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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.

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...

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...

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'.

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...

Fukushima Fallout

Publication | February 19, 2013 at 8:00

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...

Japan Announces Nuclear Phase-Out by 2030

Feature story | September 15, 2012 at 8:08

Japan’s announcement that it is committing to phase out nuclear energy by 2030 and increase renewable energy by 30% is very welcome news – and another wake-up call for the South African government.

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

Feature story | March 30, 2011 at 8:03

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...

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