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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


April 30, 2013
NPR: There’s been a melt-through, there’s cracks… Fukushima reactors not likely to stop leaking into ocean anytime soon — Levels in fish still as high as 2 years ago (AUDIO)

NYTimes: Alarming reality at Fukushima Daiichi — Plant faced with new crisis — “Tepco is clearly just hanging on day by day”


April 29, 2013
Shock: Fukushima evacuee housing compared to World War II internment camps for Japanese America


April 28, 2013
Highest fallout levels in Tokyo since soon after Fukushima crisis began

Video: Situation in Fukushima is beyond imagination — Many young and old people dead from heart attacks — Young woman died of leukemia

April 27, 2013
'Great wall of Fukushima’ to be built underground? — Structure around reactors proposed

April 26, 2013
“Gross containment failure” of Fukushima reactors — Now we are seeing plutonium far from plant

April 25, 2013
CNN shows diagram of nuclear material leaking from Fukushima reactor — “Tepco always says it’s alright… it always turns out they’re not telling the truth” (VIDEO)

Gov’t: Vegetables from inside Fukushima ‘no-go zone’ now ok to ship to stores — Farms preparing crops

April 24, 2013
Study: Fukushima fallout spiked year after 3/11

April 23, 2013
Dead rodents halt Fukushima cooling system for 3rd time in recent weeks — “Three times is a trend, friends” (PHOTO)


April 22, 2013
Fukushima Cleanup: IAEA Says Japan Nuclear Cleanup May Take More Than 40 Years

Tepco stopped coolant system of SFP reactor2 for finding TWO rats in power transformer

Fukushima two years later

April 21, 2013
One of the Most Contaminated Villages in #Fukushima Lures Children Back with $100 Book Coupons

April 20, 2013
Asahi: Gov’t had plan to inject cement into Fukushima reactors using pipes a mile away


April 19, 2013
Wired: ‘Healthy debate’ about location of Fukushima corium — Lava can melt a foot of concrete per hour — Cooling with water may not stop corium flow

April 18, 2013
IAEA Team Probes Fukushima's Radioactive Water


April 17, 2013
Bloomberg: Increasing risk that Fukushima radioactive waste being dumped into Pacific Ocean

April 16, 2013
NYTimes: New Leak Found at Fukushima Nuclear Plant


April 15, 2013
Plutonium-238 from Fukushima plant detected for first time offshore — Tepco reveals data 9 months later

April 14, 2013
M5 jolts Fukushima — Day after powerful Intensity 6- quake hit Japan — No confirmed damage so far at nuclear plant

April 13, 2013
Report: All 7 Fukushima in-ground storage ponds leaking radioactive water

April 12, 2013
New highly radioactive leak from pipe at Fukushima plant — Expert: Nuclear material may be flowing from “damaged pipes or drains” into Pacific

April 11, 2013
NYTimes: Fukushima plant unstable says official, concern another accident can’t be prevented — “Vulnerable… Very dangerous”

Video: Catastrophic disaster to happen in front of our eyes after Fukushima — How can gov’t stand by and do nothing? Must evacuate all children (VIDEO)


April 10, 2013
‘Tremendous Worry’: Emergency operation halted at Fukushima plant — Contaminated water from leaking tank put into another leaking tank

Tepco: “Losing faith” in leaking Fukushima tanks — But we don’t have anywhere else to put the radioactive water


April 9, 2013
Asahi: ALL radioactive water storage tanks at Fukushima Daiichi leaking? “We are giving priority to the No. 2 tank, whose conditions are worse”


April 8, 2013
NYT: New leak at Fukushima Daiichi — Tepco accused of cover-up

“Radiation epidemic” killing So. California sea lions? Gov’t experts now checking animals for contamination from Fukushima Daiichi

Tepco: Immediate environmental concern due to radioactive leak at Fukushima plant — ‘Rupture’ allowed contamination to escape — May already be in groundwater

April 7, 2013
Kyodo: Radioactive leak is up to 120 tons from Fukushima Daiichi tank (VIDEO)

April 6, 2013
Tepco has emergency press conference about new highly radioactive leak at Fukushima Daiichi

April 5, 2013
Video: Strangeness happened to me after Fukushima explosion — Radioactive man’s body still 300% over background levels

Cooling system restored at tsunami-damaged Japanese nuclear plant after failure

April 4, 2013
Alarm triggered at Fukushima Daiichi — Workers ordered to put on full face masks


April 3, 2013
Tecpo shows groundwater flowing from Fukushima reactors into ocean

April 2, 2013
Gundersen: Death toll from Fukushima disaster to be 1,000 times IAEA estimate (AUDIO)

April 1, 2013
Map: Species of sea snail now entirely extinct in large area around Fukushima nuclear plan

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