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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


August 31, 2011
Greenpeace seeks nuclear action from Noda
JYJ donates 1000 radiation detectors to victims of the Japan earthquake
Japanese farmer refuses to leave nuclear no-man's land
NUKALERT 24/7 Radiation Monitor and Alarm

August 30, 2011
Disaster in Japan

Scott Pelley reports on the American team working to avert nuclear disaster in Japan after the tsunami crippled atomic power plants
Dateline gets an insider's view of life after Japan's nuclear disasters
Rice shipped from Fukushima Prefecture
My debate on nuclear power with Masayoshi Son
By Yoshito Hori (Japan Today)

August 29, 2011
Group urges Japan to delay school near crippled nuclear plant

August 28, 2011
Kurion says Fukushima plant contaminated water cesium levels reduced by more than 40%

August 27, 2011
Residents make brief return home to radiation no-go zone in Fukushima
Japan cuts radiation exposure limits for children

August 26, 2011
Japan lifts ban on beef from Iwate, Fukushima and Tochigi
Fukushima cesium leaks 'equal 168 Hiroshima bombs,' says report
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review
Japan aims to halve radiation in affected areas in 2 yrs

August 25, 2011
Beef containing radioactive cesium served to elementary school children in Kanagawa
TEPCO knew of tsunami threat: nuclear agency
Radioactive decontamination task force launched in Fukushima
Japanese Government Reduces Radiation Release Estimate
JAIF Update & Environmental Report

August 23, 2011
Earthquake Report-JAIF
Status of countermeasures for restoring from the accident at Fukushima Daiich Unit 1 through 4, as of August 23, 2011

August 22, 2011
Gov't may buy land within 20-km radiation no-go zone
City in Fukushima declares August Decontamination Month
Areas Near Japan Nuke Plant to Remain Off-Limits

August 19, 2011
M6.8 quake jolts Fukushima, Miyagi prefectures
Maher says 'nobody' in Japan gov't was in charge early in nuclear crisis
Fukuichi Live camera (Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station)
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review
JAIF Report

August 18, 2011
Reporting from the grounds of Fukushima Daiichi Nucelar Power Station
Gov't, TEPCO reiterate goal to bring Fukushima plant under control by January
For Fukushima families, a brief respite from nuclear nightmare

August 17, 2011
Ion System achieving water cleanup goals at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant
First Japan Reactor Set for Full Restart Since Fukushima Disaster

August 16, 2011
Radiation from Fukushima plant spiked on U.S. west coast in March

August 15, 2011
Japan Shakes up Nuclear Agencies
Japan Cabinet OKs new nuclear safety agency
Mushrooms join growing list of radioactive threats to Japan's food chain

August 12, 2011
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review
GIant Tent to go up Over Japan Nuclear Reactor
New nuclear safety agency to be set up under Environment Ministry

August 11, 2011
TEPCO says it has lost contact with 143 nuclear plant workers
Gov't to lift some evacuation advisories around nuclear plant

August 10, 2011
Japan ignored own radiation forecasts from very beginning
U.N. chief asks Japan for frank input at nuclear safety summit

August 9, 2011
Japan Held Nuclear Data, Leaving Evacuees in Peril
UN Chief Asks Japan for Frank Input at Nuclear Safety Summit
TEPCO Reports Y571.8 Billion Loss
Japan Eases Curbs on Evacuation Zone

August 8, 2011
Parents live with radiation fear in shadow of Fukushima nuclear plant
U.N. chief tells Fukushima radiation evacuees 'to hang in there'
TEPCO struggling to stabilize plant despite progress reports

August 7, 2011
U.N. chief arrives in Japan as nuclear crisis simmers

August 6, 2011
Japan to continue nuclear plant exports

August 4, 2011
Gov't fires 3 senior nuclear policy officials

August 3, 2011
Japan passes law to create entity to pay damages to nuclear victims
TEPCO seals off area of nuclear plant with high radiation level

August 2, 2011
Death in seconds: Radiation pockets found at Fukushima plant
Japan extends beef ban to cattle from Iwate over contamination fears
Gov't to test rice crop in 19 prefectures for contamination

August 1, 2011 Day 144 of Disaster
Nuclear safety agency under fire over fake questions
7 injured as M6.4 quake shakes Fukushima


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