US drone uncovers “cracks” in multiple containment pools on Friday

Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2011

Feds admit radioactive xenon-133 from Fukushima detected TWO days ago in Washington State

Radioactive Isotope Detected in California, Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm EST

IAEA: If radioactivity continues from Fukushima, health hazard to USA “may have to be reassessed” – CNN (VIDEO)

IAEA: If radioactivity continues from Fukushima, health hazard to USA “may have to be reassessed” – CNN (VIDEO)

Radiation Expert on CNN: “The end never comes, this just goes on forever” (VIDEO)

CNN, March 18, 2011

High radiation forces withdrawal of workers trying to restore power

Forecast shows Tokyo under radiation threat on Sunday March 20 (VIDEO)

Forecast shows Tokyo under radiation threat on Sunday March 20 (VIDEO)

Austria’s Meteorological and Geophysics Center made the forecast on its website using radionuclide data from the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

France: “We are still a long way off” from power being restored at Fukushima

Radioactive fallout has now reached Southern California: Diplomat -AP

Source: minuscule fallout reaches US, AP, March 18, 2011 at 9:20 am EST

Exposed: Radiation “streaming into atmosphere” after No.4 pool boiled dry in fire – UK Paper

Daily Mail, March 18, 2011 at 8:09 am EST

Evidence of “significant hole or crack” in SFP No. 4 given by key contractors who were at Fukushima: NRC

Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2011 at 4:50 am EST

Radiation expert: It’s “the beginning of the catastrophic phase” — “Maybe we have to pray”

Sebastian Pflugbeil, from the private German-based Society for Radiation Protection, said Japan’s efforts at Fukushima 1 plant signalled “the beginning of the catastrophic phase”.

Water cannon unable to spray reactor, turns away because radiation levels too high – NHK

BBC at 6:32 am EST

Top US nuclear official raises the possibility of “widespread nuclear fallout” caused by spent fuel pool

AP, March 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm EST

Alaska considering adding more radiation monitors

Nuclear engineer: Contamination levels are not necessarily lower the farther away people are from the source. In the Chernobyl disaster, some places 100 miles away had more radiation than other points 10 to 15 miles away. The distribution depends on how winds carry it and where rains wash it down…

High radiation levels around plant prevent helicopters from dumping water on spent fuel rods at Fukushima

The plan was aborted after radiation levels above the plant were found to have largely exceeded 50 millisieverts

“Nuclear emergency” warning for USA issued by aviation regulators — Anchorage included in “affected flight information regions”

The open-ended warning, issued at 2pm AEDT on Wednesday, applies to airspace zones in Japan, Russia, China, the United States and South Korea.

Leading Japan Paper: Fukushima will now be compared to Chernobyl — “4 nuclear reactors standing in a line are simultaneously spinning out of control”

Asahi Shimbun, March 16, 2011

Australian quake rescuers hit by radiation 40 km from Fukushima Daiichi

Sydney Morning Herald, March 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm EST

Official: Container of No.3 reactor feared damaged and leaking “high-level” radiation

- Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano

Austrian forecast map shows possible radioactivity EAST of Los Angeles by March 18 (ANIMATION & PHOTO)

Austria’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) now supports the emergency activities of the IAEA

Analyst: What we have already is the worst case scenario at Fukushima

The whole globe will be affected. This radiation will cover the whole globe.

Advisory: “Radiation too high for TEPCO personnel to stay in Fukushima nuke plant control rooms”

Kyodo News, March 15, 2011 at 6:49 am EST