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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


February 28, 2013
Report: Fukushima's radiation damaged more souls than bodies

Japan Scientists: Truly unusual deformities in Fukushima — Forests may be evolving into different ecosystems — “There’s been a sudden, large change”

Headline: “Rising doubts about Japan’s official radiation figures” — Large cities still exposed to high levels of radioactivity from Fukushima plant

Fukushima Photographer: “We have seen how it’s affecting children already, and no one knows exactly what’s going on” — We can only rely on nuclear experts in Germany, France, U.S.


February 27, 2013
Nuclear Engineer on New Footage: Little doubt that failed fuel exists in Fukushima Unit 3 pool — “Highly radioactive” (VIDEO)

Nuclear Engineer: Proof that fuel fragments were “sneezed” out of Unit 1 Fukushima Reactor and into Torus

February 26, 2013
Radioactive tuna from Fukushima? Scientists eat it up

Gundersen: Fukushima plume went down on ground, unlike Chernobyl — Due to ‘building wake effect’ — Radiation exposure going to be higher for people nearby (AUDIO)

Scientist discusses Fukushima disaster during highly informative 20-minute interview (VIDEO)

Nuclear Engineer on New Footage: Little doubt that failed fuel exists in Fukushima Unit 3 pool — “Highly radioactive” (VIDEO)


February 25, 2013
Guardian: Fukushima families on edge of meltdown — “Nobody trusts the government any more” — Officials “afraid of triggering an exodus”

Gundersen: We’re getting reports from Japan of deformed children, troubled pregnancies after Fukushima (AUDIO)

Corbett Report: Thyroid cancers skyrocketing right now in Fukushima — Guardian: “The issue is bound to escalate further” (VIDEO)

February 24, 2013
Gundersen soon after 3/11: Photo shows nuclear fuel is exposed to air at Fukushima Unit 4 fuel pool — Clean path for plutonium to escape offsite (VIDEO)

February 23, 2013
Japan TV: The Nuclear Waste Curse — Animation shows spent fuel rods being exposed in Fukushima pool (VIDEO)


February 22, 2013
Asahi: Location of Fukushima melted fuel unknown — Could be ‘scattered’ in piping, vessels — “We’ve yet to identify all hotspots” around plant

Reporter on Unit 4 Pool at Fukushima: Water was muddy and brown — Fuel inside not visible

New footage from Fukushima Unit 3 shows “large amounts of debris and sediment accumulating on fuel racks” (VIDEOS)

February 21, 2013
Academic Journal: Fukushima catastrophe becoming turning point in world history — “Its long-term impact and meaning are impossible to repress”

Tepco finds 920 millisieverts per hour in Fukushima Unit 1 torus room — Gundersen: “There are fuel fragments outside the containment”

February 20, 2013
Top Japan Official: Not appropriate to say Fukushima nuclear disaster is contained

February 19, 2013
ABC: Fukushima victims must repay money to Tepco (AUDIO)

Highest Yet: Cesium in fish off Chiba coast exceeds radiation limit for first time — 200 kilometers from Fukushima plant — Due east of Tokyo

February 18, 2013
American hailed as “Japan’s nuclear saviour”: Fukushima workers hope reactors can be made safe and start up again

February 17, 2013
Japan Times: Fallout from Fukushima causing problems 180 kilometers away — “It’s all become no good”… Contaminated wild vegetables, fish, wild game

February 16, 2013
“They Know All”: Over 5,000,000 Bq/m² of Cesium-137 in Fukushima City (VIDEO)

February 15, 2013
Report: Now over 44% of Fukushima children have thyroid abnormalities in latest tests

Huffington Post on NRC’s Fukushima Transcripts: Press releases in U.S. all said no danger from radioactive fallout — But transcripts tell another story

February 14, 2013
Watch: Japanese journalists reveal radiation cover-up after Fukushima (VIDEO)

More ‘Photoshop’ at Fukushima? Tepco finishes soundness inspection of Unit 4 (PHOTOS)

February 13, 2013
Video: Fukushima child has radioactivity of 6,000 disintegrations per second inside body

February 12, 2013
Fukushima Worker: They are wearing tungsten vests when outside Reactor 3

Sharp increase in Fukushima doctors who don’t feel well physically since 3/11 — More than 3 times as many now say their health condition is not good

February 11, 2013
TV: Officials outside Fukushima told not to accept voluntary evacuees from Fukushima? “Oh, finally, they confessed and gone this far” (VIDEO)

Navy Sailors After Fukushima: They’ve got leukemia, testicular cancer, growths… They’ve had surgery to remove brain lesions and lost sight in eye (VIDEO)

Living 7 Miles from Fukushima Daiichi: “It’s like we are on a honeymoon”


February 10, 2013
U.S. Serviceman after Fukushima: “Radiation that high becomes its own source of power… It will actually feed, it will grow” — 60,000cpm helicopter part, “The nuclear guys just kind of went nuts” (VIDEO)

Footage of large piece of debris dropping into Fukushima Unit 3 fuel pool during snowstorm (VIDEO)

February 9, 2013
M5.4 near Fukushima — Webcam shows quake hitting nuclear plant (VIDEO)

NHK: Residents from outside Fukushima to sue gov’t over radioactive contamination — Compensation for health concerns (VIDEO)

February 8, 2013
Asahi: Tepco to check for “smashed fuel rods” after large piece of debris fell at Fukushima Unit 3 pool

Jazz Musician from Fukushima: “It’s like a different world”

February 7, 2013
Study: Radioactive silver found inside all 47 cows tested from Fukushima evacuation zone

Photos: ‘Protection’ to be installed over No. 3 fuel pool at Fukushima — Concern over more debris falling in

February 6, 2013
CNN – American at Fukushima Daiichi: “It was fantastic… I was amazed”

February 5, 2013
NHK: Fukushima spent fuel to go in “pool built above ground” (PHOTO)

Japanese Judge: Already signs of major health hazard in Fukushima — Kids may end up like those around Chernobyl — Urgent need for evacuation (VIDEO)

February 4, 2013
French Nuclear Experts: Did corium pierce steel liners of Fukushima reactors? How deep did it erode concrete? (VIDEO)

Video: If TV tried to show situation in Fukushima it may confuse everything in Japan — “It would be difficult”

New Fukushima Documentary: “We’ve been deceived… We’ve been betrayed” (VIDEO)

February 3, 2013
Fukushima Video: “Our hometown became Chernobyl” — Nuke worker: “I’ve finally understood you… Mom, you’re right! Tepco got to hell!”

Asahi: Chilling warning seen in newly released Fukushima images — Shows ‘highly radioactive debris’ near Reactor 1 marked “Danger!” (PHOTOS)

February 2, 2013
Over 150 U.S. service members say Fukushima radiation has triggered medical issues — Now Defense Department abandons medical registry, leaving them on own

February 1, 2013
Japan Experts: Fukushima Unit 4 is the immediate crisis… entire world is concerned — No good solution for speeding up fuel removal

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