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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)

Asahi: Radioactive contamination ‘soaring’ in Fukushima groundwater — Strontium and other beta emitters up 4,500% in recent days; Cesium rises nearly 1,500% — Tepco says it doesn’t know why levels spiked (VIDEO)

Tepco Press Conference: The situation at Fukushima is bleak — “This discharge is beyond our control” (VIDEO)

Shock? UC Berkeley Professor Claims: “No matter what happens in Fukushima, it’s not going to be a problem over here” — U.S. Gov’t: “Any kind of release in Japan would be non-detectable here” (Studies say otherwise)

BBC: “Huge buildup” of radioactive groundwater at Fukushima plant — Expert concerned “contamination has spread to all sorts of places” (VIDEO)

The Times: “Lethal threat” from Fukushima’s highly radioactive water flowing into Pacific Ocean — “A threat to life”

BBC: Flow of radioactive water into Pacific could ‘accelerate rapidly’ now that barrier is breached at Fukushima plant — Tepco clearly in ‘deep trouble’

Watch: Japan Officials Issue Fukushima Radioactivity Alert — “The radioactive discharge is out of control” — Contamination seeping into ocean is an emergency (VIDEO)

Gov’t: Contaminants in giant sinkhole could spread to freshwater swampland — Benzene is entering groundwater — Damage to ‘Louisiana Coastal Zone’

Fire alarm goes off nearby Fukushima spent fuel pool — Tepco: “No smoke, etc. was found around ceiling at site using a web camera… we have judged incident was malfunction”

UK Reporter: Gas bubbling up like ‘small underwater geysers’ around giant Louisiana sinkhole; Widespread methane leakage — General: Big environmental groups ignoring disaster

Reuters Exclusive: Barrier is breached at Fukushima says official — ‘Highly radioactive’ water entering ocean — Will flow ‘extremely fast’ if it reaches surface — Tepco sorry for trouble

Fukushima Unit No. 3 steaming — Lasted more than four hours today — Observed ‘intermittently’ over past 13 days

Japan Official: ‘State of emergency’ now at Fukushima nuclear plant — ‘High possibility’ barrier is breached

Kyodo: ‘Radiation crisis’ at Fukushima plant — Toxic water entering sea for years — “Tainting ocean and marine life”

AP: Strong M6 quake hits Northeast Japan — Rated Upper 5 intensity on scale up to 7 — Tepco says no reports of problems at Fukushima Daiichi (MAP)

Japan’s First Astronaut: Gov’t lies about Fukushima disaster — Vital info on radiation risks kept from public to “maintain law and order”