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Fukushima FOIA: The Aftershock That Blew Up Unit 1

Fukushima FOIA: The Aftershock That Blew Up Unit 1

In the first days of the disaster the US’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) posted a warning to all US citizens in Japan to evacuate Americans who were within 50 miles of Fukushima. It should be noted that the NRC only requires evacuation around US reactors for the closest 10 miles. Organizations and individuals across...
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FISSION EVENT and Fire at Fukushima #4

FISSION EVENT and Fire at Fukushima #4

This is TEPCO video of the #4 fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi just after midnight last night, June 14, 2011. It is on fire by 00:46. There is an explosion at the back of the structure which is captured in frame 1:05. There is a flash of Cherenkov radiation visible – at least to me – from...
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TEPCO Reports Explosion at Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Did the Reactor 4 Fuel Pool Collapse?

TEPCO Reports Explosion at Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Did the Reactor 4 Fuel Pool Collapse?

TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) has reported an explosion at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. There were no reported injuries or spikes in radioactivity around the plant. Dow Jones Newswires reports that, The explosion was heard around 0530 GMT as wreckage was being removed by remotely controlled heavy machinery on the southern side of the...
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Fukushima Could Be Worse — And It Will Be

Fukushima Could Be Worse — And It Will Be

UPDATED – 30 APRIL with the confirmation of the senior Japanese advisor that all three reactors have melted down: Crossposted from ex-skf’s blog  with a H/T to Francisco Gonzalez. http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/04/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-japan-nuclear.html F-Daiichi is releasing 154 teraBecquerels of radionuclide particulate matter a day.  Almost all of the reports repeat the statement that Fukushima has (so-far) released only about...
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ISIS: Crisis at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station at Level 6

ISIS: Crisis at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station at Level 6

During the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power reactors following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, the Japanese Safety Authority issued ratings for the accident on the International Nuclear Events Scale (INES).  Initially, it stated that the incident was a level 4, but it subsequently raised the levels assigned to each reactor,...
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