Japan’s effort to contain the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a setback, an official said on Friday, citing evidence that the reactor vessel of the No. 3 unit may have been damaged.
The Fukushima event has been upgraded from Level 5 "Accident with Wider Consequences" to Level 6 "Serious Accident." Only Chernobyl is a Level 7 event. We believe Fukushima should get there within 2 weeks as ever more of the current....
Countries across the world shunned Japanese food imports Thursday as radioactive steam leaked from a disaster-struck nuclear plant, straining nerves in Tokyo.
Fukushima Deteriorates Again As Steam Now Rising From Reactor 1 For First Time, Including All Other Reactors; Reactor 5 Cooling Fails
More than 27,000 people are officially dead or missing after the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11th.
All four broken reactors are now smoking. While 2, 3 and 4 have all issued smoke or steam at some point in the past, it is now Reactor 1's turn. "An NHK helicopter crew has confirmed what appears to be steam rising from 1, 2, 3 and 4 reactor...
"The release of two types of radioactive particles in the first 3-4 days of Japan's nuclear crisis is estimated to have reached 20-50 percent of the amounts from Chernobyl in 10 days, an Austrian expert said on Wednesday.
In the U.S. the Red Cross advertises that when disaster strikes they are there to help—in Japan it seems the criminal organization yakuza is the first on the scene with aid and comfort. That's one of the surprising facts that's emerged in the af
Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was crippled by the massive March 11 quake-tsunami disaster.
According to the latest disclosure by Tokyo authorities on Wednesday, "water at a purification plant for the capital of 13 million people had 210 becquerels of radioactive iodine -- more than twice the safety level for infants."
Visit USA.gov's new page, Japan 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami -- U.S. Government Information. You'll find a variety of resources from across the government, including: Updates on air quality and food safety in the United States. Information abo
Fukushima Reactor 3 should be a "nightmare", as according to some it is now "operating" north of 500 degrees celsius, and possibly as high as a 1,000. That's three times what it is designed to withstand.
We are left scratching our heads as to just where is it that the mass media is seeing an improvement in the Japanese radiation crisis. To wit, from the Asahi: "Iodine 131 detected in Tokyo hit 12,000 becquerels, compared with the previous day...
Three of Japan's biggest global brands - Toyota, Sony and Honda - said Tuesday they will further delay a return to normal production due to shortages of parts and power after the March 11 quake. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami forced the
The linear thinkers conclude that over the long-term Japan will be OK. These people are ignoring the double D’s – Debt and Demographics.
The operator of Japan's leaking nuclear plant says power lines have been hooked up to all 6 reactor units, though more work is needed before electricity can run through them. Workers must check pumps, motors and other equipment before the electricity
Swedish newspaper Expressen reports that TEPCO is hiring the homeless to work in the Fukushima death zone.
Impending nuclear attack? Then scientists may soon recommend that it is best you start drinking heavily and not just because you may be facing oblivion.
The usual Keynesian suspects have come out from under the rocks of economic illiteracy which they inhabit, to claim that the Japanese earthquake of 2011 will actually help the economy of that country. See here and here
An emergency order has been placed for new pumps for Unit 2 at the plant. Reactor 2 is the only one of the critical 4 which did not in fact suffer massive explosive damage. So if that one is beyond repair, what happens to the other three?
The Japanese tsunami is a crystal clear example of just how unpredictable disasters and emergencies can be. Nobody ever dreamed that a tsunami in Japan could wash cars, homes and people up to 6 miles inland. But that is exactly what happened.
Unlike an athletic contest, with radiation exposure more is not good! If 6,000 counts per minute of radiation exposure in Japan was on the outer edge of okay as of yesterday, can 100,000 counts per minute now be okay today? This is apparently t
General Motors Co. on Monday is halting some production and temporarily laying off workers at a Buffalo, N.Y., engine plant, another sign that Japan's disaster is affecting automakers around the globe.
As radiation particles from the nuclear hazard in Japan send residents fleeing and make their way across the Pacific Ocean, one U.S. senator introduced a plan to get rid of the agency that regulates nuclear safety.
After the crisis in Japan, some experts have warned that stored fuel could pose a large danger in terrorists attacks
A picture from Die Welt, emphasizing Reactor 3 and confirming that previous lies that all temperatures at Reactors 1 through 4, were under 210 degrees Fahrenheit...
According to Kyodo, the Fukushima sea fallout is getting material enough to where the sea soon won't need a blacklight to glow in the dark:
The troubling development is that instead of being proactive and finally warning its citizens about the dangers, the Japanese government has just raised the decontamination threshold by nearly 20 times from 6,000 cpm to 100,000 cpm.
But it appears we're going for the heavy ordnance instead, aided by the latest and greatest in video-gaming technology, and, by Gawd we are going to give this cheeky Gadhafi fellow something like a Semtex colonoscopy...
Smoke is "billowing" from reactor #3, and some workers have at least been (temporarily) been evacuated.