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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, 2015
Japan Gov’t Expert: Nuclear fuel continued melting long after injecting sea water into Fukushima reactors — Extended release time caused ‘massive’ radioactive fallout — Reactor heat ‘surged’ when coolant was added — Officials admit just 3% of water pumped in made it to reactors (VIDEO)


January 30, 2015
TV: Only ‘some’ of Fukushima melted fuel is now solid — Nuclear Expert: Molten core ‘re-melts’, even with enough cooling water — Japan Engineer: “The Fukushima accident was the first of its kind” (VIDEO)


January 29, 2015
Fukushima floating wind group delays SeaAngel install to summer


January 28, 2015
Plant-based molecule may be key to cleanup of Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster


January 27, 2015
Mitsubishi Electric Completes 6MW Fukushima Solar Power Station


January 26, 2015
Fukushima Watch: Tepco Two Months Behind on Cleaning Tainted Water


January 25, 2015
Fukushima operator to miss deadline on decontaminating water


January 24, 2015
Study: Fukushima the most serious man made disaster in human history — Obesity rates now nearly double Japan average — Excessive weight gain after nuclear crisis “a marker of radiation brain damage”


January 23, 2015
Study: Fukushima plume spread worldwide, far exceeding the hundreds of miles mentioned previously — 100 Quadrillion becquerels of Cs-137 released tops Chernobyl — “Implicates radiological hazard at distances otherwise overlooked


January 22, 2015
TV: Gov’t approves plan to ‘drain’ Fukushima nuclear waste into ocean — Professor: Monitoring necessary to detect ‘worrisome signals’ — Expert: “It’s completely unsafe… impossible to remove 100s of radioactive materials” — 1,200 radionuclides, only 62 reduced — Fisherman: “We can’t trust Tepco” (VIDEO)


January 21, 2015
Fukushima Watch: Regulator Calls on Tepco to Discharge Tritium Water


January 20, 2015
Multiple deaths at Fukushima nuclear plants – Worker dies after plunging over 30 feet into water tank – Another killed from severe head injury after caught in equipment – Tepco warned last week about soaring number of worker injuries


January 19, 2015
TEPCO racing against time to process 280,000 tons of tainted water at Fukushima plant


January 18, 2015
U.S. nuclear cleanup specialist goes from Hanford to Fukushima


January 17, 2015
“Sea creatures sick, dying or disappearing at alarming rate all along Pacific coast… Some wonder if it’s fallout from Fukushima” — New York Times: “Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction” — Study: “We may be on precipice of major extinction event” in marine wildlife (VIDEO)


January 16, 2015
Fukushima released 13,000,000,000 times more neutrons than initially estimated — “Obvious implication for human health” — Gov’t: “Neutron radiation is the most severe and dangerous radiation” known to mankind; Can travel great distances


January 15, 2015
Huge radiation spike detected at Fukushima plant — Multiple records set near workers trying to stop nuclear waste flowing into ocean — Cesium up 7,500% this week


January 14, 2015
U.S. Robot to Tackle Toxic Water Leaks at Fukushima Atomic Plant


January 13, 2015
Engineer: Outright failures continue to plague Fukushima plant — “Public may think worst is over… Nothing could be further from the truth” — Japan TV: New method failing to stop flow of highly contaminated water — Experts: ‘Diluting’ radiation in ocean adds to danger; Spreading it out only makes health damages worse (VIDEO)


January 12, 2015
Fukushima evacuees pledge to rebuild communities on Coming-of-Age Day


January 11, 2015
Fukushima Radioactivity Monitoring in the North Pacific Ocean


January 10, 2015
South Korea To Review Fukushima Seafood Import Ban


January 9, 2015
TV: Record level of “flesh-eating bacteria” cases in Japan — Spike began around 2011 Fukushima disaster — Now at 400% normal rate — US Gov’t: Radiation from nuclear accident greatly reduces ability to fight this infection — Officials: We don’t know what’s triggering it; Seek immediate help if symptoms develop (PHOTOS & VIDEO)


January 8, 2015
Fukushima Daiichi Status Updates


January 7, 2015
Nine-year pressure buildup on plate unleashed deadly Fukushima tsunami


January 6, 2015
TV: Record level of “flesh-eating bacteria” cases in Japan — Spike began around 2011 Fukushima disaster — Now at 400% normal rate — US Gov’t: Radiation from nuclear accident greatly reduces ability to fight this infection — Officials: We don’t know what’s triggering it; Seek immediate help if symptoms develop (PHOTOS & VIDEO)


January 5, 2015
Fukushima Rice Tests ‘Radiation Free’ First Time Since Disaster


January 4, 2015
The Fourth Winter of Fukushima


January 3, 2015
Fukushima radiation in Canada—but not Alaska


January 2, 2015
Tracking the Fukushima radioactivity plume across the Pacific


January 1, 2015
VIDEO: Fukushima corium found in Pacific — Flowing into ocean after hydrogen dissolves nuclear fuel — Scientist: We’ve actually seen plutonium floating on surface; “We have no control over this accident… they’ve got leaks everywhere”

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