and repair the problems. [...] TEPCO, which has repeatedly faced cover-up . . . → Read More: Temperatures rise in Fukushima fuel pools after nearly 20 hours without power — Crews “scrambling” to fix problems — Tepco placing “highest priority” on Unit 4

Fukushima Daiichi power blackout is top story on Japan news sites (VIDEO)

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