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March 21, 2011

The nuclear power plants in Japan after the March 11 , 2011 earthquakes could become a major nuclear disaster.
Keep watching this page for updates and insights by Raymond Rouse on the issues from a nuke scientist's point of view.

Continuing Updates:

IAEA Status of Fukushima

INES Leaflet on Nuclear Accidents

Continuing Updates on Earthquakes around the world


May 31, 2011- Day 82 of Disaster
Oil Leaking into Sea Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant
Japan Pensioners Volunteer to Tackle Nuclear Crisis
Ibaraki Pref to Check Radiation Levels at 17 Beaches

May 30, 2011- Day 81 of Disaster
Excess Radiation for Two Fukushima Workers?
TEPCO Believes Stabilizing Reactors by Year -End Impossible

May 29, 2011- Day 80 of Disaster
Most Radiation Monitors Temporarily Broke in disaster-Hit Areas

May 28, 2011- Day 79 of Disaster
Fukushima's No. 5 Nuclear Reactor Cooling Facility Stops
Crippled Nuclear Plant not Prepared for Heavy Rain, Wind

May 27, 2011- Day 78 of Disaster
Fukushima Nuclear Plant's Tsunami Plan A Single Page
Kaieda to Check Cause of TEPCO's "False" Report on Water Injection
Judging Government Steps Inadequate, Schools Take Action Against Radiation
UN Nuke Team Inspects Crisis-Hit Japanese Plant

May 26, 2011- Day 77 of Disaster
Gov't displeased with TEPCO's flip-flop on seawater injection
TEPCO says contaminated water may be leaking at Fukushima plant
Greenpeace: Japan nuclear plant radiation accumulating in marine life

May 25, 2011 - Day 76 of Disaster
IAEA begins probe into Japan nuclear emergency
More Melted Fuel At Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant Uncovered During UN Probe
Agency stops giving projections of radioactive substance spread
Holes feared in two Japan nuclear reactors

May 24, 2011 - Day 75 of Disaster
U.N. Team to probe crippled Japanese nuke plant
Fuel rods may have melted in more Japanese reactors, company says
Kan denies ordering TEPCO to stop seawater injection at reactor
Plant's Nos. 1, 2, 3 reactors all suffered meltdown: TEPCO

May 23, 2011 - Day 74 of Disaster
Tainted water storage soon to reach capacity at Fukushima plant
IAEA experts arrive in Japan to probe nuclear crisis
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant - Photos

May 22, 2011 Day - 73 of Disaster
TEPCO to fully restart damaged Hirono thermal plant by end of August
Total 250 tons of radioactive water leaked into sea early May: TEPCO

May 21, 2011 Day - 72 of Disaster
Workers at Fukushima plant measure water leaking at No. 1 reactor
Megafloat arrives at Fukushima plant to store contaminated water

May 20, 2011 Day - 71 of Disaster
Report: President of Japan's Troubled TEPCO Resigning
Government Crisis Center Kept in Dark Over Data on Radiation Dispersal: Edano

May 19, 2011 Day - 70 of Disaster
Japanís Fukushima Reactor May Have Leaked Radiation Before Tsunami Struck
Venting failed twice at Fukushima plant, possibly damaging reactor: TEPCO
Small amounts of radioactive substances found in breast milk of 7 women
Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Problem Explained (CNN)- Video
TEPCO Releases Photos of Tsunami Waters Around its Plant
Fukushima: Are Faulty Vents a Global Danger?
Workers Enter No. 3 Reactor at Fukushima

May 18, 2011 - Day 69 of Disaster
Workers enter No. 2 reactor building at Fukushima plant
Japan's nuke regulators need more independence
Fukushima reactors will be stable by January, operator insists
Video - Fresh Footage inside Fukushima

May 17, 2011 - Day 68 of Disaster
U.S. says it is safe to travel through 80-km evacuation zone near nuclear plant
Company sticks with plan to end Japan nuclear crisis in nine months
Edano caught off guard by new pre-tsunami nuclear plant info
Meltdown may have occurred also at Nos. 2, 3 reactors

May 16, 2011 - Day 67 of Disaster
TEPCO admits nuclear meltdown occurred at Fukushima reactor 16 hours after quake
TEPCO to start removing tainted water at No. 3 reactor on Tuesday
Japan, in IAEA report, says its nuclear crisis action appropriate
TEPCO's timetable for stabilizing crisis remains intact: Kan
Japan evacuates residents beyond Fukushima no-go zone

May 13, 2011 - Day 64 of Disaster
Japan's Government Approves Tepco Compensation Scheme

May 12, 2011 - Day 63 of Disaster
Nuclear fuel at Fukushima No. 1 reactor melted after full exposure
Low reactor water level may have caused fuel rods to melt
Edano apologizes over new radioactive water leak into sea
Fukushima reactor water leak risks delaying crisis plan

May 11, 2011 - Day 62 of Disaster
Japan nuclear crisis under review at 2-month mark
Inside evacuation 'ghost town' -Video

May 10, 2011 - Day 61 of Disaster
Monitoring of Radiation Concentrations in Nearby Sea of Fukushima Daiichi NPS
Information on Status of Nuclear Power Plants in Fukushima
Workers Survey Fukushima Daiichi Reactor Building To Prepare For Repair Work
Japan passes budget for emergency earthquake relief
Evacuees return home for 2 hours within no-go zone
Japan 'to review energy policy' over nuclear crisis
Japanís Nuclear Future in the Balance

May 9, 2011 - Day 60 of Disaster
Radiation level in No. 1 reactor building up to 700 millisieverts
Fukushima workers enter nuclear reactor building
Japan's nuclear reactor: radioactive leaks

May 6, 2011 - Day 57 of Disaster
TEPCO Starts Filling No. 1 Reactor with Water for Cooling System

May 5, 2011 - Day 56 of Disaster
Workers Enter Japan Nuclear Reactor Building
Work for Full Restoration of Reactor Cooling System to Start Sunday

May 4, 2011 - Day 55 of Disaster
Fukushima Nuclear Power Station Photos
Japan Nuclear Plant Workers Set Up Fans to Cut Radiation, Repair
Japan, China & South Korea Discuss Impact of Nuclear Disaster

May 3, 2011 - Day 54 of Disaster
Work Starts To Install Air Filter To Reduce Radiation At Nuclear Plant

May 2, 2011 - Day 53 of Disaster
Post-tsunami reconstruction panel members inspect Fukushima
U.S. military ends Operation Tomodachi quake relief operation
Another female worker at plant exposed to radiation above limit

April 29, 2011 - Day 50 of Disaster
Marine Nuclear Response Team Wraps up Support
Japan to Launch Nuclear Accident Investigation Panel in Mid-May
IAEA: Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log

April 28, 2011 - Day 49 of Disaster
Increased Water Injection into No. 1 Reactor Yields Positive Signs
Fukushima City Removing School's Topsoil

April 27, 2011 - Day 48 of Disaster
Stagnant water, debris, aftershocks mar nuclear crisis road map
Big tank may be put under nuclear plant to store tainted water



April 18 - 26, 2011 Updates

April 10 - 17, 2011 Updates

April 2 - 9, 2011 Updates

March 27 - April 1, 2011 Updates

March 11 - 26, 2011 Updates