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Nuclear Official: Growing alarm at Fukushima’s out of control radioactive leaks… Emergency is accelerating due to “faster-than-expected swelling” underground — TV: Tepco now paving over surface with asphalt (VIDEO)

Explosion at U.S. nuclear plant triggered emergency alert — It was “of sufficient force to damage permanent structures or equipment within the Protected Area” (VIDEO) #ShearonHarris

KTXL Sacramento: “Now the threat of radioactive water rushing our way” from Japan — “Traces of radiation found in area fish” — No danger, says pro-nuclear expert (VIDEO)

TV: ‘China Syndrome’ at Fukushima plant? Recent dramatic spikes in contamination show something is changing — Has a containment structure given way? (VIDEO)

Asahi: Huge island made of “contaminated soil and rubble” proposed off Fukushima coast — Place for disposal of radioactive debris — “Measures will be taken to prevent adverse impact on ocean”

Gundersen: Fukushima reactors “will become unstable” if new barrier causes water buildup underground — Nuclear buildings could topple during quake

(UPDATED) Alert at U.S. nuclear plant after ‘equipment malfunction’ — Official: There was “a little bit of smoke, so we had to declare this alert”

Gov’t admits water pouring in ocean at Fukushima is “highly” contaminated; Going on for last 2 years — NHK: Officials reveal it may have started “just after the nuclear accident” (VIDEO)

Gundersen: No way to stop Fukushima’s radioactive water going into Pacific — It will continue for at least 20-30 years

National Geographic: 3 years for contamination to reach U.S. coast from Fukushima, scientist estimates

Senior Scientist: 100 times more strontium than cesium in water at Fukushima plant — “Strontium gets into your bones… it changes the equation” — Not “too” concerned U.S. fish will be affected

Nuclear Expert: Water now at Fukushima plant has 3 times more cesium than Chernobyl’s total release — “That underscores the scale of this never-ending threat”

NYTimes: 400 tons of highly radioactive water going into Pacific each day from Fukushima plant, says Tepco — Top Nuclear Regulator: This is a crisis

Tepco Official: This is extremely serious — We are unable to control radioactive water seeping out of Fukushima plant (VIDEO)

CNN Nuclear Expert: Fukushima plant is in ‘uncharted territory’ — Highly radioactive water to either be boiled until it evaporates, or dumped in ocean

Japan’s Top Nuclear Official: Tepco will never be able to store all the radioactive water at Fukushima plant — They’ll end up dumping it into ocean

Japan Official: Fukushima reactor buildings could “topple” — Tepco’s work to change flow of groundwater can form pools below surface that soften the earth

BBC: Water crisis at Fukushima has only just begun — “Plant sits smack in the middle of an underground aquifer” — It’s rapidly being overwhelmed deep beneath ground (VIDEO)

Wall St. Journal: Fukushima leaks are “massive public health issue” — Obviously this could spread throughout Pacific and get into food supply (VIDEO)

Oregon Health Officials: We are actively monitoring the situation in Japan — We are not ‘yet’ mobilizing in response to the news — We will respond with enhanced efforts as appropriate

Vice Governor: “Emergency situation” at Fukushima; Tepco has increased the risk of further leaks; Gov’t needs to take over — NHK: Officials make “emergency visit” to damaged nuclear plant (VIDEOS)

TV: Nuclear expert says Fukushima “is already beyond Tepco’s control” — Gov’t concerned leakage to rapidly accelerate (VIDEO)