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

Updated

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)

March 13th, 2011, 9:14 pm ET
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Japan’s Prime Minister now saying situation is “worrisome” at Fukushima nuclear plant

March 13th, 2011, 8:53 pm ET
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Nuclear plant designer: Tokyo “supressing information” — Serious meltdown “highly likely”

March 13th, 2011, 8:25 pm ET
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Expert: Nuclear radiation could spread to U.S. — At least 3 nuclear facilities at risk

March 13th, 2011, 9:16 am ET
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More Trouble: THIRD reactor at Fukushima to have salt water injected (Unit No. 2)

March 13th, 2011, 8:35 am ET
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Radiation at 400 times normal levels 60+ MILES from Fukushima… nearby ANOTHER nuclear plant

March 13th, 2011, 4:20 am ET
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Officials presuming that TWO nuclear reactors have now had meltdowns

“Possibility of a nuclear nightmare”

March 12th, 2011, 11:23 pm ET
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Top official says meltdown likely under way at a SECOND nuclear reactor

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said a partial meltdown in the unit is “highly possible”