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Virginia nuke plant “venting steam” — Spokesman says “no release of radioactive material” (PHOTO & VIDEO)

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ABC News: Virginia nuke plant has to “go to the backup to the backup” power supply — “That doesn’t sound good” (VIDEO)

Strange: Spokesman says workers at Virginia nuke plant were preparing to manually shut down reactors after quake when system went into automatic shut down — Another spokesman says “it was a manual shutdown”

Nuclear reactors at quake-hit Virginia nuke plant are “sitting on a fault line”

Emergency diesel generator fails at Virginia nuke plant hit by 5.9 quake

Company admits Virginia nuke plant only designed to withstand a magnitude 5.9 – 6.1 earthquake — Today’s quake was 5.9

Virginia nuke plant has lost offsite power after quake, generators being used to cool reactors — “As far as we know, everything is safe” says NRC

Paper: Fears of Fukushima-like nuclear disaster because quake centered just a few miles from an old nuclear power plant — Strongest to hit Virginia area since 1897

Quake rocks Washington DC area — 5.9-magnitude epicenter only 12 miles from Virginia nuke plant

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Gundersen: Radioactive sulfur in California shows there were ongoing criticalities, recurring chain reactions (VIDEO)

Gundersen: Radioactive sulfur in California shows there were ongoing criticalities, recurring chain reactions (VIDEO)

Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Irene heading for Brunswick nuclear plant in North Carolina — Could become massive Category 4, up to 155 mph

Researcher too frightened to get closer than 100 km from meltdowns after seeing radiation levels — “I’ve been quite shocked by the amount” (VIDEO)

Researcher too frightened to get closer than 100 km from meltdowns after seeing radiation levels — “I’ve been quite shocked by the amount” (VIDEO)

Potent radiation leak discovered: Pipe emitting 3 sieverts per hour

“We are basically recreating Fukushima all over again” — Clouds of radiation continue across to Pacific Northwest (VIDEO)

27,000 Bq/kg cesium in kindergarten near west coast of Japan — 200+ km from meltdowns

Nuclear engineer: NRC now says reactors and containments have breached and released plutonium off-site — “Much worse” than if from spent fuel pools (VIDEO)

NRC: Most likely that chunks of radioactive materials “were from the reactor cores rather than spent fuel pools”  — “Much worse” than if from SFPs, says nuclear engineer (VIDEO)

‘Scientists don’t know why’: Cesium-137 in soil near Chernobyl has half-life of 180 to 320 years, not 30 years as is typical

Japanese Journalist: “It’s like killing our own children, I cannot allow it to happen” — Teachers forcing students to eat food that parents fear is contaminated with radiation (VIDEO)

Japan Journalist: “It’s like killing our own children, I cannot allow it to happen” — Teachers forcing students to eat food that parents fear is contaminated with radiation (VIDEO)

Japan gov’t to finally admit indefinite forced depopulation of large zones around Fukushima plant

Discussion Thread for August 22 – 28, 2011

Report: Smoke seen rising from Fukushima Daini after quake but before tsunami

Tokyo: Radioactive cesium detected in 53 of 56 samples — Average of 30,032 Bq/m², near Chernobyl’s “Radiation Protection Area” levels