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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.

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...

Japanese Government: Greenpeace Data 'Unreliable'

Feature story | March 28, 2011 at 16:35

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 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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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