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NYTimes: Coal produces more radiation and deaths than nuclear — PBS special on Fukushima could have used George Monbiot or the like

M4.2 quake in Fukushima, followed by M3.5 30 minutes later

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Watch PBS Frontline: Fukushima radiation 10% of Chernobyl — Risk of getting cancer very, very small — Gov’t limit of 20 millisievert very conservative (VIDEO)

NRC FOIA: No one thought such massive & destructive hydrogen explosions could occur before Fukushima — So was it simply hydrogen then?


Radio Show About Tonight’s Frontline on Fukushima: “Perhaps… I don’t want to say whitewash… may have lead to people downplaying dangers” — Miles O’Brien interviewed (AUDIO)

NHK on Tepco’s Big Problem: Hole drilled in Reactor 2 — Trying to find the melted fuel — Camera insertion to begin Thursday (VIDEO)

SOURCE: NHK (Click to Watch)

CBS Evening News: Radioactive waste from ‘decontamination’ buried in elementary school playground (VIDEO)

*SHOCK* CBS Evening News: Radioactive waste buried in elementary school playground (VIDEO)

Finland announces detection of cesium from Fukushima — Found in animals, plants, fungi


Coverup? Safety manager at Washington nuclear site: Criticality could be probable — Worried about hydrogen explosion — Up to 13 times more plutonium than thought, like 20+ Nagasaki bombs

FORUM: Discussion Thread for Jan. 17 – 23, 2012

Cesium fallout in Fukushima spikes again — Highest levels since day after New Year’s quake

Another Fukushima cleanup worker dies — Found collapsed after removing radioactive soil

Spent Fuel Pool cooling systems at Fukushima Daiichi and Daini stopped after power supply problem

Bloomberg: US got SPEEDI radiation forecasts 10 days before Japan public — “Stop these word games” lawyer tells official — Gov’t had first claimed projections not accurate

Report: New images of Reactor 4 show point where structure begins to angle off — Breaks indicated in outer building frame (PHOTOS)


600 km from Fukushima: High levels of cesium detected in Osaka Bay soil -Report


NHK: Japan gov’t gave SPEEDI radiation forecasts to US military, NOT own citizens

“You are a champion of radiation!” doctors tell man in evacuation zone — Tomioka contamination is “superior to Chernobyl” admits gov’t agency

Photographer back from Fukushima Forbidden Zone: Enormous spiders seemed to take advantage of the radioactivity and evacuation to spread rapidly -Report


Temps well above 100°C persisting at Reactor 2 gauge — Tepco claims malfunction, but had been stable previously


Over EPA limit: Cesium levels in San Francisco area milk now higher than 6 months ago

Gov’t warned of radioactive concrete problem last month, claimed it had investigated — Admits more evacuees may be living in contaminated homes