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Kyodo hints Tepco’s long-term plan to decommission Fukushima may be in jeopardy

*Yomiuri* Experts: Melted fuel may not be covered in water — Far shallower than assumed — Tepco still claiming Fukushima Daiichi in state of ‘cold shutdown’

AFP Headline: ‘Fukushima reactor in crisis again’ — Renewed concerns about plant’s stability

NHK: Whitish floating matter in Reactor No. 2 said to be rust, not melted fuel — No endoscopy for Reactors No. 1 or 3, radiation too high (VIDEO)

Radiation spikes in Tokyo at Shinjuku detector — Up to triple normal levels

Mother: School had children clean up highly contaminated area and relocate dirt — Without telling parents (VIDEO)

AP: “Hardly any cooling water inside one of the reactors” — Water level only 6% of estimate — Radiation at 10 times fatal dose

73 sieverts per hour detected at Reactor No. 2 — Measured 4 meters from bottom

Intense M5.1 hits northeast Japan just after M6.4 — At nearly identical depth and location

Kyodo News Advisory: M6.4 quake jolts northeast Japan — Intensity 5- of 7 (MAP)

*AP Headline* ‘Gundersen: Tokyo soil would be nuclear waste in US’

Radiation spiked near Fukushima — Highest in months for Iwate, double normal levels

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Minamisoma Official: “The children are the sacrifices” — “The businesses forced the mayor to keep the children here” 25km from Fukushima Daiichi (VIDEO)

Former Fukushima Governor who took on Tepco: My friends committed suicide — One still in coma (VIDEO)

Hydrogen levels quintuple at Reactor No. 2 in last two weeks

New Tepco Survey: Most contaminated location is near Fukushima Daini, not Daiichi (MAP)

Atlantic: Japan in Uproar Over Censorship of Emperor’s Anti-Nuclear Speech — “Seemed to suggest that the nuclear crisis is not over” — Left out of all major evening news programs (VIDEO)

Fear of radiation a “psychiatric disorder” in Japan — The Cure? Have them work at decontaminating radiation, says doctor -Mainichi

NHK: Water level “far lower than previously thought” at Reactor No. 2 — Just two feet deep — Anticipated it was 5 times higher — Decommissioning reactor could be “much more difficult” (PHOTO)

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TV Interview: Do you believe Tepco is ready to run nuclear plants? — Tepco after 20 seconds of total silence: “That is a difficult question” (VIDEO)

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Gundersen’s Latest: Think about ramifications for Tokyo… How would you like kneeling in radioactive waste to pick flowers? Cobalt-60 in majority of samples, up to 1,481 Bq/kg (VIDEO & CHART)

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German TV: Armageddon if Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 collapses and melts down — Could change the world — Most likely consequence is that reactors 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 get out of control — Interview with nuclear engineer (VIDEO)