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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,...

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...

"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...

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...

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...

Sounding the Anti-Nuclear Drumbeat in Sandton: Inside the IDC Conference

Blog entry by Monica Davies | May 31, 2012

This week, while my activist colleagues sounded the anti-nuclear drumbeat in Sandton , I had to put on my game face and go inside the IDC to listen to the very pro-nuclear stance we were protesting. For an anti-nuclear person,...

A Beginner's Guide To Nuclear Power

Feature story | May 17, 2012 at 11:52

Before a nuclear reactor lands on your doorstep, let's start at the very beginning with ten questions to get you clued up on what nuclear power is all about.

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...

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...

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