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Miles O’Brien: Big spike in birth defects after Chernobyl — Doctors convinced of direct link between radiation and whole assortment of deformities (VIDEO)

Interim Report: Tepco prepared to airdrop ice into Reactor No. 1 Spent Fuel Pool — 3.5 tons brought to Fukushima

Report: Radioactive “black dust” in Fukushima City, 60km from meltdowns — “It is not just in Minami Soma City” (PHOTO)


AP: California’s San Onofre nuclear plant shuts down indefinitely over safety worries

Kyodo: U.S. eyed blasting hole in Fukushima reactor with military explosives — Reflected sense of alarm within gov’t over cooling failure

PBS Interview: Both young daughters contracted leukemia after cleaning up meltdown — “No doubt” related to Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Hydrogen levels nearly double at Reactor No. 2 in recent days

Asahi: Incident at nuclear plant systematically covered up by South Korea — Official first learned of ‘mishap’ at local restaurant

NHK: Large volume of unidentified floating white matter seen in No. 4 reactor and spent fuel pool — Tepco to investigate where it came from (VIDEOS)

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NYTimes in ’93: Worst type of reactor accident is nuclear fuel melting, burning through vessel and reactor basement, then into earth

Mainichi reporter tours Fukushima: Shocking, Dangerous — Certain that crisis far from over — Media inspection limited due to “high radiation levels”

WATCH: Radioactive plume map shows Fukushima contamination heading toward Hawaii (VIDEO)

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Radioactive rabbit found 100km from Fukushima — Contamination limit exceeded — Yamagata gov’t warns against eating

Fukushima Report: Fire created “8 square meter hole in the wall” at Unit No. 4 — Fuel pool only 15 degrees from boiling point by March 14, explosion next day

Kyodo: Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 visibility deteriorating — Major drop over past month — No where near what’s needed “to work at removing nuclear fuel”

More from PBS on Chernobyl: “The radiation killed pine trees in a 30-square kilometer” area (VIDEO)

*Shock* NPR: Getting your skin burned from high-level radiation exposure poses no health risk

Radio: “Something new in the history of medicine is happening at Fukushima” says physician — 30% of children tested had thyroid lumps — “Now that’s really early, that’s within the first year, that’s unheard of” (AUDIO)

Author, farmer expose manipulation of radiation data — “Employees wash monitoring post by high-pressure water and changed the whole soil”

Tepco Survey: 160 milliSv/h from water in Reactor No. 2 — Paint color “may have changed due to accident”


Kyodo: Criminal complaint to be filed against top gov’t and Tepco officials — Says failures left many exposed to radiation — Assemblyman: “Nonsense that nobody has been held criminally responsible for causing a major nuclear accident”

NHK: Radiation levels too high for humans to continue at Reactors No. 2 and 3 — Workers must repair damage to suppression chambers (VIDEO)