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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:

Current Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station by Photographs- January 2012

IAEA Status of Fukushima

INES Leaflet on Nuclear Accidents

Continuing Updates on Earthquakes around the world

INPO Special Report on the Nuclear Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Why Fukushima was Preventable


February 16, 2017
'Scorpion' robot mission inside Fukushima reactor aborted



February 8, 2017
Incredibly high radiation levels discovered at crippled Fukushima plant

February 3, 2017
Record radiation level detected inside damaged Fukushima reactor

January 25, 2017
Japan posts first annual trade surplus since Fukushima

January 23, 2017
Distorted image still hurting Fukushima produce, marine products

January 12, 2017
No sign of Fukushima-related radiation found in state waters

January 10, 2017
Town near Fukushima No. 1 raising funds to bring in doctors for lone hospital’s 100 patients

January 6, 2017
Death of doctor in Fukushima disaster zone hospital throws patients’ futures into question

January 3, 2017
Defending the Rights of Fukushima Victims, Humanitarian and Environmental Crisis: Debate in Japan’s Parliament

January 2, 2017
Seaborne Fukushima Radiation Plume Hit West Coast, Corporate Media Reported It Dangerously

December 30, 2016
Obama and Fukushima, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

December 19, 2016
Public funds earmarked to decontaminate Fukushima's 'difficult-to-return' zone

December 12, 2016
Fukushima radiation reaches United States shores for first time

December 8, 2016
Fukushima radiation has reached U.S. shores

December 6, 2016
Blundering worker accidentally TURNS OFF rea
ctor cooler at Fukushima nuclear plant for an hour when he bumps against a switch

December 5, 2016
Fukushima reactor briefly loses cooling during inspection

December 2, 2016
12,000 evacuee households from Fukushima fret over benefit loss

November 29, 2016
Fukushima cost estimates nearly double, approaching $200 billion

November 18, 2016
Cancer patient compensated for Fukushima work to sue TEPCO

November 16, 2016
‘Nuclear Nation’ offers a long, hard look at Fukushima refugees’ plight

November 10, 2016
Crippled Fukushima Reactor Fully Exposed for the First Time Since 2011 Disaster

November 8, 2016
Dear PM Modi, don't buy Japanese nuclear power: Fukushima women against nukes

November 7, 2016
Car wash septic tanks emerge as radiation threat in Fukushima

November 3, 2016
Photos give rare glimpse inside the abandoned city of Fukushima

November 1, 2016
Fukushima Facility to Become Soccer Training Camp for 2020 Olympics

October 31, 2016
Fukushima Radiation in the Pacific (Revisited)

October 27, 2016
The world's toughest job? Meet the woman trying to convince tourists to visit Fukushima

October 26, 2016
Fukushima decommissioning costs soar to at least $24bn

October 25, 2016
Fukushima nuclear clean-up may rise to several billion dollars a year: government

October 24, 2016
Recovery and regeneration in Fukushima

October 20, 2016
Fukushima governor showcases post-2011 recovery efforts at U.N.

October 19, 2016
The Fearless Surfers Of Fukushima

October 18, 2016
Industry reborn after Fukushima’s ‘overstated effects’

October 14, 2016
Radioactive water leaks from storage tank at Fukushima plant

October 4, 2016
Fukushima Radiation Now Covers the Pacific Ocean

September 29, 2016
Heavy rains stall assessment of frozen wall at Fukushima plant

September 27, 2016
Debris recovery operation in sea carried out for first time since Fukushima nuclear disaster

September 26, 2016
Records of Diet’s Fukushima investigation still under wraps

September 19, 2016
TV: Floods threaten Fukushima plant structures… “Nuclear nightmare territory then” — Expert: A lot of nuclear fuel has actually gone into ground, and “will come out at the surface” if groundwater rises — Radiation levels flowing into ocean much higher than usual (VIDEO)

September 14, 2016
TEPCO dismantles safety wall around crippled Fukushima reactor building (VIDEO)

September 13, 2016
Fukushima: The Nightmare Continues

September 12, 2016
Fukushima decontamination to result in 300,000 cubic meters of waste from closed Joban Line section

September 9, 2016
Fund started to help Fukushima thyroid cancer patients cover expenses

September 8, 2016
Abe denounced for lying over safety at Fukushima

September 7, 2016
Tepco adviser says treated Fukushima water safe for release into Pacific

August 31, 2016
Public Cost of Fukushima Cleanup Tops $40 Billion and Is Expected to Climb

August 29, 2016
Problems persist at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear reactors

August 25, 2016
Photographer Sneaks into Fukushima: “I can feel a burning sensation in my eyes and thick chemical smell”… We drove straight out — An “almost entirely lifeless” post-apocalyptic world… “IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!” — “Radiation leakage is damaging environment and life in Pacific” (PICS & VIDEO)

August 24, 2016
Film focuses on ‘irradiated’ cattle kept alive in Fukushima

August 23, 2016
Panel Considers Fukushima Daiichi Ice Wall Ineffective

August 22, 2016
Smuggled Fukushima seafood seized in China

August 19, 2016
Panel: TEPCO’s ‘ice wall’ failing at Fukushima nuclear plant

August 18, 2016
Ocean radiation levels finally returning to normal after Fukushima

August 16, 2016
No trace of Fukushima plant discharge found in Thai seas

August 15, 2016
Japanese minister urges Hong Kong to lift ban on food from areas near Fukushima plant

August 12, 2016
Japan reactor restarts in post-Fukushima nuclear push

August 11, 2016
TEPCO must pay family of woman who vanished in Fukushima crisis

August 8, 2016
Blogumentary: Giving Voice to Survivors from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukushima

August 4, 2016
For the first time since Fukushima accident, no marine products show radioactive concentrations above the reference value

August 1, 2016
Public fund may help decomission Fukushima

July 28, 2016
Emotional photos of Fukushima are turned into a moving tribute in gorgeous joint project (Video)

July 27, 2016
Aircraft carrier to get post-Fukushima decontamination

July 21, 2016
Greenpeace reports jump in radioactive contamination in Fukushima waterways

July 20, 2016
TEPCO told to solve problem of harmful water at Fukushima plant

July 18, 2016
Japan: Returning home after Fukushima nuclear disaster

July 15, 2016
Photographer infiltrates eerie Fukushima exclusion zone, takes haunting pics

July 13, 2016
Fukushima reactor makers not liable: Japan court

July 12, 2016
Fukushima ghost towns pictured five years after nuclear disaster

July 11, 2016
A M'sian Daredevil Snuck Into Fukushima Radiation Zone, This Is What It Looks Like

July 7, 2016
Nuclear disaster a ‘springboard’ for Fukushima sake brewers

July 6, 2016
Fukushima's fallout: five years after the disaster

July 5, 2016
Pacific Ocean headed for normal radiation levels five years on from Fukushima

June 30, 2016
INSIGHT: Monju fiasco, Fukushima plans point to a better energy source

June 28, 2016
Power outage at Fukushima nuclear power plant causes machinery to shut down

June 27, 2016
Expert says most nuclear fuel melted at Fukushima nuclear plant

June 24, 2016
Fukushima Nuclear Company Apologizes for 'Meltdown' Coverup After Quake

June 21, 2016
Fukushima plant firm apologises for 'cover up'

June 20, 2016
Fukushima rice to be sold in Britain

June 17, 2016
DPJ leaders deny urging cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

June 15, 2016
Radioactive soil turns up at Fukushima high school

June 14, 2016
How elements went from damaged Fukushima power plant to Big Island cows

June 13, 2016
Woman breaks silence among Fukushima thyroid cancer patients

June 10, 2016
Element from Fukushima plant reaches island cattle; But research finds levels are nothing to be alarmed about

June 9, 2016
Stories From Fukushima You Have Never Heard

June 8, 2016
Woman breaks silence among Fukushima thyroid cancer patients

June 7, 2016
Fukushima radioactivity diluted in the Pacific makes tracing ocean currents possible


June 1, 2016
Fukushima Daiichi Ice Wall Shows Measured Progress

May 31, 2016
Hospital: Fukushima radiation may be eating holes in people’s brains — Report: Military brought in to hide true radiation levels — Experts: Officials covering up dire consequences of crisis… Worry over high number of cancers being detected — Public suffering radioactive-related diseases (VIDEO)

May 27, 2016
Near miss at Fukushima is a warning for U.S

May 26, 2016
10% of TEPCO’s frozen soil wall at Fukushima site not working

May 25, 2016
Sumitomo to build 60MW solar facility in Fukushima

May 24, 2016
Fukushima clean-up chief still hunting for 600 tonnes of melted radioactive fuel

May 23, 2016
Children near Fukushima more likely to suffer from thyroid cancer

May 20, 2016
Standard Chartered Trader Quits Forex to Help Fukushima Recover


May 18, 2016
Former Prime Minister Koizumi backs U.S. sailors suing over Fukushima radiation

May 17, 2016
Fukushima river fish business plots revival after spotless tests

May 16, 2016
Fukushima cops launch search for decontamination worker’s body

May 13, 2016
Tepco to put some Fukushima decommissioning work on hold during G-7 summit

May 12, 2016
Thyroid cancer spike fuels Fukushima fears but cause could be over-diagnosis

May 11, 2016
Seniors mull share house to keep Fukushima evacuee community intact

May 10, 2016
When Will Uranium Emerge From The Shadow Of Fukushima?

May 9, 2016
30 groups show radioactive soil levels to address Fukushima fears

May 5, 2016
Nuclear Expert: We’ve detected a lot of cases “gargantuanism” in Fukushima — Reporter: “Gigantic beet… it’s almost as big as the upper part of man trying to hold it” — “They’re seeing more and more of this… people are reporting more and more of these abnormalities” (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

May 4, 2016
How Japanese Officials Can Atone for Fukushima

May 2, 2016
How Can Japan Settle The Issue Of Fukushima Daiichi Tritium? Drink It.

April 29, 2016
Fukushima ice wall won't stop all radioactive groundwater from seeping out – chief architect

April 28, 2016
Fukushima ice wall won't stop all radioactive groundwater from seeping out – chief architect

April 26, 2016
Fukushima Parents Find Relief From Radiation At Indoor Playgrounds

April 25, 2016
Blind mice and bird brains: the silent spring of Chernobyl and Fukushima

April 22, 2016
Fukushima Nuclear Plant Hit with 5.8 Earthquake

April 21, 2016
Photos show the lingering radioactivity at Chernobyl and Fukushima

April 20, 2016
Chernobyl and Fukushima: lessons not learned

April 19, 2016
An Insider’s Exposé of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

April 18, 2016
Fukushima Still Spreading Radioactive Materials, Five Years Later

April 15, 2016
Greenhouse gas emissions fall for first time since Fukushima crisis

April 13, 2016
Japan prepares for release of radioactive tritium from Fukushima into the ocean

April 12, 2016
TEPCO official knew standard for meltdown at Fukushima

April 11, 2016
International forum discusses Fukushima decommissioning

April 7, 2016
Japan lawyer wants no-nukes after Fukushima

April 6, 2016
Fallout From Fukushima: A 100,000-Year Hangover

April 5, 2016
Radioactive wild boar roaming Fukushima countrysid

April 4, 2016
After Five Years, Fukushima Sparks Opportunity As One Of The Largest Deregulations Begins

March 31, 2016
Japan's building a giant 'ice wall' to contain the Fukushima radiation

March 30, 2016
Advisory group sees progress at Fukushima Daiichi

March 29, 2016
Nuclear safety upgrades post-Fukushima cost $47 billion

March 28, 2016
Fukushima evacuee Hiroshi Ueno does not want to return to his old house

March 27, 2016
Editorial: The children of Fukushima: When medical tests mislead

March 25, 2016
Fukushima no-go zone: Former residents return to their everyday lives

March 24, 2016
FIVE YEARS AFTER: Fukushima thyroid cancer patients’ families join forces

March 23, 2016
The Fukushima accident has not served as a wake-up call in Japan

March 22, 2016
Fukushima Radiation: a Killer

March 21, 2016
Fukushima farmers grow plants with polyester 'soil'

March 18, 2016
Fukushima’s organic farmers still battle stigma

March 17, 2016
FIVE YEARS AFTER: Imperial couple console evacuees from Fukushima nuclear disaster

March 16, 2016
Can Fukushima Ever Recover?

March 15, 2016
Opinion: Five years after Fukushima, there are big lessons for nuclear disaster liability

March 14, 2016
Fukushima, five years on: Meet the children who lost everything in Japan's worst nuclear disaster

March 11, 2016
Inside the Wrecked Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Facility 5 Years After Disaster

Fukushima and the morbid allure of 'dark tourism'

March 10, 2016
Fukushima 'decontamination troops' often exploited, shunned

March 9, 2016
Cancer Rates Spiked After Fukushima. But Don’t Blame Radiatio

March 8, 2016
Wind power to produce hydrogen in Fukushima

March 7, 2016
Akiko Fujita on assignment in Japan, five years on from Fukushima

March 4, 2016
lm depicts life of evacuees from Fukushima

March 3, 2016
Fukushima using renewables to emerge from shadow of tragedy

March 1, 2016
The Lingering Effects of Fukushima on Fish

February 29, 2016
Fukushima-Daiichi: New “Meltdown Byproduct”, Glass Particles With Highly Radioactive Cesium

February 25, 2016
Washington Post: “No one knows what to do with Fukushima” — Scientific American: Plant is in “crisis mode”… fuel has melted through containers — Official: Corium may never be extracted — Gov’t suggests dumping it under Pacific Ocean

February 24, 2016
Tepco admits it should have declared meltdowns at Fukushima plant much earlier

February 23, 2016
Higher Levels of Fukushima Cesium Detected Offshore

February 19, 2016
Fukushima disaster: Tepco to pay couple in landmark damages case

February 18, 2016
Fukushima Disaster Impact: Rise in Cancer Among Childre

February 17, 2016
“Mass death” of species found around Fukushima nuclear plant — Gov’t: They “seem to have disappeared… Little or no reproductive success… It is evident biota around the power plant has been affected since the nuclear accident”

February 16, 2016
Fukushima confirms 1 additional thyroid cancer case

February 11, 2016
Japan: Fukushima clean-up may take up to 40 years, plant's operator says

February 10, 2016
Fukushima plant boss says another disaster won't threaten clean-up

February 9, 2016
Japan’s environment minister denies mocking radiation fears of Fukushima residents

February 8, 2016
External radiation doses in Fukushima comparable to those of Europe: study

February 4, 2016
Radiation around Fukushima plant decreases 65%

February 3, 2016
TEPCO delays robotic surveys at Fukushima nuclear reactors

February 1, 2016
As memory of Chernobyl, Fukushima fades, activists renew nuclear warning

January 29, 2016
Japan brings second nuke complex since Fukushima disaster

January 28, 2016
Fukushima nuclear crisis far from over, Kan says

January 27, 2016
Fukushima fishermen to expand operations off crippled nuclear plant

January 25, 2016
This underwater robot from Toshiba is going to help fix the Fukushima power plant in Japan

January 21, 2016
Fukushima Sake Takes the World by Storm! Release of YouTube Videos Conveying the Allure of Fukushima Sake and Pride of Its Brewmasters

January 20, 2016
Nagasaki radiation survivors deliver messages of support to Fukushima victims

January 19, 2016
Toshiba Prepares Amphibious Robot for Fukushima Reactor Pool

January 18, 2016
Tepco Turns to 'Toy Story' Claw to Inspire Fukushima Cleanup

January 14, 2016
Collection of anime shorts to mark 5th anniversary of Fukushima disaster

January 13, 2016
5 years on, efforts continue to rescue stray cats around Fukushima plant

January 12, 2016
Fukushima governor to attend Davos forum next week

January 11, 2016
Japan presses Singapore to ease restrictions on Fukushima imports

January 7, 2016
NUCLEAR CONNECTION: Nagasaki festival to feature float using wood from Fukushima

January 6, 2016
Fukushima recovery means developing offshore wind power

January 5, 2016
Regarding Fukushima, What Did US Gov Know and When Did It Know It?

January 4, 2016
Radioactive Aquifers in USA, Fukushima Water off West Coast USA

December 23, 2015
High Profile Japanese Video Series "Dancing in the Four Seasons of Fukushima" Launched in 3 Languages!

December 22, 2015
Researchers trying to unravel spread of cesium and its impact on ecosystem after Fukushima disaster

December 21, 2015
Behind the Scenes / Waste disposal site a dilemma for Fukushima

December 20, 2015
Thousands evacuated in disaster drills near Japan's 1st post-Fukushima nuclear plant

December 19, 2015
Only 16% of Fukushima residents knew of emergency declaration

December 18, 2015
Japan to allow removal of 'designated waste' label from Fukushima crisis

December 17, 2015
No promises in Fukushima cleanup, director says

December 16, 2015
Fukushima Amplifies Murphy’s Law

December 15, 2015
AP Interview: Fukushima Chief Says 'No Textbook' for Cleanup

December 14, 2015
Remnants of confusion remain at Fukushima emergency center

December 13, 2015
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Increased Radiation Spreads To North … – The Inquisitr

December 12, 2015
Fukushima report declassified: Worse than we were told

December 11, 2015
Fukushima radiation is reaching North America, but the water is still safe

December 10, 2015
Highest concentrations of Fukushima radiation in U.S. waters detected near San Francisco

December 9, 2015
City to investigate NRA's conclusion that radioactive rice unrelated to Fukushima plant work

December 8, 2015
Boost rebuilding of Fukushima by promoting waste disposal: The Yomiuri Shimbun

December 7, 2015
Higher Levels of Fukushima Cesium Detected Offshore

December 6, 2015
IAEA Chief: Interest in Nuclear Power up Despite Fukushima

December 5, 2015
First footage from inside Fukushima reactor taken by amazing 3D printed robot

December 4, 2015
Radiation from Fukushima spreads off US coast – monitor

December 3, 2015
Defamation suit against Abe over Fukushima crisis thrown out: Court

December 2, 2015
Business lobby chief: Fukushima nuclear accident an 'extremely localized event'

December 1, 2015
Tepco settles suit over suicide of Fukushima dairy farmer

November 30, 2015
Japan earthquake: Fukushima radiation scans for babies

November 29, 2015
Fukushima radioactive groundwater protection wall 'slightly leaning'

November 28, 2015
Russia offers to help Japan shut down Fukushima reactors

November 27, 2015
EU to exempt some Fukushima foods from radiation checks

November 26, 2015
Canadian researcher targeted by hate campaign over Fukushima findings

November 25, 2015
New Fukushima winery uncorks effort to help farmers with local wines, fruit liqueurs

November 24, 2015
Radioactive waste mounts up as residents resist post-Fukushima disposal plans

November 23, 2015
The Fukushima disease: Creation of virtual world based on radioactive reality

November 22, 2015
Appropriate radiation control vital for Fukushima decommissioning

November 21, 2015
Municipalities lock horns over contaminated grass given to Fukushima cattle ranch

November 20, 2015
After decontamination trials in Fukushima, Japan will try to scrub Agent Orange from Vietnam

November 19, 2015
French radio announcer who fled after Fukushima crisis wins damages from NHK

November 18, 2015
Radiation monitoring center opens in coastal Fukushima

November 17, 2015
Second reactor in Japan brought back fully online after Fukushima nuclear crisis

November 16, 2015
Fukushima N-plant’s impermeable wall is one way to revive local fisheries

November 15, 2015
Imperial research to help in nuclear clean-up at Fukushima

November 14, 2015
Fukushima's radioactive wasteland turns into art gallery

November 13, 2015
Fukushima scientists say radiation continues to wash

November 12, 2015
Researchers link radiation to childhood cancers in Fukushima

November 11, 2015
On the News With Thom Hartmann: Radiation Levels at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant May Be Increasing, and More

November 10, 2015
Test fishing in Fukushima reels in a clean catch fit for a king

November 9, 2015
INSIGHT: Fukushima disaster keeps 100,000 from descending on 'sweet home'


November 8, 2015
Charges laid against B.C. man who called for death of Fukushima researcher

November 7, 2015
Former Japan Ambassador: Uncontrolled nuclear chain reactions could be underway at Fukushima — “Troubling indications of recurring criticality” as Tellurium-132 detected over 100 miles from plant — ‘Recriticality’ discussed by Japan’s top nuclear official

November 6, 2015
Fukushima and the Dumping of Radioactive Materials into the Ocean. Enormity and Scale of this Unspoken Global Crisis

November 5, 2015
Fukushima village's sister-city treaty with Machu Picchu owed to legacy of Japanese immigrant

November 4, 2015
Time has come for an ‘honorable retreat’ from Tokyo 2020 over Fukushima

November 3, 2015
Fukushima Gets A Lot Uglier

November 2, 2015
Deadly radiation ID'd outside Fukushima containment vessel

November 1, 2015
Record radiation at Fukushima power plant could kill person in under 1 hour – reports

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