March 16th, 2011, 6:48 am ET
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“Nuclear emergency” warning for USA issued by aviation regulators — Anchorage included in “affected flight information regions”

The open-ended warning, issued at 2pm AEDT on Wednesday, applies to airspace zones in Japan, Russia, China, the United States and South Korea.

March 16th, 2011, 5:39 am ET
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Leading Japan Paper: Fukushima will now be compared to Chernobyl — “4 nuclear reactors standing in a line are simultaneously spinning out of control”

Asahi Shimbun, March 16, 2011

March 16th, 2011, 1:56 am ET
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Australian quake rescuers hit by radiation 40 km from Fukushima Daiichi

Sydney Morning Herald, March 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm EST

March 16th, 2011, 1:24 am ET
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Container of No.2 reactor “no longer sealed”: French Nuclear Safety Authority

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, March 15, 2011

March 16th, 2011, 1:00 am ET
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Official: Container of No.3 reactor feared damaged and leaking “high-level” radiation

– Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano

March 15th, 2011, 1:35 pm ET
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EU Energy Commissioner calls Fukushima an “Apocalypse” — “Almost everything is out of control”

“I do not rule out the worst in the hours and days to come.”

March 15th, 2011, 1:22 pm ET
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Tokyo has lost almost all control of events at Fukushima: Energy Official

BBC World, March 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm EST

March 15th, 2011, 12:36 pm ET
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Austrian forecast map shows possible radioactivity EAST of Los Angeles by March 18 (ANIMATION & PHOTO)

Austria’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) now supports the emergency activities of the IAEA

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