March 15th, 2011, 10:43 am ET
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IAEA: Explosion at Fukushima plant may have affected integrity of main containment vessel

Reuters at 10:38 am EST

March 15th, 2011, 9:25 am ET
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Analyst: What we have already is the worst case scenario at Fukushima

The whole globe will be affected. This radiation will cover the whole globe.

March 15th, 2011, 7:57 am ET
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Advisory: “Radiation too high for TEPCO personnel to stay in Fukushima nuke plant control rooms”

Kyodo News, March 15, 2011 at 6:49 am EST

March 15th, 2011, 7:50 am ET
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Japan Prime Minister says “What the hell is going on?” when meeting with TEPCO execs

via Kyodo News reporter

March 15th, 2011, 7:12 am ET
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Nuclear Engineer: Far more radioactivity inside spent fuel ponds than in reactors — Could very well produce damage greater than Chernobyl

“Could potentially be an even more severe problem than a reactor meltdown”

March 15th, 2011, 6:53 am ET
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“Would be like Chernobyl on steroids” if spent fuel catches fire says nuclear engineer who works at identical plant — Each reactor holds 3,450 spent fuel assemblies

The unit 1 pool could have as much as 20 years of spent fuel rods

March 15th, 2011, 6:21 am ET
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“Worse than a meltdown” says expert — “Spent nuclear fuel pool catches fire”: Japan Power Company

“High heat would loft the radiation in clouds that would spread the radioactivity” – New York Times

March 15th, 2011, 4:29 am ET
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Photographer in Fukushima: It is a panic there — No way to escape as gas station are closed and rescuers are all gone

“This morning, wind is blowing from the north. At the Tokai nuclear power plant, some 100 kilometers south of the Fukushima plant, a high level of radiation was observed.”

March 15th, 2011, 2:44 am ET
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Radioactivity is being “released directly into the atmosphere” – IAEA at 12:15 am EST

Japanese authorities also today informed the IAEA at 04:50 CET that the spent fuel storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is on fire and radioactivity is being released directly into the atmosphere.

March 15th, 2011, 12:29 am ET
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Heading for U.S.? Radiation plume animation map from Fukushima — via Spiegel Online


March 14th, 2011, 2:59 pm ET
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Overhead photo of Fukushima after explosions (HI-RES)

March 14th, 2011, 11:58 am ET
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TEPCO confirms No. 2 fuel rods FULLY exposed once again

Reuters, 11:45 am EDT

March 14th, 2011, 9:12 am ET
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TEPCO: Fuel rods at Fukushima No. 2 reactor were FULLY exposed — Third explosion feared

TEPCO “reported the loss of cooling functions as an emergency to the government.”

March 14th, 2011, 8:30 am ET
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TEPCO reports fuel rods of No. 2 reactor of Fukushima plant may have partially melted

March 14th, 2011, 7:09 am ET
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Fuel rods at Fukushima’s No. 2 reactor FULLY exposed

Kyodo News, 7:58 pm in Japan

March 14th, 2011, 4:38 am ET
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AP journalists feel massive explosion at No. 3 nuclear plant from 25 miles away

They reported feeling the faint rumble of a blast and the ground shaking.

March 14th, 2011, 3:18 am ET
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US Navy detects “radioactive plume” 100 miles from Fukushima

Radioactivity identified on 17 air crew members

March 14th, 2011, 2:32 am ET
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Radiation around Fukushima nearing levels where “humans vomit uncontrollably” and “hair can be stripped from the body”

Authorities admitted this for the first time – The Sun

March 14th, 2011, 12:54 am ET
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Radioactive releases may continue for a YEAR or more even after fission has stopped: New York Times

“That suggests that the tens of thousands of people who have been evacuated may not be able to return to their homes for a considerable period, and that shifts in the wind could blow radioactive materials toward Japanese cities rather than out to sea.”

March 14th, 2011, 12:34 am ET
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Radioactive cloud hits U.S. aircraft carrier sailing in Pacific — Helicopters coated with radiation

NYT: Crew members on deck to receive a month’s worth of radiation in about an hour, government officials said Sunday

March 13th, 2011, 11:57 pm ET
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Video of massive explosion at Fukushima No. 3

March 13th, 2011, 10:55 pm ET
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Nuclear officials confirm explosion at Fukushima No. 3 (PHOTO)