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US Regulator: We’ve got to stop labs from testing for Fukushima radiation — “Tell them to back off” — Worried about them talking to press about ‘consequences’

“Really troubling” wind shift said NRC: 1,000 microSv thyroid dose south of Tokyo over ten hour period on Mar. 14 reported US Navy — 300km from Fukushima — “This reminds me of the drill”

Study: First time in history xenon-133 detected in Southern Hemisphere — Cs-137 also measured — Darwin station, Australia

Worst radiation plume from Fukushima was blown over Tokyo on March 14-15 — “This was the main deposition event over Japan for the entire disaster” — Large fractions of cesium fell on land

Economist: Composition of radionuclides may be more dangerous at Fukushima than Chernobyl, according to bird study — Population reduction twice as large after Japan meltdowns

Wind blew from Fukushima to Tokyo on day Reactor No. 3 exploded — Radiation cloud reached south of Shizuoka on March 14 (MAP)

Prime Minister feared Japan would come under control of international community after Fukushima meltdowns — U.S. and Russia in particular

Newspaper: Fish contaminated with Fukushima radiation detected in Sri Lanka, says chairman of nuclear agency — Load included fish from seas off China

Top US Nuke Official: Melted core penetrates concrete at 2 inches per hour — No doubt containment is lost during blackout — Manual tells you everything except how to stop it — Mark I worst of all (AUDIO)

WSJ Reporter: ‘Eerily quiet’ at Fukushima given massive amount to be done — What really hit me is how much radiation levels vary around plant (VIDEO)

Fukushima Worker: We are treated like animals — Many spots where radiation levels extremely high — I can clearly say it’s not safe at all

FORUM: General Discussion Thread (Nuclear Issues) for Mar. 1 – 11, 2012

Cesium spikes to highest level in 7 months north of Tokyo — 10 times recent averages (CTBTO)

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‘Mind-Boggling’: Far more cesium released from Fukushima than previously thought says Japan gov’t agency — 40,000 trillion becquerels estimated -Asahi

NRC team’s initial impressions were that Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 might not be there after seeing photos from different perspective

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M5.3 hits Fukushima within hours of M4.8 — Level 4 of 7 on Japan intensity scale — M5.8 in Chiba

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Asahi Flyover: No spent fuel pool seen in Reactor No. 3 — SFP ‘must’ be in center of screen, however we can’t see any of it (VIDEO)

CNN on Fukushima’s constant threat: Plant Chief reveals biggest risk is if something goes wrong with reactors — No more stable now than in April says defender of nuclear power (VIDEO)

US Agency: ‘Serious, long-term health effects’ posed by 10 milliSv/yr of ionizing radiation — Greatly increased chance of leukemia, organ damage, cancers when adding ingestion of radionuclides

AP: Crucial equipment shockingly feeble-looking — Mended with tape — Reactor No. 3 like ashtray filled with cigarette butts

French Gov’t: 15 main incidents of radioactivity leaks at Fukushima — Only 408 million-billion becquerels of iodine-131 released into air — Cesium at 1/3 Chernobyl level — Contamination chronic and lasting

USGS: Fukushima fallout in US worse than after Chernobyl