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Temperature doubles in a day at No. 4 Spent Fuel Pool (VIDEO)

Summary of temperature rise at Reactor No. 4′s spent fuel pool since Thursday morning:

Apr. 12 @ 3a = 28°C (Source) Apr. 12 @ 8p -to- Apr. 13 @ 3a = 49.9°C, stable (Source) Apr. 13 @ 10a = 55°C (Source)

Tepco Press Conference (7 min., Japanese only)

. . . → Read More: Temperature doubles in a day at No. 4 Spent Fuel Pool (VIDEO)

Tepco Press Conference: Temperature rises at No. 4 Spent Fuel Pool, now around 50°C

Title: TEPCO Press Conference 4/13/2012 11AM: Reactor 4 SFP Temperature Was 49.9 Degrees Celsius as of 3AM, 4/13/2012 Source: EXSKF Date: April 12, 2012

UPDATE: Matsumoto was speaking about the Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool, and mentioned the temperature. I took to mean the temperature of the SFP, but it is more likely that . . . → Read More: Tepco Press Conference: Temperature rises at No. 4 Spent Fuel Pool, now around 50°C

Akita Professor: Gov’t engaged in propaganda, a coverup of dangers to Japanese people (VIDEO)

Title: The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and The Media: An Interview with Professor Akira Murakami Source: KPFA Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2012 Uploaded by: laborvideo

Transcript Summary

At 12:45 in

The gov’t is engaged in propaganda, a coverup of whats really going on… At Akita Univ., I am the only one who’s giving lectures . . . → Read More: Akita Professor: Gov’t engaged in propaganda, a coverup of dangers to Japanese people (VIDEO)

Sickened Reporter: Every time after going to Fukushima I’d have a dry cough which would last for a while — Didn’t think much of that until recently

Title: Yasumi Iwakami Interviewing Dr. Shuntaro Hida, Who Says “There Is Nowhere to Escape in Japan” Source: EXSKF Date: April 12, 2012

Yasumi Iwakami [...] was interviewing Dr. Shuntaro Hida [... on Apr. 12] which was live on USTREAM. 

[...] Iwakami was asking the doctor about his recent ill health. Iwakami said every time . . . → Read More: Sickened Reporter: Every time after going to Fukushima I’d have a dry cough which would last for a while — Didn’t think much of that until recently

Radiation dose quadruples at one Tokyo monitoring station, triples at another

Title: Shinjuku Adachi Shinagawa Tokyo Japan Geiger Counter Source: Security Tokyo Date: April 13, 2012

Adachi, Tokyo

April 12: 0.10 uSv/h average April 13 at ~00:40a JST: 0.41 uSv/h April 13 after ~00:40a JST: 0.10 uSv/h

Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

April 12: 0.05 uSv/h average April 13 at ~03:15a JST: 0.17 uSv/h April 13 after ~03:15a . . . → Read More: Radiation dose quadruples at one Tokyo monitoring station, triples at another

Problems escalate at California’s San Onofre nuke plant — Second reactor in jeopardy

Title: More problems found at San Onofre nuclear power plant Source: Los Angeles Times Author: Abby Sewell Date: April 12, 2012

Southern California Edison officials said Wednesday that they are now seeing the same unusual type of wear on steam generator tubes at both of the San Onofre nuclear plant’s reactor units.

In recent . . . → Read More: Problems escalate at California’s San Onofre nuke plant — Second reactor in jeopardy

Kyodo: Possible Leak at Unit No. 4 — Spent fuel pool cooling system halted after alarm sounds

Title: Spent fuel pool cooling system suspended at Fukushima Daiichi plant Source: Kyodo Date: April 12, 2012

A spent fuel pool cooling system was suspended Thursday at the No. 4 reactor [...]

[Tepco] is looking into the cause of the trouble, suspecting a possible water leak in the system, which was halted after the . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Possible Leak at Unit No. 4 — Spent fuel pool cooling system halted after alarm sounds

Happening Now: M5.9 quake hits Fukushima at 10:51a ET (MAPS) — Just hours after nearby M5.5

Title: Earthquake Information Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

23:51 JST 12 Apr 2012 Fukushima-ken Oki M5.9 Intensity 4 of 7

A=Quake; B=Fukushima Daiichi

See also: 7:20a ET: M5.5 hits off Fukushima coast — Intensity 4 of 7 — Under 50 miles from Daiichi

7:20a ET: M5.5 hits off Fukushima coast — Intensity 4 of 7 — Under 50 miles from Daiichi

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Title: Earthquake Information Source: Japan Meteorological Agency Date: April 12, 2012

20:20 JST 12 Apr 2012 Ibaraki-ken Oki M5.5 4

. . . → Read More: 7:20a ET: M5.5 hits off Fukushima coast — Intensity 4 of 7 — Under 50 miles from Daiichi

Official: Criminal charges of “negligence resulting in death” may be filed against Japan gov’t

Title: Fukushima Town Mulling Criminal Complaint over Radiation Data Delay Source: Jiji Press Date: April 11, 2012

The Namie town government in Fukushima Prefecture is considering filing a criminal complaint over delays in the disclosure of radioactive material diffusion estimates under Japan’s SPEEDI system, Mayor Tamotsu Baba said Wednesday. 

The local government will consider . . . → Read More: Official: Criminal charges of “negligence resulting in death” may be filed against Japan gov’t

Ex-Fukushima Daiichi engineer as ‘cold shutdown’ declared: Fuel rods still active and alive — Most worried about recriticality — Tepco must measure neutrons near core (VIDEO)

A confession of an ex-Tepco worker Translated by: Goldieluvmj Original Upload: LunaticEclipseKimura First broadcast: Nov 25 2011 Published: Apr 11, 2012 Via TBS Blog: Confession of TEPCO employees, 2011/11/29 17:56 h/t arclight

Subtitles have been embedded on this clip for those having trouble viewing via CC button in YouTube toolbar — Watch the full . . . → Read More: Ex-Fukushima Daiichi engineer as ‘cold shutdown’ declared: Fuel rods still active and alive — Most worried about recriticality — Tepco must measure neutrons near core (VIDEO)

Nuclear Expert in 2011: “We are going to see the dance we’re in for another year or so” — They may throw up their hands and pour concrete on reactors (AUDIO)

Title: Gundersen Speaks with Chris Martenson on Current Status of Fukushima (Part I) Source: Chris Martenson Podcast via Fairewinds Associates, Inc Date: April ?? 2012 Actually June 2011

h/t Enformable (Enformable received podcast via email alert today and posted believing it to be new… if you re-listen it does sound like it could be . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert in 2011: “We are going to see the dance we’re in for another year or so” — They may throw up their hands and pour concrete on reactors (AUDIO)

New Scientist: Sperm damage in birds near Chernobyl — UK professor claims not from meltdown because it wasn’t enough to explain amount of harm observed

Title: Fukushima birds may cope with radiation Source: New Scientist Date: 11 April 2012

JAPAN’S birds can breathe a little easier: the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident might not have a lasting impact on breeding patterns.

A 2011 study of birds near Chernobyl in Ukraine found that their sperm is being damaged by harmful reactive . . . → Read More: New Scientist: Sperm damage in birds near Chernobyl — UK professor claims not from meltdown because it wasn’t enough to explain amount of harm observed

Iwaki Mayor: Fukushima refugees would rather gamble than work — “For the refugees, medical costs are completely free… The number of patients currently is overwhelming”

Via Kahoku Online Network (Google Translation): Mayor Iwaki remark “Pachinko primary refugees, does not work” Title: Fukushima Refugees Rather Gamble than Work, Claims Iwaki City Mayor Source: RocketNews24 Date: April 12, 2012

Fukushima Refugees Rather Gamble than Work, Claims Iwaki City Mayor

The city of Iwaki lies 30km south of the Fukushima Daiichi just . . . → Read More: Iwaki Mayor: Fukushima refugees would rather gamble than work — “For the refugees, medical costs are completely free… The number of patients currently is overwhelming”

Reporter: I’d always thought it wouldn’t be possible that I’d get sick — “I wanted to visit Fukushima again and again and report. But…”

Follow-up to: Japanese journalist reveals possible thyroid disease — Wonders if caused by radiation — Continuous health problems since visiting Fukushima Daiichi

EXSKF has posted a translation of 15 tweets by journalist Yasumi Iwakami. Here are a few excerpts:

[...] on February 20, two days after reporting from Fukushima I Nuke Plant, abdominal pain . . . → Read More: Reporter: I’d always thought it wouldn’t be possible that I’d get sick — “I wanted to visit Fukushima again and again and report. But…”

Nuclear Expert: Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 likely to shatter or collapse onto its side in a M7.0 quake (AUDIO)

Title: Interview with Arnie Gundersen Source: The Radio Ecoshock Show Date: April 10, 2012

At 15:40 in

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates: In a severe earthquake M7.0 or better, it’s likely to break. Whether break means collapse and lay on its side like the leaning tower of Pisa, or the pool itself just shatters I . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 likely to shatter or collapse onto its side in a M7.0 quake (AUDIO)

ANOTHER: M8.2 quake hits Indonesia — 3 large aftershocks so far — Fresh tsunami warnings issued (VIDEOS)

Title: 8.7-magnitude earthquake, strong aftershock prompt tsunami warnings Source: AP Date: April 11, 2012 7:43a ET

Indonesia has issued a fresh tsunami warning after an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 shook its western coas [sic], only hours after an 8.6-magnitude quake triggered widespread panic along coastlines. [...]

Title: Three aftershocks hit northern . . . → Read More: ANOTHER: M8.2 quake hits Indonesia — 3 large aftershocks so far — Fresh tsunami warnings issued (VIDEOS)

M8.7 hits Indonesia — Indian Ocean-wide tsunami warning (VIDEOS)

Page will be updated with latest news and videos

UPDATE 2 at 6:00a ET:

CNN: Quake revised to M8.7 — Tsunami would be traveling at 800km per hour

UPDATE 3 at 6:15a ET:

UPDATE 3 at 6:40a ET:

UPDATE 4 at 8:00a ET: ANOTHER: M8.2 quake hits . . . → Read More: M8.7 hits Indonesia — Indian Ocean-wide tsunami warning (VIDEOS)

Radio Program on Units 3, 4: Whole Northern Hemisphere at risk right now — Storm of international worry — We don’t have to totally panic, there’s a possiblity we may luck our way through this — Station owned by Clear Channel (AUDIO)

Radio Ecoshock 960 AM San Francisco Bay Area Sundays at 6:30p and 10:30p PT (Schedule) Date Available Online: April 10, 2012

Wikipedia: KNEW (960 AM) is an American talk radio station licensed to Oakland, California, which serves the San Francisco Bay Area. The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications.

At 0:15 in

. . . → Read More: Radio Program on Units 3, 4: Whole Northern Hemisphere at risk right now — Storm of international worry — We don’t have to totally panic, there’s a possiblity we may luck our way through this — Station owned by Clear Channel (AUDIO)

Gundersen: No. 3 fuel pool worse off than No. 4 — Mechanically it’s rubble, the pool is rubble — Nobody has even gotten near it yet (VIDEO)

Title: Interview with Arnie Gundersen Source: The Radio Ecoshock Show* Date: April 10, 2012

At 1:30 in

Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates: The Unit 3 fuel pool should also be a concern to policy makers.

At 11:00 in

Gundersen: Unit 3 is worse [than No. 4]. It’s mechanically its rubble, the pool is rubble. It’s . . . → Read More: Gundersen: No. 3 fuel pool worse off than No. 4 — Mechanically it’s rubble, the pool is rubble — Nobody has even gotten near it yet (VIDEO)

Japanese journalist reveals possible thyroid disease — Wonders if caused by radiation — Continuous health problems since visiting Fukushima Daiichi

Title: Journalist who visited Fukushima plants had thyroid disease Source: Fukushima Diary Date: April 10, 2012 Emphasis Added

The Japanese journalist, Iwakami Yasumi is suffering from severe health problem even now such as continuous fever, diarrhea, sore throat etc.. His thyroid test tuned to be positive. According to Tepco’s dosemeter, it was only . . . → Read More: Japanese journalist reveals possible thyroid disease — Wonders if caused by radiation — Continuous health problems since visiting Fukushima Daiichi

Professor finds ‘black dust’ at 4 locations in Koriyama, up to 9 microSv/h — Only measuring gamma radiation

Title: Professor Yukio Hayakawa Takes a “Radioactive Walk” In a Park in Koriyama City, Fukushima, Finds 9 Microsieverts/Hr “Black Dust”Source: EXSKFDate: April 10, 2012 Professor Hayakawa went to Koriyama City in Fukushima Prefecture and walked in Kaiseiyama Park right near the City Hall. [...]

[...] professor is armed only with his personal survey meter . . . → Read More: Professor finds ‘black dust’ at 4 locations in Koriyama, up to 9 microSv/h — Only measuring gamma radiation