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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...

Nuclear Barrels in Cape Town!

Feature story | March 4, 2012 at 20:15

Activists from Greenpeace Africa have placed look-a-like radioactive barrels on a Three Anchors Bay beach in Sea Point, Cape Town to highlight the risks and true costs associated with nuclear power. Through the simulated radioactive pollution,...

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...

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...

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...

Greenpeace Radiation Monitoring Teams Call for Further Evacuation

Feature story | April 11, 2011 at 11:05

Following extended monitoring of the area outside the exclusion zone, Greenpeace is calling for the greater Fukushima area to be given official protective status and for the evacuation of pregnant women and children from high risk areas in...

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...

Fukushima: Taking lives

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | March 12, 2014

The lives of hundreds of thousands of people continue to be affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster , especially the 160 000 who fled their homes because of radioactive contamination, and continue to live in limbo without fair,...

Remember Fukushima

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | March 11, 2013

I remember the oppressive feeling around my heart when the first news came about the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Japan coast, including several nuclear power plants, on 11 March 2011. Half a day later it was clear that this...

The nuclear reality: lives in limbo after Fukushima

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | February 19, 2013

As a nuclear campaigner, I have seen the nuclear industry walk away from its mistakes many times, ignoring people’s suffering. But it is the terrible effect on people of a nuclear disaster such as Fukushima that really brings home...

"Not Another Fukushima"

Blog entry by Gift Gerald Moyo, Greenpeace Africa volunteer | March 12, 2013

“Not Another Fukushima” is what was written on the placard I was carrying, standing in the blistering cold on Empire road Johannesburg. 'Why?' is a question you might ask, and I would too. The answer dates back to 11 March 2011 when...

"Not Another Fukushima"

Blog entry by Gift Gerald Moyo, Greenpeace Africa volunteer | March 12, 2013

“Not Another Fukushima” is what was written on the placard I was carrying, standing in the blistering cold on Empire road Johannesburg. 'Why?' is a question you might ask, and I would too. The answer dates back to 11 March 2011 when...

54 reactors down: Japan breaks free of nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating, Greenpeace International | May 10, 2012

With last Saturday's shutdown of Japan’s Tomari nuclear power plant the country will be free from nuclear power for the first time since 1966. Can it seize this historic opportunity? Here at Greenpeace we believe it can. All of...

A Green Monday

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | March 12, 2013

It’s a blue Monday. After a sunny weekend, the clouds are hovering and a light drizzle begins to fall. A group of activists, placards in hand, are braving the cold on the sidewalk of Empire Road. They are commemorating the Fukushima...

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: 2 Years On - Join us to mark the occasion

Blog entry by Monica Davies | February 27, 2013

Two years ago, hundreds of thousands of people in Japan lost their homes, jobs and communities in the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. Today, many of them have still not received enough compensation to rebuild their lives. Join us...

Coming together to stop nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | March 25, 2013

Earlier this month, more then 130 governments, UN agencies and the global Red Cross Movement met in Oslo at the invitation of the Norwegian government, to discuss the humanitarian, environmental and developmental consequences of...

From the Land of the Rising Sun: A stark reminder to protect our future

Blog entry by Dianne McAlpine | February 28, 2012

It is not every day you meet somebody who fortifies your attitudes about every day events so drastically, that you find yourself completely blindsided by your assumptions and beliefs. This happened to me the day I collected Ms. Ayako...

Silence and contamination, legacies of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | February 27, 2012

Nearly a year after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, it’s time to take a look at its legacy and take an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the people who continue to suffer the impacts. We’re calling for a nuclear free,...

Fukushima, One Year After...

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 12, 2012

Today our thoughts are once more with the people of Japan; our condolences are with those who lost their loved ones and our admiration is with those who are valiantly rebuilding their lives and communities one year after the...

Update From the Field Radiation Team

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | April 19, 2011

It’s nearly three weeks since we started the second part of the radiation monitoring work in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture. It was an extremely intensive and exhaustive experience, but also one of the most motivating operations I've...

Activist Voices: The Day I Did a Nuclear Clean Up

Blog entry by Taahir and Neoka | March 6, 2012

Yesterday activists staged a nuclear clean up on a beach in Cape Town. Here two activists speak about thier experience and what they were hoping to achieve.    Taahir After just a few hours of sleep we woke up at 3am...

Video Q 'n A: The Fukushima Nulclear Crisis

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 19, 2011

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...

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

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 22, 2011

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 pool of...

Fukushima Update: radiation levels remain high

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 17, 2011

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 on...

Fukushima update: Not yet in the clear

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 18, 2011

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...

Fukushima Remembered

Image gallery | March 11, 2013

Japan Radiation Monitoring Team at Work

Image gallery | March 27, 2011

Nuclear Barrels in Cape Town!

Image gallery | March 6, 2012

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