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Greenpeace Blocks Construction at France’s Flamanville Nuclear Reactor

Blog entry by Justin | May 5, 2011

At dawn on Monday this week (local time), Greenpeace activists began blocking the construction of the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) being built at Flamanville, France. Two trucks were anchored to the ground, blockading the...

Coming together to stop nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | March 21, 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...

54 reactors down: Japan breaks free of nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | May 7, 2012

With tomorrow’s scheduled 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...

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...

Living for a cause

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | August 8, 2012

This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a...

Fifty-three reactors down, one to go: Japan may have a nuclear-free summer

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | March 27, 2012

Japan is almost completely free of nuclear power now, after the shutdown on March 26, 2012 of the Number 6 reactor at the country’s Kashiwasaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. No nuclear reactors are now operational on the Japanese...

Are you at risk of a nuclear accident? Greenpeace map shows millions are

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | March 6, 2012

More than 400 nuclear reactors operate around the world right now. Thankfully in New Zealand we have none but if you live elsewhere there’s a very good chance that you, your family members or your friends around the world live close...

Security breaches, radiation leaks, disasters; Nothing worries the nuclear industry

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | December 7, 2011

One of the many odd qualities of the nuclear industry is its seemingly boundless optimism: “everything’s going to be just fine, folks.” Apparently, there’s no need to worry about terrorists attacking nuclear reactors. Which is why...

Remembering Hiroshima, in Fukushima

Blog entry by Sakyo Noda | August 9, 2011

Usually, there are not many things on my plate on August 6th, other than spending a really hot summer’s day remembering the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Wherever I am, it's natural to send condolences to the victims and pray...

Fukushima nuclear disaster updates - 11 March 2011

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 12, 2011

NOTE: Latest updates and background can be found on our main Fukushima nuclear disaster page . Update 22:20 GMT - Having suffered the devastation of the tsunami and natures wrath the residents of Fukishima have spent today...

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