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Discovery.com: Nuclear reactors to power Mars colonies — “Sadly” biggest hurdle for space fission may be bad press

Japan gov’t finds 165 locations over wide area with cesium-137 exceeding Chernobyl evacuation levels — Data shows radiation could be “spreading to other areas”

The first comprehensive survey of soil contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

Fish caught in river north of Tokyo exceeded legal limit for radioactive cesium — First time seen outside of Fukushima

40-year-old Fukushima radiation worker dies of acute leukemia after working at plant for week — Checkup showed no prior health problems

NRC now sending ‘Augmented Inspection Team’ to quake-hit Virginia nuke plant — Does not ‘necessarily’ mean reactors are any less safe, stresses NRC

Discussion Thread for August 30 – September 5, 2011

Quake-hit Virginia nuclear reactors “in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety”– Data shows quake may have exceeded design basis

Radiation Survey: Tokyo neighbor cesium approaching levels found in Fukushima — Chiba incinerator dust at 70,800 Bq/kg

Radioactive cesium in San Francisco Bay Area milk close to exceeding EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level

NRC Report: Transformer “explosion” near turbine building at Maryland nuke plant

School playground staircase has radiation at 70 times maximum allowed, far from evacuation zone — Equal to 69 millisieverts per year

Mainichi: What we face is a great unknown to all of mankind — 10 sieverts/hour outside and levels must be much higher closer to reactor core, says Japan nuclear prof.

Report: 76 trillion becquerels of Plutonium-239 released from Fukushima — 23,000 times higher than previously announced

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Independent: Why Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl; “Now the truth is coming out” — 72,000 times worse than Hiroshima & 1 million+ cancer deaths, says professor

220 Million Bq/liter of Cesium now in No. 2 Spent Fuel Pool — SFP No. 1, 2, & 3 “clearly have significant spent fuel damage” (VIDEO)

‘Unusual Event’ at Maryland nuke plant: Large piece from building hits main transformer, triggers reactor shutdown — Emergency response plan in use (VIDEO)

Officials issue “Code Red” warning of potential dam failure in Maryland — 15 miles from nuke plant

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Cesium-134 nearly doubles in Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool No. 1 over past two months — Now at 23,000 bq/cm³

Professor: Radioactive particles from Fukushima like “poison gas” — Except it is going to kill you in a few years, not immediately (VIDEO)

Nuclear Engineer: If quake caused weakness at Virginia’s North Anna nuke plant, hurricane could take it rest of way to failure

Center of Hurricane Irene forecast to be nearby Virginia nuclear plant at 8pm Saturday (MAPS)

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Flooding Begins: Already up to half foot of rain around Brunswick, NC nuke plant — Gusts to 62 mph