Nuclear Expert: Quake-hit Virginia nuke plant should be distributing bottled water to nearby residents — Pipes under North Anna are potentially a grave public danger

Tritium trouble? Nuke fears rise with quake, self-policing, The Hook by …Read More

29 million bq/m² detected in Okumamachi nearby Fukushima meltdown

34 spots top Chernobyl evacuation standard, The Yomiuri Shimbun, August 31, …Read More

Discovery.com: Nuclear reactors to power Mars colonies — “Sadly” biggest hurdle for space fission may be bad press

‘Suitcase’ Nuclear Reactors to Power Mars Colonies, Discovery.com by Ian O’Neill, …Read More

Japan gov’t finds 165 locations over wide area with cesium-137 exceeding Chernobyl evacuation levels — Data shows radiation could be “spreading to other areas”

The first comprehensive survey of soil contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant …Read More

Fish caught in river north of Tokyo exceeded legal limit for radioactive cesium — First time seen outside of Fukushima

Survey Finds Radiation Over Wide Area in Japan, Wall Street Journal, …Read More

40-year-old Fukushima radiation worker dies of acute leukemia after working at plant for week — Checkup showed no prior health problems

Fukushima N-Plant Worker Dies of Acute Leukemia, Jiji Press, August 30, …Read More

NRC now sending ‘Augmented Inspection Team’ to quake-hit Virginia nuke plant — Does not ‘necessarily’ mean reactors are any less safe, stresses NRC

Nuclear Panel Expanding Team to Check for Quake Damage, New York …Read More

Discussion Thread for August 30 – September 5, 2011

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Quake-hit Virginia nuclear reactors “in an unanalyzed condition that significantly degrades plant safety”– Data shows quake may have exceeded design basis

Current Event Notification Report for August 29, 2011, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory …Read More

Radiation Survey: Tokyo neighbor cesium approaching levels found in Fukushima — Chiba incinerator dust at 70,800 Bq/kg

Cesium in incinerator dust across east Japan, Kyodo, August 29, 2011:

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Radioactive cesium in San Francisco Bay Area milk close to exceeding EPA’s Maximum Contaminant Level

UCB Milk Sampling, UC Berkeley, August 25, 2011:

The MDA was …Read More

NRC Report: Transformer “explosion” near turbine building at Maryland nuke plant

Event Notification Report for August 29, 2011, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

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School playground staircase has radiation at 70 times maximum allowed, far from evacuation zone — Equal to 69 millisieverts per year

Greenpeace: Fukushima schools unsafe after clean-up, Reuters, August 29, 2011:

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Mainichi: What we face is a great unknown to all of mankind — 10 sieverts/hour outside and levels must be much higher closer to reactor core, says Japan nuclear prof.

Experts split on how to decommission Fukushima nuclear plant, Mainichi Daily …Read More