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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


July 27, 2011 Day 140 of Disaster
Radioactive cesium found in compost in Akita

July 26, 2011 Day 139 of Disaster
Nuclear power to grow despite Fukushima, IAEA head says after meeting Kan
Japan to buy up and burn radiation-tainted beef

July 25, 2011 Day 138 of Disaster
IAEA chief confident progress being made at Fukushima plant
Fukushima mobilizes 3,900 to help decontaminate 'hot spots'

July 24, 2011 Day 137 of Disaster
IAEA seeks bigger crisis role in disasters like Fukushima accident

July 22, 2011 Day 135 of Disaster
Gov't names 4 more radiation 'hot spots' near Fukushima plant
No. of tainted cattle shipped around Japan nears 1,500

July 21, 2011 Day 134 of Disaster
Sorry, no new updates today.

July 20, 2011 Day 133 of Disaster
Efforts to stabilize nuclear crisis on track, say gov't, TEPCO

July 19, 2011 Day 132 of Disaster
Japan bans all cattle shipments from Fukushima over radiation fears

July 18, 2011 Day 131 of Disaster
Japan scrambles to protect damaged reactor from typhoon
1st phase of work to contain nuke crisis completed on time
Radiation concerns for Japan's beef supply intensify

July 17, 2011 Day 130 of Disaster
New nuclear regulatory body should be set up by next April: Hosono
Gov't to review Fukushima no-entry zone when cold shutdown realized
Nuclear reactor in Fukui Pref. halted over glitch

July 16, 2011 Day 129 of Disaster
Removing fuel from Fukushima Nos. 3, 4 reactors to be given priority
Nuclear crisis minister vows gov't will tackle radioactive waste issue

July 15, 2011 Day 128 of Disaster
Fukushima Prefecture vows to shift away from nuclear plants
Kan says nuclear phaseout plan 'personal'

July 13, 2011 Day 126 of Disaster
Japan's citizen scientists map radiation, DIY-style

July 12, 2011 Day 125 of Disaster
Japan PM Naoto Kan urges nuclear-free future
373 kg beef from Fukushima farm may have been consumed

July 12, 2011 Day 124 of Disaster
Radioactive cesium found in straw fed to cattle in Fukushima
Widening scandal at Japan's Kyushu nuclear firm

July 11, 2011 Day 123 of Disaster
TEPCO halts water decontamination system after chemical leakage
Dismantling Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to take several decades

July 8, 2011 Day 120 of Disaster
How First 24 Hours Shaped Japan's Nuclear Crisis
Can a Weakened Nuclear Industry Survive its Deadly Repeating History

July 5, 2011 Day 117 of Disaster
Fukushima to begin checking people for internal exposure next week
45% of kids in Fukushima survey had thyroid exposure to radiation

July 1, 2011 Day 113 of Disaster
Trace Amounts of Radioactive Materials Found in Fukushima's Children's Urine


June 2011 Updates

April 27 - May 31, 2011 Updates

April 18 - 26, 2011 Updates

April 10 - 17, 2011 Updates

April 2 - 9, 2011 Updates

March 27 - April 1, 2011 Updates

March 11 - 26, 2011 Updates