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Japan nuke expert: Melted fuel rods estimated to be 12 meters underground Reactors No. 1-3 — To be 100 feet deep in a year (AUDIO)

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Report: Radiation level spiking around Tokyo as typhoon nears Fukushima plant (CHART)

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Over 20 microsieverts per hour radiation dose now being measured in Futaba (MAP)

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Mainichi: “It remains unclear where the melted fuel is situated” — “Temperatures of the pressure vessels alone are far from convincing”

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Report: 75% of Fukushima’s 300,000 children going to schools so contaminated they would be radiation control areas in nuclear plants (VIDEO)

Report: 75% of Fukushima’s 300,000 children going to schools so contaminated they would be radiation control areas in nuclear plants (VIDEO)

Canadians suspicious over radiation testing of seafood — Official “puzzled” gov’t withholding where samples were taken

Japan lawmaker: Plutonium certainly went deep within basement of Reactor No. 3 — Anyone’s guess where it’s at now

Strong typhoon headed for leaking nuke plant — Over 1 million Japanese told to evacuate — Due at Fukushima in 48 hours

SOURCE: Japan Meteorological Agency

Kyodo: Groundwater now flowing into Fukushima reactor buildings via cracks in walls — Up to 500 tons a day

Gundersen’s Latest: 60 holes in bottom of Fukushima-type reactors make core melt-through easier — Fuel only had to get through a thin pipe, not inches of steel (VIDEO)

Gundersen’s Latest: 60 holes in bottom of Fukushima-type reactors make core melt-through easier — Fuel only had to get through a thin pipe, not inches of steel (VIDEO)

I think there was a recriticality where melted fuel started a chain reaction again: UCSD researcher — Largest amount of radioactive materials released since April

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USA Today on North Anna: “A lot of people think they’ve hid stuff from us” — “Even if they’re not good to go, they won’t tell us” — “I was and am still worried”

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Siemens quitting nuclear business — CEO: “A response to the clear position of the German public and government”

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Reuters: 60,000 people at protest in Tokyo demanding end to nuclear power (PHOTOS)

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Japan cut in two? Prime Minister Kan: 30 million in Tokyo faced evacuation scenario — “I wasn’t sure whether Japan could continue to function as a state”

One of those assessments said everyone residing within 200 to 250 km of the plant — an zone that would encompass half to all of Tokyo and cut clear across Honshu to the Sea of Japan — would have to be evacuated.

Emergency declared at Michigan nuke plant: Reactor shut down after leak exceeded plant’s technical specifications — Cooling system spews more than 10 gallons a minute

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Experts: Possibility of evacuating parts of Tokyo can no longer be ignored — Fukushima ‘worse’ than Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Experts: Possibility of evacuating parts of Tokyo can no longer be ignored — Fukushima ‘worse’ than Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Insurers say difficult to renew contract for Fukushima Daiichi as radioactive substances still leaking out — Would complicate matters “if another emergency unfolds”

Series of quakes hit near Japan disaster zone — Magnitude 6.6 followed by 6.2

Radioactive manganese-54, silver-110m and cobalt-60 found in seaweed sample 30km south of Fukushima

SOURCE: Greenpeace

GreenPeace Fukushima Seafood Results, September 15, 2011