Nuclear power, nuclear mishaps

Cover installation for the spent fuel removed from the cooling pool at the No.4 reactor building, Fukushima. Click to enlarge

After disaster, the deadliest part of Japan’s nuclear clean-up

Containing 14,000 times more radiation than the Hiroshima blast, nearly 400 tons of spent fuel needs to be removed in case another of earthquake in an operation that has never been attempted on this scale

Japanese government intervenes to shore up crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

Amid suggestions that the intervention may be the first step in attempts to win public acceptance for what looks increasingly inevitable: dumping some of the huge amount of contaminated water stored at the crippled plant into the ocean

Fukushima leaking radioactive water for ‘2 years, 300 tons flowing into Pacific daily’

Radioactive contamination worse than originally thought, with some estimates calculating the clean-up could take 40 years

Fukushima radioactive groundwater leak an ‘emergency’ – Japan’s nuclear watchdog

Daily, 400 tons of groundwater percolates into the basements of Fukushima. This mixes with water already contaminated before being flushed back into the Pacific Ocean

Tepco Says Toxic Water Leaked to Sea From Fukushima Plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has confirmed that radioactive groundwater was leaking into the ocean, as worries over fish contamination spread beyond Japan

I got booted off the air mid program by Jeff Rense

It’s time more people realised that Jeff Rense is not what he makes himself out to be. For yet again he’s been caught in what amounts to censorship

Fukushima was destroyed by Israel via 2 planted nuclear weapons and the Stuxnet virus

Fukushima was destroyed by Israel via 2 planted nuclear weapons and the Stuxnet virus

Jim Stone on what really happened at Fukushima and how he’s being prevented from talking about it

Sandstorm hitting Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2012. Click to enlarge

Good-bye Dubai? Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Facilities would leave the Entire Gulf States Region virtually Uninhabitable

Are Western leaders so hell-bent on ‘containing’ Iran that they would even consider this?

Massive, uncontained leak at Fukushima is pouring over 710 billion becquerels of radioactive materials into atmosphere

The Fukushima disaster is far from over as radioactivity from the damaged reactor continues to leak

Ex-Regulator Says Reactors Are Flawed

A former chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission says all US nuclear reactors have ‘irreparable’ safety issues and should be replaced

Deadly levels of radiation found in food 225 miles from Fukushima: Media blackout on nuclear fallout continues

Deadly levels of radiation found in food 225 miles from Fukushima: Media blackout on nuclear fallout continues

Rising levels of radiation measured in food, crops and rivers hundreds of miles from the disaster

Almost third of US West Coast newborns hit with thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster

If babies born on the U.S. West Coast after Fukushima develop problems similar to some European babies born in the wake of Chernobyl, what does that mean for Asian newborns?

Activists fault WHO report on Fukushima radiation

The World Health Organisation has been accused of downplaying the full extent of Fukushima’s impact on health

Fukushima: The Monster Under Our Bed

Fukushima: The Monster Under Our Bed

Despite official denial, parts of Tokyo are reportedly now as badly contaminated as Fukushima

Strong quake hits off Japan near Fukushima

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, the U.S. Geological Survey said

Threat levels raised after power plant ‘bomb’ find

Authorities raised the threat level at all Swedish nuclear facilities after the discovery of explosives in a nuclear power plant south of Gothenburg on Wednesday

Fukushima Diary

“Almost everyone I spoke to, even the most mild-mannered, said they no longer trusted the gov’t, and they said it bluntly, or angrily, or with a deep sense of betrayal”

On the Cesium Road

On the Cesium Road

Is the Japanese government lying to us? Yes. Perhaps it violates good manners to say so, but good manners should no longer be expected from ordinary Japanese who have been inhaling highly radioactive dust and vapor since March 11, 2011

Catastrophic nuclear reactor meltdowns like Chernobyl or Fukushima could happen every ten to 20 years, scientists warn

Researchers call for international phasing out of nuclear energy

Fukushima prefecture rice farmer Takemi Shirado tends his test crop in Queensland's Burdekin valley. Click to enlarge

Catastrophic radiation contamination in rice fields 60km from Fukushima Daiichi

No crop for at least 300 years. Japanese farmers looking to relocate to Australia