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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


January 31, 2013
Asahi: Gangsters cashing in on Fukushima disaster — Involved in “disposal of waste”

January 30, 2013
Tepco working on pumping Fukushima groundwater into ocean — Drilling wells just outside reactor buildings (PHOTOS)

Jiji: “Severe labor shortages” for Fukushima decontamination — “Fears over radiation exposure”

January 29, 2013
Police arrest animal rescuers inside Fukushima evacuation zone — “They cannot be contacted and are being charged with crimes”

January 28, 2013
Fukushima workers drill new hole in Unit 2 torus — Tepco to check for melted nuclear fuel (PHOTO)


January 27, 2013
Video: 240,000 Bq/m2 detected on road 80 kilometers from Fukushima disaster

Feature documentary on Fukushima kids with newly discovered thyroid cysts and nodules

January 26, 2013
Former Prime Minister Kan: Evacuation after Fukushima could have reached 50 million people

January 25, 2013Prosecutors question ex-Tepco chairman over Fukushima — “Accused of being responsible for the injury from radiation exposure”

January 24, 2013
Asahi: New 3/11 footage shows “disaster loomed” at Fukushima Reactor No. 5

Yomiuri: ‘Nuclear reaction’ can be triggered when removing melted fuel from Fukushima plant

Fukushima Fish With 2,500 Times The Radiation Limit Found Two Years After Nuclear Disaster

January 23, 2013
Fukushima 7th Grader: “The people in the government know we are suffering and they don’t do anything” (VIDEO)

Wife of Fukushima Daiichi Worker: He said to evacuate on day of 3/11 and that the nuclear plant would melt down (VIDEO)

January 22, 2013
Doctor: Source of Fukushima leakage still not controlled — Reactor cores may be underneath containment (VIDEO)

January 21, 2013
Mayor from Fukushima hospitalized — Town office was 2 miles northwest of nuclear plant

Gov’t contacted to test radiation levels of Japanese boat found in Hawaii

January 20, 2013
Radio: “Continually, radioactive elements are being flushed into the Pacific” — “The Fukushima accident will never end, they have no idea how to clean it up” -Caldicott (AUDIO)

January 19, 2013
Fish with cesium near gov’t limit caught hundreds of miles from Fukushima

January 18, 2013
“Tip of the Iceberg”: Rampant violations during Fukushima decontamination — “Photos, videos show contractors lied” -Asahi

Video: “Going from bad to worse, day by day” at Fukushima plant — “The situation don’t improve at all”

January 17, 2013
Nature: People have ‘radiophobia’ if they believe food from Fukushima is not safe — “Japan kept people safe from the physical effects of radiation”

Expert to discuss radioactive material being emptied into ocean from Fukushima Daiichi -Caldicott (AUDIO)

NHK announcer sues after being fired for evacuating Japan because of Fukushima disaster

‘Neutron sources’ found 1 mile from Fukushima plant after 3/11 — “Some fuel may have been injected from that spent fuel pool”

Gundersen: “Discovery of neutron sources off site means Unit 3 fuel was broken by Unit 3 detonation” — “I said that 18 months ago, and it looks like the NRC agrees”

January 16, 2013
First layer for cover at Fukushima Unit 4 (PHOTO)

Tepco Official in US: “We are still seeing leakage” — Contaminated groundwater seeping into reactor areas

January 15, 2013
Teenagers working with Fukushima radioactive waste

Asahi: Almost entire city of 300,000 people has radiation levels high enough to get decontaminated by gov’t

January 14, 2013
Fukushima governor hopitalized — Bleeding from colon

January 13, 2013
Mainichi: Fukushima workers stood above highly radioactive rubble — “I had numbness in my toes for several months but I did not go to hospital”

Japanese Attorney: Information is being concealed — “5 people died of acute leukemia last year” in So-ma, 45km north of Fukushima Daiichi

Newly Fukushima Footage from 3/11: I can no longer force my employees to continue… many received ‘high doses’ of radiation -Plant Chief

January 12, 2013
‘Over 1,000,000 Bq/kg of cesium near Fukushima plant — 10 times higher than highest measurement in prior soil survey

NHK Fukushima Special: “We may not have much time left until the next catastrophe occurs” (VIDEO)

January 11, 2013
‘First Time’: Radioactive rice with more than double gov’t cesium limit found outside Fukushima Prefecture

January 10, 2013
Fukushima Officials ‘Outraged’: A grave problem — Workers dumped waste “because they removed more radioactive materials than expected” (PHOTOS)

Doctor in Fukushima: Many feel they’re being used as human guinea pigs

January 9, 2013
Attorney: U.S. Marine may join Fukushima lawsuit — Navy clients have bladder problems not normally seen in younger people

Navy sailor says clumps of hair fell out after Fukushima plume exposure — “A lot of us knew people were getting sick… bad headaches, some threw up a bit”

Cover for Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 — Tepco starts installing giant steel frame (PHOTOS)


January 8, 2013
‘Extremely Regrettable’: Fukushima workers report dumping radioactive waste from the beginning

Fukushima Daiichi Worker: I saw black smoke that came from Common Spent Fuel Pool’s chimney — I wonder if it was the smoke of boiler… it’s not fire (VIDEOS)

Jiji: Fukushima children recuperating at center in Okinawa

January 7, 2013
Report: Over 200,000 Bq/kg of radioactive cesium in dust from outside Fukushima Prefecture

Dr. Helen Caldicott ends weekly radio program — Working on Fukushima symposium (AUDIO)

NHK: Radiation levels increasing at Fukushima plant — “No solution to tainted water” — Hundreds of tons flowing into reactor buildings every day (VIDEO)

anuary 6, 2013
Mayor: I visited Fukushima last year and Unit 4 could collapse at any time — A certainty if another big quake strikes (VIDEO)

Mayor: “Particles were falling on us from the sky… radioactive dust” after Fukushima Unit 1 exploded — I’m not sure if this is related but I have a cyst in my thyroid (VIDEO)

A Nun’s Warning: “I just came back from Japan and Fukushima and I hear already many children start getting sick” (VIDEO)

January 5, 2013
Newspaper: Workers dumping radioactive waste from Fukushima into rivers (PHOTOS)

Fukushima Workers: We were told to only clean areas around radioactivity measurement sites — Radiation levels rise after ‘decontamination’

January 4, 2013
Analysis of how far corium penetrated underneath Fukushima reactor (IMAGES)

Gov’t Map: Fukushima fallout transported directly to U.S. — Canada, Mexico avoided much of contamination after 3/11 (VIDEO)

Study: Radioactive cesium in 25 of 26 food samples from Fukushima prefecture

New law to force stores to sell produce from Fukushima?

January 3, 2013
Fukushima 50 Worker: It was like a death mission — We were ordered to go back into the plant without any explanation (VIDEO)

January 2, 2013
BBC in Fukushima: “This place is really strange, on the surface it looks pretty normal, but then listen — Nothing” (AUDIO)

Japan PM Abe praises Fukushima nuclear work during visit

January 1, 2013
Gundersen: Integrity of concrete at Fukushima plant studied — Salt water making it easier for fuel pools to crack? (AUDIO)

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