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M5.0 hits Chiba/Tokyo region — 17 aftershocks above M3.0 in area over last 10 hours since intense quake

Nuclear Insider: Surprise at how much cesium is moving through environment — Crops with no direct contact to Fukushima fallout still highly contaminated (VIDEO)

Gov’t: Highest plutonium concentration found almost 20km away from Fukushima plant

More: 10 quakes in Chiba during last 90 minutes — Most recent is M4.5 intensity 3

Intense M6.1 in Chiba with multiple aftershocks — Fukushima hit with M4.6 — Began with M6.8 off northeast Japan four hours ago (MAPS)

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Tsunami warning issued after M6.8 quake hits off northeast Japan (MAP)

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Watch: Alpha radiation detected 50km south of Fukushima in Iwaki City — Up to 1,000 times more dangerous than beta or gamma equivalent (VIDEO)

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Report: There are no sparrows, says birdwatcher in Nagoya — “Downtown area was void of any form of birds”

KPBS: Concern over reports of high radiation levels near California nuke plant — Results shared with many residents via internet — Homeland Security professor believes readings not correct

Study claims Tokyo newborns had ‘safe’ 1,140 microsievert thyroid dose — Only counted food and water — Did not include inhaled radioactivity — Did not include first 10 days when iodine and other short-lived isotopes peaked

Asahi: Multiple hospitals refuse to treat man who evacuated elderly from highly radioactive area — “Physical condition gradually deteriorated” — Maxed out radiation detector

Chernobyl Expert: Fukushima’s final toll will be worse — Multiple facilities, longer duration, population far more dense (RADIO)

Science Writer: Science websites “actively contributed to biased misinformation” on Fukushima — Reporting leaves impression it’s over and under control — Public will only be “informed” in order to avoid panic

Fukushima Worker: “There is radiation that is coming from the ground” — “There are no rights being observed at the moment” (VIDEO)

*The Economist* Nuclear power: A dream that failed — Promise of global transformation gone — Concern over safety, finances — Previously concluded industry “safe as a chocolate factory”

PBS Newshour: Cesium killed pine trees as far as you can see — Are there animals that can live here? No, no (VIDEO)

Miles O’Brien Interview: Gov’t should apologize and evacuate citizens right away — Mayor: Decontamination is impossible, but should be done anyway (VIDEO)

Report: Mayor says Tokyo citizens were irradiated -NHK

Palast: I just spoke to doctor in Ukraine, “There’s a tremendous epidemic of thyroid cancer there” — Doctor even has thyroid cancer (VIDEO)

Sickened Minamisoma woman’s blog shut down — Recently featured on major news network

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Gundersen on CTV: The country of Japan is contaminated — “Just routine checking an area here and there” in Tokyo found all samples to be radioactive waste (VIDEO)

Gundersen on RT: All 5 samples I took in Tokyo qualified as radioactive waste — People should never return to some areas 60km from Fukushima (VIDEO)