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Expert: Billions of pieces Fukushima nuclear fuel have spread pretty much everywhere — “It’s truly frightening… wherever there’s cesium, there’s plutonium” — Atomic bomb had one pound of uranium… Fukushima had hundreds of tons — TV: “Abundant quantities” of plutonium are being found (VIDEO)

Fairewinds Japan Speaking Tour Series No. 3, Feb 24, 2016 (emphasis added):

Maggie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education Podcast host: One of the things that you’ve talked about and [environmental scientist Marco Kaltofen, PhD, PE] have talked about is internal radiation exposures and hot particles. What’s the difference between a bomb exploding and a nuclear . . . → Read More: Expert: Billions of pieces Fukushima nuclear fuel have spread pretty much everywhere — “It’s truly frightening… wherever there’s cesium, there’s plutonium” — Atomic bomb had one pound of uranium… Fukushima had hundreds of tons — TV: “Abundant quantities” of plutonium are being found (VIDEO)

Nuclear fuel found 15 miles from Tokyo suburbs — Fukushima uranium in ‘glassy’ spheres transported over 170 km — Structural materials from the nuclear reactors also present (PHOTOS)

Fukushima Diary, Aug 9, 2014: NHK admitted pieces of fuel rods and reactor vessels blasted to at least Ibaraki to contain Uranium & Zirconium [...] NHK announced that pieces of nuclear fuel [...] were blasted to at least 130km away from Fukushima nuclear plant. It was 2μm diameter particle. The ball-looking shape proves it . . . → Read More: Nuclear fuel found 15 miles from Tokyo suburbs — Fukushima uranium in ‘glassy’ spheres transported over 170 km — Structural materials from the nuclear reactors also present (PHOTOS)

Gundersen: “Discovery of neutron sources off site means Unit 3 fuel was broken by Unit 3 detonation” — “I said that 18 months ago, and it looks like the NRC agrees”

Regarding Enformable’s recent report (March 24th, 2011 – Neutron source found 1 mile from Fukushima Daiichi – Maybe from Unit 3 explosion), Fairewind’s chief engineer Arnie Gundersen writes in to ENENews:

Gundersen: The discovery of neutron sources off site means that the Unit 3 fuel was broken by the Unit 3 detonation. I said . . . → Read More: Gundersen: “Discovery of neutron sources off site means Unit 3 fuel was broken by Unit 3 detonation” — “I said that 18 months ago, and it looks like the NRC agrees”

‘Neutron sources’ found 1 mile from Fukushima plant after 3/11 — “Some fuel may have been injected from that spent fuel pool”

Title: March 24th, 2011 – Neutron source found 1 mile from Fukushima Daiichi – Maybe from Unit 3 explosion Source: Enformable Date: Jan 16, 2013

FOIA Document: ML13008A113

See also: Neutron beam seen 13 times at Fukushima — Maybe evidence of nuclear fission or release of plutonium

Gundersen’s Kansai Presentation: Pellets of nuclear fuel were scattered around Fukushima site — Pieces, not atoms, but pieces — Hydrogen will not create explosion seen at Unit No. 3 (VIDEO)

Fukushima Daiichi: The Truth and the Future Fairewinds Energy Education May 12, 2012

As part of a presentation in Kansai, Japan on May 12th 2012, Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education answered specific questions asked by symposium organizers regarding the condition of the spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4. Fairewinds . . . → Read More: Gundersen’s Kansai Presentation: Pellets of nuclear fuel were scattered around Fukushima site — Pieces, not atoms, but pieces — Hydrogen will not create explosion seen at Unit No. 3 (VIDEO)

L.A. Times: Speculation that “supercritical fission event” occurred at Fukushima reactor irradiating plutonium, says nuclear expert — Explosion so massive investigators found fuel rod fragments a mile away

Follow-up to: Just-Published Study: Plutonium being found away from Fukushima is from nuclear fuel fragments blown out after explosions

Title: Plutonium near Fukushima plant poses little risk, study says Source: Los Angeles Times Author: Amina Khan (Ralph Vartabedian contributed to report) Date: March 8, 2012 Emphasis Added

[...] In the area around the Fukushima . . . → Read More: L.A. Times: Speculation that “supercritical fission event” occurred at Fukushima reactor irradiating plutonium, says nuclear expert — Explosion so massive investigators found fuel rod fragments a mile away

Just-Published Study: Plutonium being found away from Fukushima is from nuclear fuel fragments blown out after explosions

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Title: Isotopic evidence of plutonium release into the environment from the Fukushima DNPP accident Author: Jian Zheng, Keiko Tagami, Yoshito Watanabe, Shigeo Uchida, Tatsuo Aono, Nobuyoshi Ishii, Satoshi Yoshida, Yoshihisa Kubota, Shoichi Fuma & Sadao Ihara Date: 08 March 2012 Emphasis Added

[...] It was found that although the inventories of Pu isotopes . . . → Read More: Just-Published Study: Plutonium being found away from Fukushima is from nuclear fuel fragments blown out after explosions

Gov’t Memo: “One or more of the building explosions ejected radioactive material around the site” at Fukushima

Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (BRC)BRC MEMORANDUMDate: May 10, 2011

Memorandum for: CommissionersFrom: BRC StaffSubject: Overview of the Accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Complex

Link: http://brc.gov/sites/default/files/meetings/presentations/brc_staff_memo_re_fukushima_5-10-11.pdfEmphasis Addedh/t Enformable

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The Unit 1 isolation condenser boiled dry at 4:36 pm on March 11, leading to the loss of ability to cool the reactor. . . . → Read More: Gov’t Memo: “One or more of the building explosions ejected radioactive material around the site” at Fukushima

4 Months Later: NRC says radiological material dispersed in ‘various forms’ around plant — Most likely from inside reactors — Isotopes indicative of core damage

Transcript of Task Force Public Meeting Nuclear Regulatory Commission 7/28/11 Emphasis Added

[...]

MR. SHADIS: Good afternoon, everyone. Yes, I want to say first this may be a little bit naïve, but members of the public are pretty much limited to what is reported in the press with respect to Fukushima. I was . . . → Read More: 4 Months Later: NRC says radiological material dispersed in ‘various forms’ around plant — Most likely from inside reactors — Isotopes indicative of core damage

Japan/US map showed 100 milliSv/hr “line” along the roadway west of reactor — “This stuff is spread everywhere”

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“There is spent fuel and pellets and whatever all over the place around the plant” -NRC’s Top Man in Japan — Trying to clean it up, but dose still going to be incredible Top US nuke official in Japan: Take it slow “without just running the military in there to kill . . . → Read More: Japan/US map showed 100 milliSv/hr “line” along the roadway west of reactor — “This stuff is spread everywhere”

NRC: There’s got to be fission products or pellets in parking lot outside Fukushima plant

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“There is spent fuel and pellets and whatever all over the place around the plant” -NRC’s Top Man in Japan — Trying to clean it up, but dose still going to be incredible Top US nuke official in Japan: Take it slow “without just running the military in there to kill . . . → Read More: NRC: There’s got to be fission products or pellets in parking lot outside Fukushima plant

Top US nuke official in Japan: Take it slow “without just running the military in there to kill people” for us to feel better — Wait so it’s “without a lot of loss of life” — 300 millisieverts per hour OUTSIDE reactors before bulldozing ‘rubble’

Continued from: “There is spent fuel and pellets and whatever all over the place around the plant” -NRC’s Top Man in Japan — Trying to clean it up, but dose still going to be incredible

Title: Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Fukushima Transcripts Date: March 17, 2011 Emphasis Added

CASTO: [...] Now, what they’re doing is . . . → Read More: Top US nuke official in Japan: Take it slow “without just running the military in there to kill people” for us to feel better — Wait so it’s “without a lot of loss of life” — 300 millisieverts per hour OUTSIDE reactors before bulldozing ‘rubble’

“There is spent fuel and pellets and whatever all over the place around the plant” -NRC’s Top Man in Japan — Trying to clean it up, but dose still going to be incredible

Title: Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Fukushima Transcripts Date: March 17, 2011 Emphasis Added Page 72

MR. CASTO: [...]

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And so our dilemma here is — the challenge that we have is to try to keep the spent fuel pools in a coolable geometry, but yet reduce dose to the workers.

Now, whether that’s the . . . → Read More: “There is spent fuel and pellets and whatever all over the place around the plant” -NRC’s Top Man in Japan — Trying to clean it up, but dose still going to be incredible

NYTimes flashback: Broken pieces of nuclear fuel rods found outside Reactor No. 2, says nuke executive — Covered up by bulldozers

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Follow-up to yesterday’s report: PBS: “U.S. surveillance now suggested that there were flakes of deadly radioactive fuel scattered around the reactors” at Fukushima plant — U.S. made secret plans to evacuate all citizens from Japan (VIDEO)

Title: Japan Is Struck by Powerful Aftershock Source: New York Times Authors: HIROKO TABUCHI and ANDREW POLLACK Date: . . . → Read More: NYTimes flashback: Broken pieces of nuclear fuel rods found outside Reactor No. 2, says nuke executive — Covered up by bulldozers

PBS: “U.S. surveillance now suggested that there were flakes of deadly radioactive fuel scattered around the reactors” at Fukushima plant — U.S. made secret plans to evacuate all citizens from Japan (VIDEO)

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Title: Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Source: PBS Date: Feb 28, 2012

At 40:00 in

The United States government began to draw up plans to evacuate 90,000 of its citizens from Japan. For now, they advised all Americans to stay at least 50 miles from the plant. The Japanese evacuation zone remained at 12 miles.

. . . → Read More: PBS: “U.S. surveillance now suggested that there were flakes of deadly radioactive fuel scattered around the reactors” at Fukushima plant — U.S. made secret plans to evacuate all citizens from Japan (VIDEO)

Mag: Curium and plutonium outside Fukushima plant indicate nuclear explosion at Reactor No. 3 — Broken spent nuclear fuel rods may have been scattered

Translation of the Dec. 15, 2011 Nature Magazine article by former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and legislator Tomoyuki Taira — both members of  by EX-SKF (Certain expressions may be off, as article was translated English to Japanese and then back to English) [Emphasis Added]:

[Subheading:] Possibility of Nuclear Explosion

We need to answer the . . . → Read More: Mag: Curium and plutonium outside Fukushima plant indicate nuclear explosion at Reactor No. 3 — Broken spent nuclear fuel rods may have been scattered

US nuke industry report: Explosions at Fukushima Units 1, 3, 4 may have caused inventory (nuclear rods) to be lost from spent fuel pools — “Debris” on ground near Unit 3 was extremely radioactive after blast

Special Report on the Nuclear Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, INPO (Institute of Nuclear Power Operations), November 2011 [Emphasis Added]:

“Hydrogen explosions in the units 1, 3, and 4 reactor buildings, coupled with the loss of the blowout panel in Unit 2, resulted in the SFPs of all units being exposed . . . → Read More: US nuke industry report: Explosions at Fukushima Units 1, 3, 4 may have caused inventory (nuclear rods) to be lost from spent fuel pools — “Debris” on ground near Unit 3 was extremely radioactive after blast

Nuclear engineer: NRC now says reactors and containments have breached and released plutonium off-site — “Much worse” than if from spent fuel pools (VIDEO)

NRC: Most likely that chunks of radioactive materials “were from the reactor cores rather than spent fuel pools”  — “Much worse” than if from SFPs, says nuclear engineer (VIDEO)

New Data Supports Previous Fairewinds Analysis, as Contamination Spreads in Japan and Worldwide, Fairewinds, August 21, 2011:

[...] In a new revelation, the NRC claims that the plutonium found more than 1 mile offsite actually came from inside the nuclear reactors. If such a statement were true, it indicates that the nuclear power plant . . . → Read More: Nuclear engineer: NRC now says reactors and containments have breached and released plutonium off-site — “Much worse” than if from spent fuel pools (VIDEO)

Report: Nuclear fuel fragments found over a mile away were “ejected from the reactor cores in those explosions” not spent fuel pools, according to NRC (VIDEO)

Report: Nuclear fuel fragments found over a mile away were “ejected from the reactor cores in those explosions”, according to NRC (VIDEO)

Hartmann – Fukushima…is this the China Syndrome?, The Big Picture, August 18, 2011:

At 4:15 in

Paul Gunter, director of Reactor Oversight Project with Beyond Nuclear: We were involved in an Nuclear Regulatory Commission [NRC] hearing on July 28 of this year where the NRC basically admitted that fuel fragments found over one and . . . → Read More: Report: Nuclear fuel fragments found over a mile away were “ejected from the reactor cores in those explosions” not spent fuel pools, according to NRC (VIDEO)

NYTimes: Broken pieces of nuclear fuel rods found outside Fukushima Reactor No. 2, says nuke executive — Covered up by bulldozers

Title: Japan Is Struck by Powerful Aftershock Source: New York Times Authors: HIROKO TABUCHI and ANDREW POLLACK Date: April 7, 2011

[...] Flashes of extremely intense radioactivity have become a serious problem, [a western nuclear executive who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect business connections in Japan] said. Tokyo Electric’s difficulties in . . . → Read More: NYTimes: Broken pieces of nuclear fuel rods found outside Fukushima Reactor No. 2, says nuke executive — Covered up by bulldozers

NYTimes on “Ejection of Nuclear Material”: Confidential US doc suggests pieces of fuel blown up to a mile away — Some between two units bulldozed over

U.S. Sees Array of New Threats at Japan’s Nuclear Plant, New York Times by James Glanz and William J. Broad, April 5, 2011:

… The [confidential U.S.] document also suggests that fragments or particles of nuclear fuel from spent fuel pools above the reactors were blown “up to one mile from the units,” and . . . → Read More: NYTimes on “Ejection of Nuclear Material”: Confidential US doc suggests pieces of fuel blown up to a mile away — Some between two units bulldozed over