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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


May 31, 2012
Japan Times: Lead investigator says Tepco internal documents may be seized

CNN: Clearly the radiation has not dissipated — Cesium in seafood off California ‘raises a lot of alarm bells’ (VIDEO)

May 30, 2012
Tepco Email: Possible re-criticality in Reactor No. 2

30-minute Broadcast on Fukushima: “If anything happens, this is not just about the end of Japan, probably start of the end of the world” (VIDEO)

May 29, 2012
ABC News: Fukushima may show up in your next plate of sushi — “The finding should be reassuring to the public”

Reuters: Cesium remains dispersed throughout water column “from the surface to the ocean floor”

May 28, 2012
Bluefin tuna record Fukushima radioactivity

Tokyo Reporter: Unit 4 like a “battlefield after being bombed” — Questions Tepco’s promise that it will be OK during big quake

May 27, 2012
AP: Tepco rejects growing calls to let outside experts inspect Fukushima plant

Radiation spikes on floor below No. 4 fuel pool

May 26, 2012
Spent Fuel Rods Drive Growing Fear Over Plant in Japan

May 25, 2012
Fukushima gets mixed radiation report from WHO

Japan radiation report finds mostly 'low' doses; risks unclear

May 24, 2012
Tepco estimates total cesium-137 release from Fukushima at 360,000 terabecquerels — 4 times higher than Chernobyl’s 85,000 terabecquerels

May 23, 2012
First Arrest Made Linking Yakuza with Fukushima Nuclear Clean-Up Crews

The Australian: Catastrophic radiation contamination at rice fields 60km from Fukushima Daiichi — No crop for at least 300 years — Farmer now living in Queensland

May 22, 2012
Report from Fukushima: ‘Total levels of radiation are not decreasing at all’ — Japan gov’t ‘does nothing’ — ‘Individuals are left to deal with the problem’’

Fukushima reactors to be entombed like Chernobyl? Officials may say “We’re just going to fill it with concrete and walk away” (VIDEO)

May 21, 2012
Report from Fukushima: ‘Total levels of radiation are not decreasing at all’ — Japan gov’t ‘does nothing’ — ‘Individuals are left to deal with the problem’

May 20, 2012
Gundersen: Recent hydrogen build up inside Fukushima reactor “worrisome” (VIDEO)

May 19, 2012
CTV: No. 3 fuel pool “poses a greater risk of failing” than No. 4 — “Has not been strengthened since the disaster”

May 18, 2012
Developing: Thyroid abnormalities detected in 4 of 5 children who evacuated Fukushima -Repo

May 17, 2012
Unidentified U.S. Nuclear Engineer: “Concern over mechanical stability of Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 is legitimate”

May 16, 2012
Japanese MD: Contamination from Fukushima Daiichi now spreading all over world — There may be radiation damage in other countries (VIDEO)

Japanese Diplomat: Deploy military to Fukushima Daiichi? If not “it may be too late”

May 15, 2012
Japan Physicians: 1 million will develop cancer and die from Fukushima radiation, using expert’s figures (VIDEO)

Cesium spike in Tokyo Bay is “no immediate threat to health” — Fukushima contamination increases up to 1,200% since August — Levels will continue rising for years

May 14, 2012
NHK: Radioactive rats with high levels of cesium found 70km from Fukushima plant — As sensitive to radiation as humans (VIDEO)

WSJ: Japan Prime Minister ‘hedges’ when asked about Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 — Fears revived after U.S. senator’s warning of huge danger that remains at Fukushima

May 13, 2012
Nuclear Expert: Fukushima releases are equal to or greater than Chernobyl — Radioactive noble gas clouds over US Northwest much worse than ever anticipated (VIDEO)

May 12, 2012
Nuclear Expert: “I believe Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl and I think I can prove that” (VIDEO)

If Fukushima spent fuel pool goes dry would be like a massive dirty bomb being set off (VIDEO)

May 11, 2012
Reactor No. 3 at highest temperature of year — Now over 60ºC

Japan Nuclear Expert: “Humanity as whole has literally never experienced” something like Fukushima — “We will be fighting this radiation on the order of tens or hundreds of years” (VIDEO)

May 10, 2012
Krypton-85 doubles inside Reactor No. 2 — At highest level since year began

Researcher: Japan accepting 20 millisieverts of radiation as safe “could lead to a public health disaster”

May 9, 2012
Shocking Report: Rumors of stressed-out Fukushima nuclear workers attacking women

Joe Rogan on No. 4 Fuel Pool at Fukushima: Nuclear power like summoning a demon — It poisons environment and anyone who gets near it dies a horrible death (VIDEO)

May 8, 2012
Koide: Spent Fuel Pool No. 4 “was caused to tilt” after the explosion, worried about great danger from pool falling down — NISA: “We confirmed it was not leaning, we think there is no problem with the building” (VIDEOS)

Nuclear Professor: 5,000 Hiroshima bombs worth of cesium-137 in spent fuel pool No. 4 — “Low estimate” (VIDEO)

May 7, 2012
Kyodo: More than 25 Koriyama schools with high radiation areas — At least 19 nursery and elementary schools affected — 60km from Fukushima Daiichi

Bellona: Concerns loom ever larger at Fukushima as experts warn of No. 4 fuel pool’s unstable condition with increasing worry

May 6, 2012
Caldicott: Fukushima radiation will be reaching you quite soon on US West Coast — I don’t think I’d be surfing (VIDEO)

German TV Interview on Fukushima: More and more people living in highly contaminated places are dying of heart disease because of cesium (VIDEO)

May 5, 2012
Japan Nuclear Expert: “We don’t even know at this point where the melted down core is” under Reactors No. 1, 2 or 3 (VIDEO)

More from Sen. Wyden: Fukushima spent fuel absolutely a national security issue — Radiation caused by pool failure “could reach the West Coast within days”

May 4, 2012
U.S. Seafood Provider Testing for Fukushima Contamination: “Growing concern for potential radiation affecting the nation’s seafood” — ‘Trace’ amounts may have been present in ‘rare’ cases

May 3, 2012
U.S. Seafood Provider Testing for Fukushima Contamination: “Growing concern for potential radiation affecting the nation’s seafood” — ‘Trace’ amounts may have been present in ‘rare’ cases

Joe Rogan on Fukushima and Nuclear Power: If these reactors keep messing up, we’re going to have giant areas of our world contaminated and dead for 100,000s of years — That’s the reality we’re operating under (VIDEO

May 2, 2012
Cleaning up radiation hopeless, says writer: “There is no end” — “We adults have to bear a responsibility for the future” — “Impossible to decontaminate vast forested areas, and Japan is a country of forests and mountains”

Report: Tepco taking vacation from Fukushima for week-long holiday?

May 1, 2012
Asahi: Fukushima chief Yoshida felt “explosion occurred in the containment vessel” at Reactor No. 2 — Yet none of 4 special investigations have explained why it will only hold 2 feet of water


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