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Researcher: Tokyo sample had radioactivity levels higher than in Chernobyl exclusion zone — “There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo” (VIDEO)

Researcher: Tokyo sample had radioactivity levels higher than in Chernobyl exclusion zone — “There’s a very, very high level of contamination even as far south as Tokyo” (VIDEO)

Japan Journalist: Gov’t source says “I’ve heard about the steam coming out from the ground, and I am concerned” — “Some kind of reaction may be occurring underground” writes plant worker

It was early August, around 9PM. A worker at Fukushima I Nuke Plant sent an email to his local contact, saying “Steam gushing out of cracks on the ground. The area is foggy with steam, and the workers evacuated temporarily.”

Purged: Whistle-blowers who reported detection of neptunium-239 far from plant have TV show cancelled

“Tends to concentrate in the testicles”: 360+ atoms of radioactive sulfur per day may have been inhaled by Californians after Fukushima

TV: Workers say ground under Fukushima plant is cracking and radioactive steam is coming up — Melted core may be moving out of building (VIDEO)

“Very serious and alarming development”: Workers say ground under Fukushima plant is cracking and radioactive steam is coming through — Melted cores may be moving out of buildings (VIDEO)

Independent: The explosive truth behind Fukushima’s meltdown — New evidence suggests reactors doomed to fail

NRC: ‘Special inspection’ underway at nuclear plant near Miami because of cooling system failure and ‘potential generic concern’

186,000 bq/kg of radioactive cesium found 100 km from Fukushima plant

New Scientist: Japan’s radioactive children will be fine, thyroid glands only emitting 35 millisieverts — Anything under 100 millisieverts not dangerous

There have been 15 deaths from thyroid cancer attributable to Chernobyl so far, but Thomas says there probably won’t be a single death in Japan

Unprecedented Spike: 1501 atoms of radioactive sulfur per meter³ was detected in California air

Censored? Host reveals MSNBC staff told him to stop saying people should not believe the government about Fukushima and should evacuate (VIDEO)

Censored? Host reveals MSNBC staff told him to stop saying people should not believe the government about Fukushima and should evacuate (VIDEO)

Xinhua: Gov’t says “waters in China have been affected by the radioactive materials” from Fukushima — Contamination levels higher than what Japan claims

Surprise? Researchers say radioactivity levels detected by air monitoring stations were higher than computer models had predicted

Report: 400,000,000,000 neutrons released per square meter surface of spent fuel pools between March 13-20

Radioactive sulfur in California spiked to highest levels ever detected: University researchers

Paper: “Loud bang” heard at nuclear plant near Miami — Feds have yet to determine safety significance of incident

Nursery School: Geiger counter “nearly off the scale” near play equipment — Topsoil had already been replaced (VIDEO)

Nursery School: Geiger counter “nearly off the scale” near play equipment — Topsoil had already been replaced (VIDEO)

Report: Neptunium-239 found in soil about 40 km from meltdown — “Several thousand becquerels” — Similar to levels detected at front gate of Fukushima plant

Discussion Thread for August 15 – 21, 2011

Nuclear engineer suggests ENENEWS during interview — Visits several times a day (VIDEO)

Nuclear engineer suggests ENENEWS during interview: I visit site several times a day — Experiences audio difficulties within seconds (VIDEO)

Rainout of hot particles from radioactive clouds to continue for another year — Not just in Pacific Northwest, says Gundersen (AUDIO)

Officials say radiation levels are minute and present no health risk… I am working with scientists who are publishing a paper that will definitively prove that to be wrong

Radioactive iodine found in 50 percent of children’s thyroids — Up to 35 millisieverts (35,000 microsieverts)