Friday, December 13, 2013

12/11/2013 General Electric Knew Its Reactor Design Was Unsafe … So Why Isn’t GE Getting Any Heat for Fukushima?

Source: Washington's Blog [Great financial blog with insightful articles on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster as well!]
Date: 12/11/2013

GE Engineers and American Government Officials Warned of Dangerous Nuclear Design

5 of the 6 nuclear reactors at Fukushima are General Electric Mark 1 reactors.
GE knew decades ago that the design was faulty.
ABC News reported in 2011:
Thirty-five years ago, Dale G. Bridenbaugh and two of his colleagues at General Electric resigned from their jobs after becoming increasingly convinced that the nuclear reactor design they were reviewing — the Mark 1 — was so flawed it could lead to a devastating accident.
Questions persisted for decades about the ability of the Mark 1 to handle the immense pressures that would result if the reactor lost cooling power, and today that design is being put to the ultimate test in Japan. Five of the six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which has been wracked since Friday’s earthquake with explosions and radiation leaks, are Mark 1s.
“The problems we identified in 1975 were that, in doing the design of the containment, they did not take into account the dynamic loads that could be experienced with a loss of coolant,” Bridenbaugh told ABC News in an interview. “The impact loads the containment would receive by this very rapid release of energy could tear the containment apart and create an uncontrolled release.”
***
Still, concerns about the Mark 1 design have resurfaced occasionally in the years since Bridenbaugh came forward. In 1986, for instance, Harold Denton, then the director of NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, spoke critically about the design during an industry conference.
“I don’t have the same warm feeling about GE containment that I do about the larger dry containments,” he said, according to a report at the time that was referenced Tuesday in The Washington Post.
“There is a wide spectrum of ability to cope with severe accidents at GE plants,” Denton said. “And I urge you to think seriously about the ability to cope with such an event if it occurred at your plant.”
***
When asked if [the remedial measures performed on the Fukushima reactors by GE before 2011] was sufficient, he paused. “What I would say is, the Mark 1 is still a little more susceptible to an accident that would result in a loss of containment.”

Saturday, November 30, 2013

11/28/2013 Quake near Iran nuclear plant kills 8

Source: Reuters via YNet News
Date: 11/28/2013 22:02
A picture obtained from Iran's ISNA news agency shows Iranians gathering amid rubble in the Iranian western city of Borazjan, on Nov. 28, after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the country. AFP photo / ISNA
At least eight people were killed and 190 were injured in an earthquake in Iran on Thursday near the city of Bushehr, where the country's sole nuclear power plant is situated, state news agency IRNA reported.

The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 5.6, struck about 40 miles (60 km) northeast of Bushehr on the Gulf coast, according to US Geological Survey data. No damage to the nuclear plant was reported.
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Read the rest here.

Editor's Note: See also 5.7-magnitude earthquake near Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant kills at least eight from
Agence France-Presse.  Below is the map of the 5.6 magnitude quake.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

11/23/2013 Fukushima Nuclear Fallout Has Damaged the Thyroids of California Babies

Source: Global Research, The Ecologist
Date: 11/23/2013
by: Dr. Chris Busby
Photo Credit: Global Research
 A new study of the effects of tiny quantities of radioactive fallout from Fukushima on the health of babies born in California shows a significant excess of hypothyroidism caused by the radioactive contamination travelling 5,000 miles across the Pacific. The article will be published next week in the peer-reviewed journal Open Journal of Pediatrics.

Congenital hypothyroidism is a rare but serious condition normally affecting about one child in 2,000, and one that demands clinical intervention – the growth of children suffering from the condition is affected if they are left untreated. All babies born in California are monitored at birth for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels in blood, since high levels indicate hypothyroidism.
Joe Mangano and Janette Sherman of the Radiation and Public Health Project in New York, and Christopher Busby, guest researcher at Jacobs University, Bremen, examined congenital hypothyroidism (CH) rates in newborns using data obtained from the State of California over the period of the Fukushima explosions.

Their results are published in their paper Changes in confirmed plus borderline cases of congenital hypothyroidism in California as a function of environmental fallout from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. The researchers compared data for babies exposed to radioactive Iodine-131 and born between March 17th and Dec 31st 2011 with unexposed babies born in 2011 before the exposures plus those born in 2012.
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Read full article here.

There article on hypothyroidism in babies Elevated airborne beta levels in Pacific/West Coast US States and trends in hypothyroidism among newborns after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown is available online from Scientific Research: Open Access.  I have mirrored the paper for your convenience as well to Scribd below.

11/27/2013 Chicago radioactive waste facility shutting down amid safety scandal

Source: Russia Today
Date: November 27, 2013 17:50

AP Photo
A radioactive waste disposal facility near a small residential neighborhood outside Chicago was found guilty of multiple, potentially hazardous violations and will reportedly be shut down.

Complaints waged by the likes of both local and federal regulators allege that Tinley Park, Illinois’ ADCO Services, Inc. inappropriately stored potentially hazardous waste for several years longer that they were supposed to, and time and time again they were warned by officials for their seemingly rampant disregard of the rules.
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Read the rest here.

Editor's Note: Map of ADCO Services, Inc. appears below.

Monday, November 25, 2013

11/24/2013 Iran to Freeze Its Nuclear Program in Geneva Accord

Source: Gawker via Infowars
Date: 11/24/2013
Iran Geneva Accord 2013
After weeks of negotiations between diplomats from Iran, US, the UK, Russia, China, France and Germany, Iran has agreed to temporarily freeze its nuclear program while a larger deal is negotiated. 

The international agreement would give negotiators time to iron out a deal that would ensure that Iran's nuclear program would only be used towards peaceful ends, and not in pursuit of a nuclear weapon. Over the last few years, Iran has been enriching uranium to 20%, a level close to that which could be used in a weapon. Iran has now agreed to stop enriching at 5%, and dismantle links between centrifuges (which help enrich Uranium) and it has also promised to stop building new centrifuges.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Fukushima News 11/21/13: 1st Round Of Fuel Transfer Complete; "Cask" Containing Fuel In Safer Pool

Source: MissingSky101
Date: 11/21/2013

Video Description

Published on Nov 21, 2013
TEPCO at final stage in 1st round of fuel transfer
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is preparing to complete the first transfer of nuclear fuel from a reactor building to a safer storage pool.
On Thursday, Tokyo Electric Power Company moved the batch of nuclear fuel from the No. 4 reactor building to a nearby facility housing the safer pool.
TEPCO workers used a trailer to carry a cask containing 22 unused fuel assemblies to the building 100 meters away, then unloaded the cask inside the building.
The workers plan to transfer the fuel units from the container to racks in the storage pool on Friday.
This will mark the completion of the first transfer.
TEPCO says it will review whether there were any problems or challenges. If not, the utility says it may start removing spent fuel assemblies that are far more radioactive than the unused fuel.
The pool in the No. 4 reactor building contains more than 1,500 fuel units, most of which are spent fuel rods.

"Cask" containing fuel moved into safer pool
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant says it has removed the first batch of nuclear fuel from the reactor 4 building to a safer storage pool.
Footage released by Tokyo Electric Power Company on Thursday shows workers lowering a steel cask containing 22 unused fuel assemblies from the 5th floor of the reactor building. Engineers used a huge crane to lower the cask, 5.5 meters long and two meters across, onto a trailer on the ground.
The container was transferred slowly to a separate pool in a building 100 meters away, and lowered into water to store the fuel more safely.
TEPCO plans to begin on Friday plucking the fuel assemblies out of the cask and placing them in storage racks inside the pool. The utility says it will review the process before starting a second round of fuel transfer.
Thursday's transfer involved unused fuel units. The reactor's storage pool has 1,511 fuel assemblies left, including 1,331 highly radioactive spent fuel assemblies.
TEPCO says the building housing the separate pool can withstand an earthquake as strong as the March 2011 disaster that badly damaged the plant.
Nov. 21, 2013 - Updated 11:07 UTC

Trial run of last ALPS line at Fukushima resumed
The operator of Japan's damaged nuclear plant has resumed trial operation of the last of 3 lines of a key water decontamination system.
Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Company restarted the 3rd line of the Advanced Liquid Processing System, or ALPS, at the Fukushima Daiichi plant on Thursday.
The system is designed to remove from contaminated water 62 kinds of radioactive substances, excluding tritium.
But its test operation was suspended in June following leaks of unprocessed water from a tank due to corrosion.
The utility restarted the lines one by one after working to prevent further corrosion.
The officials say test runs so far have shown that the system is failing to fully remove 4 types of radioactive substances, including cobalt and antimony.
They say they will work to fix the system and confirm the effects of anti-corrosion measures before making it fully operational next year. ALPS was originally to be in full operation this autumn.
Tokyo Electric plans to add more lines to the system so that it will be able to process all radioactive water in the plant's storage tanks by March 2015.

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Oregon Official: Reports coming in of seafood with radioactive contamination, "They're kind of secretive, they don't want to give up their sources" — Locals concerned about impact Fukushima disaster is having on area fish (VIDEO)
http://videos.oregonlive.com/oregonia...

The Radioactive Ocean
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marbl...

Radionuclides in fishes and mussels from the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site, California.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/86...

Fish Anyone? Farallon Islands (and other) Oceanic Radioactive Waste Dumps
Long before Fukushima dumped millions of gallons of highly radioactive water into the sea, the oceans have been designated repositories for radioactive waste and fallout according to reports from the USGS and articles in the SF Weekly and Mother Jones. -
http://www.defyingdisaster.com/2011/0...

America's Nuclear Waste Is Now Even Farther from Finding a Home
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/us-n...

Senator Boxer Says Records Possibly Missing On San Onofre
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EPA Radnet
http://www.epa.gov/radnet/radnet-data...

The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry
http://nuclear-news.net/
http://www.youtube.com/user/MsMilkyth...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

11/18/2013 Dr. Chris Busby Appears on Alex Jones Show to Discuss Nuclear Fuel Rod Removal at #Fukushima I Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool

Source: The Alex Jones Show
Date: 11/18/2013

Video Description

Published on Nov 18, 2013
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Editor's Note: See Dr. Busby's article Fukushima Fallout Damaged the Thyroids of California Babies for his discussion of the thyroid study he co-authored.  I have embedded Dr. Busby's Fukushima worst case scenario paper mentioned in the interview below for your convenience.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

11/18/2013 Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant [Uranium Enrichment Facility] Hit by Tornado, Damage Reported


Sources: MsMilkytheclown1, ENENews
Date: 11/18/2013
Damaged Cooling Tower at Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Credit: USEC Twitter Feed
I spotted this initially on MsMilkytheclown1's YouTube feed.  There is a lot of profanity in this video, so be warned.

See  ENENews Tornado hits U.S. nuclear facility – Uranium enrichment building damaged — Parts of cooling towers destroyed — Alert declared for ‘emergency condition’ (PHOTOS) for their usual good collation of articles.

A map of Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant appears below.

Video Summary of Fuel Transfer in Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool at #Fukushima I NPP on 11/18/2013

Source: EX-SKF Blog
Date: 11/18/2013
In this, I don't blame TEPCO for not having posted a video of the entire work (9 to 10 hours) on November 18, 2013.

The preparation for submerging the cask started in the morning, with the cask submerged completely at 12:30PM. The removal of unused (new) fuel assemblies into the cask started at 3:18PM, and by 6:45PM 4 unused fuel assemblies were transferred into the cask.

The names of the companies and the names of the workers are blurred in the video. They could be TEPCO workers, but most likely from one of the primary contractors.

From TEPCO's photos and videos library (11/19/2013):

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Read the rest of this great blog here.

Monday, November 18, 2013

11/18/2013 Removal of nuclear fuel rods begins at Fukushima I

Fukushima I Unit 4, Spent Fuel Rod Removal Training  Photo Credit: NHK World
Removal of the unit 4 spent fuel pool nuclear fuel rods has begun today (11/18/2013) at Fukushima I. The process will take more than a year to complete. See NHK's Removal of nuclear fuel begins at Fukushima article for video and Asian Gazette Blog by Joël Legendre-Koizumi for further details.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

8/9/2013 Taiwan says nuclear plant may have leaked toxic water

Source: Reuters
Date: Fri Aug 9, 2013 2:09am EDT
An employee inspects a water-gate, which is designed to block a tsunami, during a safety drill at the First Nuclear Power Plant in Shihmen, northern Taiwan in this September 4, 2012 file photo.
Credit: Reuters/Pichi Chuang/Filers
(Reuters) - A nuclear power plant in Taiwan may have been leaking radioactive water for three years, according to a report published by the government's watchdog, adding to uncertainty over the fate of a new fourth nuclear power plant.
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Read the rest here.

Editor's Note: Map of the Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant appears below.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

11/10/2013 What You Should Be Doing NOW to Protect Yourself from Radiation

Source:

Washington's Blog


[Editor's Note: Great financial blog with many insightful Fukushima articles as well.]
Date: 11/10/2013

Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Help Protect Your Family from Radiation

It is well-known that potassium iodide works to protect against damage from radioactive iodine by saturating our body (the thyroid gland, specifically) with harmless iodine, so that our bodies are unable to absorb radioactive iodine from nuclear accidents.
For example, the World Health Organization notes:
The thyroid gland is at particular risk from irradiation from radioactive iodine because the thyroid uses iodine to produce hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism.  The thyroid gland does not differentiate between non-radioactive and radioactive iodine.
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When taken at the appropriate dosage and within the correct time interval around exposure to radioactive iodine, KI [i.e. potassium iodide] saturates the thyroid gland with stable (non-radioactive) iodine. As a result, radioactive iodine will not be taken up and stored by the thyroid gland.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

11/11/2013 Radioactive water leak shuts down SC reactor.

Source: Reuters via The State
Date: November 11, 2013
Oconee Nuclear Station, Seneca (Oconee County, South Carolina)  Credit:Wikipedia
— A small radioactive water leak prompted Duke Energy to shut down a reactor Monday at the Oconee Nuclear Station in South Carolina.

Utility officials said the leak in Unit 1 poses no danger, but it is the second time in less than three weeks a problem has shut down a reactor at the nuclear plant near Seneca built 40 years ago.

Engineers first noticed the possibility of the leak Friday in the airtight, steel-lined concrete containment building designed to prevent any radiation from leaking into the air or ground. They spent the weekend trying to pinpoint its location and severity, Duke Energy spokeswoman Valerie Patterson said.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/11/11/3092094/radioactive-water-leak-shuts-down.html#storylink=cpy
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Read the rest here.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

11/7/2013 Saudi Arabia said to have bought nukes from Pakistan

Source: The Times of Israel via TruNews
Date: November 7, 2013, 10:10 am
Test launch of a Pakistan-made Shaheen ballistic missile (screen capture: Youtube/Al Jazeera English)
Saudi Arabia may be prepared to field nuclear bombs it has purchased from Pakistan in response to Iran’s alleged military nuclear program, and may already have deployed missile systems capable of delivering the bombs, the BBC reported on Wednesday.
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Read the rest here

Editor's Note: Infowars also had an article from the BBC linked on their site titled Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan.  

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

11/4/2013 Island of debris the size of TEXAS from 2011 Japanese tsunami is headed straight for the U.S.

Source: MailOnline via TruNews 
Date: 22:41 EST, 4 November 2013 | UPDATED: 05:32 EST, 5 November 2013
Gigantic: A floating island of debris the size of Texas is floating toward California coast after washing into the Pacific in Japan's horrific 2011 tsunami  Photo Credit: MailOnline
  • Part of the over one million tons of debris dispersed in the Pacific, the trash island is located northeast of the Hawaiian Islands
  • The first documented tsunami debris to reach California arrived in April 2013
  • Boats, a dock, a soccer ball, and motorcycle have all been identified on the West Coast as confirmed tsunami debris
A floating island of debris the size of Texas has been crossing the vast Pacific Ocean to the western shores of the Americas since a devastating tsunami inundated Japan in 2011, says a new study.
 
Five million tons of wreckage - the remains of homes, boats, and other remnants of shattered lives in eastern Japan - were swallowed by the ocean that day in March, and more than one million tons of flotsam continues to head towards the west coast of the US.
 
While the first documented debris from the tragedy has already been found in California, scientists fear these new findings mean there could be a lot more to come and it might arrive all at once.
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Read the rest here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

10/17/2013 Toxic flush: Typhoon causes radioactive leaks at Fukushima

Source: Russia Today 
Date: 10/17/2013 15:34
AFP Photo / Japan Pool via JIJI Press Japan out
A powerful typhoon which swept through Japan led to highly radioactive water near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant being released into a nearby drainage ditch, increasing the risk of it flowing into the sea.
On Wednesday, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the plant’s operator, said it had detected high levels of radiation in a ditch leading to the Pacific Ocean, and that it suspected heavy rains had lifted contaminated soil.

Workers say that Strontium-90 – a radioactive isotope of the alkaline earth metal strontium produced by nuclear fission – along with other isotopes that emit beta rays measuring 1,400 becquerels (Bq) per liter were detected in the ditch, which is located about 150 meters from the ocean, The Asahi Shimbun reported.
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Read the rest here.

Editor's Note: See more video reporting below concerning Typhoon Wipha and the radioactive water.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

10/8/2013 S. Korea confirms North's Yongbyon plutonium reactor restart

Source: AFP (Agence France-Presse) via Infowars.com 
Date: October 8, 2013 08:53
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a report to parliament that the five megawatt reactor at the North's Yongbyon nuclear complex had resumed operations, according to a joint briefing by ruling and opposition party lawmakers.

South Korea's spy agency confirmed Tuesday that the North has restarted an aging plutonium reactor that could help boost its nuclear weapons programme.

Read the rest here from AFP.
The 5 MWe experimental reactor (Credit Wikipedia)

Editor's Note: Map of Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center appears below.

Friday, September 20, 2013

9/19/2013 Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake hits near Fukushima I Nuclear Plant Area

Source(s): ENENews, USGS National Earthquake Information Center
Date: 2013-09-19 17:25:09 UTC (2013-09-19 11:25:09 CST)
M5.3 - 19km ESE of Ishikawa, Japan 2013-09-19 17:25:09 UTC

I grabbed the earthquake report off of the ENENews feed which collates several articles together, which are available here from ENENews. In summary TEPCO has been checking for earthquake damage and leaks but state they have not found anything (yet). Below is a map of the M5.8 Earthquake.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

9/17/2013 Russia Warns of 'Catastrophe' If N. Korea Restarts Reactor

Source: The Jewish Voice 
Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2013 20:35
by: Anna Malpas
Commercial satellite images taken in recent months had indicated preparations for restarting the reactor were progressing rapidly Photo: IHS JANE'S/DIGITALGLOBE
On Thursday, September 12, Russia warned of a potential “man-made catastrophe” if North Korea restarts an aging plutonium reactor to boost its stockpile of nuclear weapons, after US experts spotted steam rising from the Yongbyon facility.
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Read full article here.

Editor's Note:  See also articles by AFP, AP and Bloomberg.  
Map of Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center appears below.

Monday, September 16, 2013

9/16/2013 Typhoon hits Japan as Fukushima operator releases water into sea

Source: AFP via Yahoo News
Date: 9/16/2013 ~5 PM CST
Typhoon Man-Yi in Kyoto overturns sightseeing boat on Katsura River which is now stuck on a bridge.  Photo Credit: AP/Kyodo News

Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan Monday, leaving three people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean.
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Read full article here.

Editor's Note: More details from NHK World on the Rainwater released from Fukushima plant into sea caused by Typhoon Man-Yi.  Maps of Typhoon Man-Yi's progress appear below.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

9/14/2013 Japan to switch off nuclear power, may be some time before it's on again

Source: Reuters
Date: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:17pm EDT
by:  Osamu Tsukimori
Fukushima prefecture panel examines leaking radioactive water tank (C in back) at Fukushima Daiichi, photo released Septermber 13, 2013  Credit: Reuters/Kyodo
(Reuters) - Japan is set to be nuclear power-free, for just the third time in more than four decades, and with no firm date for re-starting an energy source that has provided about 30 percent of electricity to the world's third-largest economy.

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Read full article here.

Editor's Note: Map of Ohi Nuclear Power Plant appears below.

9/13/2013 Dealing With Air Travel Radiation Exposure

Source: Care2.com
Date: 9/13/2013 9:30 am
by: Dr. Michael Greger

Doctors appear to be causing tens of thousands of cancers with CT scans and dentists may be causing a few brain tumors with dental X-rays (see my last two videos Cancer Risk from CT Scan Radiation and Do Dental X-Rays Cause Brain Tumors?), but what about these new-fangled airport full-body scanners that use so-called backscatter technology to reduce X-ray exposure? A thousand times less radiation exposure than a chest X-ray, though they’re still being phased out. In fact, flight passengers may get 100 times more radiation during the flight every hour, because they’re so high up in the atmosphere and exposed to more cosmic rays. Does that mean a round-trip cross-country flight is almost like getting a chest X-ray? Yes. Anyone who’s seen my speaking schedule knows I’m totally screwed. But what can you do? As is the answer to so many health questions, you can eat healthily.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11/2013 Russia to build second nuclear plant for Iran, deliver S-300

Source: Israel Hayom
Date: 9/11/2013
by: Amir Mizroch
The Bushehr nuclear plant.  Photo credit: AP
Russia will supply Iran with a modified version of the vaunted S-300 anti-aircraft system as well as build a new nuclear reactor for the Ayatollah's regime, the Russian daily Kommersant business newspaper reported Wednesday.
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Read the rest here.

Monday, September 9, 2013

9/6/2013 IAEA is looking into Russian warning on Syria nuclear site

Source: Reuters via Jerusalem Post
Date: 9/6/2013
Moscow calls on UN nuclear watchdog to assess risk of hit to Syrian research reactor that contains radioactive uranium.
The N. Korea reactor in Yongbyon, the Syrian site. Photo: REUTERS
VIENNA - The UN nuclear watchdog has received a request from Russia to assess the impact if a missile were to hit a small Syrian reactor and is considering the issue, the Vienna-based agency said on Friday.
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Read the rest here

Editor's Note:  Map of the Syria SRR-1 MNSR (Miniature Neutron Source Reactor) research reactor

Saturday, September 7, 2013

9/5/2013 Rep. Sarah Roberts Speaks out Against the Proposed Nuclear Waste Repository

Source: Michigan State Democratic Representative Sarah Roberts
Date: 9/5/2013 upload date

Video Description
Rep. Sarah Roberts speaks out against a proposed Canadian underground radioactive nuclear waste repository near the shore of Lake Huron, and urges citizens to get involved. Visit www.stopthegreatlakesnucleardump.com to learn more.

Editor's Note: Please see also this important article and map posted by Beyond Nuclear, showing existing nuclear facilities. Quoting verbatim from Beyond Nuclear's article Great Lakes Region Nuclear Hotspots Map:
[...]
The map includes all aspects of nuclear power production in the Great Lakes region, including the 38 operating nuclear power plants, 12 closed plants, and four new plants proposed in Canada. It also includes the facilities that process uranium ore and manufacture the pellets, as well as tailings sites from uranium mining and milling, and facilities that store, and dispose of radioactive waste. Every site on the map is a radioactive waste site, whether operating or not.
[...]
This proposed nuclear waste dump site is known officially as the OPG (Ontario Power Generation) Deep Geologic Repository and is to be built at the existing Bruce Nuclear Generating Station complex, the world's largest nuclear facility.  See map below.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

9/3/2013 How Japan's ice barrier will seal off Fukushima's nuclear ruins

Source: NBC News, Science
Date: 9/3/2013
by:
SoilFreeze's chillers and brine lines connected to the refrigerator pipes are lined up at a remediation site in Tacoma, Wash. Credit: NBC News, Science
Japan’s government gave the go-ahead on Tuesday to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to create a underground barrier of frozen earth around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. It's a seemingly crazy idea that's based on solid engineering — but this wall of ice would have to be built on an unprecedented scale, and would require tremendous energy to stay frosty.
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Read the rest here, and for video.

9/2/2013 Insulation fire reported at Palo Verde Nuclear Plant

Source: Associated Press via azfamily.com
Date: September 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Aeriel view of Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Credit: Wikipedia

WINTERSBURG, Ariz -- The operator of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona declared an unusual event late Monday when insulation behind a pump caught fire.
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Read the rest here.

Editor's Note:  For further details, see the NRC Event Notification Report 49317.  

Saturday, August 31, 2013

8/19/2013 Can an Ice Wall Stop Radioactive Water Leaks from Fukushima?

Source: National Geographic
Date: 8/19/2013
by: Patrick J. Kiger
A diagram shows how ground-freezing technology could be used to keep radioactive water from leaking at Fukushima.
Diagram by Reuters
As contaminated groundwater continues to flow from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant into the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese government has come up with a last-ditch solution that sounds like something out of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones: An underground wall of ice that would stop the radioactive leakage.
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Read the rest here.

Editor's Note: See also the following articles about the Fukushima Daiichi ice wall.
8/30/2013MIT Technology ReviewHow the Fukushima Ice Barrier Will Block Radioactive Groundwater
8/29/2013WSJ: Japan RealtimeFukushima Watch: Previous Experiments With Ice Walls

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

8/27/2013 Vanishing Chernobyl: Aerial photos show how devastated town in radiation disaster zone is being reclaimed by nature

Source: Mail Online
Date: 8/27/2013
By: Anthony Bond
Swamped: These astonishing new photographs show how Chernobyl - the site of the world's worst nuclear accident - and surrounding city of Pripyat are being reclaimed by the surrounding forest
Devastated by the worst nuclear disaster in history, Chernobyl is now a barren ghost town slowly being forgotten.

These astonishing aerial photographs of the former power plant and the neighbouring city of Pripyat show how they are becoming hidden from view as the surrounding forest closes in.

Following the disaster - which occurred during a systems test on April 26, 1986 -  the Ukrainian government evacuated 350,000 residents from Chernobyl and Pripyat.
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Read the rest here.

8/27/2013 Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to shut down

Source: The Boston Globe
Date: 8/27/2013
By Martin Finucane
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station sits along the banks of the Connecticut River in Vernon, Vt. Credit: Toby Talbot/AP File

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant will be closed, the company that owns it announced today, bringing to a close a long-running, divisive battle over the plant.

“This was an agonizing decision and an extremely tough call for us,” said Leo Denault, chairman and chief executive of Entergy.

While activists have criticized the plant for years, the company said its decision was based, in the end, on economics. The company blamed a variety of factors, including the boom in natural gas that has driven down natural gas and wholesale energy prices, the high cost of operating the plant, and what it called wholesale market “design flaws.”

The company said it would operate the Vernon, Vt., plant through the fourth quarter of 2014 to “duly and properly plan for a safe and orderly shutdown” and prepare filings with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on shutdown and decommissioning.
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Read the rest here.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

8/23/2013 The Coming Fukushima Global Disaster with Dr. Christopher Busby

Source: Alex Jones Show
Date: 8/23/2013
by: Dr. Chris Busby, Alex Jones

Video Description
Published on Aug 23, 2013
. "New Leaks" have been discovered, 240 megatons of potentially explosive radioactive material on site, mutations of local plants and wild life, etc.
Chemical Physicist Dr. Busby describes the impending global fall out and and answers questions from callers on air. http://www.llrc.org/index.html
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

8/19/2013 11 Facts About The Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Holocaust That Are Almost Too Horrifying To Believe

Source: The Truth
Date: August 19th, 2013
By: Michael Snyder
Is Fukushima the greatest environmental disaster of all time?  Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean.  The radioactive material that is being released will outlive all of us by a very wide margin, and it is constantly building up in the food chain.  Nobody knows for sure how many people will eventually develop cancer and other health problems as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but some experts are not afraid to use the word “billions”.  It has been well over two years since the original disaster, and now they are telling us that it could take up to 40 more years to clean it up.  It is a nightmare of unimaginable proportions, and there is nowhere in the northern hemisphere that you will be able to hide from it.  The following are 11 facts about the ongoing Fukushima nuclear holocaust that are almost too horrifying to believe…
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Read the rest here


Friday, August 9, 2013

8/7/2013 Is Cold Fusion Entering the Final Stages?

Source: OilPrice.com
Date: 8/7/2013
by: Brian Westenhaus
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
The University of Missouri hosted this years International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF) with the largest event being the Defkalion Demonstration.  The short description is the Defkalion reactor functioned satisfactorily.

The ICCF ran over five days with an impressive group of experimentalists, theorists and engineers attending.  The list of presenters was also impressive, with talks of research from across the planet, involving many nations and reaching deep into the science of Cold Fusion and Low Energy Nuclear Reactions or LENR
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Read the rest here.

Editor's Note:  LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) or LENT (Low Energy Nuclear Transmutations) is a technology which has the capability to replace dirty nuclear fission as a power source in addition to providing the ability to transmute nuclear waste in to less harmful daughter products.  See also Transmutes Radioactive Waste - U.S. Navy and #LENR Energy.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

8/3/2013 Spill-over threat: Fukushima radioactive groundwater rises above barrier level

Date: August 03, 2013 17:05
Source: Russia Today
Covers are installed for a spent fuel removal operation at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant's unit 4 reactor building (C) in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture on June 12, 2013. (AFP Photo)
Radioactive groundwater at the Japanese crippled nuclear plant has risen to levels above a barrier built to try and contain it – with risks of spilling over and reaching the ocean, Japanese media report.
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Read the rest here.

Editor's Note: Below is a map of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant, which includes news reports from the original disaster.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

7/23/13 Deplorable Radiation Surges & TEPCO Lies More!

Source: MsMilkytheclown1
Date: 7/23/2013

Video Description

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...
Industry ministry official slams TEPCO

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...
TEPCO shows media work to harden soil, halt leak

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...
Suga: TEPCO must stop leak quickly

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...
Fishermen in Fukushima angry at TEPCO over leak

Decontamination slow, effectiveness in doubt
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...
Nuclear regulator rebukes TEPCO

Experts estimate decontamination costs at $50 bil. (it's Now uploaded in video form on NHK since I finshed rendering project)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...
Govt. report urges fiscal reconstruction

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...
Nuclear regulator delays safety inspections

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...
Business groups react to Abe's election victory

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...
China environment fair features Japan technology

this one is new since I finished rendering project:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/englis...
Radioactive materials found near Fukushima Daiichi

Highly radioactive materials have been found in a town near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The plant operator says they are likely to have been contaminated in the March 2011 nuclear accident.
Four radioactive substances were found last month and this month on the riverbed of the Ide River that runs through Naraha Town in Fukushima Prefecture.
Tokyo Electric Power Company checked the radioactive cesium in the materials. The utility says the ratio of cesium 137, whose half-life is about 30 years, is higher than that of cesium 134, whose half-life is about 2 years.
TEPCO says a similar ratio is found in materials detected more than 2 years after radioactive contamination.
The company says it is trying to identify the substances. It is not known why they were discovered about 15 kilometers from the nuclear plant.
TEPCO officials say it is possible they were blown by hydrogen explosions in the 2011 disaster or were emitted by the plant around that time.

important video:
BBC: It's Boiling Inside Fukushima Unit No. 3 (with MOX Fuel) !
http://youtu.be/AmtvUWYHrDg

Latest Headlines: http://enenews.com/

Gizmodo: Entirely possible leaking nuclear material from Fukushima is going to U.S. and Canada — Bloomberg: "Fish contamination concerns have spread beyond Japan"

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

BBC: It's boiling inside Fukushima Unit No. 3 — Reactor supposed to be in cold shutdown — Situation 'worrying'

AFP: 'Fukushima reactor site engulfed by steam' — Kyodo: 'Something like steam' coming from unknown source at Unit No. 3 — Tepco: 'Continuously wafting through the air' — Work to remove rubble suspended

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'

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)

"Worrisome" spike in deadly birth defects around leaking U.S. nuclear site — Officials claim "it could be a complete coincidence" — No news reports mention it's by the most contaminated area in Western Hemisphere #Hanford

AP: Tepco admits radioactive water is flowing into Pacific from Fukushima plant — AFP: Experts warn of effects on humans; "Fears of ocean contamination"

'Fukushima cancer risk surges' — Ongoing saga at nuclear plant 'dangerously murkier' — Over 10 times more workers suffered cancer-inducing radiation doses than Tepco admitted

AFP: Steaming Fukushima reactor is 'baffling' — Tepco: We still don't know what caused it and are currently investigating

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and
Jonathan Mann on YouTube SongADayMann Sick and your monster's come to life
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

7/14/2013 Typhoon Soulik causes nuclear reactor shutdown

Source: The China Post via ENENews
Date: July 15, 2013, 12:07 am TWN
by: John Liu, The China Post
Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant (Credit Wikipedia)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Typhoon Soulik's strong winds caused one of the reactors at Taiwan's First Nuclear Power Plant to automatically shut down as part of precautionary measures twice on Saturday.

At 2:50 a.m. on July 13, strong winds knocked out systems designed to reduce the likelihood of direct lighting strikes on the facility at the plant's number two reactor unit, resulting in an automatic shutdown. While repairs were carried out on the system, the reading for the number of neutrons became exceedingly high, once again leading to an emergency shutdown as part of protection measures.

Read the rest here. 

See also, Typhoon Soulik shuts down Jinshan nuclear power plant in Taiwan
 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Transmutes Radioactive Waste - U.S. Navy and #LENR Energy

Source: Cold Fusion Now
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013
By Gregory Goble

The United States of America Navy LENR energy patent is noteworthy. The transmutation of radioactive waste to benign elements through LENR low energy nuclear reactions is of global importance. With the continuing Fukushima disaster and the plutonium sludge leaks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation site, which threatens planetary health, our government should be fast-tracking the LENR remediation of nuclear waste. This technology should be brought forward with broad disclosure and international involvement. The U.S. has not made broad disclosure and is thereby stalling international collaboration in development of this important nuclear waste and pollution remediation, a cold fusion technology.

Can we trust the DoE to do it right this time?

NAVY LENR Patent Granted – Transmutes Radioactive Waste

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Read the rest here.

See also NAVY LENR Patent Granted – Transmutes Radioactive Waste for corresponding article and additional details.

Editor's Note: Of particular interest in this article, is that Global Energy Corporation, a SPAWAR partner, claims to have a working pilot reactor called GeNie, which produces energy via a hybrid fusion/fast-fission process.   GeNie is said to operate off of nuclear waste, and produces no waste of its own, e.g. consumes and transmutes the nuclear waste in to less harmful daughter products...

Monday, July 1, 2013

7/1/2013 Davis-Besse still shut down today

Source: The Toledo Blade
Date: 7/1/2013
The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station remained shut down Sunday after one of its four reactor coolant pumps experienced trouble. ASSOCIATED PRESS
OAK HARBOR, Ohio — The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station remained shut down today as more details emerged about what caused the unplanned closure.
Workers identified a problem with electrical wiring that connects a terminal box to the motor that powers one of the plant’s four reactor coolant pumps, said Jennifer Young, a FirstEnergy spokesman.
The wiring requires repair, and testing of the motor continues, she said. She did not know when the plant would restart or what caused the wiring problem.
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Read the rest from the Toledo Blade here.

Editor's Note:  As per NRC Event Notification Report #49159, the shutdown occurred on Saturday, June 29th at 9:20 EST due to "REACTOR COOLANT PUMP TRIP".  See map of Davis-Besse below.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

6/5/2013 Food Fears Persist in Japan

Source: New York Times
Date: 6/5/2013
by: Jamie Williams
Two years after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, people are still worried about contaminated food, and farmers are struggling.


Friday, May 31, 2013

5/31/2013 NASA Publishes Radiation Readings From Curiosity's Trip to Mars

Date: 5/31/2013
by: admin

Comparison of Some Radiation Exposures to Mars-Trip Level (credit NASA)

 A recent article published by NASA (5/30/2013) showed that Curiosity's RAD (radiation assessment detector) measured radiation on its trip to Mars to be 1.8 milliSieverts of GCR (galactic cosmic rays) per day while enclosed within the MSL (Mars Science Lab).  Converting to the commonly used  μSv/h scale (e.g. 1.8 * 1000/24) we get 75 μSv/h.  As an informal comparison I drilled down on the MEXT radiation station data from Fukushima prefecture in Japan to see what the highest reading was.  According to MEXT (Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology) data for their "Ottozawa three district meeting place" the reading as of 5/31/2013 CST was about 29.04 μSv/hr, or 407 times the normal background radiation level.
Reading from Ottozawa three distring meeting place, 5/31/2013 6:46 AM CST
Extrapolating then from our data (75/29.04 * 407) an astronaut riding within the MSL would receive an hourly radiation dose 1051 times higher than the level (according to MEXT of .037 μSv/hr) expected within Japan under normal conditions.

More comparisons can be garnered from the NASA article Data from NASA Rover's Voyage to Mars Aids Planning and also Wired Magazine's recent piece Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts Will Be Dangerously High.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

5/24/2013 Arlit Uranium Mine and Agadez Military Barracks Attacked by Radical Islamic Terrorists

Source: Euronews
Date: 5/24/2013

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They are the first such attacks experienced by the country which is involved in a French-led offensive in neighbouring Mali against Islamist rebels.

At Agadez in the north, around 20 troops were killed and 16 others injured when the bombers attacked an army barracks. A French-run uranium mine at Arlit was also targeted.

The MUJWA, a West African offshoot of al Qaeda's North African wing has claimed responsibility. The group was among Islamist forces ousted from northern Mali earlier this year.

The Algerian commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar "supervised" the attacks, according to a Mauritanian news agency. In March the Chadian army said it had killed him but this was never confirmed.

Security had been stepped up at the uranium mine operated by the French nuclear group Areva. A car bomb there left one person dead and many injured.

The attacks are seen as evidence that the conflict in Mali is spilling over.

The French President Francois Hollande has vowed to protect his nation's interests and to support Niger in its "fight against terrorism".

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Editor's Note: Map of the Areva's Arlit Uranium mine and the town of Agadez (could not locate the

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

5/21/2013 Star Trek spoof shot inside San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station by senior execs

Source: ABC News 10 via Enformable
Date: 5/21/2013

Editor's Note: Map of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station below, which shows many of the past nuclear safety incidents with the nuclear power plant.

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4/29/2011Japan TimesTepco, and state, responsible: Kan No player exempt from nuclear crisis redress burden, as government promoted atomic power
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4/28/2011Russia TodayVIDEO: Fukushima - gross miscarriage of radiation science
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4/28/2011IAEA.orgFukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log
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4/28/2011EX-SKF BlogChubu Electric Wants to Restart Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant in July
4/28/2011Washington's BlogStorms Knock Out 3 Nuclear Reactors in Alabama ... No Leak, But a Reminder of Nuclear Vulnerability
4/28/2011Kyodo NewsFOCUS: Chinese journalists change image of Japan after covering March disaster
4/28/2011 11:33AM EDTReutersJapanese to mark long holiday with volunteer work, not travel
4/28/2011The Japan TimesTepco woman took three times radiation limit
4/28/2011The Japan TimesFukushima city removing schools' topsoil
4/27/2011 03:50 PM JSTJapan TodayBig tank may be put under nuclear plant to store tainted water
4/27/2011Prisonplanet.comEyewitness in Illinois Reports High Radiation Levels on Forsythia Bush
4/26/2011Fairewinds AssociatesVIDEO: Gundersen Postulates Unit 3 Explosion May Have Been Prompt Criticality in Fuel Pool
4/26/2011EX-SKF Blog#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Contamination Map (Survey Map) by TEPCO
4/26/2011EX-SKF Blog#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool May Be Leaking
4/26/2011Washington's BlogIs a Rogue Computer Virus Shutting Down Nuclear Plants Worldwide?
4/25/2011Washington's BlogSomething Odd Is Happening at Reactor Number 4
4/24/2011 03:20 PM JSTJapan TodayVets to enter evacuation zone to deal with abandoned animals
4/24/2011 02:21 PM JSTJapan TodayGov't to launch massive 2-day search for quake bodies
4/24/2011 06:20 AM JSTJapan TodayWorkers locked in battle at nuclear plant; exposure to radiation rising
4/23/2011Japan TodayIs U.S. military relief effort Operation Tomodachi really about friendship?
4/23/2011ReutersChina, S. Korea rebuff Japan on import restrictions after quake
4/23/2011Lewis Whitefield HixsonHi-res photographic proof reactor core exploded at unit 3
4/23/2011Propheticseer.comVIDEO: Radioactive America! What the Mainstream media is NOT TELLING YOU!
4/23/2011EX-SKF Blog#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: "Radiation Contamination Map" of the Plant Exists, But TEPCO Hasn't Released It to Public
4/23/2011EX-SKF Blog#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Control Over the Independent Press Getting Tighter
4/23/2011EX-SKF Blog#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Unintended "Water Entombment" of Reactor 1
4/22/2011ReutersJapan earmarks first $50 billion for post-quake rebuild
4/22/2011PressTVJapan's radiation 20,000 times limit
4/22/2011Next Big FutureChina’s nuclear plans could resume by August
4/22/2011 10:06 AM JSTJapan TodayGov't seals off no-go zone around nuclear plant
4/22/2011 07:00 AM JSTJapan TodayAomori business groups ask TEPCO, others to resume building nuclear plants
4/21/2011BloombergTepco to Build Wall for Nuclear Plant After Fukushima Disaster
4/21/2011BloombergTepco Must End ‘Whack-a-Mole,’ Cover Fukushima Reactors as Typhoons Loom
4/21/2011Lucas Whitefield HixsonEPA RADnet Reports Show Plutonium in US since March 18th
4/21/2011The Intel HubDr. Steven Wing And Arnie Gundersen Discuss Global Radiation Exposure and Consequences
4/21/2011Alexander Higgins BlogJapan Nuclear Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 20 US Cities
4/21/2011Scientific AmericanThe Japan nuclear crisis at Fukushima: A video summary
4/21/2011Wired ScienceOp-Ed: Psychiatric Disorder Could Complicate Japan Quake Recovery
4/21/2011Washington's Blog"The Risk of a Nuclear Catastrophe ... Could Total Trillions of Dollars and Even BANKRUPT A COUNTRY"
4/21/2011The Japan TimesKan to make 20-km no-entry zone binding Holdout households face ouster; some evacuees may get short visits
4/21/2011Japan TodayCo-op sells banned spinach to consumers in eastern Japan
4/21/2011The Japan TimesCarrier returns to Yokosuka as concerns ease
4/21/2011Japan TodayToshiba's U.S. partner withdraws from Texas nuclear power project
4/21/2011The Japan Times21 mini FM stations helping survivors
4/21/2011Washington's BlogIt's Not Just Alternative Energy Versus Fossil Fuels or Nuclear - Energy Has to Become DECENTRALIZED
4/20/2011ZeroHedgeTEPCO Releases First Robot-Captured Video From Inside Reactors 2 And 3
4/20/2011The Japan TimesPneumonia cases rise in Tohoku
4/19/2011 09:46 PMENENEWSJUST IN: Unpublished radiation forecast showed much larger Cesium-137 cloud over North America (VIDEO)
4/20/2011 09:40 AM JSTJapan TodayNuclear plant workers at risk of depression, death from overwork: doctor
4/20/2011 07:15 AM JSTJapan TodayGov't may hike power charges to help cover damages payments
4/20/2011 07:10 AM JSTJapan TodayTsukuba demanded evacuees show radiation certificates
4/20/2011 (Kyodo Time)Japan TimesPowder to remove radiation developed
4/19/2011CRYPTOMEFukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Photos 10
4/19/2011Washington's BlogFDA Refuses to Test Fish for Radioactivity ... Government Pretends Radioactive Fish Is Safe
4/19/2011NHK World (English)TEPCO to check if plutonium leaked to seabed
4/19/2011BloombergAreva to Deliver Water-Treatment Unit to Tepco's Crippled Fukushima Plant
4/19/2011NHK World (English)Death toll in Japan disaster exceeds 14,000
4/19/2011Japan TodayTEPCO starts moving highly radioactive water to storage facility
4/19/2011ReutersWRAPUP 1-With much at stake, Japan voices confidence in US debt after S&P move
4/19/2011BloombergTepco Robots Find High Radiation Levels in Reactor Buildings
4/18/2011Associated PressRadiation near Japan reactors too high for workers
4/18/2011ReutersJapan "eyes sales tax rise" to pay for post-quake rebuild
4/18/2011The Intel HubUS Nuclear Plant Without Power After Being Hit By Tornado
4/18/2011Washington's BlogNuclear Overseers Are "Fake" Agencies Funded and Controlled by the Nuclear Power Industry
4/16/2011BloombergNoda Says Quake, Tsunami Reconstruction Will Help Japan's Economy Recover
4/16/2011Truth Frequency News(VIDEO) What the Japan Earthquake Sounded Like Under the Water
4/15/2011ReutersCalls grow for Japan PM to quit in wake of quake
4/15/2011Japan TodayTEPCO to pay Y1 mil in provisional damages to 50,000 households
4/15/2011Global Security NewswireJapan Plant Fuel Melted Partway Through Reactors: Report
4/15/2011The Intel HubDr. Mark Sircus: Running For Our Lives
4/15/2011Scientific AmericanDose Detectives: Device Analyzes Radiation Exposure through Teeth and Nails [Slide Show]
4/14/2011Washington's BlogU.S. Providing Inadequate Radiation Readings to the Public
4/14/2011Washington's BlogWhat Foods Are Highest in Antioxidants? Some Inexpensive Foods Are Higher In Antioxidants than the Newest Pricey "Superfoods"
4/14/2011Associated PressJapanese risk radiation to rescue stranded dogs
4/14/2011Truth Frequency News(VIDEO) 400,000 to develop cancer in 200 km radius of Fukushima
4/14/2011Press TVJapan hit by more nuclear crisis
4/14/2011Japan TodayWorkers struggle to remove highly toxic water at nuclear plant
4/14/2011The American DreamMuch Of Northern Japan Uninhabitable Due To Nuclear Radiation?
4/14/2011Sofia News AgencyJapan Mulls to Move Capital over Disaster Worries
4/13/2011Fairewinds AssociatesFukushima Accident Severity Level Raised to '7': Gundersen Discusses Lack of US Radiation Monitoring Data
4/13/2011The Intel HubRecord Levels of Fukushima Japan Nuclear Radiation Detected In Pacific Ocean Will Be Carried Toward US
4/13/2011Zero HedgeTEPCO Confirms Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool Is Now An Uncontrolled, Open Air Fission Process
4/13/2011Washington's BlogNo, Japan's Nuclear Reactors Are Not "Stable"
4/12/2011Washington's BlogA U.S. Nuclear Accident Could Be a Lot Worse than Japan
4/12/2011 (4/13/2011 Kyodo)Kyodo NewsWorkers start removing toxic water in level 7-rated nuke crisis
4/12/2011PrisonPlanet.comFukushima Introduces Deadly Strontium Into Environment
4/12/2011Zero HedgeFukushima Vs Chernobyl - Compare And Contrast
4/12/2011 11:16pm EDTReutersTEPCO wary of Fukushima radiation leak exceeding Chernobyl
4/11/2011CRYPTOMEFukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Photos 6
4/11/2011Russia TodayRadioactive Japanese cars detained in Russia’s Far East
4/11/2011 3:50 PMEnergy NewsJapan raises Fukushima to Level 7, same as Chernobyl
4/11/2011Russia TodayRadiation caught on tape: RT talks to Fukushima zone stalker
4/11/2011The Intel HubJapan Nuclear Radiation In Hawaii Milk At LEAST 600% Above Federal Drinking Water Limits
4/11/2011 10:02AM BSTThe TelegraphJapan earthquake: Fukushima nuclear plant evacuated following aftershock
4/9/2011ForbesRadiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk
4/9/2011The IndependentJapan to pump radioactive water into sea until Sunday
4/8/2011Washington's BlogJapan's Nuclear Meltdown, the Economic Meltdown, and the Gulf Oil Meltdown All Happened for the SAME REASON
4/8/2011BloombergSony, Nikon Plants Knocked Out by Aftershock, Delaying Recovery
4/8/2011PrisonPlanet.comInside report from Fukushima nuclear reactor evacuation zone
4/8/2011Alexander Higgins BlogJapan Nuclear Radiation Found In Food Being Bought In California Stores
4/7/2011ZeroHedgeWater Leak Found At Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant
4/7/2011Washington's BlogSouth Koreans Wear Masks Out of Fear of Radiation from Japan
4/7/2011PrisonPlanet.comOnagawa Nuclear Plant Loses Power After Earthquake
4/7/2011The Intel Hub“Blinding”Blue Light/ Flash Seen During Earthquake In Japan, Nuclear Plant Loses Power
4/7/2011Natural NewsFukushima dumping of radioactive water into Pacific Ocean violates international law
4/6/2011Alexander Higgins BlogTrue Horrors Of Japan Nuclear Disaster Revealed In Confidential Leaked Government Document
4/6/2011Truth Frequency NewsGreat, now our oceans are sewers…
4/6/2011The Intel HubFukushima Daiichi Radioactive Seawater Model, Spent Fuel Rods DID Explode Into Atmosphere
4/6/2011Japan TodayTEPCO to inject nitrogen into No. 1 reactor to prevent explosion
4/5/2011 14:02Activist PostAmerica and EU Agree: Raise Radiation Levels for Food
4/5/2011 14:02Financial TimesTepco seals leak at nuclear plant
4/5/2011The New York TimesU.S. Sees Array of New Threats at Japan’s Nuclear Plant
4/5/2011The Economic TimesImported food items from Japan banned due to radiation fears
4/5/2011 5:58 AMBusiness InsiderJapan Finds Toxic Fish, As Ocean Radiation Soars To 7.5 Million Times Legal Limit
4/5/2011Kyodo News11,500 TONS of radioctive water dumped in to ocean by TEPCO
4/4/2011Prisonplanet.comUNBELIEVABLE: Fukushima Workers Trying To Plug Radiation Leaks With Bits Of Newspaper, Garbage Bags, Diaper Like Material
4/4/2011IMVAEnd of Week Three
4/3/2011The Intel HubRainwater in California Measured 181 Times The Acceptable Limit For Drinking Water
4/2/2011Washington's BlogUpdate on Japan's Nuclear Crisis
4/2/2011Bearishtrader's Trading BlogValuable Information for Dietary Protection From Radioactivity
3/28/2011Activist PostEPA to Help Mainstream Media Obscure The Truth About Radiation Exposure to Americans
3/17/2011RogueGovernment.comJapanese Nuclear Disaster Being Used To Justify The Elimination Of Nuclear Power To Ensure Supremacy Of Space Based Weapons
3/15/2011UK Mail OnlineAmerica on radiation alert: Japan faces world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl as experts warn fallout may reach U.S.
3/14/2011Bearishtrader's Trading BlogJapan Earthquake Causes Fukashima Nuclear Reactor Explosion: Potassium Iodide Recommended by Some
3/11/2011The Intel HubMassive 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan: Tsunami Warning In 20 Countries
3/11/2011BloombergJapanese Quake Forces Evacuation Near Nuclear Reactor; Oil Refinery Burns