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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


October 31, 2011
Thousands rally for Fukushima compensation, decontamination
3D Japan quake animations may help visualize temblors

October 30, 2011
Forestry Agency to test Fukushima cedar pollen for radioactivity
Gov't announces plan to store radioactive soil in Fukushima

October 29, 2011
Decommissioning Fukushima nuclear plant likely to take 30 years

October 28, 2011
Fukushima nuclear pollution in sea was world's worst: French institute

October 27, 2011
Fukushima Plant May Have Emitted Double Radiation Than Estimated
Radioactive Used Cars Being Sold in Japan

October 26, 2011
5.2 quake jolts Fukushima Prefecture

October 25, 2011
Fukushima a chance to reform Japan's mental health care system: WHO

October 24, 2011
Radiation hotspot in Chiba linked to Fukushima: officials
Japan, France agree to boost efforts on nuclear safety

October 22, 2011
Radiation hotspot found in residential Chiba

October 21, 2011
Greenpeace urges tougher radiation screening, seafood labeling rules

October 20, 2011
TEPCO group contracts Kyoto firms to incinerate Iwate debris

October 19, 2011
Fukushima City begins decontamination of homes

October 18, 2011
Fukushima reactor on track for cold shutdown by year-end: TEPCO

October 17, 2011
Used suits - photo

October 16, 2011
Japan feared aftershocks at nuclear plant, report shows

October 14, 2011
IAEA team urges gov't to focus on reducing radiation danger to public
Radiation likely came from radium in bottles beneath floor of empty house

October 13, 2011
Stringent tests planned to map radiation spread after hotspot found in Setagaya
Setagaya radiation likely came from bottles beneath floor of unoccupied house
Fukushima rice given all-clear after radiation tests
Radioactive strontium found on Yokohama condo rooftop

October 12, 2011
Officials Find Small Radiation Hotspot in Tokyo
Last evacuee shelter closes in Ishinomaki

October 11, 2011
Gov't revises standard for decontamination work

October 10, 2011
Quake hits nuclear crisis zone, but plant stable
Fukushima starts thyroid tests for children
Damage control

October 9, 2011
IAEA team arrives in Fukushima to observe decontamination effort

October 7, 2011
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant worker dies

October 6, 2011
Contaminated soil found outside Fukushima no-go zone

October 5, 2011
IAEA to send 12 experts to help with Fukushima decontamination

October 4, 2011
Radioactive ash causes Kashiwa incinerators to shut down

October 3, 2011
Hula girls' spa reopens in Fukushima
Japan's post-tsunami tourism industry haunted by nuclear fears



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