As of now the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log is still in abeyance, having come to a screeching halt on June 2nd just a few days before it became obvious that the prior updates constituted nothing more than a lame coverup of a dire situation all the insiders were privy to within hours of 3/11. Meanwhile there appears to be a near-embargo by the MSM on any new developments affecting the situation at the crippled nuclear power plant, such as the powerful earthquake that struck the area a few hours ago.
Irish Times (8/19 ’11): “Strong quake hits northern Japan”
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted northeastern Japan off Fukushima prefecture today, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, although no damage was reported and a tsunami advisory for the area was lifted after no waves were sighted.
Back a couple of months ago bloggers monitoring a web cam were speculating that Four Sierra Papa, the chock full storage pool at building #4, had developed a lean. Meanwhile short cryptic official statements mentioned ongoing work to shore up the pool. Did they succeed?
Now I’m just guessing, but if I understand the situation correctly we’ve got a high heavy structure periodically getting shaken pretty hard, the collapse of which would constitute a “get out of Dodge” moment for a pretty substantial radius due to the large number of rods involved. You’d think there would be at least a few real reporters left out there asking hard questions about this.