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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 31, 2012
FOX News: “A Fukushima Fightback” — US Navy sailors say there was a conspiracy to withhold truth about radiation releases (AUDIO)

December 30, 2012
Former NRC Chairman in Fukushima: No excuse for any of us in nuclear arena to let this happen — I wish more people could come see it firsthand (VIDEO)

December 29, 2012
M5 hits Fukushima — Webcam shows intensity 4 quake rattling plant (VIDEO)

CNN: Major health issues in ill US Navy sailors who were exposed to Fukushima radiation -Attorney

December 28, 2012
Paper: Navy sailors have experienced “great physical pain” after Fukushima radiation exposure says lawsuit — “Therapies such as chelation and bone marrow transplants” required

December 27, 2012
Yomiuri: Alarming trend in Fukushima children — Parent’s radiation fears and stress from disaster blamed for spike in obesity rates

‘Impermeable wall’ between leaking Fukushima reactors and ocean yet to be built — Tepco still working on silt fence (PHOTO)

Tanks for holding radioactive Fukushima liquid are too fragile and flimsy — Breaking open much easier than expected

December 26, 2012
Navy rescue workers sue Japan over Fukushima cover-up — “Irreparable harm to life expectancy” — Gov’t and Tepco conspired

Kyodo: Radiation fears keep Fukushima kids inside — Filmmaker: Adults break down in tears when seeing children forced to play at indoor ‘smile parks’… “Suddenly, I was overcome with emotion and began to sob”

December 25, 2012
Report from Japan: Radioactive fallout around Fukushima incineration plant being hidden — “It’s very odd” (VIDEOS)

December 24, 2012
Tepco finds bent, damaged spent fuel assemblies in multiple fuel pools at Japan nuclear plant — Concern about prompt moderated criticality

Resident to Mayor on NHK: Fukushima plant spewed across Japan, don’t you dare make promises about safety — I don’t want to listen anymore, you’re wasting my time (VIDEO)

CNN: Experts call Japan cleanup effort meaningless — An endless task that’s simply spreading around radiation (VIDEO)

December 23, 2012
Fukushima Worker: Rats now being found in many places around plant — Concern about biting cables, tripping electrical systems, spreading high level contamination

Study: X-ray like images show radioactive contamination spread through leaves and grass collected from Fukushima to Tokyo (PHOTOS)

Gundersen: Damage to Fukushima Unit 3 fuel racks could be from prompt moderated criticality, not objects falling in pool — What does Tepco know that they haven’t yet shown photos of?

December 22, 2012
Mother: Child with severe nose bleeds, full body rash after playing in Fukushima contaminated water — So much blood, thought head was cut open — Fingers covered in open sore

Tepco: Fuel assemblies could be damaged from shock in Fukushima Unit 3 pool

December 21, 2012
Tepco admits link between death and Fukushima disaster for 1st time

December 20, 2012
Tepco concerned about liner of No. 3 Spent Fuel Pool at Fukushima plant? (PHOTOS)

Kyodo: Steel beam removed from Fukushima plant’s No. 3 pool after falling on fuel racks — Another steel beam found soon after (PHOTOS)

December 19, 2012
Report: Black substance with over 40,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium in Fukushim

December 18, 2012
Engineer: “Much more problem” — Destroyed Fukushima Unit 3 to never be reinforced over next 40 years (VIDEO)

Kaku: Fukushima reactors “a ticking time bomb” — “Catastrophe beyond comprehension” if major pipe break or quake (VIDEO)

Gundersen: Top of containment believed to have opened up after Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 exploded

December 17, 2012
NHK Fukushima Documentary: “It’s like being in jail” — “It’s like we did something wrong and got locked up” (VIDEO)

December 16, 2012
New Study: “Depopulation with Rapid Aging” after Fukushima Daiichi disaster

Jiji: Cover-up of true radiation levels Fukushima residents were exposed to? WHO accused of underestimating disaster’s impact on human health

December 15, 2012
Radiation levels rise for 5th month straight in Fukushima city (PHOTO)

December 14, 2012
BBC: “One of the most contaminated places on Earth” — Silence is deafening 10 miles from Fukushima plant — Nuclear power’s lie has been so tragically exposed

December 13, 2012
Asahi: Tepco can’t find where huge amount of highly radioactive water is leaking at Reactor No. 2 — ‘Fractures’ in containment vessel suspected

December 12, 2012
Fukushima Worker: Concrete reinforcement of Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 is terribly deteriorating… now in a “dangerous state” — Cooling system stopped working, men helicoptered in

December 11, 2012
Fukushima Evacuee: Many kids in region with symptoms of health damage — Abnormal changes began to occur on my son; Stomatitis, eczema, fever, epistaxis

Plant Chief: Fukushima 10 times worse than Chernobyl if containment vessel exploded

December 10, 2012
Journalist: Trouble reported at Fukushima Daiichi after M7.3 quake — Gov’t and Tepco officially saying ‘no problem

NYTimes: Bags of radioactive waste sitting along Fukushima coastline — “There isn’t going to be another tsunami” says worker

Fairewinds: Some reports of damage at Fukushima plant after quake, spent fuel pools seem to be intact

December 9, 2012
Asahi: Fukushima workers report exploitation — Told to be like kamikaze — Large numbers leaving — “I wonder if we can raise children”

Japan Times column on nuclear mutations: Professor seeing ‘increase in negative effects’ from Fukushima since last year — Report of insect with leg growing from head (PHOTO)

December 8, 2012
Report: M7.3 quake caused reaction inside Unit 1 at Fukushima Daiichi — Indications are that something corium related is going on

December 7, 2012
*News Alert* Kyodo: Japan gov’t thinks they can restart nuclear reactors in a few months

December 6, 2012
Fukushima 3/11 Fallout Figures Released: Over 4,000,000 Bq/m2 in major city — Contamination did NOT come from much talked about Iodine-131 or Cesium-137

December 5, 2012
Japan TV: More than 80% of homes are still contaminated with Fukushima fallout

Report: Research shows accelerated failure at Fukushima Daiichi

December 4, 2012
Kyodo: Concern about condition of Fukushima Unit 4 — Fuel rods may get dumped onto ground and burn up in quake — Tepco ‘hastening’ removal

Japan Newspaper: New 3/11 footage reveals “highly radioactive liquid” from Fukushima reactor leaked into sea (VIDEO)

December 3, 2012
UN official back from Fukushima exposes nuclear cover-up: “Large number of different cancers and other diseases” after Chernobyl not reported — Tells Japan to pay attention (AUDIO)

Gundersen: Fukushima contamination will be “redeposited onto the surface for 300 years” — “This is not a problem that goes away” (VIDEO)

December 2, 2012
TV: Fukushima ‘hotspots’ move to new areas, but still remain where they were — “With rain or wind, radioactive materials come always into city” (VIDEO)

Top 33 Headlines from the NRC’s Fukushima FOIA releases

December 1, 2012
WHO: Fukushima workers had radiation dose over 10 sieverts in their thyroids

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