Sunday, July 29, 2012

7/29/2012 i am radioactive! or: my PET/CT scan - PART 2: brain images

Source: bionerd23
Date: 7/29/2012

Video Description
BRAIN IMAGES (CT, PET and PET+CT) of my F-18 fluorodopa PET/CT.
video of the scan procedure:

i was injected with 200 MBq F-18, a radioactive isotope of fluorine, in the chemical form F-18-DOPA.
200 MBq means 200 million decays, resulting in 400 million gamma rays (annihilation photons) every SECOND.
this again resulted in an acute dose of about 5 mSv (including the 0.5 mSv CT scan prior to the PET scan) to me.

this was a scientific study (ethics-commission approved) to study the mechanisms of learning.
studies like this are performed on healthy test subjects on a daily basis.
i'm curious to hear your opinion on the matter...

Editor's Note: See the first video here where bionerd23 injects the radioactive dopamine tracer.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

7/25/2012 Dr Chris Busby: radioactivity in apartment in central Tokyo

Date: 7/25/2012
by: Dr. Chris Busby
Part 1

Video Description
In this and Part 2
Dr. Busby describes measurements made on an airconditing unit filter from inside an apartment in central Tokyo. This was sent by a lady in Tokyo who wanted to know if it was safe to live there. The filter only collected air from inside the apartment. It shows the presence of 130000Bq/kg radioCaesium in the dust plus enriched Uranium and for the first time Lead-210/Polonium-210. The apartment was evacuated from the Tuesday after the catastrophe and the machine switched off; and the family returned 5 months later. This and much other information about the health effects and cover ups, including leaked data are to be found in Dr Busby's new book in Japanese: the Horror of Fukushima, published on 25th July by Kodansha in Tokyo

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

7/24/2012 Fukushima Workers attempt to reduce danger CAUSED LEAK!

Source: MsMilkytheclown
Date: Jul 24, 2012

Video Description
Causes of largest radioactive leaks may be found
New decontamination device for Fukushima plant
Ohi No.4 reactor working at full capacity
and flashback from just July 18th where there are indeed cracks/fissures/fault lines under neath the OHI plant, but , well, they just need to see if they are still active. I'm curious HOW they tell if a fault line is "active". Is it a wait and see?
Tohuoku Drill at the Onagowa plant Unfukushima believable. Have they learned NOTHING?
Forget it! Trucks in case of a tsunami? Um, duah, it didn't work at Fukushima Daiichi ~
Well, go ahead and do that! (sarcasm included)
Prosecutors accept nuclear accident complaints
Jukushima Kids Absent as school reopen (GOOD!) HEADLINES, partially read by my friend NibiruMagick2012 here on YouTube. Please subscribe to his channel if you have not already.
Latest Headlines:

Experts assuming Reactor 2 had cracked containment vessel that allowed releases directly from melted nuclear core — Radioactive plume was blown south (VIDEO)

Medicated worker intentionally lit fire that burned nuclear sub... Twice — Navy had blamed blaze on vacuum cleaner (VIDEO)

More cooling needed after Fukushima reactor heats up -Asahi

Asahi: Cables connected to Fukushima reactor thermometers "on verge of breaking" — "Plant still not out of the woods"

Gov't Probe: Quake may have created 'tiny rupture' in Fukushima reactor vessel which grew larger

Tepco: Cesium getting stirred up? Fukushima plant still emitting 10,000,000 becquerels every hour

Kyodo News uses term 'Hot-zone' to describe Miyagi, Iwate and Tochigi Prefectures... not just Fukushima

*Batman Spoiler Alert* — 'Dark Knight Rises' nuclear plot revealed (VIDEO)

Asahi: "Our worries are growing more and more" says Fukushima mother — "The problem of the nuclear plant is still ongoing"

New gov't report stresses they still know very little about health implications of Fukushima disaster — Possibility of gov't meltdown cover-up raised on NHK (VIDEO)

Tepco: Total estimated cesium release into air is triple amount published 2 months ago

New Gov't Report: No answer for how radioactive materials leaked from Fukushima reactors — Unknown why Unit 1 exploded — Don't know reason Unit 2 released so much ...More

Nuclear Worker: "There's been some people dying, young guys, of some weird cancers" (VIDEO)

NYTimes on "Surreal Serenity": Hotel owner gave me mask, coat — 'Radiation levels are high sometimes when it rains' (VIDEO)

Japan Gov't Officials: "Infinite" damage can be caused by a nuclear power accident -NHK (VIDEO)

Former GE Nuclear Inspector: They made us wear lead vests to falsify radiation exposure when in Taiwan — All the lead did was cover our dosimeters (VIDEO)

'Growing concern' over worker shortages at Fukushima Daiichi by gov't and Tepco -AP

Japanese Journalist: "Do they want to kill children? I can't forgive — Adults in Tokyo are insane — I can't let it happen"

AP: Fukushima radiation cover-up "believed to be part of a widespread practice at the plant"

Japan TV: Radioactive 'hotspot' detected in sea — Silver-110m concentrating at high levels (VIDEO)

Fukushima Worker: "Some co-workers are really tempered, they use violence sometimes" — We are not to cause any trouble like fight while at Reactor No. 3

Fukushima Worker: Concrete, rebar falling off at Reactor number 3

7/24/2012 Dirty Deeds: Iranian nuclear program hit by 'AC/DC virus'?

Source: Russia Today
Date: 24 July, 2012, 15:48
AFP Photo / Joel Saget
Iranian nuclear facilities have reportedly been attacked by a “music” virus, turning on lab PCs at night and blasting AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.”

Mikko Hypponen, Chief Researcher at Finnish digital security firm F-secure, publicly released a letter he received from an unnamed Iranian scientist. The researcher, who claimed to work for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that another virus has struck the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran and a secret underground research facility at Fordo, southwest of Tehran.
Read full article here.

7/22/2012 Fukushima contractor forced workers to fake radiation readings — RT

Source: Russia Today
Date:  22 July, 2012, 01:32
The Unit 4 nuclear reactor building at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant (AFP Photo / Tepco)
A company charged with decontaminating the devastated Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant encouraged its workers to falsely lower their radiation dosimeter readings by covering the devices with lead, according to a leaked tape of an internal meeting.

Nuclear plant workers are not allowed to be exposed to more than 50 millisieverts of radiation a year. But managers at Build-up, a company that provided insulation on the pipes that would pump irradiated water out of the plant, believed that doses experienced inside the plant, which suffered a meltdown, meant workers would quickly reach their limit.
Read full article here.

Editor's Note:  See also Nuclear Worker: “There’s been some people dying, young guys, of some weird cancers” (VIDEO) courtesy of ENENEWS.

Monday, July 23, 2012

7/23/2012 Fukushima: The FINAL REPORT~What Went Wrong? Everything!

Source: MsMilkytheclown
Date: 7/23/2012

Video Description


A government panel investigating the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant says the operator of the plant lacked a sense of crisis and imagination for possible tsunami. It says Tokyo Electric Power Company should realize that Japan is prone to natural disasters and change its attitude toward disaster-preparedness.

The panel of government-appointed experts submitted its final report on Monday.

The report criticized the way the utility handled the accident at the Daiichi plant.

It compared the Daiichi plant with another nearby plant, the Fukushima Daini plant, which avoided a nuclear accident although its reactors were also hit by tsunami.
It says workers at the Daini plant kept monitoring the pressure and temperature of the reactor containment vessels, and prepared for alternative ways to inject water.

The panel also examined whether it was appropriate for the Prime Minister at the time, Naoto Kan, to discuss with TEPCO officials whether to inject seawater into the reactors to prevent them from reaching criticality again.

It determined that the government should not have intervened in the matter before the power company had made a decision.

The report also points out that TEPCO had urged a government taskforce on earthquake research to change its wording about a powerful earthquake that hit northeastern Japan 1,100 years ago.

TEPCO said the report could be interpreted as meaning the area was regularly hit by strong earthquakes.

The report says the utility's lack of a sense of crisis was one of the main reasons behind the accident.

The panel is urging the government to continue its probe. It says the cause of the accident has not been fully disclosed.

Apart from the government, private-sector experts and the Diet have also released their own reports on the nuclear accident.

Jul. 23, 2012 - Updated 04:49 UTC (13:49 JST)

No usual edits today, still playing catch up. I thought it was important to recap the "final report" !

Latest Headlines:

*Batman Spoiler Alert* — 'Dark Knight Rises' nuclear plot revealed (VIDEO)

Tepco: Total estimated cesium release into air is triple amount published 2 months ago

New gov't report stresses they still know very little about health implications of Fukushima disaster — Possibility of gov't cover-up raised on NHK (VIDEO)

New Gov't Report: No answer for how radioactive materials leaked from Fukushima reactors — Unknown why Unit 1 exploded — Don't know reason Unit 2 released so much ...More

Asahi: "Our worries are growing more and more" says Fukushima mother — "The problem of the nuclear plant is still ongoing"

Nuclear Worker: "There's been some people dying, young guys, of some weird cancers" (VIDEO)

NYTimes on "Surreal Serenity": Hotel owner gave me mask, coat — 'Radiation levels are high sometimes when it rains' (VIDEO)

Japan Gov't Officials: "Infinite" damage can be caused by a nuclear power accident -NHK (VIDEO)

Former GE Nuclear Inspector: They made us wear lead vests to falsify radiation exposure when in Taiwan — All the lead did was cover our dosimeters (VIDEO)

'Growing concern' over worker shortages at Fukushima Daiichi by gov't and Tepco -AP

Japanese Journalist: "Do they want to kill children? I can't forgive — Adults in Tokyo are insane — I can't let it happen"

AP: Fukushima radiation cover-up "believed to be part of a widespread practice at the plant"

Japan TV: Radioactive 'hotspot' detected in sea — Silver-110m concentrating at high levels (VIDEO)

Fukushima Worker: "Some co-workers are really tempered, they use violence sometimes" — We are not to cause any trouble like fight while at Reactor No. 3

Fukushima Worker: Concrete, rebar falling off at Reactor No. 3(!)
Looks like the machines are now tearing down reactor 3 - parts of it...

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7/20/2012 Osaka, Sapporo Eyed As Standby Capital After 'Big One'

Source:  The Nikkei via
Date: Friday, July 20, 2012

TOKYO (Nikkei)--A Cabinet Office council has proposed five cities -- Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya and Fukuoka -- to replace Tokyo as the seat of government should an earthquake knock out the capital.
Read the rest here.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

7/21/2012 Fun with geiger! Antique store

Source: ichica4x (Christina Consolo aka RadChick)
Date: 7/21/2012

Video Description
This video was uploaded from an Android phone. Detroit-area antique store near Eastern Market, shot July 21, 2012. Uranium or "Vaseline Glass" is pretty common in antique stores. I'm guessing this is a higher uranium content than most, because I've checked glass like this before and never got such a reading!

Uranium glass is glass which has had uranium, usually in oxide diuranate form, added to a glass mix before melting. The proportion usually varies from trace levels to about 2% by weight uranium, although some 19th-century pieces were made with up to 25% uranium.[1][2]

The normal colour of uranium glass ranges from yellow to green depending on the oxidation state and concentration of the metal ions, although this may be altered by the addition of other elements as glass colourants. Uranium glass also fluoresces bright green under ultraviolet light and can register above background radiation on a sufficiently sensitive Geiger counter, although most pieces of uranium glass are considered to be harmless and only negligibly radioactive...except this peice apparently, jeez.

Uranium glass was once made into tableware and household items, but fell out of widespread use when the availability of uranium to most industries was sharply curtailed during the Cold War in the 1940s to 1990s. Most such objects are now considered antiques or retro-era collectibles, although there has been a minor revival in art glassware. Otherwise, modern uranium glass is now mainly limited to small objects like beads or marbles as scientific or decorative novelties.

You can see many "Vaseline Glass" examples on Ebay. To spot it in a store look for the greenish-yellow color. Its usually labelled as such, and a bit pricey. I wouldnt recommend eating off of it :/

Thursday, July 19, 2012

7/19/2012 Sweden's Ringhals-2 nuclear reactor fails after restart

Source: Reuters
Date: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:45am EDT
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Varberg (Reuters / Scanpix Sweden)
(Reuters) - Sweden's Ringhals-2 nuclear reactor was shut down on Thursday morning, less than nine hours after being restarted, due to a technical glitch, the Nordic power exchange said in a market message.
Read the details here.

Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb : NPR

Source: NPR
Date: 7/18/2012

Updated July 18, 2012: We have added an update to this post, which you can find below the original. Click here to read about what happened to the men.

They weren't crazy. They weren't being punished. All but one volunteered to do this (which makes it all the more astonishing).
Read the rest and see video here.

7/18/2012 Electrical disturbance causes scram at Limerick nuclear plant -

Source: The Mercury [Pottstown, PA local paper]
Date: 7/18/2012
Only one cooling tower was emitting water vapor Wednesday, evidence of the Unit 1 shut down at Limerick Generating Station. John Strickler/The Mercury
(Updated at 2:35 p.m.) LIMERICK — An electrical disturbance in a “non-nuclear” part of Limerick Generating Station caused a disruption requiring the shut down of the Unit 1 reactor Wednesday morning.
The disturbance “caused a loss of power to generator cooling equipment” requiring a manual scram, or shutdown, of the reactor around 8:15 a.m., according to Dana Melia, communications manager at the nuclear plant,  “A manual scram occurs when the plant’s control room operators insert all of the control rods into the reactor at once, halting the fissioning process and shutting down the reactor,” explained Neil Sheehan of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Read the rest here.

Editor's Note: Map of Limerick Nuclear Generating Station.

View Live Ustream Radiation Detectors in a larger map

Monday, July 16, 2012

7/16/2012 36 Percent Of Fukushima Children Have Abnormal Growths From Radiation Exposure

Source: Business Insider
Date:  Jul. 16, 2012, 1:28 PM
by: Michael Kelley
There are about 360,000 Fukushima residents who were 18 or younger in March 2011.
Of more than 38,000 children tested from the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, 36 percent have abnormal growths – cysts or nodules – on their thyroids a year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, as reported by ENENews.

The shocking numbers come from the thyroid examination section of the "Sixth Report of Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey," published by Fukushima Radioactive Contamination Symptoms Research (FRCSR) and translated by the blog Fukushima Voice
Read the rest here.

7/16/2012 Radiation On West Coast of North America Could End Up Being 10 Times HIGHER than in Japan

Source: Washington's Blog
Date: 7/16/2012

In 10 Years, Peak Cesium Levels Off West Coast Could Be 10 Times Higher Than at Coast of Japan

We’ve extensively documented the fact that ocean currents bring Japanese radiation to the West Coast of North America, and that – rather than adequate ocean dilution -  there could be “pockets” and “streams” of highly-concentrated radiation.

Joke F L├╝bbecke of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences poured tracer dye into coastal waters off of Fukushima, and monitored its progress as it traveled to the West Coast of North America, to find out what might really happen.

They have revealed their results in a new paper published by journal Environmental Research Letters.
The paper shows that the West Coast of North American could end up with 10 times more radioactive cesium 137 than the coastal waters off of Japan itself.
Read the rest here.

7/16/2012 [Massive 75K-170K strong] Anti-nuclear rally held in Tokyo

Source: NHK World
Date: Jul. 16, 2012 - Updated 15:55 UTC (00:55 JST)
by: Gene Otani
Organizers say 170, 000 people took part in the rally, while police estimate the number at 75,000.
Tens of thousands of people have staged one of the biggest anti-nuclear rallies in Tokyo since the Fukushima accident in March, last year.

Labor union activists joined members of the public in the main protest rally at Yoyogi Park on Monday. Many of them responded to calls on the social network Twitter and the Internet.

Nobel prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe was among public figures who called on people to take to the streets. 
Read the rest and see the video footage of the protest here.

Editor's Note: Such protests have been going on for a while now.  Here are more articles from various news agencies:
  1. More than 100,000 protest nuclear power in Tokyo, Reuters 
  2. Japanese anti-nuclear demonstrations grow, Washington Post
  3. Tens of thousands demonstrate against nuclear power in Japan, CNN

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

7/9/2012 [VIDEO] Fukushima: MAN MADE DISASTER (NOT Tsunami OR Earthquake) & update for last week

Source: MsMilkyTheClown
Date: 7/9/2012

Video Description

I've been out of town and my power went out before going out of town. Trying to catch up on Fukushima updates. I admit it, I didn't miss doing these updates at All. In fact, this may be my last update, just FYI, but this one was an important one to end on if I do stop my reports. I'm just about as "done" as a spent fuel rod - in a "safe" cooling pool.

A Japanese Government DIET panel investigation states that neither the Tsunami NOR the Earthquake caused the triple nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi. Lots of blame in many directions... but here's the update from July 5, 2012. Added to this video, I should have noted that Jelly Fish have invaded the intake valve in the Ohi (Oi) plant they started up last week, clogging the intake to the cooling water. *sigh* Headlines for the last week and a halfish.

"Radiation-contaminated prefectures such as Chiba (near Tokyo) should also start a serious health damage survey as soon as possible"

New photos of tsunami hitting Fukushima plant released by Tepco

Report: Mortality rising in contaminated regions of East Japan — "Very likely the number of cases of disease and death increased associated with radiation"

Posts mentioning 'leukemia' get deleted says Japanese man diagnosed with acute leukemia after 3/11

Study: Contaminated water from Fukushima reactors could double radioactivity levels of US coastal waters in 5 years — "We were surprised at how quickly the tracer spread" (PHOTO & VIDEO)

Documentary: We're still in danger from Reactor No. 4 because Tepco can't get their act together -Fukushima Resident (VIDEO)

Bacteria vs. Nuclear Waste: Scientists finding microorganisms may threaten storage of radioactive waste

Gundersen: Essentially Northern Japan is Contaminated (VIDEO)

Failed power supply at No. 4 fuel pool shows evidence of fire — Tepco says it's "covered with soot" (PHOTOS)

Nuclear Engineer Concerned About Unit 4 Support Structure: Is it going to just punch through the floor and through cracks? — What is the load transferred to? Something that's also flimsy? (VIDEO)

Incredibly contaminated house dust nearly 100 miles from Fukushima Daiichi — Gundersen: We're getting a lot of Japanese sending us their vacuum bags (VIDEO)

Large outbreak of jellyfish swarm Japan's only restarted nuclear plant — May delay full operation of reactor

Caldicott: "We're talking about a disaster of unbound proportions" from Fukushima Daiichi — 2.5 to 3 million deaths a possibility (VIDEO)

Gundersen: We just tested an air filter that has highest radioactivity seen in North America after Fukushima Daiichi — Found in Seattle HEPA filter used since 3/11 (VIDEO)

Watch: Police clamp down in Tokyo streets — "We're not allowed to get anywhere near protest" (VIDEO)

Gov't Report: Reactor 3 may have had second meltdown a week after first

Japanese journalist's call for evacuating children from Tokyo causing controversy

Gundersen: Latest probe at Unit 1 indicates nuclear fuel has left containment (VIDEO)

Remaining portion of Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 seen from Kyodo helicopter (PHOTOS)

Asahi: 150,000 join Tokyo protest organizer says — Reporter Eyewitness: "There are more than 100,000 people"

and so on...

7/10/2012 Fuel rod container at Onagawa plant found damaged

Source: NHK World
Date: Jul. 10, 2012 - Updated 10:57 UTC (19:57 JST)
Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant
The operator of the Onagawa nuclear plant in Miyagi Prefecture has discovered damage to fuel rod containers at the facility's No. 3 reactor.

Japan's nuclear safety agency has ordered Tohoku Electric Power Company to check and report on whether the damage was caused by the massive earthquake on March 11th last year.
See video here

Editor's Note: Map of Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant

View Live Ustream Radiation Detectors in a larger map

Friday, July 6, 2012

7/6/2012 As Japan Says Fukushima Disaster "Man-Made & Preventable", Fears Grow for Nuclear Plants

Source: Democracy Now
Date: Friday, July 6, 2012

Video Description - A Japanese parliamentary inquiry has concluded last year's nuclear meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was "a profoundly man-made disaster — that could and should have been foreseen and prevented." We speak to former nuclear industry executive Arnie Gundersen about the report and what it means for U.S. nuclear facilities, in particular the 23 with a similar design to the Fukushima plant. "There is some curious information on Fukushima Unit 1, the first one to fail," Gundersen says. "It was built by an American company, General Electric, and an American architect/engineer. It's hard for the Japanese to blame themselves when this was an all-American design ... I'm concerned that the nuclear industry in the United States will say it's a Japanese problem, and it's not."

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

7/3/2012 Collapse of spent fuel storage pool at Fukushima Daiichi could be worse than initial accident, says new report

Source: Bellona via TruNews
Date: 7/3/2012
by: Charles Digges
The devastation of buildings at Fukushima Daiichi makes unclear how long it will be before spent fuel from the pond and reactors is safely stored.
A collapse of the already tilting reactor No 4 building at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, ¬atop which sits a spent nuclear fuel storage pool containing 1,535 fuel assemblies – including 204 unused ones – would lead to a “significant global impact,”– by far topping last year’s triple meltdown at the plant, a new report says.
Read the rest here

Monday, July 2, 2012

7/2/2012 Kim Jong-Il ordered uranium bombs: reports

Source: Japan Today
Date:  JUL. 02, 2012 - 02:53PM JST
Pyongyang has long maintained that it was enriching uranium solely for the purpose of power generation

The late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il ordered his scientists to produce “a massive amount” of uranium bombs, according to internal regime documents, reports in Japan said on Monday.
Read the rest here

7/1/2012 TEPCO resumes cooling Fukushima Daiichi No. 4 reactor fuel pool | House of Japan - Japan News Technology Autos Culture Life Style

Source: House of Japan
Date: Published on Monday, 02 July 2012 
TOKYO, July 1, Kyodo

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday it has resumed cooling the spent fuel pool of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant's No. 4 reactor following emergency repair work after the cooling system shut down on Saturday.
Read the rest here

7/2/2012 i am radioactive! or: my PET/CT scan - F-18 DOPA (fluorodopa)

Source: bionerd23
Date: 7/2/2012
Editor's Note: I was a bit shocked when I saw this video, poor lady allowed herself to be turned in to a human guinea pig. ;'(

Video Description
my brain is now running on radioactive dopamine...

i was injected with 200 MBq F-18, a radioactive isotope of fluorine, in the chemical form F-18-DOPA.
200 MBq means 200 million decays, resulting in 400 million gamma rays (annihilation photons) every SECOND.
this again resulted in an acute dose of about 5 mSv (including the 0.5 mSv CT scan prior to the PET scan) to me.

this was a scientific study (ethics-commission approved) to study the mechanisms of learning.
studies like this are performed on healthy test subjects on a daily basis.
i'm curious to hear your opinion on the matter...

but anyway, i am not ill, i am a healthy test subject...
or: my PET CAT is chasing the radioactive LAB RAT! =) 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

6/30/2012 Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool Cooling Problems

This development looked somewhat alarming.  Apparently the spent fuel pool from the Fukushima Daiichi reactor 4 building has lost cooling as of 6:25 AM EST Saturday Morning (6/30/2012) as per WSJ MarketWatch.  According to TEPCO the temperature climbed at a rate of 0.26 C by late Saturday afternoon.  Quoting MarketWatch:
If Tepco continues to be unable to cool the pool, the temperature could reach 65 C, which is the upper limit designated in the safety regulations, on Tuesday morning.
Here is another estimate from Fukushima Diary if the spent fuel pool cooling is offline for a longer period:
Prof. Takeda [Link] estimates the coolant water of SFP4 will reach 100℃ in the evening of 7/5/2012 (Thursday).
Spent fuel pool 4 contains 1535 fuel rods and there have been continued fears that a collapse of the elevated pool due to another earthquake could cause a massive release of radiation in to the environment, possibly rendering Japan uninhabitable.


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4/21/2011Japan TodayCo-op sells banned spinach to consumers in eastern Japan
4/21/2011The Japan TimesCarrier returns to Yokosuka as concerns ease
4/21/2011Japan TodayToshiba's U.S. partner withdraws from Texas nuclear power project
4/21/2011The Japan Times21 mini FM stations helping survivors
4/21/2011Washington's BlogIt's Not Just Alternative Energy Versus Fossil Fuels or Nuclear - Energy Has to Become DECENTRALIZED
4/20/2011ZeroHedgeTEPCO Releases First Robot-Captured Video From Inside Reactors 2 And 3
4/20/2011The Japan TimesPneumonia cases rise in Tohoku
4/19/2011 09:46 PMENENEWSJUST IN: Unpublished radiation forecast showed much larger Cesium-137 cloud over North America (VIDEO)
4/20/2011 09:40 AM JSTJapan TodayNuclear plant workers at risk of depression, death from overwork: doctor
4/20/2011 07:15 AM JSTJapan TodayGov't may hike power charges to help cover damages payments
4/20/2011 07:10 AM JSTJapan TodayTsukuba demanded evacuees show radiation certificates
4/20/2011 (Kyodo Time)Japan TimesPowder to remove radiation developed
4/19/2011CRYPTOMEFukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Photos 10
4/19/2011Washington's BlogFDA Refuses to Test Fish for Radioactivity ... Government Pretends Radioactive Fish Is Safe
4/19/2011NHK World (English)TEPCO to check if plutonium leaked to seabed
4/19/2011BloombergAreva to Deliver Water-Treatment Unit to Tepco's Crippled Fukushima Plant
4/19/2011NHK World (English)Death toll in Japan disaster exceeds 14,000
4/19/2011Japan TodayTEPCO starts moving highly radioactive water to storage facility
4/19/2011ReutersWRAPUP 1-With much at stake, Japan voices confidence in US debt after S&P move
4/19/2011BloombergTepco Robots Find High Radiation Levels in Reactor Buildings
4/18/2011Associated PressRadiation near Japan reactors too high for workers
4/18/2011ReutersJapan "eyes sales tax rise" to pay for post-quake rebuild
4/18/2011The Intel HubUS Nuclear Plant Without Power After Being Hit By Tornado
4/18/2011Washington's BlogNuclear Overseers Are "Fake" Agencies Funded and Controlled by the Nuclear Power Industry
4/16/2011BloombergNoda Says Quake, Tsunami Reconstruction Will Help Japan's Economy Recover
4/16/2011Truth Frequency News(VIDEO) What the Japan Earthquake Sounded Like Under the Water
4/15/2011ReutersCalls grow for Japan PM to quit in wake of quake
4/15/2011Japan TodayTEPCO to pay Y1 mil in provisional damages to 50,000 households
4/15/2011Global Security NewswireJapan Plant Fuel Melted Partway Through Reactors: Report
4/15/2011The Intel HubDr. Mark Sircus: Running For Our Lives
4/15/2011Scientific AmericanDose Detectives: Device Analyzes Radiation Exposure through Teeth and Nails [Slide Show]
4/14/2011Washington's BlogU.S. Providing Inadequate Radiation Readings to the Public
4/14/2011Washington's BlogWhat Foods Are Highest in Antioxidants? Some Inexpensive Foods Are Higher In Antioxidants than the Newest Pricey "Superfoods"
4/14/2011Associated PressJapanese risk radiation to rescue stranded dogs
4/14/2011Truth Frequency News(VIDEO) 400,000 to develop cancer in 200 km radius of Fukushima
4/14/2011Press TVJapan hit by more nuclear crisis
4/14/2011Japan TodayWorkers struggle to remove highly toxic water at nuclear plant
4/14/2011The American DreamMuch Of Northern Japan Uninhabitable Due To Nuclear Radiation?
4/14/2011Sofia News AgencyJapan Mulls to Move Capital over Disaster Worries
4/13/2011Fairewinds AssociatesFukushima Accident Severity Level Raised to '7': Gundersen Discusses Lack of US Radiation Monitoring Data
4/13/2011The Intel HubRecord Levels of Fukushima Japan Nuclear Radiation Detected In Pacific Ocean Will Be Carried Toward US
4/13/2011Zero HedgeTEPCO Confirms Reactor 4 Spent Fuel Pool Is Now An Uncontrolled, Open Air Fission Process
4/13/2011Washington's BlogNo, Japan's Nuclear Reactors Are Not "Stable"
4/12/2011Washington's BlogA U.S. Nuclear Accident Could Be a Lot Worse than Japan
4/12/2011 (4/13/2011 Kyodo)Kyodo NewsWorkers start removing toxic water in level 7-rated nuke crisis
4/12/2011PrisonPlanet.comFukushima Introduces Deadly Strontium Into Environment
4/12/2011Zero HedgeFukushima Vs Chernobyl - Compare And Contrast
4/12/2011 11:16pm EDTReutersTEPCO wary of Fukushima radiation leak exceeding Chernobyl
4/11/2011CRYPTOMEFukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Photos 6
4/11/2011Russia TodayRadioactive Japanese cars detained in Russia’s Far East
4/11/2011 3:50 PMEnergy NewsJapan raises Fukushima to Level 7, same as Chernobyl
4/11/2011Russia TodayRadiation caught on tape: RT talks to Fukushima zone stalker
4/11/2011The Intel HubJapan Nuclear Radiation In Hawaii Milk At LEAST 600% Above Federal Drinking Water Limits
4/11/2011 10:02AM BSTThe TelegraphJapan earthquake: Fukushima nuclear plant evacuated following aftershock
4/9/2011ForbesRadiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk
4/9/2011The IndependentJapan to pump radioactive water into sea until Sunday
4/8/2011Washington's BlogJapan's Nuclear Meltdown, the Economic Meltdown, and the Gulf Oil Meltdown All Happened for the SAME REASON
4/8/2011BloombergSony, Nikon Plants Knocked Out by Aftershock, Delaying Recovery
4/8/2011PrisonPlanet.comInside report from Fukushima nuclear reactor evacuation zone
4/8/2011Alexander Higgins BlogJapan Nuclear Radiation Found In Food Being Bought In California Stores
4/7/2011ZeroHedgeWater Leak Found At Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant
4/7/2011Washington's BlogSouth Koreans Wear Masks Out of Fear of Radiation from Japan
4/7/2011PrisonPlanet.comOnagawa Nuclear Plant Loses Power After Earthquake
4/7/2011The Intel Hub“Blinding”Blue Light/ Flash Seen During Earthquake In Japan, Nuclear Plant Loses Power
4/7/2011Natural NewsFukushima dumping of radioactive water into Pacific Ocean violates international law
4/6/2011Alexander Higgins BlogTrue Horrors Of Japan Nuclear Disaster Revealed In Confidential Leaked Government Document
4/6/2011Truth Frequency NewsGreat, now our oceans are sewers…
4/6/2011The Intel HubFukushima Daiichi Radioactive Seawater Model, Spent Fuel Rods DID Explode Into Atmosphere
4/6/2011Japan TodayTEPCO to inject nitrogen into No. 1 reactor to prevent explosion
4/5/2011 14:02Activist PostAmerica and EU Agree: Raise Radiation Levels for Food
4/5/2011 14:02Financial TimesTepco seals leak at nuclear plant
4/5/2011The New York TimesU.S. Sees Array of New Threats at Japan’s Nuclear Plant
4/5/2011The Economic TimesImported food items from Japan banned due to radiation fears
4/5/2011 5:58 AMBusiness InsiderJapan Finds Toxic Fish, As Ocean Radiation Soars To 7.5 Million Times Legal Limit
4/5/2011Kyodo News11,500 TONS of radioctive water dumped in to ocean by TEPCO
4/4/2011Prisonplanet.comUNBELIEVABLE: Fukushima Workers Trying To Plug Radiation Leaks With Bits Of Newspaper, Garbage Bags, Diaper Like Material
4/4/2011IMVAEnd of Week Three
4/3/2011The Intel HubRainwater in California Measured 181 Times The Acceptable Limit For Drinking Water
4/2/2011Washington's BlogUpdate on Japan's Nuclear Crisis
4/2/2011Bearishtrader's Trading BlogValuable Information for Dietary Protection From Radioactivity
3/28/2011Activist PostEPA to Help Mainstream Media Obscure The Truth About Radiation Exposure to Americans
3/17/2011RogueGovernment.comJapanese Nuclear Disaster Being Used To Justify The Elimination Of Nuclear Power To Ensure Supremacy Of Space Based Weapons
3/15/2011UK Mail OnlineAmerica on radiation alert: Japan faces world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl as experts warn fallout may reach U.S.
3/14/2011Bearishtrader's Trading BlogJapan Earthquake Causes Fukashima Nuclear Reactor Explosion: Potassium Iodide Recommended by Some
3/11/2011The Intel HubMassive 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan: Tsunami Warning In 20 Countries
3/11/2011BloombergJapanese Quake Forces Evacuation Near Nuclear Reactor; Oil Refinery Burns