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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)

Asahi: “Horrifying” that Fukushima meltdown equivalent to almost 30 times the radiation released by atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

Asahi: “Horrifying” that Fukushima meltdown equivalent to almost 30 times the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in WWII

Tweets from Japan: “When we wash their hair, it comes off in a clump — It is really scary”

Little Chance: TEPCO expects to miss decontamination goal at Fukushima plant

166,000,000 Bq/m² of radioactive iodine, cesium at 21,200,000 Bq/m² was detected by researchers 4 km from Fukushima plant -NHK (VIDEO)

166,000,000 Bq/m²  of radioacttve iodine, cesium at 21.2 million detected by researchers 4 km from Fukushima plant -NHK (VIDEO)

Krypton-85 and xenon-131m detected in samples from Reactor No. 2 — Xenon-131m has half life of only 12 days

NHK Special: Japan researchers found radiation levels exceeding most contaminated zone in Chernobyl called Red Forest (VIDEO)

NHK Special: Researchers find radiation levels exceeding “most contaminated zone in Chernobyl called Red Forest” (VIDEO)

NHK: Magnitude 6.0 quake shakes Fukushima

Headline: “Radiation from Fukushima may lead to decreased population in Japan” — Concerns about children’s health spread across northeast, Tokyo

Radiation from Fukushima may lead to decreased population in Japan, The Christian Science Monitor, August 11, 2011

Report: “Severe internal exposure” — 252,422 Becquerels of radioactive cesium detected in person outside evacuation zone (PHOTO)

Paper: Group wants radiation tests done in Canada — Health Canada calls 300 times background levels of iodine-131 “minute”

Report: 17 microsieverts/hr detected on cars from Japan — Russia rejects shipment