The venting is an "unavoidable measure to protect the containment vessel," Nishiyama said. He warned that a larger amount of radiation would have to be released than when similar venting was done a week ago because more nuclear fuel...
Residents of Tokyo likely had about 80 seconds of warning before a devastating quake rumbled through the city after striking 373 kilometers away, off Japan's northeast coast, thanks to a new early warning system.
Passive cooling systems and other advanced designs could be more resilient to natural disasters.
Finally, some news that Japan is actually using its rescue robots. The red Wall-E-esque ‘bot seen here is on the scene at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, according to a media report from Japan.
U.S. government officials, in private sessions on Capitol Hill Friday, repeatedly declined to give details of radiation measurements at the stricken Japanese nuclear complex, saying the situation is shrouded in a "fog of war."
There were over 600,000 spent fuel rods stored at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex. Most of these rods were apparently stored near the top of the 6 reactor buildings. There have already been major explosions at three of those buildings.
Far more importantly, since heat appears to be the biggest issue, why have no thermal or IR photos been released to the public, and most importantly why is the Japanese government actively covering up thermal data?
The Caribbean is no stranger to seismic natural disaster, and after last week’s quake and devastation in Japan authorities in 33 Caribbean states don’t need to be told twice that it could happen there too.
Japanese officials conceded today they might have to entomb the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in a sarcophagus of sand or concrete in order to contain the radiation
Ionizing radiation—the kind that minerals, atom bombs and nuclear reactors emit—does one main thing to the human body: it weakens and breaks up DNA, either damaging cells enough to kill them or causing mutation in ways that may lead to cancer.
In a truly incredible example of the complete disregard for the health and safety of the American people, President Obama today told Americans that they should NOT prepare for radiation from the possible meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant
Largely absent from most mainstream media reports on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is the fact that a highly-dangerous “mixed-oxide” (MOX) fuel in present in six percent of the fuel rods at the plant’s Unit 3 reactor.
The commander of U.S. military forces in the Pacific says he is sending his troops into the danger zone near the Japan’s crippled nuclear power plants as needed, and if necessary he will send more to help prevent a meltdown of the reactors
The boss of the company behind the devastated Japanese nuclear reactor today broke down in tears – as his country finally acknowledged the radiation spewing from the over-heating reactors and fuel rods was enough to kill some citizens.
Corporate media pundits are simultaneously talking about how tragic the disaster in Japan has been, and how it could also provide an opportunity for renewed economic growth through the rebuilding of its infrastructure. This latter claim is...
MSM comments on the radiation that is now just hitting the shores of the West Coast of the United States appears to be a carefully crafted disinformation campaign that focuses on the low levels of radiation now hitting the West Coast, but fails...
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To say this is a busy time for the U.S. military is an understatement: Iraq, Afghanistan, helping Japan recover from its greatest postwar crisis, and now Libya.
The boss of the company behind the devastated Japanese nuclear reactor today broke down in tears - as his country finally acknowledged the radiation spewing from the over-heating reactors and fuel rods was enough to kill some citizens
He said officials should have admitted earlier how serious the radiation leaks were. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said: 'The unprecedented scale of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, frankly speaking, were among many things...
Japanese engineers conceded on Friday that burying a crippled nuclear plant in sand and concrete may be a last resort to prevent a catastrophic radiation release, the method used to seal huge leakages from Chernobyl in 1986. But they still hoped t
Considering Reactor 3 was the one most devastated following its explosion earlier this week, this could be a truly disturbing development. This is especially true consider Reactor 3 is the only one at Fukushima whose fuel rods contain Plutonium.
Not one f#$%ing word of this is true. It will take years for those nukes to cool down. There is more risk in front of us than behind. The resources being brought to bear are inadequate. There is no quick fix, including borax. I truly hope the winds..
Japanese engineers conceded on Friday that burying a crippled nuclear plant in sand and concrete may be the only way to prevent a catastrophic radiation release, the method used to seal huge leakages from Chernobyl in 1986.
Close-up pictures of the devastated No 4 reactor building show the gaping hole through which radiation is escaping into the atmosphere as the rods break down.
The Group of Seven rich nations on Friday agreed to join in rare concerted intervention to restrain a soaring yen and calm global markets after a wild week of panicky trading as Japan scrambled to prevent a meltdown at a nuclear power plant. The U
As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
The aerial water bombardment of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facilities began in earnest late yesterday after being deemed too risky earlier in the week. The strategy--previously untested as far as we know--is aimed at cooling the reactor cores
No one knows for sure if the nuclear disaster in Japan will cause fallout that reaches the US. However, should the nuclear plant melt down, prevailing wind patterns will cause any such cloud of fallout to reach us within a few days.
The International Atomic Energy Agency warned Japan 2 years ago a strong earthquake could pose a "serious problem" for its nuclear power stations. IAEA had concern the reactors were only designed to withstand magnitude 7.0