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Scientists warn of massive new earthquake from activated faults around Fukushima Daiichi

Scientists have issued a dire warning that the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is at risk of a massive new earthquake, and now scientists are telling Japanese authorities to urgently shore up the damaged reactor…

Reactor 4 at Fukushima Daiichi 

100 people in nursing home 40 km from Fukushima Daiichi left behind

IN the radioactive ghost town of Iitate, about 100 people have been left behind amid the nuclear fallout from last March’s earthquake and tsunami. Most are suffering Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. While they are…

Diagram of Unit 2 Historical Data

Reactor 2 temperature levels confirmed to exceed conditions for cold shutdown

Temperature levels at Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 2 have exceeded 90 degrees Celsius.  TEPCO said that it does not know why the temperature is rising. If the temperature is confirmed to exceed 80 degrees,…

It was found that maps of onsite radiation doses at Fukushima Daiichi had been provided to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission more than one month before they were publicly disclosed.  

TEPCO NISA and METI sent information to United States and other international counterparts prior to public disclosure

Temperatures at Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 2 continue to rise

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Report says risk of terrorism greater after Fukushima – Backgrounds of workers necessary

The Japanese government continues to strengthen it’s prospects of providing electricity from nuclear power in Japan, when a commission proposed that the government introduce background checks on workers at nuclear stations.   Japan…

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Firewood in Myagi Prefecture found Cesium 18x over legal limits – Ash 7x over

In the southern part of Miyagi Prefecture, firewood inspected by the Ministry of the Environment was found to contained radioactive cesium 18 times the maximum allowable levels for firewood in Japan.  The ash…

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Tokyo citizens group close to number of signatures required for nuclear referendum

A group of citizens said Thursday that it has collected some 250,000 signatures in Tokyo, enough to call for an ordinance for a referendum on whether to keep using nuclear power. If the…

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70 uSv/hr recorded in city hosting waste dump on municipal baseball field

In a municipal baseball field approximately 3 km from Fukushima Daiichi, temporary workers store bags of radioactive waste in the open air.  Workers wear heavy outfits and masks and told the Yomiuri reporters…

Reactor 4 South Side Iron Truss Roof Dismantling

TEPCO to perform underwater surveys of Fukushima Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool

TEPCO will send an underwater camera into the spent fuel pool at Fukushima Reactor 4, to aid in understanding the current state of the fuel and structure.  The operation will take place on…

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Researchers first trip into Fukushima no-entry zone finds tsunami may have been over 21 meters

Researchers including Shinji Sato, a professor at the University of Tokyo, obtained permission from local governments to enter this zone, and for the first time since the tsunami, were able to survey coastal…

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Fukushima disaster highlighted the dangers of spent fuel pools in nuclear reactor buildings

Hiroshi Tasaka was a former special adviser to Naoto Kan, who was prime minister when the Fukushima Daiichi crisis started.  He was one of a select group who glimpsed the secret worst-case scenario document…

South Side of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3

Workers at Fukushima Daiichi suffered side effects after taking potassium iodide

TEPCO released some more information regarding the Potassium Iodide pills that were handed out after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.  This week Japanese newspapers released information showing that over 17,500 pills had been…

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TEPCO distributed over 17,000 potassium iodide tablets to 2,000 workers – Ceased in October

From the onset of the disaster through October 2011, TEPCO distributed around 17,500 potassium iodide tablets to about 2,000 workers on-site.  According to TEPCO, the inventory at the plant held about 30,000 potassium…

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New ‘life’ in Fukushima Reactor 2 might be due to melted fuel movement

The Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 2 core spray system had been interrupted for 6 hours on 26 January in order to change a pump. Tepco says the way the water is flowing might have…

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Clear possibility replacement work at Fukushima created an unstable situation

Tepco said it increased the amount of injected water, some of which contained boric acid, at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday. Reactor 2 is now being cooled with 13.5 tons of water per hour, up…

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Fukushima Daiichi – Perspectives of a Commissioner in Times of a Historical Event

Perspectives of a Commissioner in Times of a Historical Event NRC Commissioner William C. Ostendorff April 13, 2011 Nuclear Non-operating Owners’ Group Conference Orlando, FL Perspectives of a Commissioner in Times of a…

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TEPCO to inject Fukushima reactor with boron

On February 6th, TEPCO announced that to combat the rising temperature levels in Reactor 2, they would inject boric acid water to suppress any possible fission reactions that might take place.  According to TEPCO…

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Worms 20 km from Fukushima found contaminated with 20,000 bq/kg of Cesium

Radioactive cesium registering some 20,000 becquerels per kilogram has been found in worms 20 kilometers from the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.  Worms are a source of food for many wild animals,…

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TEPCO working through extended partners to falsify labor deals at Fukushima

In Japan, workers from across the country have been illegally dispatched and forced to work inside at least one of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi reactor buildings. A man in his 40s from Nagasaki…

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