The temperature of the RPV at the Fukushima unit 2 reactor spiked to over 160 degrees today. This criticality event was initiated by a radiation spike to over 35 Sv/h on Dec. 27. Nuckelchen has posted a youtube video of steam and smoke being released from unit 2 on Dec. 30.
This criticality, which is still in progress and increasing in severity, has generated a radioactive plume which will add to the already unprecedented radioactive pollution of North America. The usual suspects in the Pacific Northwest and southern British Columbia will be the first to experience this Happy New Year present from Tepco. It will then move through the US and hit the east coast. Additionally, a low pressure area will move down the California coast Sunday through Tuesday, which will collect these radionuclides and deliver them in the form of rain, including northern Baja and Arizona.
These radiation releases will keep happening, seemingly endlessly, until the coriums are removed from under the nuclear reactors, and all nuclear fuel is removed from all reactors and spent fuel pools at Daiichi. There is no will or effort being made to undertake this huge task. The legacy of cancer, sickness of all kinds, genetic damage, autism, fungal contamination, and death in the near future has already grown to unimaginable proportions, and continues to increase every day.