Fukushima reactor meltdown was a man-made disaster, says official report

Japanese investigators say tsunami wasn’t sole cause of nuclear accident and criticise collusion and poor regulation “Across the board, the commission found ignorance and arrogance unforgivable for anyone or any organisation that deals with nuclear power. We found a disregard for global trends and a disregard for public safety.” Red Ice Creations News Feed   […]

Oi’s reactor 3 first to go critical after Fukushima

ShareThis Oi’s reactor 3 first to go critical after Fukushima –Utility is firing up 1.18-million-kw reactor, despite presence of hundreds of protesters there since Saturday 03 Jul 2012 Reactor 3 at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture attained a self-sustaining chain reaction, or criticality, early Monday after being restarted the previous night, becoming the […]

Fukushima Worker Shocked: Steel support frames under Reactor 4 damaged — Reinforcement of fuel pool jury-rigged, danger if hit by typoon or tornado — Vast amounts of ‘heavy water’ inside (VIDEO)

Japanese Diplomat urges UN intervention on SFP4 ABC Australia Mark Willacy June 25, 2012 Uploaded by voltscommissar At 5:30 in Mark Willacy, ABC Australia: Working next to the Reactor 4 building, he was shocked about what he was told about the pool 30 meters above him Tomohiko Suzuki: I spoke to a worker that helped reinfoirce […]

Japan Nuclear Operator Conducts Check on Risky Unit

ShareThis Japan Nuclear Operator Conducts Check on Risky Unit 25 May 2012 The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant said it took extra steps this week to check the soundness of one of its riskiest reactor buildings, in response to growing public unease over the possibility of further accidents at the facility. The […]

Fukushima Reactor 4 poses massive global risk

ShareThis Fukushima Reactor 4 poses massive global risk 19 May 2012 The troubled Reactor 4 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is at the centre of a potential catastrophe. Reactor 4 — and to a lesser extent Reactor 3 — still hold large quantities of cooling waters surrounding spent nuclear fuel, all bound by a […]

Kodak Had a Secret Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Enriched Uranium Hidden In a Basement

(GIZMODO)   Kodak may be going under, but apparently they could have started their own nuclear war if they wanted, just six years ago. Down in a basement in Rochester, NY, they had a nuclear reactor loaded with 3.5 pounds of enriched uranium—the same kind they use in atomic warheads. But why did Kodak have a […]

UN Nuke Inspector Dies in Iran Crash

Cue the conspiracy theories: A UN nuclear inspector from South Korea was killed and a second inspector from Slovenia was injured in a car crash today, the nuclear watchdog agency said. Iran’s official IRNA news agency said the inspectors’ car overturned around a heavy water reactor being built in Khondab, about 150 miles southwest of […]

Reactor 2 radiation too high for access

ShareThis Reactor 2 radiation too high for access –73 sieverts laid to low water; level will even cripple robots 29 Mar 2012 Radiation inside the reactor 2 containment vessel at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has reached a lethal 73 sieverts per hour and any attempt to send robots in to accurately gauge the […]

Japan nuclear reactor has fatally high radiation, no water

ShareThis Japan nuclear reactor has fatally high radiation, no water —Tuesday’s examination with an industrial endoscope detected radiation levels up to 10 times the fatal dose inside the chamber. 27 Mar 2012 One of Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and hardly any water to cool the No. 2 reactor, according […]

Fukushima reactor heats up again

ShareThis Fukushima reactor heats up again 13 Feb 2012 The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant has begun injecting more water into one of the reactors, after the core temperature rose above Japan’s safety limit. A gauge inside Fukushima’s reactor number two showed the temperature rising to 82 degrees Celsius over the weekend, its highest […]