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Fukushima – A Human Disaster South Africa Must Avoid

Feature story | February 28, 2012 at 15:43

The March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan triggered the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

Radioactivity in Japan’s Food and Water

Feature story | March 24, 2011 at 10:30

Following reports of radiation in food and radioactivity in Tokyo's water, we are calling for more effective protection of public health, and an immediate and transparent availability of information.

Fukushima Evacuation Zone Needs to be Extended

Feature story | March 28, 2011 at 9:33

Greenpeace radiation experts have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro Sieverts per hour in Iitate village, 40km northwest of the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, and 20km beyond the official evacuation zone. These levels...

Greenpeace Expands Radiation Team to Investigate Fukushima Fallout

Feature story | April 4, 2011 at 10:24

Today we resume our radiation monitoring outside the evacuation zone surrounding the stricken Fukushima nuclear complex. Adding a second field team of radiation experts, our investigation into radiation health threats to the local population will...

Greenpeace Identifies High Contamination Levels in Vegetables

Feature story | April 6, 2011 at 16:43

Greenpeace radiation experts in Japan have discovered high levels of contamination in crops grown on the outskirts of Minamisoma city, further raising concerns over health risks to residents.

Japan Abandons Plans for Nuclear Power Expansion

Feature story | May 11, 2011 at 14:12

As efforts continue to stabilise the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, almost two months since the initial disaster, the Japanese Prime Minister has announced a move away from nuclear energy in favour of renewable energy.

Japanese Government: Greenpeace Data 'Unreliable'

Feature story | March 28, 2011 at 16:35

Greenpeace responds to accusations that our radiation level readings are 'unreliable'.

Marking One Year Since Fukushima at Universities across South Africa

Feature story | February 15, 2012 at 11:13

This March will mark one year since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. A year on, people are still suffering the effects of this catastrophe, proving that governments and the nuclear industry have not been honest about the risks of...

Lessons From Fukushima

Feature story | March 4, 2012 at 20:57

It has been almost 12 months since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began. Although the Great East Japan earthquake and the following tsunami triggered it, the key causes of the nuclear accident lie in the institutional failures of political...

Remembering Japan: Greenpeace Supporters Mark One Month Since Tragedy Struck

Feature story | April 11, 2011 at 9:07

Last night Greenpeace activists and volunteers took part in a vigil in Soweto to mark a month since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters hit Japan, destroying lives and causing mass evacuations.

Don’t Re-open Radioactive Schools!

Feature story | August 29, 2011 at 9:12

Today we are calling on Japan’s incoming Prime Minister to delay the September 1st opening of schools in Fukushima City, after our radiation monitoring team found dose rates exceeding international safety standards.

Fukushima Fallout

Publication | February 19, 2013 at 9:00

From the beginning of the use of nuclear power to produce electricity 60 years ago, the nuclear industry has been protected from paying the full costs of its failures. Governments have created a system that protects the profits of companies while...

Japanese Quake: Nuclear Alert

Feature story | March 11, 2011 at 13:36

Greenpeace is deeply concerned about the potential safety and environmental impacts of both the earthquake and tsunami on Japanese nuclear installations, as well as other hazardous industries such as chemical or oil refineries.

Nuclear Energy isn't Needed

Feature story | March 23, 2011 at 9:11

Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo wrote the following opinion piece for the New York Times/International Herald Tribune.

Crisis at Fukushima I/Daiichi and Fukushima II/Daini Plants

Feature story | March 14, 2011 at 8:37

First the earthquake, then the Tsunami, and now a severe nuclear threat: Greenpeace's thoughts are with the Japanese people, hoping that a worst-case scenario will be avoided.

China Suspends Approval for Nuclear Power Plants

Feature story | March 17, 2011 at 9:56

Following an executive meeting yesterday to discuss the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor crisis, China’s State Council has announced that it will re-adjust and amend China’s mid- and long-term development plan for nuclear power.

Greenpeace radiation experts present findings, announce further Fukushima...

Feature story | March 30, 2011 at 9:03

A group of Greenpeace radiation experts, returning from an initial assessment of contamination from the crisis-striken Fukushima nuclear plant, announced plans to expand their monitoring in the region, and called Japanese government to protect...

TEPCO Admits Full Meltdown

Feature story | May 16, 2011 at 14:55

Greenpeace today criticised TEPCO and the Japanese government for continuing to downplay the seriousness of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis. Yesterday TEPCO admitted that a partial meltdown of the reactor 1 core at the Fukushima Daiichi...

A lesson from Fukushima: A safe, clean energy future will be nuclear-free

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | March 11, 2015

Today, the 11th of March 2015, marks the fourth year since beginning of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters: the triple reactor core meltdowns and catastrophic containment building failures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

Standing with the Tokyo Two

Feature story | September 6, 2010 at 9:54

The Tokyo Two exposed widespread corruption in Japan’s whaling programme. In return, they have been handed a one year suspended prison sentence. Activists in South Africa are outside the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria holding banners reading...

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