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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


March 31, 2015
AP: Melted fuel may have “dropped even beyond” the bottom of Fukushima plant — ‘China Syndrome’ predicted by US gov’t analysis — IAEA Expert: Pools of corium beneath reactors are up to 2 stories high (VIDEO)


March 30, 2015
COMMENTARY: Fukushima Laments Fading Memories of Nuclear Disaster


March 29, 2015
Times: 200-year wait faced at Fukushima — Plant Chief: “No idea” how to decommission reactors… “the technology does not exist”; “No viable method” to deal with melted fuel; “So many uncertainties… we don’t have accurate information” — Engineers declared problems ‘insurmountable’


March 28, 2015
Gov’t Report: Plutonium at 1,000,000 Bq/m3 was detected in ocean off Fukushima — “Contaminated waters will be transported rapidly to east” across Pacific — This is “the most important direct liquid release of artificial radioactivity into sea ever known” — Scientists: “Remember, its not just cesium that’s released”


March 27, 2015
Taiwan: 283 Mislabeled Japanese Food Products Originated Near Fukushima


March 26, 2015
Expert: Plutonium-241 from Fukushima nearly 70,000 times more than atomic bomb fallout in Japan — Gov’t Labs: Large areas of oceans contaminated by plutonium from events such as Fukushima; Build-up in biosphere expected; Considerable hazard to humans — Officials: Molten fuel now ‘particle-like’, contains ‘special’ nuclear materials


March 25, 2015
Report: Over 30 million permanently affected by Fukushima radiation; Number of people exposed triples Chernobyl — Japan Professor: 14,000 sq. kilometers heavily contaminated; Millions including kids and infants are exposed everyday after being abandoned by gov’t, it is very bizarre (AUDIO)


March 24, 2015
Gov’t model shows Fukushima radioactive gas near Tokyo skyrocketed to 10,000,000,000 times normal levels soon after 3/11 – “Very high concentrations” recorded at all monitoring posts in northern hemisphere (VIDEO)


March 23, 2015
New images show all melted fuel is “gone” from Fukushima reactor — Experts: Molten core may have reached outer environment, can’t tell if fuel is still contained — Official: “We presume fuel still in containment vessel… but we need to check one day” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)


March 12, 2015
TV: Officials lying, many more kids getting cancer after Fukushima — Report: 1,200+ deaths from “illness caused by prolonged exposure” — Mom: “I’m really worried… children not the same… sick… nosebleeds, rashes.. white blood cells decreased” — Radiation by school 100 times normal (VIDEO)


March 11, 2015
Japan's Fukushima cleanup 4 years on


March 10, 2015
Video: Fukushima had “meltdown, melt-through, and melt-out within a few days of quake” — US Gov’t: Analysis shows containment vessel failed after fuel “melted through” barrier — Experts: Corium may have melted out into reactor building, prepare for radiation levels over 200,000,000 microsieverts per hour (VIDEO)


March 9, 2015
German protesters call for end to nuclear power as they remember Fukushima


March 8, 2015
Labor of love left to wither and die in Fukushima


March 7, 2015
UCLA Researchers: Fukushima “not only affecting that local area, but also worldwide” — Gov’t Expert: “Immediately the Iodine-131 plume moved eastward reaching US West Coast [then] covering entire northern hemisphere… Significant concern on the safety of the population and environment worldwide” (VIDEO)


March 6, 2015
Colorado State to team up with Japan to study Fukushima nuclear accident


March 5, 2015
4 Years After: 71% of Residents Dissatisfied With Work at Fukushima Nuclear Plant


March 4, 2015
Report: Fukushima fallout detected in U.S. fish — Dose equal to samples caught 100 miles from plant — Persistently high levels detected in marine life offshore “not anticipated… orders of magnitude” more than expected — “Measurements needed… along predicted plume trajectory”


March 3, 2015
Prince William visits tsunami-hit Fukushima during Japan tour

March 2, 2015
Fukushima Accident Updates (Blog)

March 1, 2015
Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Spikes 7,000% as Contaminated Water Pours into the Ocean

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