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Kyoto-area Professor: “I can’t believe this is going on! This is a nightmare” — “I’m just afraid this has dealt a near-fatal blow to Japan” — “Japan has lost its future” (VIDEO)

Japan Gov’t: Plutonium will no longer be measured — Almost impossible for normal person to detect, geiger counters ineffective

Regrets: Mother finds 20 times higher radioactivity than normal in child’s bedroom — “The national government and TEPCO kept saying it’s alright and I believed them”

Professor in Japan: Gov’t blatantly under-reporting radiation data — “It will become common knowledge that the contamination has come far beyond what is being reported in the media” (VIDEO)

SOURCE: Linda Moulton Howe via Wikipedia

GE Hitachi: 35 U.S. reactors could fail during quake — Problem with control rods

“It is true — Everything Mr. Gundersen said was absolutely right — He performed quite a service”: NRC Chairman in 1990s (VIDEO)

NRC Chairman: “It is true — Everything Mr. Gundersen said was absolutely right — He performed quite a service” (VIDEO)

Radioactivity up to 100 trillion becquerels per liter in sludge at Fukushima plant: Kyoto nuke professor

Reports: Deformations in 3 dead rats from Tokyo — Mutation of pink grasshopper’s pigment in Chiba… MORE (PHOTOS)

SOURCE: Shinsuke1

Recent US nuke headlines: Problems at nuke plants in Vermont, Michigan, South Carolina, Virginia… MORE

Recent World nuke headlines: Radiation at Prague playground caused by metal rod — Future of Chernobyl health studies in doubt — 80 members of German opera refuse to visit Japan

Recent Japan nuke headlines: Another Fukushima meltdown possible 38 hours after cooling stops — TEPCO concludes own crisis manual useless — Gov’t lets kids return near meltdowns

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Los Alamos Officials: Massive dump for radioactive waste “will soon be suitable for residential development”

Radioactive leak of unknown size at Georgia nuke plant — Raised water table in wells “about five feet” — Tritium over 200 times EPA limit

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AP: 33 underground canals of radioactive waste were beneath barrels of plutonium contamination threatened by Los Alamos fire

Gov’t: Plutonium dose at 27 microsieverts in Namiemachi — Will remain “for about 50 years” (MAP)

SOURCE: Daily Yomiuri

AFP: Reigning champ showering with bottled water while in Japan — Another rider considers leaving all his clothes behind

New Scientist: “Plutonium from Fukushima was expected to rapidly disperse in the Pacific Ocean — Instead, it seems that the levels remain high”

Japan Professor: Gov’t afraid to tell truth — Radiation 10 times higher than officials claim on Sept. 30 near Kyoto, 500 km from meltdowns

Strontium found 80 km from Fukushima plant — 15 Bq/m² of plutonium-239 and -240 in Minamisoma (MAP)

SOURCE: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

WSJ: “A potentially disturbing turn” — Plutonium discovered far from Fukushima reactors

Nearly 500 times more radiation involved in explosion at Marcoule nuke plant than previously admitted — Level 1 on INES scale

SOURCE: kmaschke