‘Puzzling’ quake hits next to NYC-area nuclear plant — “Not along any known fault lines” — Many reports of ‘loud boom’ echoing through area — Residents ‘startled into streets’ — Professor: “They tend to come in bursts… I’m concerned, let’s put it that way… Significant hazard… We don’t understand why these occur” (AUDIO)

Nuclear Expert: “They must be terrified” at South Florida nuke plant; “The damn thing is grinding down” — Gundersen: “Magnitude of what’s going on at St. Lucie is off the charts”; 100 times worse than average

Study: Fukushima airborne plumes “caused significant deposition of radioactivity over North America” — Especially for West Coast and eastern U.S. — Around 13% of all radioactive iodine released into atmosphere was deposited over USA and Canada (MAP)

Map shows Fukushima fallout in U.S. — Radiation dose in Northeast and Great Lakes equal to West Coast (GRAPHIC)

Wall St. Journal: Plutonium levels 1,000 times normal on seafloor 50 miles from San Francisco — Expert Appalled: Major nuclear dump offshore is a threat to health — Around 50,000 containers of radioactive waste in globally significant ecosystem

6-foot tsunami that hit near New Jersey nuclear plant may be first of its kind in U.S. — People injured, swept out to sea by wave detected as far as Puerto Rico — NOAA said continental shelf may have slumped, now suspects ‘atmospheric event’ (VIDEO)

Gov’t scientists concerned Atlantic Ocean to be contaminated by Fukushima plume now in Pacific — Currents would carry it to U.S. East Coast (PHOTOS)

NBC News: “Grisly disease decimating starfish populations… from Orange County to Alaska” — Scientists: Alarm as they began eating each other, then melting away — Similar problem on East Coast observed since 2011 — Now spreading at “scary” rate (VIDEO)

Series of chemical explosions rock hazardous waste plant by Florida border — Radioactive waste mentioned on company’s acceptance form — FBI responds to blast — Plumes of smoke and flames over 100 feet high (VIDEO)

Firefighters called in to U.S. nuclear plant after alert — Overheating in turbine room — “Further details not immediately available”

Study: Boston, New England at Greatest Tsunami Risk in US — 12 quakes at edge of continental shelf in past year — 1929 tsunami killed 27, destroyed thousands of homes

“Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of Florida” — Deaths of pelicans, turtles, dolphins also increasing — “Scientists fear this is the beginning of a devastating ecosystem collapse”

NIRS: Victory! License denied for U.S. nuclear reactor — First time in history NRC has upheld denial

Photos of massive plume from fire still burning at Port of Tampa — “They just added a 3rd ladder… it’s not getting put out” — Officials: No health concerns “right now” (VIDEOS)

Massive blaze near Port of Tampa: Explosive materials in vicinity — “Witness saw fireworks before blaze… After the fireworks ended, the fire began” (VIDEO)

NPR: Florida nuclear plant shutting down “like a death in the family” (AUDIO)

Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts loses power, again — Second time in two days — May be weather-related — Workers still determining exactly what went wrong

Local TV: Nuclear plant shuts down after “own in-house system” lost power due to blizzard — NRC: Pilgrim lost off-site power — 3 feet of snow in some parts of Boston area (VIDEO)

AP: Florida nuclear plant will permanently close — 60 years to decontaminate and dismantle

Expert: Concern about risk of gas pipeline rupture at NYC-area nuclear plant — Could lead to multiple meltdowns — “Possible severe damage to fuel in spent fuel pools” — Sissonville, San Bruno cited as examples

New Images of NY Oil Spill — Coast Guard obscuring slick? (PHOTOS)

Large oil spill in New York City area harbor — Feds: Damaged barge is carrying almost 10,000,000 gallons — 158,000 gallons reported released so far