By Miriam Raftery
May 11, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Several of our readers have asked for updates on the crisis at the Fukushima, Japan nuclear reactors. I expected that since the story seems to have fallen off the radar of most major media, the situation might have stabilized.
The truth is quite the opposite. The best site I found with reliable updates is Energy News, a site dedicated to reporting the Fukushima crisis with links to top news stories and videos from reputable news agencies worldwide. High radiation levels have been found consistently outside the official exclusion zone. Yesterday’s headlines alone make clear that a resolution is nowhere in site:
• Fukushima collapse looms? Fukushima No. 4 leaning (Russian Times)
• Highest yet: Iodine-131 in No. 3 spent fuel pool at over 1,000,000 times normal – “Generated during nuclear fission” (NHK)
• Dutch authorities seize 5 containers after hazardous radiation exceeded permissible levels (Kyodo)
• TEPCO: Reactor No. 3 Temperature rising: pumping water to cool reactor may be insufficient (NHK)
These stories and more at http://enenews.com/