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Fukushima – A Human Disaster South Africa Must Avoid

Feature story | February 28, 2012 at 14:43

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

Nuclear Barrels in Cape Town!

Feature story | March 4, 2012 at 19:15

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 19:57

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...

Radioactivity in Japan’s Food and Water

Feature story | March 24, 2011 at 9:30

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 8:33

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...

Japanese Government: Greenpeace Data 'Unreliable'

Feature story | March 28, 2011 at 15:35

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

Greenpeace Expands Radiation Team to Investigate Fukushima Fallout

Feature story | April 4, 2011 at 9:24

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...

Marking One Year Since Fukushima at Universities across South Africa

Feature story | February 15, 2012 at 10:13

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...

Greenpeace Identifies High Contamination Levels in Vegetables

Feature story | April 6, 2011 at 15:43

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 13:12

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.

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