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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


September 30, 2013
Fukushima Cover-Up: Extraordinary amount of kids have thyroid cancer — Officials say NOT caused by Fukushima since Chernobyl’s cancers took 4-5 yrs to appear — Yet data shows it started soon after ’86 meltdown… number of cases still rising 25 years later

September 29, 2013
Nuclear Expert in California: They’re dumping huge amounts of Fukushima contamination in Pacific; “We could have large numbers of cancer” from eating fish — Japan Prime Minister ‘put to shame’ -Newspaper

September 28, 2013
Textbook: Fukushima disaster contaminated the territory of Japan, Sea of Japan, Korea — Up to 8 orders of magnitude above global fallout background off prefecture’s coast

September 27, 2013
Asahi: ‘Unusually high’ radioactivity detected in Fukushima groundwater by ocean outside Reactors 1 & 2 — High-level strontium contamination ‘spreading’ underground

September 26, 2013
Nuclear Experts: Fukushima Unit 4 has shown signs of collapsing

September 25, 2013
NBC Nightly News: Worry at Fukushima plant — Scientist reveals “increased” amounts of radioactive groundwater have started flowing into ocean — Contamination levels in marine life to start rising — “Other countries are worried” (VIDEO)

September 24, 2013
Japan Expert: Cancel plans for trying to remove Fukushima melted fuel – Cover buildings with concrete inste

September 23, 2013
Fukushima Worker: People showered with highly radioactive water at plant — Leaking tanks spraying out contamination

September 22, 2013
'Extremely Malicious’: Hundreds of tons of radioactive waste found over 500 kilometers from Fukushima near Japan’s biggest lake

Experts: Fukushima contamination data wrong, may be 1,000% of levels reported by gov’t and Tepco — 60 billion becquerels of strontium and cesium claimed to be flowing to ‘outer ocean’ each day

September 21, 2013
TV: Gov’t reports large spike in health problems for Fukushima nuclear workers — 400% of levels seen previously — Unhealthy white blood cell counts

September 20, 2013
Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits Japan's Fukushima

September 19, 2013
TV: Officials concerned about 400 ft. tall pipe near Fukushima reactors collapsing during quake — 8 cracks found in support brace — Gov’t orders immediate investigation — Tepco unsure how to access area as radiation levels around it are 10 sieverts per hour (PHOTO & VIDEO)

September 18, 2013
Nuclear Expert: We believe molten fuel already melted through floors of Fukushima reactor buildings, or is still in process of melting through

NPR: How can Fukushima’s molten fuel be contained so it stops contaminating the planet? Nuclear Expert: There’s no way to get at molten fuel… I’ve not seen a solution to this

September 17, 2013
Chairman of Tepco Panel: “Future surprises” are in store at Fukushima plant — Everyone should be prepared for that (VIDEO

Fukushima Operator Dumps 1,000 Tons Of Polluted Water In Sea

September 16, 2013

NHK: Severe storm is heading to Fukushima plant — Workers now scrambling to protect facility — Worried over impact of strong winds — Warning for tornadoes, landslides, high waves (VIDEO)

September 15, 2013
AFP: Gov’t issues highest alert for “possibly unprecedented heavy rain”; Fears it will hit Fukushima nuclear plant, torrential downpours expected — Kyodo: Major typhoon prompts emergency warning of “unprecedented heavy rain”

September 14, 2013
Tepco admits to reporting false radiation levels for nearly 2 years at Fukushim

September 13, 2013
Hawaii TV: Fukushima plume to reach coast of U.S. next year — “Radiation increase will be measurable” (PHOTO)

U.S. Adviser On Fukushima Cleanup Calls For Swift Response From Japan Despite Delays From 'Political Posturing'

Fukushima evacuation has killed more than earthquake and tsunami, survey says

September 12, 2013
Gundersen: Fukushima Unit 4 fuel racks distorted from quake and roof falling into pool — Nuclear rods likely to snap, they won’t be able to remove be able to be removed (AUDIO)

September 11, 2013
Reuters: Radiation levels spike at Fukushima nuclear plant — 15 times higher than on Sunday at same location — Tepco still wants to dump in Pacific

September 10, 2013
Fukushima evacuation has killed more than earthquake and tsunami, survey says

Reports: New site with high levels of radiation at Fukushima — Urgent problem at plant says IAEA; Experts to examine massive water build-up — Found ‘immediately after’ Olympic speech claiming it’s under control — Can’t dump groundwater in sea?

Expert: “Ban all fish from Japan” — Cesium-137 absorbed by human body has 30 year half-life

September 9, 2013
Gundersen: Spent fuel likely to break when pulled from Fukushima Unit 4 pool — Racks have been distorted; Fuel rods overheated — Suspects some will be stuck there for long, long time (AUDIO)

Radio: Problems looming at Fukushima plant; Soil unstable, risk of liquefaction — CBC: If fuel pool comes down, release could be dozens of times larger than Chernobyl (AUDIO)

September 8, 2013
Gundersen: Fukushima reactor cores are in crisis as bad as ‘China Syndrome’ (AUDIO)

September 7, 2013
“Growing sense of crisis” at Fukushima — Tepco “very concerned” about high levels of contamination in groundwater thought to be clean — Was to be pumped into ocean as part of bypass plan (VIDEO)

September 6, 2013
“Frightening”: It’s Impossible to stop groundwater entering Fukushima plant, says official — Abandoning melted fuel means contamination will always be flowing out — “I’m truly afraid… a tremendous problem… very, very serious” (VIDEO)

September 5, 2013
How Japan's ice barrier will seal off Fukushima's nuclear ruins

September 4, 2013
Radiation level spikes further near toxic water tanks at Japan's Fukushima plant

Japan to spend nearly $500 million to contain radioactive water at Fukushima plant

September 3, 2013
Fukushima No. 4 fuel pool “is perhaps the greatest threat humanity has ever faced” -CEO

Fukushima Disaster: Japan To Build Costly Subterranean Ice Wall To Stop Nuclear Reactor Leaks

September 1, 2013
Nuclear Chemist: Fukushima plant “like a minefield” — Now 1,800 milliseiverts per hour detected in four different spots

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