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  • Update: Fire Burns at Reactor 3 and Food Contamination Concerns Rise

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - March 22, 2011 at 8:29

    500 Hong Kong Citizens Gather to Support Victims in Japan

    Hong Kong citizens, legislators and social groups joined Greenpeace’s Light Vigil in Central Statue Square to offer condolences and support for the victims of the massive earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan.

    The Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear crisis continues, marked by confusion and a lack of information and transparency. Today, our team of nuclear experts and monitors followed reports of grey smoke coming out of the spent fuel... Read more >

  • Video Q 'n A: The Fukushima Nulclear Crisis

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - March 19, 2011 at 11:11

    In the midst of all that's going on in Japan, we managed to sit one of our (extremely busy) nuclear issue experts down and ask him a few of the top questions people have been asking. 

    If you don't find the answer you're looking for here, try our ext... Read more >

  • Fukushima update: Not yet in the clear

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - March 18, 2011 at 14:09

    Overall, with possible exception of spent fuel pool of reactor #3, the status of all facilities is very similar to yesterday, which is a bad thing. Major uncertainty relates to amount of radiation already being released to air and sea, to risk ... Read more >

  • Suspended Jail Sentences for Peaceful Climate Protesters

    Blogpost by EoinD - March 18, 2011 at 7:58

    A Belgian court today gave ten Greenpeace activists a suspended one month jail sentence and fine for taking part in a climate action there in December 2009. This conviction is out of proportion to their peaceful protest, and an appeal is under acti... Read more >

  • Fukushima Update: radiation levels remain high

    Blogpost by Jess Miller - March 17, 2011 at 19:51

    Damage at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

    A handout photo shows Tokyo Electric Power Co. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactor no. 4 (center) and no. 3 (L) in northern Japan March 15, 2011. Tokyo Electric Power.

    After days of news reporting one explosion after another at the Fukushima nuclear plant, there is finally a break in reports of new explosions.

    Radiation levels remain high around the plant.

    All efforts are being focused o... Read more >

  • Nuclear is not the Answer: Earthlife Africa Protest outside Eskom Buildings, JHB

    Blogpost by Michael Baillie - March 17, 2011 at 12:20

    I just got back from a very exciting (and loud) protest outside the Eskom buildings in central Johannesburg. The protest, organised by Earthlife Africa, comes as the South African government is in the process of planning how the country will generate ... Read more >

  • Fukushima Nuclear: Latest wrap-up and where to get more information

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - March 16, 2011 at 8:34

    Below is an update of the latest developments in the Japanese reactors. The crisis-situation continues, but the information coming out after this morning is limited.

    We've also created a Fukushima briefing page to answer some of the most common... Read more >

  • Nuclear Crisis in Japan Worsens and Effects Depend on Wind

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - March 15, 2011 at 12:03

    Record high levels of radiation have now been found near the Fukushima 1, nuclear facility following explosions at its number 1, 2, 3 and 4 units. And radiation 9 times the background levels have been found near Tokyo. A critical factor now is wind ... Read more >

  • Another Rough Day in Japan

    Blogpost by Andrew Davies - March 14, 2011 at 8:45

    14 March 2011: Satilite image of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility

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    These past days have been hard for everyone in Japan, and the drama continued through these last 24 hours. The explosion at a second stricken reactor, Fukushima 1 (unit 3), was not entirely a surprise. Officials had war... Read more >

  • News from Copenhagen: The Red Carpet activists have been charged

    Blogpost by Dave Walsh - March 9, 2011 at 10:36

    I’m typing these words from the Greenpeace office in Copenhagen, about a ten-minute walk from the Danish Parliament, where nearly 15 months ago, three Greenpeace activists were arrested for politely and peacefully calling on some 120 heads of state at... Read more >

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