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“We are basically recreating Fukushima all over again” — Clouds of radiation continue across to Pacific Northwest (VIDEO)

New Data Supports Previous Fairewinds Analysis, as Contamination Spreads in Japan and Worldwide, Fairewinds, August 21, 2011:

At 7:30 in (Transcript Summary)

Arnie Gundersen, chief nuclear engineer at Fairewinds Associates:

Lots of serious ramifications from burning of nuclear waste Material from Fukushima that was on the ground is now going airborne again Towns . . . → Read More: “We are basically recreating Fukushima all over again” — Clouds of radiation continue across to Pacific Northwest (VIDEO)

Nuclear engineer: NRC now says reactors and containments have breached and released plutonium off-site — “Much worse” than if from spent fuel pools (VIDEO)

NRC: Most likely that chunks of radioactive materials “were from the reactor cores rather than spent fuel pools”  — “Much worse” than if from SFPs, says nuclear engineer (VIDEO)

New Data Supports Previous Fairewinds Analysis, as Contamination Spreads in Japan and Worldwide, Fairewinds, August 21, 2011:

[...] In a new revelation, the NRC claims that the plutonium found more than 1 mile offsite actually came from inside the nuclear reactors. If such a statement were true, it indicates that the nuclear power plant . . . → Read More: Nuclear engineer: NRC now says reactors and containments have breached and released plutonium off-site — “Much worse” than if from spent fuel pools (VIDEO)

Nationwide TV in Japan: Toxicity of plutonium “not very different than salt” — “So safe you can drink it” (VIDEO)

National TV in Japan: Toxicity of plutonium “not very different than salt” — “So safe you can drink it” (VIDEO)

Three Plutonium Brothers of Japan: “They Are So Safe You Can Drink It”, EX-SKF, August 8, 2011:

Tokyo Brown Tabby’s latest captioning is over the collection of video clips of three Japanese nuclear researchers, claiming safety for plutonium on the national TV. The first two appeared on TV after the March 11 accident to . . . → Read More: Nationwide TV in Japan: Toxicity of plutonium “not very different than salt” — “So safe you can drink it” (VIDEO)

Hole in Human History: The Great Hiroshima Cover-up — Suppression of nuclear truths stretched over decades (VIDEO)

Hole in Human History: The Great Hiroshima Cover-up — Suppression of nuclear truths stretched over decades (VIDEO)

The Great Hiroshima Cover-up, The Nation, August 3, 2011:

In the weeks following the atomic attacks on Japan sixty-six years ago this week, and then for decades afterward, the United States engaged in airtight suppression of all film shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombings. This included vivid color footage shot by U.S. . . . → Read More: Hole in Human History: The Great Hiroshima Cover-up — Suppression of nuclear truths stretched over decades (VIDEO)

Report: Undated animation shows Japan gov’t nuke experts must have known Fukushima was a melt-through (VIDEO)

Report: Undated animation shows Japan gov’t nuke experts must have known Fukushima was a melt-through (VIDEO)

Melt-Through Simulation Created by Japan’s METI Well Before #Fukushima, EX-SKF, July 22, 2011:

This animation was created by the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, a government corporation under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (which regulates the nuclear industry), to train Senior Specialists for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness on the severe accident of loss . . . → Read More: Report: Undated animation shows Japan gov’t nuke experts must have known Fukushima was a melt-through (VIDEO)

Japan officials run away from public during meeting about radiation — “Shame on you… Please don’t run away” (VIDEO)

Japan officials run away from public during meeting about radiation — “Shame on you… Please don’t run away” (VIDEO)

Corasse Fukushima, Fukushima City, July 19, 2011:

More radioactive cows: “New scandal appears to be much wider” — 70 km from meltdown (VIDEO)

More radioactive cows: “New scandal appears to be much wider” — 70 km from meltdown (VIDEO)

Nuclear beef scare again hits Japan, AlJazeera, July 15, 2011:

Beef Contamination Spreads in Japan After Fukushima Radiation Taints Straw, Bloomberg, July 15, 2011:

More beef from cattle in Japan that ate straw tainted by radiation has found its way into the food supply [...]

Cattle at the farm in Asakawa, about 60 . . . → Read More: More radioactive cows: “New scandal appears to be much wider” — 70 km from meltdown (VIDEO)

Enlarged 50-mile evacuation zone by US was because of spent fuel pools, not reactor meltdowns: NRC official

The NRC also had “suspicions” about the conditions of the spent fuel pools, Borchardt said… Based on that assumption, he said, the NRC recommended that U.S. residents in Japan stay 80 km away . . . → Read More: Enlarged 50-mile evacuation zone by US was because of spent fuel pools, not reactor meltdowns: NRC official

Japan announces cooling systems restored at fuel pools No. 1-4, as breakdown of cooling occurs at No. 5 pool

Cooling systems restored for fuel pools, NHK, May 29, 2011:

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has now successfully restored cooling systems to the spent fuel pools of reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4. [...]

The power company is also working to install new water-circulating systems that will more efficiently . . . → Read More: Japan announces cooling systems restored at fuel pools No. 1-4, as breakdown of cooling occurs at No. 5 pool

Siemens Report: Reactor No. 4 spent fuel pool cracked from earthquake (FAIREWINDS VIDEO)

Siemens Report: Reactor No. 4 spent fuel pool cracked from earthquake (FAIREWINDS VIDEO)

The Implications of the Fukushima Accident on the World’s Operating Reactors, Fairewinds Associates, May 23, 2011:

Transcript Summary

4:45 in: Meltdown underway at Reactor No. 1 when tsunami hit 4:55 in: Siemens report: Reactor No. 4 spent fuel pool cracked from earthquake, not tsunami

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY0lNtnANuo

TEPCO acknowledges ‘vapor’ is still being seen at Reactors No. 2, 3 and 4 spent fuel pools

Tepco Plans New System to Cool Reactors, Wall Street Journal by Kosaku Narioka, May 22, 2011:

[...] The troubled utility, known as Tepco, said it plans to build a cooling system with water-circulation pumps and heat-exchange equipment by the end of May at the reactor No. 2 spent-fuel pool, by June at the reactors . . . → Read More: TEPCO acknowledges ‘vapor’ is still being seen at Reactors No. 2, 3 and 4 spent fuel pools

Reactor No. 6 now has over 6 feet of contaminated water in turbine building — Water in reactor building may cause cooling system to fail

Poor estimates force timetable revision, Yomiuri, May 18, 2011 . . . → Read More: Reactor No. 6 now has over 6 feet of contaminated water in turbine building — Water in reactor building may cause cooling system to fail

Reactor No. 1 core had total meltdown and uranium fuel may be outside containment building — Nuclear reaction could have restarted

Meanwhile, the Disaster at Fukushima Continues, The Atlantic, May 16, 2011:

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As Nature News’ Geoff Brumfiel reports, workers went into the unit recently “to recalibrate some of the sensors on the reactor.” Much to their surprise and dismay, they found that the core experienced a total meltdown. The zirconium alloy tubes that . . . → Read More: Reactor No. 1 core had total meltdown and uranium fuel may be outside containment building — Nuclear reaction could have restarted

Cesium found near drainage gates at Reactors No. 5 and 6

Radioactivity at intake of No.3 reactor rises, NHK, May 16, 2011:

Tokyo Electric Power Company says it measured 200 becquerels of cesium-134 per cubic centimeter on Sunday morning near the water intake of the No. 3 reactor. The level was higher than on the previous day, when it was 2,300 times the legal limit. . . . → Read More: Cesium found near drainage gates at Reactors No. 5 and 6

Color-corrected image shows constant flow of smoke/steam from Reactor Units No. 2, 3, 4 (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

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May 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm EDT . . . → Read More: Color-corrected image shows constant flow of smoke/steam from Reactor Units No. 2, 3, 4 (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Dawn at Fukushima: Enhanced image exposes smoke/steam billowing from reactor buildings No. 2, 3, 4 (PHOTOS)

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May 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm EDT . . . → Read More: Dawn at Fukushima: Enhanced image exposes smoke/steam billowing from reactor buildings No. 2, 3, 4 (PHOTOS)

Smoke/steam pouring out of Reactor Units No. 2, 3, 4 (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

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TBS News Live Feed . . . → Read More: Smoke/steam pouring out of Reactor Units No. 2, 3, 4 (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

“Unusual amount of smoke” billowing from Reactors No. 3 and 4 “nothing to be concerned about” says TEPCO, Japan gov’t

Japan: New Smoke At Nuclear Plant, CBS, May 8, 2011 . . . → Read More: “Unusual amount of smoke” billowing from Reactors No. 3 and 4 “nothing to be concerned about” says TEPCO, Japan gov’t

MIT: Nuclear chain reactions must have been burning at damaged reactors long after disaster unfolded

Chain Reactions Reignited At Fukushima After Tsunami, Says New Study, MIT’s Technology Review, May 9, 2011 . . . → Read More: MIT: Nuclear chain reactions must have been burning at damaged reactors long after disaster unfolded

“Very, Very Serious”: Unit No. 4 leaning, in danger of falling — Gov’t confirms stabilization efforts underway (PHOTO & VIDEO)

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Nuclear collapse looms? Fukushima No. 4 reactor ‘leaning’, RT, May 10, 2011:

TEPCO claims explosion at No. 4 spent fuel pool may have prevented rods from melting down

Blast may have helped cool rods, The Yomiuri Shimbun, April 29, 2011 . . . → Read More: TEPCO claims explosion at No. 4 spent fuel pool may have prevented rods from melting down

IAEA: ‘Vapor’ rising from reactors No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4

Reactor Flooding Effort Proceeds at Japan Reactor, Global Security Newswire, April 27, 2011:

Workers continued the insertion of nitrogen gas into the No. 1 reactor to prevent additional explosions. White vapor continued to exit reactors No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, according to an IAEA statement. [...] (International Atomic Energy Agency release).

Read . . . → Read More: IAEA: ‘Vapor’ rising from reactors No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4