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FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER

Updated April 11, 2011

 

 

"Preventing the Next Nuclear Meltdown; The Lessons of the Fukushima Disaster for U.S. Nuclear Policy" by Victor Gilinsky, Foreign Affairs - March 21, 2011

Timeline of the Fukushima nuclear accidents - Wikipedia

 

GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY INFORMATION

Japanese Nuclear Emergency: EPA's Radiation Monitoring - United States Environmental Protection Agency (including real-time monitoring data)

Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

NRC Actions on Japanís Emergency - UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

Information updates on Fukushima Nuclear Power Station - JAIF (Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc.)

Transcript - Testimony of GREGORY B. JACZKO, CHAIRMAN, U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy on the situation in Japan - THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 (PDF 228 KB, 38 pages)

NRC INFORMATION NOTICE 2011-05: TOHOKU-TAIHEIYOU-OKI EARTHQUAKE EFFECTS ON JAPANESE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS - UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION - March 18, 2011 (PDF 115 KB, 6 pages)

INES - The International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale - Userís Manual 2008 Edition - International Atomic Energy Agency and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/Nuclear Energy Agency (PDF 5,589 KB, 218 pages)

 

VIDEO

Former CEQ Chairman Frampton says Japanese disaster worse than Three Mile Island - E&ETV - March 17, 2011

Michio Kaku: "Like squirt guns against a forest fire" - msnbc.com - March 17, 2011

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 reactor explosion

Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 reactor explosion

 

NEWS STORIES

"Gov't orders 4 prefectures to suspend some food shipments" - Kyodo News - March 22, 2011

"Work to restore power delayed as smoke seen at Fukushima reactors" - Kyodo News - March 22, 2011

"Japan urged to halt sale of food from areas around plant" by Frank Jordans, Associated Press - March 22, 2011

"NRG, eyeing Japan, first to slow US nuclear plant work" by Eileen O'Grady, Reuters - March 21, 2011

"Special Report: Fuel storage, safety issues vexed Japan plant" by Kevin Krolicki and Ross Kerber, Reuters - March 21, 2011

"With Nuclear Power, 'No Acts of God Can Be Permitted'" by Amory Lovins, Huffington Post - March 18, 2011

"Uranium backlash puts big miners on notice" by John Beveridge, Herald Sun (Australia) - March 18, 2011

"Japan crisis: Germany to speed up nuclear energy exit" - BBC - March 17, 2011

"Japan nuclear accident poses crisis for worker safety" by Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times - March 17, 2011

"Japan Nuclear Disaster Caps Decades of Faked Reports, Accidents" by Jason Clenfield, Bloomberg Businessweek - March 17, 2011

"Uranium shares floored by Japan, China one-two punch" - Reuters - March 17, 2011

"1979 all over again?" by Robin Bromby, miningnews.net - March 17, 2011

"URANIUM: Will plunging prices dent miners' plans for U.S. expansion?" by Manuel Quinones, E&E Greenwire - March 17, 2011 (PDF 24 KB, 3 pages)

"Bungling, cover-ups define Japanese nuclear power" By YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press - March 17, 2011

"A look at Japanese nuclear power industry's litany of accidents, bungling, and coverups" - Associated Press - March 17, 2011

"Japanese power companies hid nuclear safety problems: WikiLeaks" by Tom Miles, Reuters - March 17, 2011

"Japan suspends work at stricken nuclear plant" by ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA, Associated Press - March 16, 2011

"Fukushima workers evacuate after radiation spikes" by Justin McCurry, Guardian - March 16, 2011

"IAEA: Japan reactor building fire seen for 30 minutes" - Reuters - March 16, 2011

"Emergency cooling effort failing at Japanese reactor, deepening crisis" by Hiroko Tabuchi, Keith Bradsher, and Matt Wald, NYT News Service - March 15, 2011

"Shock and Sadness" - Ux Weekly, uxc.com - March 14, 2011 (PDF 207 KB, 12 pages)

"Japan crisis: third explosion raises spectre of nuclear nightmare" by Gordon Rayner and Martin Evans, The Telegraph - March 14, 2011

"2nd explosion rocks stricken Japan nuclear plant, wounding 6 amid deepening crisis" by Eric Talmadge and Shino Yuasa, Washington Post - March 14, 2011