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"Pacific Ocean Now Dead From Fukushima Radiation"

While all we see in the media is news of war the Pacific Ocean is dying.

We need media coverage and a stop to the lying!

Props to those who care enough about our ecosystems and oceans to bring us the truth.

I will continue to pass on what I find as well.

Fukushima reactor 3 meltdown was worse than estimated: Tepco

BY KAZUAKI NAGATA

STAFF WRITER

AUG 6, 2014

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Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that its new estimate shows that all the fuel rods in reactor 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant apparently melted down and fell onto the bottom of the containment vessel.

In November 2011, the company had said it believed only about 63 percent of reactor 3′s fuel core had melted.

The utility updated its estimate as part of an effort to probe unclear points about the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 plant caused by a megaquake and monstrous tsunami in March 2011.

The revised estimate is based on the finding that an emergency cooling system, k…

Typhoon Halong Lashes West Coast "Unprecedented" Rains

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Red-level Weather Alert As Typhoon Halong Lashes Southern Japan

Hundreds of thousands of residents in southern Japan have been advised to leave as the typhoon with heavy showers batters the country’s southwest, from Kyushu to the Kii Peninsula on Saturday.

“We’re asking residents to stay on high alert over landslides and to evacuate as early as possible when advised by local officials,” Hiroshi Sasaki, the agency’s chief forecaster, told a news conference.

Evacuation orders have already been issued in Yamaguchi Prefecture, part of the Chugoku region, and Tokushima and Kochi on Shikoku, affecting some 2,700 residents from more than 1,300 households.

In Mie prefecture, in central Japan, some 300 kilometers west of Tokyo, the cities of Yokkaichi and Suzuka in northern Mie have issued evacuation instructions to some 512,000 residents, city officials and local media said.

“We are strongly urging our residents to evacuate, while we are hurriedly setting up temporary shelters across the…