News by Region:
Latest Headlines:

FORUM: General Discussion Thread for Feb. 9 – 13, 2012

TV: Gov’t testing for radioactive material on Hawaii beaches — “It is something that’s been quietly under way for the past year here” — NOAA, EPA, State all preparing together for tsunami debris (VIDEO)

enenews_ 2012-02-08 23.51t

Freelance Journalist in Japan: Fukushima gov’t dumping tons of radioactive mud from decontamination into river at night

enenews_ 2012-02-08 21.07tt

Kyodo: Highest radioactivity levels detected in Aichi since March 14 — Greater Tokyo area also increased (CHARTS)

aichichart_t

“No Comment”: Residents near troubled Calif. nuke plant request officials begin cancer study and install radiation detectors — Also: Radioactive leak in Minn., Protests over Georgia nuke project, Brazil to delay reactors… More

Yomiuri: Melted fuel might have “cracked due to some shock” or “dropped down and changed shape” at Reactor No. 2, leading to recent temperature spike -Tepco

U.S. University: Low-level radiation appears to have had immediate effects on bird populations in Fukushima Pref. — Areas surveyed are mostly still open to human occupation — Worse than expected — More pronounced than Chernobyl

Japan Professor: 25 times more Fukushima fallout detected in Tokyo Bay mud than maximum level found in nearby lake after nuclear bomb explosions — Cesium flow in rivers won’t peak for another 1-2 years

shiga

Asahi: Reactor No. 2 temperature stays high despite Tepco’s stabilization effort — Was back up to 72°C

Tokyo Professor: Every organism in Fukushima Prefecture is contaminated with radiation — 1,373,000 Bq/kg detected in worm feces 60 km from meltdowns

Kyoto Professor: Areas in Reactor No. 2 may be over 100°C — Fuel probably as melted as mud, increasing water injection may move it around — Can’t see inside for decades (VIDEO)

Japan Times: “Massive amounts of slurry, a mixture of sand and water, have been prepared to contain radioactive materials as a last resort”

Guardian on Cold Shutdown: Top official conceded they have ‘no idea’ about location of molten fuel, but ‘assume’ it is resting at bottom of containment vessels — Tepco: No. 2 temp “seems to be close to peaking out”

Former Prime Minister’s special adviser: Fukushima “opened Pandora’s box” — Crisis far from resolved

Highest level of radioactive cesium in San Francisco-area milk since September 2011 — Now at 150% of EPA’s maximum contaminant limit (CHART)

Cs-137_M34tt

ABC Reporter: Child population of Fukushima decreases 6% since nuclear disaster

enenews_ 2012-02-07 17.33tt

Japanese Independent Journalist: Reactor No. 2 temperature actually showing over 85°C, and a lot of smoke is coming up

Jiji: Japan gov’t picked facilities to treat people with radiation exposure — Fukushima hospitals failed to cope with nuclear victims

San Onofre Whistleblower: This is extremely significant — They had an actual tube rupture — This is very, very significant (VIDEO)

enenews_08 2012-02-07 13.15

Xinhua: Radioactive Iodine-131 detected in Austria

Nuclear Industry Website: Recriticality test detects “very low traces” of fission products at Reactor No. 2 — Tepco then injected boric acid as a precaution against chain reactions

Japan Nuclear Expert: Melted fuel may have fallen at Reactor No. 2, leading to temperature increase