The fleet said that the radiation was from a plume of smoke and steam released from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
First reactor #1 & #3 explode. Now nuclear fuel rods at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear reactor are now fully exposed in No.2 reactor, where levels of water coolant around the reactor core had been reported as falling earlier in the day.
The same confidence led to the loading last fall of a new fuel type called MOX (mixed-oxide) into the core of the Fukushima #3 reactor. In contrast to the Uranium that powers most reactors, MOX is basically a Uranium cocktail spiked with Plutonium.
Pentagon officials reported Sunday that helicopters flying 60 miles from the plant picked up small amounts of radioactive particulates — still being analyzed, but presumed to include cesium-137 and iodine-121 — suggesting widening contamination.
Japan's central bank rushed to bolster markets in the wake of the country's worst disaster since World War Two and although the authorities said it was too early to put a figure on the damage, critics said a stronger initial response had been needed.
The second hydrogen explosion in 3 days rocked a stricken Japanese nuclear plant, sending a massive cloud of smoke into the air and injuring 11 workers. Hours later, the U.S. said it had shifted its offshore forces away from the plant after detecting
Based on information provided by Japanese authorities, the IAEA can confirm the following information about the status of Units 1, 2 and 3 at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
As a new 5 meter Tsunami is expected to hit Fukushima again, and residents are being advised to immediately get to higher ground, an explosion had been heard coming out of Reactor #3 at the power plant.
The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis. Reports from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy es
The last video of the Tsunami coming through town was like watching a train wreak in slow motion
Aerial photos taken over Japan have revealed the scale of devastation across dozens of suburbs and tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
What happens during a nuclear power plant meltdown? The term meltdown is being used often. But what exactly would a meltdown in one of the Japanese nuclear power plants entail? The following is a simplistic description I found at a blog called Mod
Potentially, an extremely serious catastrophe is developing
Godzilla is surfing to California on the Jet Stream.
Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion had occurred earlier.
Kyodo News reported that radioactive caesium had been detected near the Fukushima plant, citing information from the nuclear safety agency.
In all, Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants on Friday.
Radiation leaked from a damaged Japanese nuclear reactor north of Tokyo on Saturday, the government said, after an explosion blew the roof off the facility in the wake of a massive earthquake.
10 days to reach U.S coastal areas.
Japanese officials issued broad evacuation orders for people living near 2 nuclear power plants whose cooling systems broke down as a result of the earthquake. Officials warned small amounts of radioactive material were likely to leak from the plants
Reuters has just released this unpleasant development: "Radiation levels in Fukushima Daiichi plant central control unit is 1,000 times normal, Kyodo says."
The answer according to the nuclear expert, is that as Fukushima is now well on its way to a full core-melt nuclear accident, a worst case scenario could possibly lead to the same results last seen in 1986 Chernobyl.
Google has unveiled a person finder app to aid those affected by the massive, magnitude 8.9 offshore earthquake that struck Japan and the massive tidal wave that followed it.
Video of the earthquake in Japan and of the aftermath! The global location of the earthquake today in Japan with a magnitude of 8.9, presented on a map of the world. Below are the specific details of the quake provided by earthquake.usgs.gov, vide
Japanese police say 200 to 300 bodies have been found in a northeastern coastal area where a massive earthquake spawned a ferocious tsunami Friday that swept away boats, cars and homes.
Pictures: At 13-foot tsunami strikes the northern coast of Japan, washing away cars and damaging buildings, after a powerful, magnitude 8.9 earthquake strikes the country.
Attempts to cool malfunctioning reactor cores at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have failed
As Japan reels from the massive 8.9 earthquake that struck off its east coast Friday morning, videos have begun to trickle onto the Internet showing what it was like to be there in the midst of it. Here’s one clip from inside an office building in To
Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter. There were reports of injuries in Tokyo.
The 8.8 quake hit off the coast of Japan at 2:46 PM, followed by multiple smaller quakes. Now there are tsunami warnings as far as California.