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Illinois Emergency Mgmt. Agency testing air around Byron nuke plant — It’s a public duty to verify current radioactivity levels in area, says director

Nuclear Engineer: Small leaks in pipes carrying reactor water caused radioactivity in steam releases from Illinois nuke plant

Reaction on Local News: “Everyone is on edge” around Illinois nuke plant — “My niece called and she told me to stay in the house, so that’s what I did” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

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Member of Japan Parliament: I now believe Tepco was trying to hide radiation levels measured after quake — People in Japan deceived (VIDEO)

Watch: Scuffle at Japan nuclear hearing — Gov’t official appears to assault member of public (VIDEO)


AP: Why was smoke seen at Illinois nuke plant, but no fire?

AP: Officials don’t yet know how much radiation is being released from Illinois nuke plant — NRC inspectors in control room

Rare quake hits near troubled Illinois nuke plant releasing radioactive steam — “That’s right, she said earthquake” (VIDEO)


Mainichi: Malfunction at Japan MOX plant — Mystery black particles found — Throws future of Japan’s nuclear cycle policy into doubt

Tepco Employee: What are they doing? Predicted that pipes would freeze causing water leakage — Now 23 points leaking — Tepco: “It’s hard to keep man power”

Asahi on “unusual” Fukushima information: Reactor No. 5 had inadequate quake protection — Official to conduct thorough investigation after Tepco found no “clear” damage

Japan journalist interviews father of newborn with heart defect: “Really frustrating I can’t prove it’s because of Fukushima” (VIDEO)

Japan journalist interviews father of newborn with heart defect: “Really frustrating I can’t prove it’s because of Fukushima” (VIDEO)

Report: “High level radiation cloud” detected passing over New Zealand city — Peaks reached an “incredible” 1.89 microSv/h


State of Wisconsin issues statement on nuclear “incident” in Illinois — Currently monitoring conditions after plant lost power and went offline

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Fireman Eyewitness: “It looked like a lot of smoke coming from containment building” at Byron nuclear plant — Had to be told it was steam — Original call said a building at Byron nuclear plant was filling up with smoke (VIDEO)

Reporter Appears Suspicious: Isn’t it unusual for fire dept. to be called to Byron nuclear plant for a release of steam? (VIDEO)

Reporters at Byron Press Conference: A lot of people are calling us about a loud noise — Was a special emergency response team on scene? (VIDEO)

NRC: “Not a huge concern” at nuke plant outside Chicago — Employees reported seeing smoke coming from transformer after outage, no fire found

Nuke Plant Spokeswoman: “Smoke was seen coming from an auxiliary transformer but the fire department found no fire” -Reuters

UPDATED: Emergency shutdown at Illinois reactor — Smoke was actually steam containing radioactive material — Workers evacuated — Releases will continue throughout day (PHOTO)

A loss of offsite power led to the shutdown of unit 2 at Byron's Exelon Generating Station Monday morning. Steam from a relief valve can be seen escaping the auxiliary building. (The yellow building with brown roof. The concrete building is the containment building) -- Source: Shaw News

U.S. University Study: 23% higher incidence of childhood leukemia within 16 km of nuclear facilities… More

AP: Grim gov’t estimate says Japan population to shrink by 40 million in next 50 years (VIDEO)