Is Fukushima Daiichi Emergency Over? Breaking News.

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Members of a Fukushima prefecture panel inspect the construction site of a shore barrier near the No.1 and No.2 reactor building of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

Reports are coming in from a variety of sources that the ground water situation is getting out of hand at Fukushima Daiichi.  Some, including sources quoted by Wall Street Journal, are speculating that the saturation of the ground water could cause the reactor buildings to topple. A variety of solutions are being explored including the possibility of freezing the ground water around the reactor.  CNN is today quoting a top nuclear regulatory official as saying the situation is an … Continue Reading →

Radioactive Iodine Release Map for Fukushima Published

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A map showing how radioactive iodine spread after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been published online by the journal of the American Health Physics Society.

Researchers from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and the US Department of Energy analyzed radiation data they jointly gathered using aircraft in April 2011.  See the full NHK report and video.Continue Reading →