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Insight: After disaster, the deadliest part of Japan’s nuclear clean-up via Reuters

(Reuters) – The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to remove 400 tons of highly irradiated spent fuel from a damaged reactor building, a dangerous operation that has never been attempted before on this scale. Containing radiation … Continue reading

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Awakening from the Dream: The Real Facts on Fukushima via Occupy.com

Initial fears over the three reactor meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant were intense. I still remember the explosions in March of 2011 and how foreboding they were; then, six months later, most of our anxiety was forgotten as … Continue reading

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U.S. expert appalled by Tepco’s attitude over ‘sleeping dragon’ risk via The Japan Times

Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer and former executive in the nuclear power industry who is now one of its foremost critics in the United States, has been monitoring the No. 1 plant since the March 2011 triple meltdowns through his … Continue reading

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Fukushima West End via Fukushima via FukushimaResponse.org

(A public service video that tries to capture the scope of the Fukushima disaster in 3 minutes. It was created by a member of Fukushima Response, a group that started up in northern California at the end of May 2012 … Continue reading

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Our Lives Hang by a Devil’s Thread at Fukushima via Reader Supported News

And yet, 16 months later, the worst may be yet to come. No matter where we are on this planet, our lives are still threatened every day by a Unit 4 fuel pool left hanging 100 feet in the air. … Continue reading

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Urgent Request to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon via Reader Supported News

We are appealing to the United Nations to help Japan and the planet in order to prevent the irreversible consequences of a catastrophe that could affect generations to come. We herewith make our urgent request to you as follows: 1. … Continue reading

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The Worst Yet to Come? Nuclear Experts Are Calling Fukushima a Ticking Time-Bomb via Reader Supported News

But nuclear waste experts say the Japanese are literally playing with fire in the way nuclear spent fuel continues to be stored onsite, especially in reactor 4, which contains the most irradiated fuel — 10 times the deadly cesium-137 released … Continue reading

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