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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


December 30, 2011
Gov't wants to buy abandoned Fukushima land to store radioactive waste

December 29, 2011
UN Agency: Reactor 3 exploded a second time 24 hours later...

Fukushima governor strongly demands Tepco decommission and dismantle all 10 nuclear reactors

December 28, 2011
Japan Times: China Syndrone was near at Reactor No. 2, believed Fukushima boss Yoshida

Prime Minister Kan: If Fukushima reactors melted down, its severity "would far exceed that of the Chernobyl accident

No-man's land attests to Japan's nuclear nightmare

December 27, 2011
Top Japan Official: Very strong possibility there is nuclear fuel outside containment vessel

Japan's response to disaster confused, full of errors, report says

December 23, 2011
NRC official tells Japan: We don't understand what's going on in Fukushima reactors

December 22, 2011
Gunderson: Government dumping radioactive material into Tokoyo Bay- contaminated seaweed found in area

Nuclear Expert: one million cancers from Fukushima in Japan over next 20 years

Chernobyl Consultant: Fukushima decommisioning more complex since more melted fuel- level of decastation remains unknown

December 21, 2011
Kyodo: Ceiling at Japan reactor catches fire-just 100km from Fukushima

Government to check Fukushima kids for congential abnormalities linked to radiation-"Rising public concern" about contamination

December 20, 2011
Nuclear Expert: "Unit 4 is looking more and more like the leaning tower of Pisa right now"

December 19, 2011
NRC says reactor # 2 "burned continuously for several days" after meltdown- Hydrogen "ignited"

Hatoyama calls for Fukushima nuclear plant to be nationalized

Japan's media dismiss Noda's cold shutdown declaration


December 15, 2011
Japan to declare Fukushima nuclear plant in stable condition

December 14, 2011

TEPCO must get fisherman's OK before dumping radioactive water into sea: Edano

Google street view explores Japan disaster zone

December 12, 2011

After Fukushima, the nuclear industry wonders what's next

Radioactive water leaks inside Genkai nuclear plant

Ex-chief of Fukushima nuclear plant has cancer: TEPCO

December 9, 2011

U.S. official: Fukushima fuel worries were justified

TEPCO considers dumping more tainted water into sea

Japan Fukushima Plant Stable By Year's End, Says PM


December 8, 2011

Nuclear reactor in Fukui to be shut down due to cooling valve glitch


December 7, 2011

Nuclear Expert: Tepco is admitting they are very close to
China Syndrome at Fukushima, where melted fuel penetrates Earth

SMH: Too late to flee Fukushima fallout? Refugees discuss bizarre
rashes- doctor talks of purple spots, concerned about Tokyo Radiation


December 6, 2011
Radiation traces found in Japanese baby formula

December 5, 2011
TEPCO reveals new contaminated water leak at Fukushima plant

Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant

Workers at Fukushima nuclear plant recall desperation

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant:
Highly Radioactive Water Leaks From Crippled Japanese Facility

December 2, 2011
JapanToday's Quote of the Day

December 1, 2011
Fukushima governor wants all 10 nuclear reactors in prefecture scrapped

Study shows deeper meltdown than thought at Fukushima nuclear reactor

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