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The nuclear power plants in Japan after the March 11 , 2011 earthquakes could become a major nuclear disaster.
Keep watching this page for updates and insights by Raymond Rouse on the issues from a nuke scientist's point of view.

Continuing Updates:

Current Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station by Photographs- January 2012

IAEA Status of Fukushima

INES Leaflet on Nuclear Accidents

Continuing Updates on Earthquakes around the world

INPO Special Report on the Nuclear Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Why Fukushima was Preventable

 

 

April 24, 2014
Scientists: Plutonium released from Fukushima “is of radiological concern”; Reactor must be source, not spent fuel pool — Study: Plutonium found 120 km from plant; “Pu and non-natural uranium certainly increased in environment”

 

 

 

April 23, 2014
NBC News: ‘Biblical devastation’ from Fukushima disaster, says former official — TV: “When I was mayor, I knew many people who died from heart attacks… many people in Fukushima died suddenly, even young people… Tepco employees also are dying, but everyone is keeping mum about it” (VIDEO)

 

April 22, 2014
Former Official: Fukushima radiation is killing children… heart problems, leukemia, thyroid — Terrible things are going on — Authorities hiding truth from world — We need to admit many people are dying, but we’re not allowed to say that (VIDEO)



April 21, 2014
Former Official: Fukushima radiation is killing children… heart problems, leukemia, thyroid — Terrible things are going on — Authorities hiding truth from world — We need to admit many people are dying, but we’re not allowed to say that (VIDEO
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April 20, 2014
Japan Times: “Irreparable damage” from Fukushima — Plant’s boss admits water problems “out of control” — Catastrophe “remains ongoing… shows no signs of resolution”

April 19, 2014
NHK Special: Extremely toxic water 4,000,000 times gov’t limit in trenches between Fukushima reactors and ocean — Experts: “Source of contamination for Pacific” — “Levels too high for them to get more precise look at situation” — Reporter: Plutonium leaked out after fuel rods damaged (VIDEO)

April 18, 2014
Manager of Fukushima Plant: “We have to pay for what we have done” — “Repeated efforts have failed” to bring site under control — “It’s embarrassing to admit”

April 17, 2014
Interview: Navy sailor’s skin inflamed while carrying American flag exposed to Fukushima plume — “Whole left side” of body affected — “They immediately stripped clothes off, hosed him down… it became an extreme emergency” (AUDIO)


April 16, 2014
National Geographic: Fukushima considered world’s worst nuclear accident — Physician: Fukushima remains a “global health concern” — Kaku: “It’s so bad, they don’t even have a picture of melted core… the agony is unending” (VIDEO)

 

April 15, 2014
Radioactive Spike in Ocean off Fukushima: Highest Cs-137 levels at location since 2011 — 22,000 Bq/m³ in Pacific outside port — Japan notifies IAEA of ‘elevated’ readings (MAP)

 

April 14, 2014
TV: Hundreds of tons of water in contact with melted nuclear fuel have now flooded basements at Fukushima plant — Nearly 10 Trillion Bq of Cesium — Concentration of strontium-90 and other radioactive materials not reported (VIDEO)

 

April 13, 2014
New radioactive leak reported at Fukushima on Sunday — Previous leak admitted to be “far more toxic” than public told — Over 80 trillion becquerels flowed into Pacific, unspecified amount of “nuclear fuel material” — Already rated an INES ‘Level 3? incident using the much lower incorrect figures


April 12, 2014
Nuclear Engineer: Radiation levels “much higher” in areas of Fukushima plume headed to west coast than models show — Radio: Concern “other isotopes” besides cesium to cross Pacific (AUDIO)

 

April 11, 2014
Fairewinds Video: Many in Fukushima told me of family or friends dying suddenly — “I sense something grave is happening” — People are sicker in Tokyo as well — I also experienced unusual symptoms when in Japan recently

April 10, 2014
AP: Fukushima children flee radiation; “Getting nosebleeds, growing pale and lethargic”; Mistrust of officials high — Father: “Cases of cancer are up… we are worried”

April 9, 2014
PHOTOS: Study finds deformities “significantly higher” in Fukushima insects — “To my knowledge, such deformations haven’t been reported” in species before — Lower body split in half, 2 tail-like appendages — 1,000% higher death rate in young than other Japan area



April 8, 2014
U.N. Agency: Fukushima Reactor 2 “burst” after fuel melted — Then radiation doses quickly hit highest levels of entire crisis for many places across region… went in almost every direction… then skyrocketed all at around same time (VIDEO


April 7, 2014
Professors: Seafood off N. American coast predicted to exceed gov’t radioactivity limit — “High priority looming threat” to global ocean from Fukushima releases — Radiation levels ‘well above’ 1,000 Bq/kg according to mode


April 6, 2014
Inside Sources: Fukushima crisis “actually far worse than anyone acknowledged… information withheld to prevent panic” – Professor: “Level of radiation was far worse than Navy officers anticipated” – US gov’t shredded documents for 4 days while drawing up plans to evacuate Japan — “Somebody was obviously very worried”

April 5, 2014
Former Energy Dept. Official: People near Tokyo “were getting a yearly radiation dose in about 10 minutes” from Fukushima releases — “Radioactive gases might have been leaving at a rate of 300% a day, instead of 1% assumed by designer” (AUDIO)

April 4, 2014
Former US Gov’t Official: Growing likelihood Fukushima reactors will be entombed — Nuclear ‘sacrifice zone’ where they can only try to reduce contamination from escaping — Unprecedented situation, it’s flowing into Pacific Ocean continually adding to plume soon to hit West Coast (AUDIO)


April 3, 2014
Foreign reporters find radiation levels over 100 times legal limit off Fukushima — Captain: Radioactive releases “may last until end of the Earth” — “Deep sense of dread set in… Stop, don’t go any closer!” — “World deserves honest assessment of the disaster” — “A worst-case scenario come to life” (VIDEO)

April 2, 2014
Radio: “Surprisingly, high concentrations [of Fukushima cesium] found in Vancouver area” since ocean currents slow down — Levels are increasing — “Might be hotspots where radiation concentrates” — “Chances are high for marine life to absorb it… concern about mussels… clams, oysters” (AUDIO)


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April 1, 2014
TV: Fukushima crisis “much more severe than we’re led to believe” — ‘Mind-boggling’ — Small quake could tip over reactors and start it all over again — Japan “selling soul to devil” if they restart nuclear plants (VIDEO)

Fukushima Survivors Torn About Whether To Return To 'Hot Zone'

 

March 31, 2014
TEPCO under-calculated radiation exposure for 142 Fukushima workers


March 30, 2014
Fuel removal resumes at Fukushima reactor 4

March 29, 2014
J-gov Withholds Radiation Readings From 3 Fukushima Sites


March 28, 2014
Reports: “Experts agree many species of wildlife and fisheries are endangered globally due to large release of radioactivity into ocean” at Fukushima — “Has Fukushima radiation entered New Zealand ecosystem?”

March 27, 2014
NHK: Alarm goes off after accident at Fukushima Unit 4 fuel pool — Work suspended after crane trouble — “Workers have been monitoring radiation levels” (VIDEO)

 

March 26, 2014
Inside Source: Gov’t officials are withholding Fukushima radiation data — Levels much higher than expected — Releasing numbers would “have a huge impact” — Over 2,000 millisieverts per year where residents are being encouraged to return

March 25, 2014
Caldicott: Fukushima to be pouring radioactive water into Pacific “probably for the rest of time… forever more” — “There’s simply nothing anyone can do about it” — “Nuclear industry is covering it up because they know if truth comes out it will be end of nuclear power” (AUDIO)

March 24, 2014
Video: “Pacific Ocean is under incredible threat… Americans are now starting to reap that on their West Coast” — Kamps: “An unprecedented catastrophe… should be independent monitors sent to Fukushima to try to get the truth as to how bad this is


March 23, 2014
“Radiation leaks could still be occurring” at WIPP — Locals worried since “no one knows anything” — Workers to use “military-like tactics… ready to risk everything” — “Event has changed WIPP” — “Life as we knew it is going to be different”

March 22, 2014
Fukushima Evacuee: 50% of class with nosebleeds at same time — Immune system problems reported by many families (VIDEO)

March 21, 2014
Japanese TV: Fukushima fuel cores have ‘molten-through’ containment vessels — Location of molten fuels is unknown — “Risk of re-criticallity” from filling vessels with water



March 20, 2014
KPFA in Japan: I’ve learned over 800 people have disappeared from Fukushima plant — “May have been killed or died during work” — “Gov’t actually in business with the Yakuza” (AUDIO)


March 19, 2014
Fukushima Evacuee: Skin turned black and hair around neck came off, then my dog died — Cancer Specialist: There are simply too many cases, I see a connection

March 18, 2014
NYTimes: Crisis underway at Fukushima plant, worker shortage — “Alcoholism is rampant” — Tepco base is selling the whiskey — Help wanted ad seeks employees “able to carry out a conversation” — Workers spray hose full of radioactive waste on themselves and others (VIDEO)

March 17, 2014
NYTimes: Gov’t scientist not allowed to publish findings that Fukushima cesium-137 levels could be 10,000 times higher than after Chernobyl in Pacific surface waters — Japan researchers pressured to downplay disaster’s impact — Professors obstructed when data might cause public concern

 

March 16, 2014
Fairbanks city council unanimously passes Fukushima monitoring resolution: Alaska and west coast of N. America in danger — “No safe levels of radiation… constitutes grave risk” — Alaska Senator: “We need to be vigilant” (AUDIO)

March 15, 2014
Fukushima No. 1 workers rally against TEPCO

March 14, 2014
*Just In* Scientists Raise Alarm: “Radioactive metal from Fukushima” detected in Pacific Northwest — Concern for impact on humans, west coast ecosystems — Continuing contamination crossing ocean, not going away soon — “A surprise… This is an international issue… Gov’t should be doing something”

March 13, 2014
Gundersen: Fukushima will be bleeding into Pacific for next 100 years — Such a worldwide catastrophe — Molten cores being released into groundwater and moving off site — ‘Radioactive lake’ developing beneath reactors — New Yorker: “Human disaster that may never end” (VIDEO)

March 12, 2014
Japan ex-Prime Minister: Fukushima very close to ‘China syndrome’ — First time in history where melted fuel “burned through, leaking to outside of container” — Reactor melted down 4 hours after M9.0 quake (VIDEO)

March 11, 2014
Scientists: Test West Coast for Fukushima radiation

March 10, 2014
Expert: ‘The worst’ from Fukushima has left Japan and is headed to US, Canada — “Most of the radioactivity” moving with currents toward west coast — Report: Front edge of plume arrives in Gulf of Alaska — State: “There’s been a detection of cesium from Fukushima”

March 9, 2014
Fukushima plant hanging by its fingernails, about to fall off — Disaster is “warning to all of civilization” — “Gov’t & Tepco announce dates for completion, but no one really believes them… this is new territory” (VIDEO)

March 8, 2014
Gov’t Paper: Air samples so hot from Fukushima, special handling required — U.S. had more stations at Level 5 than rest of world combined — Oklahoma lab reached overload (MAP)

March 7, 2014
Nuclear-friendly Magazine: Fukushima melted fuel is glowing, could still be ‘lava-like’ — Only vaguest idea of where corium is — Pouring concrete in structure being discussed — They may not be able to decommission plant, but have to give it a try

 

March 6, 2014
Report: “It’s a big lie, everybody in Japan knows” — Fukushima “far worse” than authorities admit, they must come clean about what really happened — Forbes Even Getting Suspicious? “Nuclear disaster at Fukushima perhaps the worst of all time

 

March 5, 2014
Nuclear Engineer: We’ve already seen genetic defects and radiation-induced illness after Fukushima — Baby of Navy sailor born with multiple genetic mutations, mother pregnant aboard USS Reagan for Japan rescue mission (VIDEO)

 

March 4, 2014
Fox Host: ‘Most’ of Fukushima’s radioactive releases in ocean to hit our West Coast… “And there it is, moving toward us” — “Frankly, scientists are being very careful about what they say about the radioactivity” — Official: Plume could already be here in U.S. (VIDEOS)

 

March 3, 2014
Asahi: ‘Mind-boggling’ cesium levels far from Fukushima plant — Japan Times: “Health ministry in denial” — Interview: “They force us to forget everything”; Gov’t radiation levels “complete fiction”; “Mass media is biggest criminal… worse than Tepco”

 

March 2, 2014
NBC in Washington D.C. goes live with ‘Breaking News’ from Fukushima: “Troubling news out of Japan”; Fish showing high levels of radiation — and some of that radioactive contamination could actually be hitting the US in weeks (VIDEO)

 

March 1, 2014
Fox News Anchor: “What a fantastical incredible lie” gov’t told about Fukushima, and now it’s reached shores of North America — “We knew… and simply could not prove” it (VIDEO)

 

February 28, 2014
Hearst Newspaper: Bad news, Fukushima radioactive releases may be “far greater than originally stated” — Bloomberg: Levels ‘significantly’ undercounted — Fairewinds: Data they reported for nearly 3 years is wrong — Asahi Interview: “Politicians are hiding the dangers of radiation” (VIDEO)

 

February 27, 2014
TV: Most shocking thing is how US gov’t was “very concerned” about Fukushima radiation hitting West Coast and affecting Americans — Public told that everything fine (VIDEO)

February 26, 2014
Cancer Risk In Fukushima Area Estimated

 

February 25, 2014
Kyodo: Alarm sounds at Fukushima plant, Unit 4 cooling system stops (VIDEO)


February 24, 2014
AP: Fukushima radioactive plume over 3,000 miles wide by May 2013 — Only includes most contaminated area in Pacific with cesium more than 7 Bq/m³

February 23, 2014
LA Times: Top NRC official in Japan compared Fukushima to ‘never-never land’ — At same time, US warned France about publishing ‘extremely high’ radiation doses for infants in Tokyo

February 22, 2014
Nuclear Professor: Fish on West Coast found with Fukushima radioactive material — We’re testing fish that are sold at markets to U.S. consumers (AUDIO)

February 21, 2014
Canadian Gov’t: “There’s going to be radiation from Fukushima for years to come… Testing will never stop” — US Gov’t: There’s no reason to believe radioactive plume coming to West Coast

February 20, 2014
TV: “Extremely high levels of radioactive substances” leaked Wednesday night at Fukushima plant — 25 trillion becquerels of Strontium-90 and other beta emitters estimated to have flowed out — “Investigation is still underway” (VIDEO)


February 19, 2014
Gov’t map shows highest radiation levels were directly over Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding area on March 20, 2011 — Most intense concentration of anywhere in world, including Fukushima (GRAPHIC)

 

February 18, 2014
CBS Video – Cousteau warns Californians about Fukushima plume: It could be dangerous, keeping eye on reports; I’m not touching bluefin tuna, I’m done due to pollution — Leaders “worried about radiation… personally reluctant to eat fish”; Calling for systematic tests in Pacific

February 17, 2014
New Forecast Released: ‘Most’ Fukushima nuclear particles will move east across Pacific — Narrow line of radioactive pollutants to make it all the way across ocean this year — Uses decades of data (GRAPHIC)

February 16, 2014
Gov’t Report: Plutonium releases from Fukushima a major concern — ‘Uncertainty’ over how far molten fuel has eaten through “what remained of primary containment”

February 15, 2014
Reports: ‘Deformed’ containment vessel cover at Fukushima Reactor 3 — Center panel of concrete cover ‘broken and sunken’ (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

February 14, 2014
Officials: ‘Hot’ materials with 7 billion Bq/kg of cesium found 15 km from Fukushima plant — “Most likely” came from Unit 3 — Over 7,500 Bq/kg of Plutonium and Americium (PHOTOS)

February 13, 2014
Highest cesium levels ever measured from groundwater well at Fukushima — Broke record that had stood since last summer

 

February 12, 2014
Newspaper: U.S. scientists worried about Fukushima radioactive plume — Expert: West Coast our top priority, even over Japan — Alaska Hunter: “We are concerned about our health” — Senator: Testing necessary, but money ‘tight’

 

February 11, 2014
‘Massive cracks’ found at Fukushima plant; 2,100 Bq/liter of strontium-90 detected from snow blanketing area — Asahi: Cracks up to 40 feet in concrete near tanks of radioactive waste

February 10, 2014
Gov’t experts warn about mass of corium melting deeper than claimed by Japan and Tepco — “Could be eroded more extensively than announced” — ‘Very significant’ differences

February 9, 2014
Japan Nuclear Experts: Footage shows ‘major problem’ at Fukushima Unit 1; Cesium release to continue for next 5 decades — Tepco: Even if we knew where it’s broken, how can we stop it? — “Still in the dark” about other 2 units (VIDEO)

 

February 8, 2014
‘Extensive’ plume of Fukushima radiation almost due north of Honolulu in May 2013; Cesium of 8 Bq/m³ found — Japan Musicians: Very important for Hawaii to do tests; “The world should know what’s going on in the Pacific” (VIDEO)

 

February 7, 2014
Record-high 10 Million Bq/liter of strontium-90 & beta emitters finally revealed in Fukushima plant groundwater — 1,000% more than Tepco has claimed for last 6 months

 

February 6, 2014
U. of California Dean: We detected “far more than I expected” of Fukushima radioactive sulfur after 3/11 — “Unprecedented increase” reported by chemists — Statement to Media: “I don’t think we’ll see anything”

 

February 5, 2014
Kyodo: Dumping Fukushima radioactive water is gov’ts only solution — Risk of “damaging effects” from toxic discharges — Even if fully implemented, around 300 tons of contaminated groundwater will still flow into Pacific every day (VIDEO)

 

February 4, 2014
TV: Scientists have found nuclear waste off San Diego coast — Fukushima’s problems now being felt in our local ecosystem — Professor most worried about finding ‘pools’ of cesium — “Time will tell how this plays out” (VIDEO)

 

February 3, 2014
Investigation of “deformed fuel assemblies” from Unit 4 pool at Fukushima — “Confirmation of cracks” due to mishandling in past (VIDEO)


February 2, 2014
Underground water skyrockets from ‘not detected’ to 1.7 Million Bq/liter of strontium-90 and other beta radionuclides — Antimony-125 now showing up — Tepco changes measurements from ‘under analysis’ to ‘out of range’


February 1, 2014
Officials: Tons of Fukushima radioactive waste in area beyond Tokyo, 150 miles from reactors — Higher strontium levels there than spot 1 mile from Daiichi plant — “Southern wind directions and rainfall explain relatively high activity levels”


January 31, 2014
Nuclear Engineer: Even worse news at Fukushima plant — Radioactive water has formed pathway and is flowing straight into Pacific Ocean (AUDIO)



January 30, 2014
County officials in California approve action on Fukushima: “An international crisis of epic proportions” — Monitoring and testing requested for West Coast

January 29, 2014
NHK: Experts ‘shocked’ by what they saw in video of Reactor 1 — Radioactive water flowing down side of containment vessel — ‘Fukushima Daiichi’s hidden crisis’ (VIDEO)

January 28, 2014
Stony Brook Univ. Scientist: Fukushima radioactivity “has absolute consequences in rest of world” — “It’s carried all over the place… incorporated into sea life… causes risks to human health” (AUDIO)

January 27, 2014
Expert: “Can’t be changed & can’t be stopped”; Radioactive Fukushima water will continually enter ocean — Significant ‘discreet leaks’ recently — West Coast “should be alarmed” at lack of testing—Levels rising for 2 years & expected to increase


January 26, 2014
Asahi: ‘Underground holes’ may be needed to search for Fukushima’s 3 molten cores — Did fuel ‘escape’ via basement? — Experts unsure if Tepco will allow them to search for corium

 

January 25, 2014
Jiji: Highly radioactive groundwater now flowing under Unit 1 — Levels skyrocket since last test, now 1,000s of times higher — 8 locations hit record in recent days at Fukushima Daiichi

 

January 24, 2014
Nuclear Engineer: Footage shows “it’s broken… there’s really no containment” at Fukushima Reactor 3 — I expect many different kinds of leaks will be found — Radioactive contaminants “basically floating freely” (AUDIO)

January 23, 2014
Highest Yet: Radiation level hits new record in Fukushima groundwater well — Over 3,000,000 Bq/liter of strontium and beta emitters

January 22, 2014
Marine Chemist: Latest numbers I have are Fukushima released 80 Quadrillion Bq of cesium-137 (Chernobyl estimated at 70 Quadrillion) — “The radioactive plume itself has actually arrived… it’s already here” on west coast (AUDIO)

 

January 21, 2014
Officials by West Coast Speak Out on Fukushima: Concerns about cancer, illness from contaminated food — ‘Low-level’ radiation being reported in fish — “We cannot sit by and watch and wait” — National gov’t appears to not be taking it seriously

 

January 20, 2014
Physician: Canadian gov’t withholding testing data; “Less confident about eating Pacific seafood now” — Top Scientist: “Sense of potential widespread disaster” from Fukushima


January 19, 2014
Navy Sailor: Crew members lost control of their bowels after Fukushima radiation exposure, as skin rashes developed; “It was a real big problem” — Congress signs bill making military conduct health survey (VIDEO)


January 18, 2014
Japan TV: ‘Problem on their hands’ at Fukushima, constant flow of water pouring from foot-wide leak at Reactor 3; “They don’t know where water it’s coming from” — WSJ: Radiation level spikes 60-fold in seconds nearby (VIDEO)



January 17, 2014
Japan TV: It gets worse every minute at Fukushima plant, groundwater mixing with melted fuel — Gundersen: There’s no end in sight because the nuclear core is in contact with groundwater (VIDEO)


January 16, 2014
NPR Affiliate: Fukushima cesium detected in Alaska salmon sample — Radioactive plume has already reached West Coast — Concerned fishermen forced to pay for tests since officials not doing it — “People don’t trust gov’t… they don’t trust corporations” (AUDIO)


January 15, 2014
TV: Fukushima confirms nightmarish potential of nuclear power; Public living with threat of worst-case scenarios on daily basis — Author: “Super catastrophe” looms at plant (VIDEO)


January 14, 2014
TV: Fukushima “is the most important issue going on in the world, everyone should stop what they’re doing and work together” — Newspaper Editor: Gov’t afraid to look into Fukushima as it could lead to destruction of fishing industry on West Coast (VIDEO)



January 13, 2014
Japan TV: ‘State’ of Fukushima melted fuel unknown — Asahi: They “still do not know exactly what is going on inside” — U.S. NRC: Increased radioactive leaks at plant are “traveling underground to sea” (VIDEO)

 

January 12, 2014
Radiation Expert: Fukushima plant “out of control” — Nuclear fuel “is now in the ground… no way they can get at it” — “Will just wash uranium out to sea” — Pollution of Pacific Ocean to continue more or less forever (AUDIO & VIDEO)

 

January 11, 2014
Official: Tepco has failed at Fukushima, no progress made — Tepco to change name, start new business — Tepco demands nuclear workers return payments, anger passed tipping point

 

January 10, 2014
NRC comments on steam at Fukushima Unit 3 — Gundersen: Plutonium could be causing fissions, and this is heating up melted fuel under reactor (AUDIO)

 

January 9, 2014
Inside Fukushima: Beyond the 'No Go' Zone


January 8, 2014
Radiation Expert: It’s terrifying how Pacific ecosystem has collapsed since Fukushima — Plutonium and uranium suspected of spreading through food chain (VIDEO)


January 7, 2014
Harvard Website: Media blindly reports Tepco’s false radiation levels, says Fukushima official; Press won’t report truth — “It’s still scary” in Tokyo, people move away due to hotspots; “Environment abruptly changed for half of Japan” (VIDEO)

January 6, 2014
TV: “Massive radioactivity release” at Fukushima going on for almost 3 years now; Visible steam “just the tip of the iceberg” — NHK: Containment vessels are ‘broken’ (VIDEOS)

January 5, 2014
ABC News: Gov’t, scientists ‘baffled’ over white spots on cows around Fukushima plant — Farmer: No one knows what they are, I think it’s from radiation; “Our town’s contaminated like Chernobyl… We were just thrown away like trash” — Officials order the animals to be slaughtered (VIDEOS)

January 4, 2014
CEO: Fukushima is very bad, we have a crew in Japan right now; Reports coming out that gov’t covered it up… food around whole region got irradiated, increased problems for people in Tokyo — Host: Really scares me I don’t hear anyone discussing how to stop it (VIDEO)

 

January 3, 2014
Nuclear Expert: Fukushima reactor cores melted right down into the ground — That radioactive material is getting washed out into Pacific Ocean (AUDIO)



January 2, 2014
Plumes of mysterious steam rise from crippled nuclear reactor at Fukushima

January 1, 2014
BBC Interview: “News about Fukushima… keeps getting worse” — Japan Professor: “Rash of disease” in Fukushima children, rate of cancer in thyroid up to “dozens of times higher than usual” — Expert: Forcible radiation exposure by gov’t (AUDIO)



December 31, 2013
Japan's Homeless 'Recruited' To Clean Up Crippled Radioactive Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

December 30, 2013
UN Official ‘Astounded’: Homeless are taken to work in Fukushima, ready to die — Pastor: “At end of month, they’re left with no pay” — Police: They end up in debt to employers after food and housing fees deducted (VIDEO)

 

December 29, 2013
Gundersen: Nuclear fuel has been moved by groundwater at Fukushima Daiichi — It’s time to walk away from plant for next 100 years once there’s an underground sarcophagus — Much more difficult to contain than Chernobyl (VIDEO)

December 28, 2013
Steam coming from Fukushima Unit 3 reactor building — Observed multiple times this week

December 27, 2013
Post-Fukushima Report: Concern over Plutonium and Uranium being deposited and re-concentrating far away — Isotopes transfer to land via sea spray, aerosols, flooding — Human exposure by inhalation, food, contact


December 26, 2013
Russian Experts: Fukushima pollution spreads all over Earth, clearly a large amount of fish, seaweeds, and everything in ocean has been polluted — These products are the main danger for mankind as they can end up being eaten by people on a massive scale

December 25, 2013
Official: Expect airborne radiation releases from Fukushima to increase — Seafood catches off U.S. Pacific coast more likely to be contaminated than ones far closer to Japan — ‘Gravest danger’ to public is if they eat these products

December 24, 2013
New model shows U.S. was hit by Fukushima cloud that dispersed little over Pacific — Gundersen: Authorities knew about hot particles and didn’t warn public; Could have worn air masks, instead it’s stuck in their lungs; Helicopters did secret survey along coast (PHOTO & AUDIO)


December 23, 2013
Japan experts voice alarm over “surge in cancers among young in Fukushima” — Gov’t told to “implement measures now” and be prepared for surge to increase further

December 22, 2013
NY Post: Snow falling on Navy ship caused by Fukushima radioactive steam… “Is that aluminum foil I taste?” — Sailor: People were defecating on themselves in hallways from excruciating diarrhea — Officer: We saw radiation 300 times ‘safe’ levels (VIDEO)

December 21, 2013
Prime Minister’s Wife: “Fukushima calamity beyond people’s assumptions… So much hidden… I hope they will make everything public” — Inside Source: They’re now trying to get people 55 & older to work on Fukushima reactors

December 20, 2013
Sickened by service: More US sailors claim cancer from helping at Fukushima

Investigation Chairman: “One Fukushima may destroy the whole country” — “Collapse of a whole country possible”

December 19, 2013
Local towns approve TEPCO's plan to close 2 Fukushima reactors


December 18, 2013
Tokyo Press Conference: Cancer is clearly increasing in Fukushima children, many experts starting to get concerned — Tepco has committed a crime; We’re going to the police tomorrow (VIDEO)


December 17, 2013
Drones to monitor radiation at crippled Fukushima plant in 2015

December 16, 2013
JGov asks Fukushima prefecture to accept intermediate storage facilities



December 15, 2013
Tepco: We should have told public this sooner… we failed to cool molten fuel after meltdowns began — Experts: Fukushima cesium release could be more than triple Chernobyl (PHOTO)

December 14, 2013
Asahi: Radiation levels spike to record high in Fukushima groundwater well nearby ocean — Trench failures to blame, says Tepco — Million times more strontium/beta-ray source than cesium

December 13, 2013
$970mn to be spent storing radioactive Fukushima soil

 

December 12, 2013
Another 20 Navy Sailors: USS Ronald Reagan crew with thyroid cancers, leukemia, brain tumors, bleeding, blindness after Fukushima disaster — Young kids developing problems — Gov’t and Tepco involved in major conspiracy (AUDIO)

December 11, 2013
US Nuclear Officials: Fuel fragments were likely ejected from cladding at the 3 Fukushima reactors — Particles of fuel resemble highly radioactive ‘mystery black substance’ often seen in Japan since 3/11 (PHOTOS)

 

December 10, 2013
Nuclear Expert: Plutonium in water leaking into ocean is “the most dangerous thing” at Fukushima, it can be carried around world and end up on a beach or in fish — Researcher: Plutonium contamination “a serious threat to environment and human health” (AUDIO)

 

December 9, 2013
Report reveals highest level of radioactive xenon-133 to hit Canada after Fukushima over 6,000% more than gov’t website claims

December 8, 2013
Canadian officials estimated Fukushima cesium-137 release almost double Chernobyl — Based on the “most conservative and credible” projections

December 7, 2013
TV: Highest ever radiation levels detected outside reactor buildings at Fukushima — People exposed to it would die in 20 minutes (VIDEO)

December 6, 2013
Expert: It’s getting worse and worse at Fukushima plant; Infrastructure deteriorating, corroding very fast — Tepco Adviser: I doubt ice wall can help much — Scientist warns of radiation ‘pulse’ to ocean (AUDIO
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December 5, 2013
Study: Evidence of “uncontrollable nuclear reaction” after Fukushima reactors shutdown — “Emerged criticality” supported by data (PHOTOS)

December 4, 2013
Exclusive look inside Fukushima

AP: Experts warn about ground sinking at Fukushima plant — Tepco Adviser: Reactor building structures likely degraded; “Containment degradation” concerns back in 2011

December 3, 2013
Fukushima's Contaminated Water Poses Difficulties In Cleanup

Professor: “It’s true that about 70% of Japan’s territory is polluted” by Fukushima radioactive material; Tokyo contaminated with highly toxic radiation — “Experts worry about catastrophic impacts on health”

December 2, 2013
Expert: People on West Coast right to be concerned about Fukushima plume — Things “could get much worse” — Lots of radioactivity flowing into ocean — Gov’t not testing water or fish (AUDIO)


December 1, 2013
Scientist: Leading edge of Fukushima plume is now showing up on West Coast — Fish Market Owner: My customers have a lot of concerns about the nuclear contamination, they’re very smart and educated… I didn’t expect this much concern (AUDIO)

November 30, 2013
Insiders: State secrets bill meant to suppress Fukushima news — Japan public stunned, citizens could face years in prison — Man has mouth “stuffed with cloth” after voicing opposition — Toxic leaks into ocean seem unstoppable, gov’t must plug the information instead (PHOTO)

November 29, 2013
AFP: Scientist warns of new flood of radioactive particles around Fukushima — Those who escaped initial fallout could now be exposed — People in coastal areas at particular risk

November 28, 2013
Yale Professor: Ongoing Fukushima fallout on West Coast is scary, but not alarming — I don’t think it’s safe to eat Pacific seafood (AUDIO)


November 27, 2013
Professor: Fukushima is absolutely horrifying — Radiation will be entering Pacific for decades, there’s no end in sight — Nobody has a solution, problems are unprecedented (VIDEO)

November 26, 2013
Nuclear Professors: Every engineer is really scared about fuel removal at Unit 4 — I advised gov’t to be ready to use explosives to collapse pool after 3/11 (VIDEOS)

November 25, 2013
Scientist back from Japan: Melt-through of Fukushima containment vessels being discussed — They can’t locate any of the 3 molten reactor cores — “It’s bad, it’s definitely not over”

U.N. nuclear agency begins review of Japan's Fukushima plant

November 24, 2013
“Radionuclides from Fukushima due to hit U.S. West Coast any day now” — Senior Scientist: “Really bizarre” U.S. gov’t not testing for it — Concerned officials contacting him about threat

November 23, 2013
Tepco Adviser: 925 quadrillion Bq of contaminated water from trying to cool melted Fukushima cores in first few months after 3/11 — TV: “Tepco has no idea where the fuel is” (VIDEO)


November 22, 2013
Nuclear Engineer: Every expert I talked to this week is very concerned about a criticality event during fuel removal at Unit 4 — “There’s good potential for a criticality” (AUDIO)

 

November 21, 2013
Fukushima meltdown is warning to the world, says nuclear plant operator

 

November 20, 2013
AP: Melted Fukushima fuel is 12 inches from entering ground after eating through concrete, says simulation — Study: Molten core suspected of eroding through concrete foundation — Gov’t Expert: We just can’t be sure until actually seeing inside

 

November 19, 2013
Gundersen: Unit 4 pool can turn into a nuclear reactor as they pull rods up — Bloomberg: Like a “self-sustained chain reaction similar to meltdowns” — NHK: Fuel is 1% plutonium (VIDEO)

 

November 18, 2013
Top Japan Nuclear Official: I can’t deny that fuel in Unit 4 pool has damage; ‘Scars’ on rods can grow and cause radioactive leaks when removed

November 17, 2013
Now revealed there’s 80 damaged spent fuel assemblies leaking radioactive materials in Fukushima storage pools — Kyodo: Removal attempt at Unit 4 starts later today — Japan nuclear official ‘nervous’, as one slip could result in monumental chain reaction (AUDIO)

November 16, 2013
Columnist: The truth must be told, Fukushima a major global threat to all living flora and fauna… Mainstream media not best source of information — Gundersen: Only thing saving us is the internet (AUDIO)

November 15, 2013
Gundersen: Fuel already “very close to going critical” at Unit 4 — Must be extraordinarily careful about starting chain reaction (VIDEO)


November 14, 2013
NHK: Holes near bottom of containment vessel identified for first time at Fukushima plant — “Gushing out” of Reactor No. 1 — Similar damage suspected at Units 2 and 3 (VIDEO)

 

November 13, 2013
Reuters: Fukushima Unit 4 is “buckled and tilted and could collapse” — Bloomberg: “Engineers have been examining stability” of building, checking for “new vulnerabilities”

 

November 12, 2013
Top nuclear official blocks interviews with people over Fukushima exposures; Only allowed to talk to “friendly” gov’t leaders — Reuters: “No matter how hard they try, radiation isn’t going down” -Resident (VIDEO)


November 11, 2013
TV: “It’s a crime what’s happening at Fukushima” — People resettling areas 10 to 15 km from plant with “radiation levels still very, very high and even lethal in some cases” — Hotspots 60 to 70 km away same level as ghost towns in Chernobyl (VIDEOS)

 

November 10, 2013
Nuclear Expert: “There may be an accident of criticality” during fuel removal at Fukushima Unit 4 — TV: Rods could crumble, frightening Tepco in charge of potential catastrophe (VIDEOS)

 

November 9, 2013
Japan Lawmaker: “Children coming down with many health problems… this is reality” — CNN: “Many parents of Fukushima blame nuclear accident” for higher cancer rate (VIDEOS)

November 8, 2013
Caldicott: 50 years or more of highly contaminated water flowing into Pacific from Fukushima — Tepco VP not optimistic: “I have concerns” for long-term plan — Location of melted fuel a mystery (VIDEO)


November 7, 2013
Nuclear Expert: Fuel rods are “in a jumble” at Fukushima Unit 4 pool; Unclear if they are cracked — US pressing Japan on removal, fears terrorist activity at plant (VIDEO



November 6, 2013
Former Ambassador to President Obama: Fukushima Unit 4 can cause “major global catastrophe” — This is the “most pressing global security issue”



November 5, 2013
Postponed: Fuel removal attempt at Fukushima Unit 4 delayed, possibly for weeks — Gov’t safety agency wants tests conducted, as another ~M5 quake hits Eastern Japan

 

November 4, 2013
ABC Correspondent: Nobody knows where Fukushima’s melted cores are now, expert says — Tepco admitted fuel “is actually eating through the concrete… hopefully it’s not eating through any further” (AUDIO)

 

November 3, 2013
CBC Headline: Radiation from Fukushima arrives on Alaska coast — University scientists concerned — “Is the food supply safe?… I don’t think anyone can really answer that

November 2, 2013
Study on IAEA website: Core meltdown risk now around 1,000% higher because of Fukushima — Engineer: Nuclear disaster “a certainty” over next 30 years in Europe

November 1, 2013
Nuclear Engineer: The question is, why all of a sudden the urgency at Fukushima plant, what do they know? — They’re obviously feeling pressure, like it’s one move away from checkmate (AUDIO)

October 31, 2013
Anonymous Fukushima Workers: We dumped untested water last typhoon, could be criminal — ‘Landmines’ of extremely high radiation at many locations — Very worrying that I’m getting sick more now — “Site full of yakuza & rank amateurs”

 

October 30, 2013
Japan Gov’t: “Unprecedented situation of radioactive pollution” from Fukushima disaster — “Intensive Contamination Areas” designated near downtown Tokyo, and officials there say health assistance for kids and pregnant women is needed (MAP)

 

October 29, 2013
Cesium near Fukushima reported to be many times higher than claimed by Tepco — Levels rising further away from plant — Professor: After quake as big as last week, you have concerns about stuff breaking and leakage getting worse


October 28, 2013
Fukushima farmer sees 16 of his 30 horses die suddenly this year, mainly young ones — No disease, no parasitic worms, high cesium levels — “Daughter tried to commit suicide… Do you think it’s really okay with this situation in Japan?” (PHOTOS)



October 27, 2013
NYTimes Experts: Fukushima is having bigger effect on environment than we expected, we don’t know what’s happening — Radioactive releases from plant spiking this year — “Worrisome problems”


October 26, 2013
US Gov’t: Plutonium is from Fukushima reactors, not fuel pools — Experts: Plutonium needs to be in U.N. assessment of radioactive releases


October 25, 2013
Radiation readings spiking to record levels all around Fukushima plant


October 24, 2013
Scientists: ‘Spheres’ of radioactive material from Fukushima reported for first time — Ball-like particles composed of cesium, iron, zinc — Solid and insoluble in water — Impact on human health needs to be examined (PHOTOS)

 

October 23, 2013
Japan Journalist: Melted nuclear fuel sank into the ground under Fukushima reactors — Irradiated groundwater is flowing into ocean through sea-bottom springs, it’s too late to do anything about this (PHOTO)

 

October 22, 2013
AP: Japan cancer surgeon in fear of what’s to come after Fukushima disaster — “A terrible thing has happened, but people don’t realize it at all”

Radioactive Leaks At Fukushima Caused By Storm, TEPCO Says

 

October 21, 2013
Radioactive water leaks at Fukushima as operator underestimates rainfall

LA Times: “Plutonium having melted and dropping somewhere” is suspected to be causing contamination of underground water at Fukushima -Japan nuclear professor

 

October 20, 2013
Japan Professor: It’s such a dangerous situation for other countries — Gundersen: Gov’t does not want an adequate solution for crisis at Fukushima; Fear of it being found out just how bad things really are at plant?

October 19, 2013
“Gravest situation since 2011 Fukushima accident” — Nuclear Expert: Emergency effort is needed at plant; “I can’t make out just why the Japanese are reluctant to take strong measures”


October 18, 2013
Alert: Top Japan nuclear official suggests Fukushima reactors “leaking directly into sea”… not mixing with groundwater and getting diluted — Expert: Contamination flowing from plant will be carried away to North America’s west coas


October 17, 2013
Japan Journalist: Plutonium escaped Fukushima reactors as gas, it was a colossal 9,000ºF inside — Can’t be detected with Geiger counter — Terrible things are looming for the children, they must be evacuated yet nothing’s done… This is a “criminal nation” — I’m worried (VIDEO)


October 16, 2013
TV: Gov’t concerned that ‘unexpected source’ of contamination is exiting Fukushima — Official: Radiation levels in ocean are rising — Record amount of radioactive substance found in groundwater at plant

‘Emergency measures’ used at Fukushima site during typhoon — Contaminated water dumped in ocean — 9 barriers were on verge of overflowing, then released into environment with NO radiation test — CNN: Workers were “on vigil” (VIDEO)

October 15, 2013
AFP: Powerful Typhoon Wipha heads for Fukushima, Tepco bracing for ‘inflows of water’ — Experts: Huge flood potential for area around plant — Forecast to grow and strengthen, up to 40-foot waves off Japan coast (PHOTO)


October 14, 2013
“State of emergency should now be declared throughout world community” over Fukushima — Nuclear Expert: Molten corium related leaks into ocean have never stopped

October 13, 2013
Japan Professors: Worst case scenario at Fukushima, nuclear rods melted and went through reactor floors; Contamination is impacting rest of world; Likely that entire Pacific will be affected — Farmer: Gov’t doesn’t have any idea about status of fuel (VIDEO)

“Fukushima radiation worse than feared” — Gov’t and Tepco ‘ignore’ effects of radioactive iodine (VIDEO)

October 12, 2013
Japan Physician: Radiation level was 100 times higher in Fukushima than gov’t reported 50 days after 3/11 — Geiger counter ‘off the scale’ at train station 60km from plant — Blatant concealment of data (VIDEO)

Fukushima Farmer: Plutonium was detected “all over” village 25 miles from plant — Professor: “Something terrible, dreadful happening” — Mayor: Please don’t tell this to the residents (VIDEO

October 11, 2013
Fukushima Doctor: Cancer found in over 40 children… We believe it’s related to the nuclear disaster — Physician: Leukemia cases to increase in next few months? (AUDIO)

October 10, 2013
Highest radiation level seen in 2 years near Fukushima reactor — Surges more than 1,000% over previous day

After Fukushima Disaster, Advocates Argue Only Safe Nuclear Power Is None At All

October 9, 2013
Fukushima workers doused with highly radioactive water — 37,000,000 becquerels per liter — ‘Several tons’ reported to have leaked (VIDEO)

October 8, 2013
Nuclear Expert: “Rods in the spent fuel pool may have melted… breached during the explosions… and their contents may be in contact with groundwater” at Fukushima

October 7, 2013
Fukushima worker accidentally switches off cooling pumps, backup kicks in

Just In: Conflicting reports over why water injections halted at Fukushima reactors — Backup system now in use — Tepco claims power failure; Regulators say worker hit ‘stop’ button

October 6, 2013
International Scientists: Japan experts must be allowed to report health consequences of Fukushima — “The official data is all denial” — Pressured to downplay true impact of disaster

October 5, 2013
Caldicott: Fukushima much worse than Chernobyl — Nuclear engineers say there’s no end in sight to this — I predict they’ll never be able to fix it (VIDEO)

October 4, 2013
Inside Fukushima's exclusion zone, a farmer sheltered over 500 abandoned animals

October 3, 2013
Water 6,700 times more radioactive than legal limit spills from Fukushima

October 2, 2013
NHK: ‘Mystery’ radiation spike at Fukushima — High levels of strontium in water that leaked into soil — Many times above gov’t limit — Overflow from Tepco pumping it in wrong container (PHOTO & VIDEO)


October 1, 2013
‘Radioactive Spill’ at Fukushima: Tons seeping into ground; ‘Widespread structural problems’ indicated with tanks — Nitrogen injection for preventing explosions at reactors temporarily halted

September 30, 2013
Fukushima Cover-Up: Extraordinary amount of kids have thyroid cancer — Officials say NOT caused by Fukushima since Chernobyl’s cancers took 4-5 yrs to appear — Yet data shows it started soon after ’86 meltdown… number of cases still rising 25 years later

September 29, 2013
Nuclear Expert in California: They’re dumping huge amounts of Fukushima contamination in Pacific; “We could have large numbers of cancer” from eating fish — Japan Prime Minister ‘put to shame’ -Newspaper

September 28, 2013
Textbook: Fukushima disaster contaminated the territory of Japan, Sea of Japan, Korea — Up to 8 orders of magnitude above global fallout background off prefecture’s coast

September 27, 2013
Asahi: ‘Unusually high’ radioactivity detected in Fukushima groundwater by ocean outside Reactors 1 & 2 — High-level strontium contamination ‘spreading’ underground

September 26, 2013
Nuclear Experts: Fukushima Unit 4 has shown signs of collapsing


September 25, 2013
NBC Nightly News: Worry at Fukushima plant — Scientist reveals “increased” amounts of radioactive groundwater have started flowing into ocean — Contamination levels in marine life to start rising — “Other countries are worried” (VIDEO)

September 24, 2013
Japan Expert: Cancel plans for trying to remove Fukushima melted fuel – Cover buildings with concrete inste
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September 23, 2013
Fukushima Worker: People showered with highly radioactive water at plant — Leaking tanks spraying out contamination


September 22, 2013
'Extremely Malicious’: Hundreds of tons of radioactive waste found over 500 kilometers from Fukushima near Japan’s biggest lake

Experts: Fukushima contamination data wrong, may be 1,000% of levels reported by gov’t and Tepco — 60 billion becquerels of strontium and cesium claimed to be flowing to ‘outer ocean’ each day


September 21, 2013
TV: Gov’t reports large spike in health problems for Fukushima nuclear workers — 400% of levels seen previously — Unhealthy white blood cell counts

September 20, 2013
Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits Japan's Fukushima

September 19, 2013
TV: Officials concerned about 400 ft. tall pipe near Fukushima reactors collapsing during quake — 8 cracks found in support brace — Gov’t orders immediate investigation — Tepco unsure how to access area as radiation levels around it are 10 sieverts per hour (PHOTO & VIDEO)

September 18, 2013
Nuclear Expert: We believe molten fuel already melted through floors of Fukushima reactor buildings, or is still in process of melting through

NPR: How can Fukushima’s molten fuel be contained so it stops contaminating the planet? Nuclear Expert: There’s no way to get at molten fuel… I’ve not seen a solution to this

September 17, 2013
Chairman of Tepco Panel: “Future surprises” are in store at Fukushima plant — Everyone should be prepared for that (VIDEO

Fukushima Operator Dumps 1,000 Tons Of Polluted Water In Sea


September 16, 2013

NHK: Severe storm is heading to Fukushima plant — Workers now scrambling to protect facility — Worried over impact of strong winds — Warning for tornadoes, landslides, high waves (VIDEO)

September 15, 2013
AFP: Gov’t issues highest alert for “possibly unprecedented heavy rain”; Fears it will hit Fukushima nuclear plant, torrential downpours expected — Kyodo: Major typhoon prompts emergency warning of “unprecedented heavy rain”

September 14, 2013
Tepco admits to reporting false radiation levels for nearly 2 years at Fukushim

September 13, 2013
Hawaii TV: Fukushima plume to reach coast of U.S. next year — “Radiation increase will be measurable” (PHOTO)

U.S. Adviser On Fukushima Cleanup Calls For Swift Response From Japan Despite Delays From 'Political Posturing'

Fukushima evacuation has killed more than earthquake and tsunami, survey says

September 12, 2013
Gundersen: Fukushima Unit 4 fuel racks distorted from quake and roof falling into pool — Nuclear rods likely to snap, they won’t be able to remove be able to be removed (AUDIO)

September 11, 2013
Reuters: Radiation levels spike at Fukushima nuclear plant — 15 times higher than on Sunday at same location — Tepco still wants to dump in Pacific

September 10, 2013
Fukushima evacuation has killed more than earthquake and tsunami, survey says

Reports: New site with high levels of radiation at Fukushima — Urgent problem at plant says IAEA; Experts to examine massive water build-up — Found ‘immediately after’ Olympic speech claiming it’s under control — Can’t dump groundwater in sea?


Expert: “Ban all fish from Japan” — Cesium-137 absorbed by human body has 30 year half-life

September 9, 2013
Gundersen: Spent fuel likely to break when pulled from Fukushima Unit 4 pool — Racks have been distorted; Fuel rods overheated — Suspects some will be stuck there for long, long time (AUDIO)


Radio: Problems looming at Fukushima plant; Soil unstable, risk of liquefaction — CBC: If fuel pool comes down, release could be dozens of times larger than Chernobyl (AUDIO)

September 8, 2013
Gundersen: Fukushima reactor cores are in crisis as bad as ‘China Syndrome’ (AUDIO)


September 7, 2013
“Growing sense of crisis” at Fukushima — Tepco “very concerned” about high levels of contamination in groundwater thought to be clean — Was to be pumped into ocean as part of bypass plan (VIDEO)

September 6, 2013
“Frightening”: It’s Impossible to stop groundwater entering Fukushima plant, says official — Abandoning melted fuel means contamination will always be flowing out — “I’m truly afraid… a tremendous problem… very, very serious” (VIDEO)

September 5, 2013
How Japan's ice barrier will seal off Fukushima's nuclear ruins

September 4, 2013
Radiation level spikes further near toxic water tanks at Japan's Fukushima plant

Japan to spend nearly $500 million to contain radioactive water at Fukushima plant

September 3, 2013
Fukushima No. 4 fuel pool “is perhaps the greatest threat humanity has ever faced” -CEO

Fukushima Disaster: Japan To Build Costly Subterranean Ice Wall To Stop Nuclear Reactor Leaks


September 1, 2013
Nuclear Chemist: Fukushima plant “like a minefield” — Now 1,800 milliseiverts per hour detected in four different spots

August 31, 2013
BBC website links to report claiming ocean is ‘boiling’ in front of Fukushima Daiichi (PHOTOS)

August 30, 2013
Nuclear Consultant on CNN: “Nobody knows how far the molten fuel went through containment” at Fukushima — “Challenges of unprecedented complexity”

August 29, 2013
Bloomberg: Japan gov’t needs to understand crisis at Fukushima is a matter of life and death — ABC Interview: “They are slowly killing us… They know full well it’s leaking, but they’ve done nothing” (AUDIO)

August 28, 2013
Fukushima Leak Upgraded To Level 3 Severity

Japan Fukushima toxic water leak a Level 3 'serious incident'

August 27, 2013
Nuclear Official: Tepco made Fukushima plant into a “machine for generating radioactive water” — Runoff from molten atomic cores now in groundwater, ocean — ‘Air cooling’ should be used

August 26, 2013
Fukushima Operator TEPCO Calls For Foreign Help As Crisis Worsens

Local Gov’t Official in Fukushima: “One day the world will sue Japan for this” (VIDEO)

TV: “The Japanese are part of a massive non-consensual experiment on radiation exposure” — “Everywhere now is radioactive, we can’t escape it,” say Fukushima locals at beach (VIDEO)

Experts: Fukushima leaks “much worse” than authorities will admit — Disturbing questions confront Japan as leader visits Middle East to push nuclear


August 25, 2013
Contamination now spiking in seawater off Fukushima plant — Asahi reports up to 18-fold increase in a week

Alaska Newspaper: Concern Fukushima nuclear waste is tainting our salmon — Worried about impact on humans — Scientists urged to conduct tests


August 24, 2013
“Ultimate, worst-case scenario” underway at Fukushima? New York Times: Experts suspect intense contamination is seeping out from under melted-down reactors and into Pacific — Will surpass even the leaks from disaster’s early days

Nuclear Experts: Portion of Fukushima’s molten fuel believed to have “moved into earth” — Melted cores contacting groundwater may be cause of recent spike in radiation levels -CTV


August 23, 2013
Official Chinese Press: Fukushima contamination is “serious international environmental issue” — Crisis concerns the core interests of people who share the planet

Japan Professor: Fukushima crisis is leading to surge in thyroid cancers… First signs of health catastrophe — NHK: Trend seen in new cancer tests is ‘suspicious’ (VIDEO)

August 22, 2013
Fukushima: Cosmic rays may peer into nuclear reactor, assess damage

New York Times: “Potential for huge spill” of highly radioactive liquid from many Fukushima tanks at same time, says nuclear design expert — Top Officials: Leaks from more tanks are “the biggest concern… We are extremely concerned”

NYT: Fears of environmental calamity from Fukushima disaster — Japan Nuclear Expert: It’s getting worse… People all over world need to be informed… first case in history where so much contaminated water flowing in ocean

August 21, 2013
Japan to issue most serious Fukushima nuclear warning in two years

Japanese fishermen face new setback with latest Fukushima leak

Reuters: Crisis deepening at Fukushima nuclear plant; Upgraded to ‘Level 3 Serious Incident’ — Represents a 100-fold increase in “severity of a radiological release” — Tepco says highly radioactive leakage continues, but unknown where from

 

August 20, 2013
Crippled Fukushima nuclear plant: 300 tons of radioactive water spilled

More Than Two Years After Meltdown, Doubt and Fear Remain Over Fukushima’s Safety

August 19, 2013
NHK: Fukushima workers irradiated — Radiation alarm sounds — “No immediate signs of illness” (VIDEO).

August 18, 2013
Wall St. Journal: Unknown where Fukushima’s nuclear fuel went; Even if found, they don’t know how to get it out — RT: No one knows where the three 100-ton blobs are

August 17, 2013
CBS News: Young kids playing at beaches “far too close” to Fukushima nuclear plant — Father: I do worry about radiation, but data says it’s ‘safe’ just 22 miles from leaking reactors (VIDEO)

August 16, 2013
Bloomberg: Tepco now in talks to cover Fukushima reactors with concrete for next 75 years — Officials reviewing plan in U.S.

August 15, 2013
TV: Many U.S. sailors are suffering serious symptoms of radiation sickness — Contaminated by Fukushima nuclear plant — USS Ronald Reagan was as close as a mile away as reactors melted down (VIDEO)

August 14, 2013
Fukushima Nuclear Plant Cleanup In Japan Approaches Dangerous Operation

August 13, 2013
TV: They are turning ground into quicksand at Fukushima plant — Engineers warn reactor units may topple (VIDEO)

MSN: Nuclear experts call for testing U.S. West Coast waters and Pacific seafood for Fukushima contamination — “I definitely recommend FDA and EPA increase their vigilance”

August 12, 2013
10 exposed to radiation at Japanese nuclear plant

Fukushima Workers: Another accident is inevitable — There’s always risk of another explosion, I fear that a lot (AUDIO)

August 11, 2013
FDA “paying attention to the leaks” at Fukushima — “Do not worry about radioactive fish” — Will test seafood “as needed”

Tepco: We’ve known for 2 years that massive amount of water flows under Fukushima plant — Official “unable to explain” why they kept secret (VIDEO)


August 10, 2013
TV: Very likely some of Fukushima’s melted cores have moved into the earth — “It’s beyond containment right now” (VIDEO)

“Japan Gov’t in Chaos”: Completely out of control at Fukushima — Melted reactor cores contaminating Pacific with full range of radioactive material (VIDEO)

August 9, 2013
Twice as much contaminated water entering ocean from Fukushima as officials claim? Japan Gov’t: 600 tons of groundwater enters ocean each day at plant — NYTimes: Tepco’s figures assume ALL water entering ocean from plant is contaminated (VIDEO
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August 8, 2013
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”

August 7, 2013
Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, government joins clean-up

Mystery objects with high radiation found on Fukushima coast

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

August 6, 2013
Vice Governor: “Emergency situation” at Fukushima; Tepco has increased risk of further leaks; Wants Japan gov’t to take over — NHK: Officials make ‘emergency visit’ to damaged nuclear plant (VIDEOS)


August 5, 2013
Fukushima Leak Is An 'Emergency,' Watchdog Official Says

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


August 4, 2013
Kyodo: ‘Radiation crisis’ at Fukushima plant — Toxic water entering sea for years — “Tainting ocean and marine life”


August 3, 2013
Japan’s First Astronaut: Gov’t lies about Fukushima disaster — Vital info on radiation risks kept from public to “maintain law and order”

August 2, 2013
Asahi: Tepco’s done nothing for over 2 years to stop highly radioactive Fukushima leak — Water above 1 sievert per hour — Admits work “has not been done to this day because of difficulties involved”


August 1, 2013
‘Water Storage Nightmare’: Bolts in Fukushima tanks will corrode in just a few years, plant workers reveal — “Tepco says it doesn’t know how long tanks will hold” -Reuters

 

July 31, 2013
Japan gov’t intervening at Fukushima nuclear plant — Will take over measuring radiation levels — Top official “questioned accuracy of Tepco’s data on contamination”

 

July 30, 2013
Radio: Fukushima Daiichi has “contaminated the biggest body of water on the planet” — Radioactive leaks to harm marine and human life — Whole Pacific Ocean likely to have cesium levels 5-10 times higher than at peak of nuclear bomb tests (AUDIO)

 

July 29, 2013
Kyodo News: Extremely contaminated water is seeping into Pacific Ocean from under Fukushima Reactor No. 2 turbine building — Tepco: We believe ir’s staying in trench

July 28, 2013
WSJ: Extreme contamination found at Fukushima plant — Cesium over 2 billion Bq/liter; Millions of times above limit — Tepco ‘trying’ to stop it leaking into ocean — ‘Probably’ from melted reactor core


July 27, 2013
Officials: Gas is likely leaking from containment vessel of Fukushima Reactor No. 3 — “It was observed as the steam”


July 26, 2013
‘Mysterious’ steam at Fukushima Unit 3 — NPR: “Fuel could have shifted… or worse restarted nuclear reactions” — Tepco: “We still don’t know for sure the cause” (AUDIO)


July 25, 2013
Fukushima Unit 3 steaming again, third time in a week — Asahi: High radiation levels detected near where it was observed — Tepco does not know where it’s coming from (PHOTOS)

July 24, 2013
BBC: It’s boiling somewhere inside Fukushima Unit No. 3 — Reactor supposed to be in cold shutdown — Situation ‘worrying’

Senior Japan Officials: Nuclear material flowing into ocean a ‘grave matter’ — Situation at Fukushima is ‘deplorable’ (VIDEO)

July 23, 2013
Gundersen: Fukushima tanks releasing x-rays in very high quantities offsite — Exposure to people outside plant is very, very high from ‘Bremsstrahlung’ phenomenon — Hundreds of tanks could easily start leaking after quake (VIDEO)

Japan Times: ‘Fears marine life is being poisoned’ by nuclear material flowing from Fukushima — Experts warn of ‘festering radioactive sore’ contaminating food chain — Tepco flip-flop ‘shocking’

July 22, 2013
AP: Tepco admits radioactive water is flowing into Pacific from Fukushima plant — AFP: Experts warn of effects on humans; “Fears of ocean contamination”


July 19, 2013
‘Fukushima cancer risk surges’ — Ongoing saga at nuclear plant ‘dangerously murkier’ — Over 10 times more workers suffered cancer-inducing radiation doses than Tepco admitted

July 19, 2013
AFP: Steaming Fukushima reactor is ‘baffling’ — Tepco: We still don’t know what caused it and are currently investigating

July 19, 2013
Japan Biologist: Radioactivite contamination from Fukushima disaster is most reasonable explanation for butterfly deaths and abnormalities — “I think maybe this is a very touchy issue, politically”


July 18, 2013
25 times as many people in Fukushima area developed thyroid cancer after disaster — Japan Expert: My heart breaks greatly that those U.S. servicemembers suffered radiation exposure

Fukushima nuclear plant: Steam seen at reactor building


July 17, 2013
MSN publishes report on ‘freaky’ fruits and vegetables said to be from areas around Fukushima nuclear plant (PHOTOS)


July 16, 2013
TV: Rat poison offered when entering Fukushima exclusion zone — “Vermin have the run of the place – mammals presumably suffering radiation illnesses to varying degrees” (PHOTOS)



July 15, 2013
NHK: Concern over highly contaminated fish caught 100 kilometers from Fukushima plant — Most radioactive marine product detected in over 2 years (VIDEO)



July 14, 2013
TV: Fukushima plant is hemorrhaging radioactivity — “Scariest part of all is they don’t know where it’s coming from” — The big mystery is why contamination is coming out now in such a hurry (VIDEO)



July 13, 2013
NYT: Fukushima plant leaking for past 2 years? Japan Times: Groundwater is reaching sea — Reuters: Growing alarm, problems mounting — Official: If you have solutions, we’d like to know — WSJ: No ‘immediate’ health threat

July 12, 2013
Japan kids ingesting pieces of Fukushima fuel rods? Expert: Mystery black substance “very likely contains concentrated unburned nuclear fuel” (VIDEO)

July 11, 2013
Japan Expert: New radioactive leaks from Fukushima Reactor No. 2 may be underway; Concern about ‘vertical streams’ — Tepco: Impossible to completely prevent it from spreading (VIDEO)

 

July 10, 2013
Masao Yoshida Dead: Former Chief Of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Dies At 58


July 9, 2013
Officials report “troubling discovery” at Fukushima nuclear plant: Cesium levels rocket 9,000% over 3 days in groundwater — Tepco “can’t explain it” (VIDEO)


July 8, 2013
WSJ: Soaring radioactivity levels on coast of Fukushima plant — Nuclear material may have leeched from melted fuel cores and into environment


July 7, 2013
Tokyo Professor: Situation of Fukushima Reactor No. 2 is ‘beyond imagination’ — Worker: Undoubtedly it’s the most serious problem at plant… We are clueless

July 6, 2013
Interview: Fukushima Reactor No. 4?s problem is not only its nuclear fuel pool! — Pit filled with highly radioactive materials


July 5, 2013
Asahi: Highest cesium levels in a year detected in Fukushima — 1,780,000 Bq/kg on downtown rooftop

July 4, 2013
Rat causes equipment breakdown at Fukushima No. 2 nuclear plant


July 3, 2013
Fukushima plant will burn radioactive waste — Incinerator to run ‘around the clock’ — Includes building materials, clothing

 

July 2, 2013
“Reality in Fukushima”: Actual conditions within crippled reactors remain unknown — Japan likely unable to cope if there’s another similar accident -Asahi

 

July 1, 2013
Groundwater closest to ocean is most radioactive at Fukushima plant — Official: Highly likely it’s leaked into Pacific — Levels “soared” in sea over last few months

June 30, 2013
Kyodo: Melted fuel from Fukushima Reactor 3 “is the highly lethal mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX)” — Unit to be last to attempt fuel removal says new plan

 

June 29, 2013
New ‘Godzilla’ movie tied to Fukushima nuclear disaster? — Crew filming scenes of plant “at risk of meltdown with radioactive leaks” (PHOTOS)

June 28, 2013
Japan Paper: Radiation failing to drop in Fukushima towns, despite ‘decontamination’ — “Levels haven’t changed at all”


June 27, 2013
Fukushima plant — Japan Official: Nuclear material may be seeping into harbor


June 26, 2013
Radioactive material “soars” in ocean near Fukushima plant — Tepco: Contaminated groundwater leaking into Pacific?


June 25, 2013
Tritium level rising in #Fukushima plant port

 

June 24, 2013
Expert: UN’s Fukushima study “absolutely ridiculous” — “Absolutely unacceptable” to claim no observable increase in cancer rates is expected — “Dose estimates don’t reflect the real dose of radiation”

 

June 23, 2013
Fairewinds: Thyroid data means much more radiation must have come out of Fukushima reactors than anyone reported — Medical professionals are talking about how many cancers have started showing up (AUDIO)

 

June 22, 2013
TV: Tepco could be facing centuries-long crisis at Fukushima plant — Actions show they don’t know what to do long term (VIDEO)

 

June 21, 2013
Kyodo: New radioactive leak at Fukushima nuclear plant

June 20, 2013
NYTimes: New concerns Fukushima storage tanks are leaking contamination into Pacific Ocean

 

June 19, 2013
Radioactive Strontium-90 found in groundwater near Fukushima nuclear reactor

Tepco sells food from Fukushima during ‘Recovery Bazaar’ at Tokyo headquarters — “People formed long lines to buy them”

 

June 18, 2013
Fukushima tuna 'pose little health risk'

 

June 17, 2013
Director of Pro-Nuclear Power Film: No one ever will get sick or die from Fukushima’s radioactive contamination

June 16, 2013
Tepco sells food from Fukushima during ‘Recovery Bazaar’ at Tokyo headquarters — “People formed long lines to buy them”

June 15, 2013
Fukushima Doctor: Many who were robust farmers are unable to stand up without help — They look completely different now


June 14, 2013
Experts: Shock during first trip to Fukushima — Radiation levels so high far away from reactors that full protection suit would be used in U.S., yet people were walking around — “Contamination far more widespread than most understand”

 

June 13, 2013
AP: Tepco not sure where melted Fukushima fuel has fallen — Radiation levels still too dangerously high

 

June 12, 2013
Asahi: Locations and condition of melted Fukushima fuel unknown — Mainichi: 450 tons of scattered radioactive rods… unknown where holes in reactors are… plans may be delayed

June 11, 2013
Study: Huge spike in cesium outside Fukushima long after 3/11 — “Incorporation into sediments was almost irreversible”


June 10, 2013
Asahi: “Unexpectedly high” number of thyroid cancers in Fukushima children — Experts: Premature to say nuclear disaster played no role

 

June 9, 2013
Japanese Diplomat: We are facing global catastrophe over next 40-100 years because of Fukushima nuclear disaster (VIDEO)

 

June 8, 2013
Fairewinds: Radiation levels actually rising in Fukushima — Started going up again last fall (VIDEO)

June 7, 2013
Asahi: “Unexpectedly high” number of thyroid cancers in Fukushima children — Experts: Premature to say nuclear disaster played no role

Fairewinds: Radiation levels actually rising in Fukushima — Started going up again last fall (VIDEO)


June 6, 2013
Japan probes radioactive leak in new storage tank at tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant


Asahi: Tepco ‘failure’ may have increased Fukushima radiation release — Concern over ‘lethal levels’ escaping from ruptured containment vessel

 

June 5, 2013
Reuters: Another contaminated water leak at Fukushima Daiichi — Nuclear plant in “precarious state”

 

June 4, 2013
Kyodo: Tepco ‘reverses’ position — Admits Fukushima plant’s groundwater is contaminated with radioactive cesium — Wanted to dump it into Pacific Ocean

June 3, 2013

Highly radioactive dust in Fukushima town — “Off the scale… radiation level beyond its capacity” (VIDEO)


“Rates of thyroid problems in children near Fukushima nuclear plant are high” — Expert: Parents have reason to worry — Gov’t accused of cover-up

June 2, 2013
UN: “Fukushima nuclear disaster poses no IMMEDIATE health risks” — Unknown if increase in thyroid cancer is due to radioactivity

June 1, 2013
Video: Over 60 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium in dried plums OUTSIDE Fukushima Prefecture

 

May 31, 2013
TV Interview with Fukushima Resident: Coughing blood, stinging sensation on skin after explosions — “Very peculiar smell” (VIDEO)


May 30, 2013
TV Interview with Fukushima Resident: Coughing blood, stinging sensation on skin after explosions — “Very peculiar smell” (VIDEO)

 

May 29, 2013
Source: “Very interesting” mystery black substance in Fukushima — Beta particles too intense to be only cesium-134 and 137 (VIDEO)

May 28, 2013
Tepco Leads Drop in Utilities After Fukushima Bill

May 27, 2013
Fukushima subcontractor fires employees for whistle-blowing

May 26, 2013
#Radioactive Materials Leak at Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC)


May 25, 2013
Expand health survey beyond Fukushima: U.N.

May 24, 2013
Tepco: M6 quake caused leak at Fukushima Daiichi — Water coming from pipe of Units 5, 6


May 23, 2013
Kyodo: Highest levels of Fukushima contamination in plankton already east of Hawaii? (MAPS)

May 22, 2013
AP: Radiation levels outside Fukushima “exceeded the annual limit for nuclear workers” — Residents now demanding help

 

May 21, 2013
Japan Times: Discharges of Fukushima nuclear material into Pacific “have effectively contaminated the sea” — Melted reactor cores will burn again if water not perpetually poured in — “Tepco proposing some of it be dumped into ocean”

 

May 20, 2013
Rice planted 10 miles from Fukushima Daiichi — Residents can’t stay in town overnight — “Intended for sale”

Japan Times: Radiation level in Fukushima town 400 times higher than in Tokyo — 10 kilometers from Daiichi

 

May 19, 2013
Study: Concentrated Fukushima radioactive plume staying on narrow path toward U.S. — Moving with surface water along 40 N — Same latitude as Northern California (MAP)

May 18, 2013
ZDF Bureau Chief: Very high radioactive dose of 65 microsieverts per hour in Fukushima City — “Informed officials 3 month ago, nothing happened until today!” — Many children pass by everyday (PHOTO)

May 17, 2013
‘Absurd’: Intentionally dumping Fukushima nuclear material into ocean from land “is not considered dumping” — Allowed under international law?

Scientist: Nuclear material “continuing to come from the reactor area” at Fukushima Daiichi — First researchers to test within 5 km of plant (VIDEO)

 

May 16, 2013
Top Talk Show: Ever seen those Geiger counter videos from Japan? Fascinating stuff — “Really dangerous levels and all these people are living there“ (VIDEO)

 

May 15, 2013
Scientist: Nuclear material “continuing to come from the reactor area” at Fukushima Daiichi — First researchers to test within 5 km of plant (VIDEO)

 

May 14, 2013
Report: Tepco now dumping contaminated water from Fukushima plant into ocean — 200 tons of radioactive groundwater “pumped out”

May 13, 2013
Kyodo: Terror drill at Fukushima nuclear plant — Fears about ‘highly fragile’ cooling systems

May 12, 2013
‘Emergency decontamination’ needed in places used by Fukushima kids — Highly radioactive material accumulating — City Official: Many times higher than previous record for urban areas

May 11, 2013
Tepco to demolish makeshift cover at Fukushima Reactor No. 1 — Trying to remove “radioactive material” — Will take 4 years for new one (PHOTO)

May 10, 2013
Cover over Reactor No. 1 to be removed at Fukushima plant — Radiation levels expected to rise


May 9, 2013
Hospital Official in Fukushima: “Extremely scary data” — Stroke rate spiking in people ages 35 to 64 — 3.4 times higher than before (VIDEO)

Asahi: Tepco to dump groundwater from Fukushima nuclear plant into Pacific Ocean — Trying to “avoid a total collapse” of system for handling radioactive water (PHOTO)

 

May 8, 2013
Radiation level to spike at Fukushima plant — Blamed on recent radioactive leaks (PHOTO)

 

May 7, 2013
Ex-Fukushima Nuclear Worker: Concern about land subsidence at plant due to pumping up groundwater — “I think Tepco knows”

Study: Vast area of 60 million people contaminated from Fukushima disaster (PHOTO)

 

May 6, 2013
Leaks, Rats and Radioactivity: Fukushima’s Nuclear Cleanup Is Faltering

‘Happy’ Fukushima nuclear plant worker interviewed: “It’s like a war zone”

 

May 5, 2013
Gundersen: Extremely radioactive rubble on Fukushima Reactor No. 3 has to be nuclear fuel… from either spent fuel pool or reactor! — Can’t be from simple hydrogen explosion

May 4, 2013
Extremely radioactive rubble found on top of Fukushima Reactor No. 3 (PHOTO)


May 3, 2013
NHK: Unexplained water leak at Fukushima reactor immediately after 3/11 quake — Crucial cooling system disabled?

Expert: Fukushima nuclear material to wash up on beaches and be blown over surrounding countryside

May 2, 2013
NBC News: Fears that Fukushima plant could “break apart” during cleanup process

May 1, 2013
Radioactive material spikes in soil at Fukushima plant — 10 times higher than two days prior — Tepco: “We don’t know the cause, we’ll continue to watch carefully”

'A very fragile situation': Leaks from Japan's wrecked nuke plant raise fears

 

April 30, 2013
NPR: There’s been a melt-through, there’s cracks… Fukushima reactors not likely to stop leaking into ocean anytime soon — Levels in fish still as high as 2 years ago (AUDIO)

NYTimes: Alarming reality at Fukushima Daiichi — Plant faced with new crisis — “Tepco is clearly just hanging on day by day”

 

April 29, 2013
Shock: Fukushima evacuee housing compared to World War II internment camps for Japanese America

 

April 28, 2013
Highest fallout levels in Tokyo since soon after Fukushima crisis began

Video: Situation in Fukushima is beyond imagination — Many young and old people dead from heart attacks — Young woman died of leukemia


April 27, 2013
'Great wall of Fukushima’ to be built underground? — Structure around reactors proposed

April 26, 2013
“Gross containment failure” of Fukushima reactors — Now we are seeing plutonium far from plant

April 25, 2013
CNN shows diagram of nuclear material leaking from Fukushima reactor — “Tepco always says it’s alright… it always turns out they’re not telling the truth” (VIDEO)

Gov’t: Vegetables from inside Fukushima ‘no-go zone’ now ok to ship to stores — Farms preparing crops

April 24, 2013
Study: Fukushima fallout spiked year after 3/11


April 23, 2013
Dead rodents halt Fukushima cooling system for 3rd time in recent weeks — “Three times is a trend, friends” (PHOTO)

 

April 22, 2013
Fukushima Cleanup: IAEA Says Japan Nuclear Cleanup May Take More Than 40 Years

Tepco stopped coolant system of SFP reactor2 for finding TWO rats in power transformer

Fukushima two years later


April 21, 2013
One of the Most Contaminated Villages in #Fukushima Lures Children Back with $100 Book Coupons



April 20, 2013
Asahi: Gov’t had plan to inject cement into Fukushima reactors using pipes a mile away

 

April 19, 2013
Wired: ‘Healthy debate’ about location of Fukushima corium — Lava can melt a foot of concrete per hour — Cooling with water may not stop corium flow


April 18, 2013
IAEA Team Probes Fukushima's Radioactive Water

 

April 17, 2013
Bloomberg: Increasing risk that Fukushima radioactive waste being dumped into Pacific Ocean

April 16, 2013
NYTimes: New Leak Found at Fukushima Nuclear Plant

 

April 15, 2013
Plutonium-238 from Fukushima plant detected for first time offshore — Tepco reveals data 9 months later


April 14, 2013
M5 jolts Fukushima — Day after powerful Intensity 6- quake hit Japan — No confirmed damage so far at nuclear plant


April 13, 2013
Report: All 7 Fukushima in-ground storage ponds leaking radioactive water

April 12, 2013
New highly radioactive leak from pipe at Fukushima plant — Expert: Nuclear material may be flowing from “damaged pipes or drains” into Pacific


April 11, 2013
NYTimes: Fukushima plant unstable says official, concern another accident can’t be prevented — “Vulnerable… Very dangerous”

Video: Catastrophic disaster to happen in front of our eyes after Fukushima — How can gov’t stand by and do nothing? Must evacuate all children (VIDEO)

 

April 10, 2013
‘Tremendous Worry’: Emergency operation halted at Fukushima plant — Contaminated water from leaking tank put into another leaking tank

Tepco: “Losing faith” in leaking Fukushima tanks — But we don’t have anywhere else to put the radioactive water

 

April 9, 2013
Asahi: ALL radioactive water storage tanks at Fukushima Daiichi leaking? “We are giving priority to the No. 2 tank, whose conditions are worse”

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April 8, 2013
NYT: New leak at Fukushima Daiichi — Tepco accused of cover-up

“Radiation epidemic” killing So. California sea lions? Gov’t experts now checking animals for contamination from Fukushima Daiichi

Tepco: Immediate environmental concern due to radioactive leak at Fukushima plant — ‘Rupture’ allowed contamination to escape — May already be in groundwater

April 7, 2013
Kyodo: Radioactive leak is up to 120 tons from Fukushima Daiichi tank (VIDEO)

April 6, 2013
Tepco has emergency press conference about new highly radioactive leak at Fukushima Daiichi

April 5, 2013
Video: Strangeness happened to me after Fukushima explosion — Radioactive man’s body still 300% over background levels

Cooling system restored at tsunami-damaged Japanese nuclear plant after failure



April 4, 2013
Alarm triggered at Fukushima Daiichi — Workers ordered to put on full face masks

 

April 3, 2013
Tecpo shows groundwater flowing from Fukushima reactors into ocean


April 2, 2013
Gundersen: Death toll from Fukushima disaster to be 1,000 times IAEA estimate (AUDIO)

April 1, 2013
Map: Species of sea snail now entirely extinct in large area around Fukushima nuclear plan

March 31, 2013
Japan PM discusses restarting Fukushima Daiichi reactors — Safety to be confirmed?

March 30, 2013
NHK: “Many people have reported medical problems since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began” (VIDEO)

March 29, 2013
Worker: Rat at Fukushima Daiichi measured 15 microsieverts per hour — “It’s a moving radioactive material”

March 28, 2013
Google Street View takes former residents on virtual tour inside Japan nuclear zone

Japan Study: Fukushima fallout “unlike the past nuclear accidents” — Radioactive silver “prominently observed”

Symposium Q&A: Explosion at Fukushima Unit 3 drove nuclear fuel out of storage pool — Scattered up to 2 miles away (VIDEO)

March 27, 2013
Japan Paper: Animal has disappeared around Fukushima plant

Report: Nuclear material came off unused fuel assembly removed from Fukushima Unit 4 pool — Cobalt-60 at 1,400,000,000 Bq/kg — Debris “felt like grit” (PHOTOS)

Photo: Dead radioactive trees not decomposing


March 26, 2013
Gundersen: Image shows radioactive “thermal flare” was coming from Fukushima Reactor 3 — “Exactly where the containment should be” (VIDEO)

Graphic: 900-mile-long “front” of most contaminated water from Fukushima Daiichi moving across Pacific toward U.S., Canada (VIDEO)

 

March 25, 2013
Report: Females age 18 and over wanted for work at destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant — “A job even women can do… it will last a very long time”


March 24, 2013
16 million Bq/liter of Cesium-137 in water at Fukushima Daiichi Spent Fuel Pool No. 1 — More than in June 2011 — Almost 5,000 times Unit 4?s levels

March 23, 2013
Study: Up to 900 trillion becquerels of strontium-90 into ocean from Fukushima plant — “Direct discharges of cooling water”

March 22, 2013
Expert: Areas in Fukushima are recontaminated within 24 hours of being ‘cleaned up’ — Will have to be permanently evacuated

Asahi: The explosion at Fukushima Reactor 3 had seriously damaged Reactor 2 — “Worst possible case” was predicted soon after — Many workers abandoned facility

March 21, 2013
Fukushima nuclear materials reported off China coast near Taiwan — Official: “The authority will publish relevant information in a timely manner once any threat is detected”

March 20, 2013
U.S. scientists find Fukushima cesium in turtles, whales, fish

Crucial cooling systems restored, Tepco says — Local official: “We don’t believe Fukushima disaster is under control” — NYT: “Impossible to independently assess conditions at plant”

 

March 19, 2013
Kyodo at 2:29p ET: “Tepco hasn’t been able to work out steps to ensure bringing system back online” at Fukushima Daiichi — No ‘major’ changes in radioactivity levels

Bloomberg: Gundersen says radiation levels will increase from higher temperatures at Fukushima fuel pools

NHK: Another fuel pool loses cooling system at Fukushima Daiichi — CBC: May take days to repair


March 18, 2013
Japan Diplomat: We don’t know what’s happening underground of Fukushima reactors — Potential accident remains now (AUDIO)

 

March 17, 2013
CBS: Those Fukushima reactors are still releasing radioactive material into ocean -Expert (VIDEO)

TV: Tokyo is very contaminated from Fukushima disaster — Many people have left already (VIDEO)

 

March 16, 2013
Video: Black radioactive material being reported 100 kilometers south of Fukushima Daiichi

Fukushima internal contamination levels to rise in 5-10 years? (VIDEO)



March 15, 2013
Fukushima Woman: I started to suffer health problems one after another — Just like in villages around Chernobyl (VIDEO)

Military unit severely contaminated when Fukushima Unit 3 exploded — Too radioactive to stand by each other — “Only further heightens the levels”

March 14, 2013
Film: High radiation alarm went off at another Fukushima nuclear plant before tsunami hit (VIDEO)



March 13, 2013
Japan Professor: Fukushima release equivalent to 1,000 atomic bombs? (VIDEO)

“Very Eerie”: Reporter finds radiation levels 1,000 times over gov’t limit far from Fukushima plant — “A spot where kids walk to school” (VIDEO)

March 12, 2013
Report: Fukushima Daiichi equal to or greater than Chernobyl? “Some startling results”

March 11, 2013
Fukushima disaster will make Japan 'stronger,' PM says

Report: Animation Foreshadowed Fukushima Meltdowns? — “An eerie coincidence” noted by many including the musicians themselves — Shown in Tokyo night before 3/11 (VIDEO)

Japan Professor: Leaders of Fukushima City refused to evacuate population of 400,000 after being asked by gov’t — Media didn’t report this thinking it would cause panic

TV: Japan radiation expert says drastic measures are needed — Radioactive contamination now permanently in ecosystem — Fukushima forests must be cut down asap (VIDEO)

March 10, 2013
WSJ: Concern there are cracks in Fukushima reactor buildings leaking irradiated water into Pacific

March 9, 2013
WSJ: Molten fuel could be outside Fukushima reactor — Experts concerned it’s not being cooled properly

 

March 8, 2013
TV: Stories of what’s really going on inside Fukushima plant only just emerging — “Conditions are deteriorating” (VIDEO)

Rare tour of Fukushima reveals colossal decontamination efforts


March 7, 2013
'Nuclear refugees' visit their home near stricken Fukushima plant

News reports discuss melted Fukushima fuel being underneath containment vessels


March 6, 2013
Huffington Post — Gundersen: Radioactive steam from Fukushima reactors rolled out “like ground smog”… Chernobyl’s went high into atmosphere

Reuters interviews Fukushima worker: “I get stomach aches… They should give us a medal” — NHK: Thick steel plates cover ground due to radioactive substances

TV: “In Fukushima, mothers with young children pray everyday for an escape” — Black cloud is concealing truth (VIDEO)

March 5, 2013
Tokyo Professor: Radionuclides are being released continuously into ocean from Fukushima plant — Coming from somewhere around reactor housings (CHART)

TV: Strange skin condition on cows near Fukushima plant


March 4, 2013
Video: Years later, deaths occur frequently in city 85 kilometers from Fukushima plant — Area is contaminated and residents don’t know it

Shock? Major Japan Paper: Cancer risk in Fukushima ‘probably infinitesimal’ — More radioactive contamination should be allowed in food and where people live — Don’t question burning disaster debris

March 3, 2013
Fukushima Film Premiere — Tears from local official: “Not allowing the children to escape is murder” (VIDEO)

March 2, 2013
Fukushima cleanup workers break silence: Ordered to dump ‘debris’ into river — Gov’t “appeared not to believe him”

Japan official credits typhoons with helping spread Fukushima fallout


March 1, 2013
Reuters Headline: Fukushima Mothers Worried About Cancer Risk (VIDEO)

February 28, 2013
Report: Fukushima's radiation damaged more souls than bodies

Japan Scientists: Truly unusual deformities in Fukushima — Forests may be evolving into different ecosystems — “There’s been a sudden, large change”

Headline: “Rising doubts about Japan’s official radiation figures” — Large cities still exposed to high levels of radioactivity from Fukushima plant

Fukushima Photographer: “We have seen how it’s affecting children already, and no one knows exactly what’s going on” — We can only rely on nuclear experts in Germany, France, U.S.

 

February 27, 2013
Nuclear Engineer on New Footage: Little doubt that failed fuel exists in Fukushima Unit 3 pool — “Highly radioactive” (VIDEO)

Nuclear Engineer: Proof that fuel fragments were “sneezed” out of Unit 1 Fukushima Reactor and into Torus

February 26, 2013
Radioactive tuna from Fukushima? Scientists eat it up

Gundersen: Fukushima plume went down on ground, unlike Chernobyl — Due to ‘building wake effect’ — Radiation exposure going to be higher for people nearby (AUDIO)

Scientist discusses Fukushima disaster during highly informative 20-minute interview (VIDEO)

Nuclear Engineer on New Footage: Little doubt that failed fuel exists in Fukushima Unit 3 pool — “Highly radioactive” (VIDEO)

 

February 25, 2013
Guardian: Fukushima families on edge of meltdown — “Nobody trusts the government any more” — Officials “afraid of triggering an exodus”

Gundersen: We’re getting reports from Japan of deformed children, troubled pregnancies after Fukushima (AUDIO)

Corbett Report: Thyroid cancers skyrocketing right now in Fukushima — Guardian: “The issue is bound to escalate further” (VIDEO)


February 24, 2013
Gundersen soon after 3/11: Photo shows nuclear fuel is exposed to air at Fukushima Unit 4 fuel pool — Clean path for plutonium to escape offsite (VIDEO)

February 23, 2013
Japan TV: The Nuclear Waste Curse — Animation shows spent fuel rods being exposed in Fukushima pool (VIDEO)

 

February 22, 2013
Asahi: Location of Fukushima melted fuel unknown — Could be ‘scattered’ in piping, vessels — “We’ve yet to identify all hotspots” around plant

Reporter on Unit 4 Pool at Fukushima: Water was muddy and brown — Fuel inside not visible

New footage from Fukushima Unit 3 shows “large amounts of debris and sediment accumulating on fuel racks” (VIDEOS)


February 21, 2013
Academic Journal: Fukushima catastrophe becoming turning point in world history — “Its long-term impact and meaning are impossible to repress”

Tepco finds 920 millisieverts per hour in Fukushima Unit 1 torus room — Gundersen: “There are fuel fragments outside the containment”

February 20, 2013
Top Japan Official: Not appropriate to say Fukushima nuclear disaster is contained

February 19, 2013
ABC: Fukushima victims must repay money to Tepco (AUDIO)

Highest Yet: Cesium in fish off Chiba coast exceeds radiation limit for first time — 200 kilometers from Fukushima plant — Due east of Tokyo

February 18, 2013
American hailed as “Japan’s nuclear saviour”: Fukushima workers hope reactors can be made safe and start up again


February 17, 2013
Japan Times: Fallout from Fukushima causing problems 180 kilometers away — “It’s all become no good”… Contaminated wild vegetables, fish, wild game

February 16, 2013
“They Know All”: Over 5,000,000 Bq/m² of Cesium-137 in Fukushima City (VIDEO)

February 15, 2013
Report: Now over 44% of Fukushima children have thyroid abnormalities in latest tests

Huffington Post on NRC’s Fukushima Transcripts: Press releases in U.S. all said no danger from radioactive fallout — But transcripts tell another story

February 14, 2013
Watch: Japanese journalists reveal radiation cover-up after Fukushima (VIDEO)

More ‘Photoshop’ at Fukushima? Tepco finishes soundness inspection of Unit 4 (PHOTOS)

February 13, 2013
Video: Fukushima child has radioactivity of 6,000 disintegrations per second inside body

February 12, 2013
Fukushima Worker: They are wearing tungsten vests when outside Reactor 3

Sharp increase in Fukushima doctors who don’t feel well physically since 3/11 — More than 3 times as many now say their health condition is not good

February 11, 2013
TV: Officials outside Fukushima told not to accept voluntary evacuees from Fukushima? “Oh, finally, they confessed and gone this far” (VIDEO)

Navy Sailors After Fukushima: They’ve got leukemia, testicular cancer, growths… They’ve had surgery to remove brain lesions and lost sight in eye (VIDEO)

Living 7 Miles from Fukushima Daiichi: “It’s like we are on a honeymoon”

 

February 10, 2013
U.S. Serviceman after Fukushima: “Radiation that high becomes its own source of power… It will actually feed, it will grow” — 60,000cpm helicopter part, “The nuclear guys just kind of went nuts” (VIDEO)

Footage of large piece of debris dropping into Fukushima Unit 3 fuel pool during snowstorm (VIDEO)

February 9, 2013
M5.4 near Fukushima — Webcam shows quake hitting nuclear plant (VIDEO)

NHK: Residents from outside Fukushima to sue gov’t over radioactive contamination — Compensation for health concerns (VIDEO)

February 8, 2013
Asahi: Tepco to check for “smashed fuel rods” after large piece of debris fell at Fukushima Unit 3 pool

Jazz Musician from Fukushima: “It’s like a different world”

February 7, 2013
Study: Radioactive silver found inside all 47 cows tested from Fukushima evacuation zone

Photos: ‘Protection’ to be installed over No. 3 fuel pool at Fukushima — Concern over more debris falling in

February 6, 2013
CNN – American at Fukushima Daiichi: “It was fantastic… I was amazed”

February 5, 2013
NHK: Fukushima spent fuel to go in “pool built above ground” (PHOTO)

Japanese Judge: Already signs of major health hazard in Fukushima — Kids may end up like those around Chernobyl — Urgent need for evacuation (VIDEO)


February 4, 2013
French Nuclear Experts: Did corium pierce steel liners of Fukushima reactors? How deep did it erode concrete? (VIDEO)

Video: If TV tried to show situation in Fukushima it may confuse everything in Japan — “It would be difficult”

New Fukushima Documentary: “We’ve been deceived… We’ve been betrayed” (VIDEO)


February 3, 2013
Fukushima Video: “Our hometown became Chernobyl” — Nuke worker: “I’ve finally understood you… Mom, you’re right! Tepco got to hell!”

Asahi: Chilling warning seen in newly released Fukushima images — Shows ‘highly radioactive debris’ near Reactor 1 marked “Danger!” (PHOTOS)

February 2, 2013
Over 150 U.S. service members say Fukushima radiation has triggered medical issues — Now Defense Department abandons medical registry, leaving them on own


February 1, 2013
Japan Experts: Fukushima Unit 4 is the immediate crisis… entire world is concerned — No good solution for speeding up fuel removal

January 31, 2013
Asahi: Gangsters cashing in on Fukushima disaster — Involved in “disposal of waste”


January 30, 2013
Tepco working on pumping Fukushima groundwater into ocean — Drilling wells just outside reactor buildings (PHOTOS)

Jiji: “Severe labor shortages” for Fukushima decontamination — “Fears over radiation exposure”

January 29, 2013
Police arrest animal rescuers inside Fukushima evacuation zone — “They cannot be contacted and are being charged with crimes”

January 28, 2013
Fukushima workers drill new hole in Unit 2 torus — Tepco to check for melted nuclear fuel (PHOTO)

 

January 27, 2013
Video: 240,000 Bq/m2 detected on road 80 kilometers from Fukushima disaster

Feature documentary on Fukushima kids with newly discovered thyroid cysts and nodules


January 26, 2013
Former Prime Minister Kan: Evacuation after Fukushima could have reached 50 million people

January 25, 2013Prosecutors question ex-Tepco chairman over Fukushima — “Accused of being responsible for the injury from radiation exposure”

January 24, 2013
Asahi: New 3/11 footage shows “disaster loomed” at Fukushima Reactor No. 5

Yomiuri: ‘Nuclear reaction’ can be triggered when removing melted fuel from Fukushima plant

Fukushima Fish With 2,500 Times The Radiation Limit Found Two Years After Nuclear Disaster

January 23, 2013
Fukushima 7th Grader: “The people in the government know we are suffering and they don’t do anything” (VIDEO)

Wife of Fukushima Daiichi Worker: He said to evacuate on day of 3/11 and that the nuclear plant would melt down (VIDEO)

January 22, 2013
Doctor: Source of Fukushima leakage still not controlled — Reactor cores may be underneath containment (VIDEO)

January 21, 2013
Mayor from Fukushima hospitalized — Town office was 2 miles northwest of nuclear plant

Gov’t contacted to test radiation levels of Japanese boat found in Hawaii

January 20, 2013
Radio: “Continually, radioactive elements are being flushed into the Pacific” — “The Fukushima accident will never end, they have no idea how to clean it up” -Caldicott (AUDIO)

January 19, 2013
Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima

January 18, 2013
“Tip of the Iceberg”: Rampant violations during Fukushima decontamination — “Photos, videos show contractors lied” -Asahi

Video: “Going from bad to worse, day by day” at Fukushima plant — “The situation don’t improve at all”

January 17, 2013
Nature: People have ‘radiophobia’ if they believe food from Fukushima is not safe — “Japan kept people safe from the physical effects of radiation”

Expert to discuss radioactive material being emptied into ocean from Fukushima Daiichi -Caldicott (AUDIO)

NHK announcer sues after being fired for evacuating Japan because of Fukushima disaster

‘Neutron sources’ found 1 mile from Fukushima plant after 3/11 — “Some fuel may have been injected from that spent fuel pool”

Gundersen: “Discovery of neutron sources off site means Unit 3 fuel was broken by Unit 3 detonation” — “I said that 18 months ago, and it looks like the NRC agrees”

January 16, 2013
First layer for cover at Fukushima Unit 4 (PHOTO)

Tepco Official in US: “We are still seeing leakage” — Contaminated groundwater seeping into reactor areas

January 15, 2013
Teenagers working with Fukushima radioactive waste

Asahi: Almost entire city of 300,000 people has radiation levels high enough to get decontaminated by gov’t

January 14, 2013
Fukushima governor hopitalized — Bleeding from colon

January 13, 2013
Mainichi: Fukushima workers stood above highly radioactive rubble — “I had numbness in my toes for several months but I did not go to hospital”

Japanese Attorney: Information is being concealed — “5 people died of acute leukemia last year” in So-ma, 45km north of Fukushima Daiichi

Newly Fukushima Footage from 3/11: I can no longer force my employees to continue… many received ‘high doses’ of radiation -Plant Chief

January 12, 2013
‘Over 1,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium near Fukushima plant — 10 times higher than highest measurement in prior soil survey

NHK Fukushima Special: “We may not have much time left until the next catastrophe occurs” (VIDEO)

January 11, 2013
‘First Time’: Radioactive rice with more than double gov’t cesium limit found outside Fukushima Prefecture

January 10, 2013
Fukushima Officials ‘Outraged’: A grave problem — Workers dumped waste “because they removed more radioactive materials than expected” (PHOTOS)

Doctor in Fukushima: Many feel they’re being used as human guinea pigs

January 9, 2013
Attorney: U.S. Marine may join Fukushima lawsuit — Navy clients have bladder problems not normally seen in younger people

Navy sailor says clumps of hair fell out after Fukushima plume exposure — “A lot of us knew people were getting sick… bad headaches, some threw up a bit”

Cover for Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 — Tepco starts installing giant steel frame (PHOTOS)

 

January 8, 2013
‘Extremely Regrettable’: Fukushima workers report dumping radioactive waste from the beginning

Fukushima Daiichi Worker: I saw black smoke that came from Common Spent Fuel Pool’s chimney — I wonder if it was the smoke of boiler… it’s not fire (VIDEOS)

Jiji: Fukushima children recuperating at center in Okinawa

January 7, 2013
Report: Over 200,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium in dust from outside Fukushima Prefecture

Dr. Helen Caldicott ends weekly radio program — Working on Fukushima symposium (AUDIO)

NHK: Radiation levels increasing at Fukushima plant — “No solution to tainted water” — Hundreds of tons flowing into reactor buildings every day (VIDEO)



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anuary 6, 2013
Mayor: I visited Fukushima last year and Unit 4 could collapse at any time — A certainty if another big quake strikes (VIDEO)

Mayor: “Particles were falling on us from the sky… radioactive dust” after Fukushima Unit 1 exploded — I’m not sure if this is related but I have a cyst in my thyroid (VIDEO)

A Nun’s Warning: “I just came back from Japan and Fukushima and I hear already many children start getting sick” (VIDEO)

January 5, 2013
Newspaper: Workers dumping radioactive waste from Fukushima into rivers (PHOTOS)

Fukushima Workers: We were told to only clean areas around radioactivity measurement sites — Radiation levels rise after ‘decontamination’


January 4, 2013
Analysis of how far corium penetrated underneath Fukushima reactor (IMAGES)

Gov’t Map: Fukushima fallout transported directly to U.S. — Canada, Mexico avoided much of contamination after 3/11 (VIDEO)

Study: Radioactive cesium in 25 of 26 food samples from Fukushima prefecture

New law to force stores to sell produce from Fukushima?

January 3, 2013
Fukushima 50 Worker: It was like a death mission — We were ordered to go back into the plant without any explanation (VIDEO)


January 2, 2013
BBC in Fukushima: “This place is really strange, on the surface it looks pretty normal, but then listen — Nothing” (AUDIO)

Japan PM Abe praises Fukushima nuclear work during visit


January 1, 2013
Gundersen: Integrity of concrete at Fukushima plant studied — Salt water making it easier for fuel pools to crack? (AUDIO)



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