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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


November 30, 2012
Again: Tepco edits image of Fukushima Unit 4 — Still attempting to hide something at bottom of reactor building (PHOTO)

November 29, 2012
Radiation rises sharply in Fukushima Unit 3 — “It appears the concern was due to increasing levels in the area” (VIDEOS)

Foreign doctors on Fukushima trip “very surprised” at condition of patients: “Symptoms are always the same” — Pains at rear of ears, stomatitis, skin disease… more (VIDEO)

November 28, 2012
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: U.S. Scientists Look For Lessons From Japanese Accident

NHK: One person stops working at Fukushima plant each day — A serious problem, conditions deteriorating (VIDEO)

Watch: Immediate attention from medical experts is needed for people in contaminated areas — Fukushima is ongoing crisis (VIDEO)

November 27, 2012
NYTimes: Area near Fukushima plant like ‘post-apocalyptic wilderness’ — Generations, not just decades? “Look at the Soviet Union; They are still not back”

FOX News – Report: Japan failing at health checks for Fukushima workers — “TV says things are fine at Fukushima; They’re not” (AUDIO)

November 26, 2012
UN Press Conference: Fukushima parents denied access to children’s medical records — Must try FOIA requests (VIDEO)

NHK shows curium detection 100 km from Fukushima plant? — Professor: Wind blew this way and radiation levels were high as Fukushima City (VIDEO)

November 25, 2012
Asahi: Cancer risk for infants near Fukushima plant has risen, says WHO — More tumors and cysts likely for young people

350 km from Fukushima: I get very sick when there for 3-4 months — Had to leave after bleeding form nose — “There’s a health problem in Shizuoka” (VIDEO)

November 24, 2012
Fukushima Journalist at UC Berkeley: Gov’t complained when school tried to remove radioactive material — “Why you did that? You don’t need to” — But mothers are standing up (VIDEO)

November 23, 2012
Debris in Fukushima No. 3 pool is inhibiting water flow, says nuke industry website — ‘Concrete dust’ making it very murky

Kaku: US must monitor tuna very carefully for Fukushima radioactivity — Warns other sea life may be contaminated (VIDEO)

November 22, 2012
Michio Kaku: 3 meltdowns in Fukushima, but uranium actually totally liquified… 1st time in history — “Reactor actually melted totally” (VIDEO)

November 21, 2012
Most contaminated animal since 3/11 found 50km south of Fukushima plant (VIDEO)

November 21, 2012
'Nuclear firewalker’ robot for Fukushima unveiled amid great publicity — Freezes onstage, carried away (VIDEO)

November 20, 2012
Watch: Serious health problems after entering Fukushima evacuation zone (VIDEO)

ABC Radio: “Who’s to blame for radioactive fish? Tepco denies cesium contamination is from Fukushima”

November 19, 2012
Gundersen: Cover at Fukushima Unit 3 looks like a mall superstore — Reactor building so severely damaged it can’t support structure (AUDIO)

Watch: Top scientist suggests contaminated water is “actively being pumped out” into ocean from Fukushima plant -Reuters (VIDEO)

November 18, 2012
Japan Times: Time bomb in Tokyo metropolitan area — Experts warn of accumulating Fukushima contamination

November 17, 2012
Fukushima child suspected to have thyroid cancer -Kyodo

November 16, 2012
Nuclear Engineer: To me it means Tepco knows about a rip in spent fuel pool liner at Fukushima Unit 3 (VIDEO)

November 15, 2012
NHK: Tepco doesn’t deny radioactive materials are seeping into Pacific (VIDEO)

Tepco to construct bulbous cover over Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 (PHOTO)

November 14, 2012
Radioactive tea leaves found over 1,000 km from Fukushima — 80 Bq/kg detected in Western Japan; Gov’t limit is 10 Bq/kg

NHK Documentary: Recently deteriorating working conditions at Fukushima plant causing workers to quit — Company hasn’t been able to recruit a single employee (VIDEO)

November 13, 2012
Japan Nuclear Engineer: “Mind-blowing… truly outrageous” — Many massive pools of contaminated water are spread around Fukushima plant

Asahi: Gov’t worried about highly radioactive fish — Why are radiation readings still 100s of times over official safe limits?

November 12, 2012
Mother: I want the world to know Fukushima is in a state of dying — I reaffirmed severe radioactive contamination — I alone can’t do anything, I tried (VIDEO)

Top Nuclear Official: Japan in “desperate, seemingly endless battle with radiation” — “Seemingly infinite damage to the daily life of residents”

November 11, 2012
Photos: Smiling mascot asks Fukushima kids to gargle to ‘stay safe’ from radiation — Radioactive sparkles on happy children

Tepco president will come clean your house in Fukushima

November 10, 2012
Tepco to try and remove steel debris on top of fuel racks in No. 3 pool — Concern about liner? (PHOTOS)

November 9, 2012
CNN: Debris from near Fukushima nuclear plant is being ground up, then burned in other parts of Japan (VIDEO)

“Astonishing”: Thyroid abnormalities found in Fukushima kids declared ‘ok’ by gov’t — Officials ordered doctors to stop examining patients

November 8, 2012
Kyodo: Fukushima radiation ‘underreported’ — Metal boxes in monitors are blocking radioactivity — Hundreds of locations in multiple prefectures affected

November 7, 2012
Tepco: Cooling system suspended at Fukushima Spent Fuel Pool No. 3 — Will not resume until weekend

November 6, 2012
US Paper: Fukushima kids playing above nuclear waste — Public parks are now unmarked radioactive dumps

Report: What is going on at Daiichi? Fukushima fallout increased Nov. 2-4 — Highest back-to-back days in months (CHARTS)

NHK: Concerns rising at Fukushima plant — 16,000 workers have quit, ‘severe working conditions’ blamed (VIDEO)

November 5, 2012
Fukushima Daiichi Worker: “We’re looking at a Chernobyl-type situation, maybe worse” -Book

November 4, 2012
Tokyo Bay cesium even higher than levels reported off Fukushima — Nearly entire sea floor contaminated by 2014 (VIDEO)

Smoke came out from location nearby recent fire at Fukushima Daiichi (MAPS)

November 3, 2012
NHK: Gov’t assumed Fukushima Reactor No. 1 ‘completely ruined’ within days of 3/11 — Reddish-brown smoke shot up after explosion says nuclear expert eyewitness (VIDEO)

November 2, 2012
ABC Footage of Anonymous Worker: Radiation injuries after being at Fukushima plant (VIDEO)

Impaired and elderly Fukushima evacuees in need of food and water — Being charged rent to live in a box — Vending machine sings “Don’t give up on Fukushima”

November 1, 2012
Worker at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant: Firm sent crews into danger

Mayor: Fukushima “an unforgivable murder’s act” — Reality is the disaster has not been contained

Young Boy: When nuclear accident happened it looked like rain came over the Fukushima plant — My friend and I wondered about that (VIDEO)

Japan Prince’s Son: No one died, no one got injured from Fukushima… No one — No one is worried about radiation

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