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Fukushima: Don't forget

Page | February 21, 2014 at 19:00

It is now three years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began in March 2011. Here are the stories of five of the victims who have struggled over these three long years to rebuild their lives.

Fukushima crisis rolls on as TEPCO admits radiation leaks

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | July 25, 2013

TEPCO, the owner of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, has admitted that the damaged reactors are leaking highly toxic radioactive contamination into the Pacific Ocean – confirming what many of us had feared for some time.

Will a new lawsuit finally give some justice to the victims of Fukushima?

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | February 4, 2014

A joint lawsuit filed in Tokyo this week offers a glimmer of hope that those responsible for the Fukushima disaster might finally face justice … The 1,415 plaintiffs, including 38   Fukushima   residents and 357 people from...

Learning the tragic lesson of Fukushima: No nuclear restart at Sendai

Blog entry by Jan Vande Putte | November 3, 2014

In March 2011, Japan suffered the worst nuclear catastrophe in a generation, with triple reactor core meltdowns and exploded containment buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The catastrophe was a stern warning...

Nuclear power and the collapse of society

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | May 5, 2017

On March 1 1954, on Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, the US military detonated the world’s first lithium-deuteride hydrogen bomb, a thousand times more powerful than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs. The radiation blew downwind,...

27 years since Chernobyl and what have we learned?

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | April 29, 2013

April 26th marks the 27th anniversary of the devastating accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The radiation released into the atmosphere by the exploding nuclear reactor found its way across Ukraine, Belarus,...

Hope from Fukushima

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, Executive Director, Greenpeace Japan | March 11, 2013

As we mark the second memorial of the March 11, 2011 triple disaster, we see tragedy, but also hope in Japan. While people mourn for the mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents and children that were lost in the earthquake and...

Marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government

Blog entry by Ike Teuling | May 2, 2011

Since the start of the Fukushima disaster I have been following the worrying developments from a safe distance in Amsterdam, but suddenly, I am on rocking ship getting closer to the disaster area every day. I joined the Rainbow...

Five years on and the Fukushima crisis is far from over

Blog entry by Shaun Burnie | February 26, 2016

Five years ago the Rainbow Warrior sailed along the Fukushima coast conducting radiation sampling. Now it's back, and has Japan's ex-Prime Minister on board. Greenpeace Ship Rainbow Warrior Sailing past the destroyed Fukushima...

The nuclear reality: lives in limbo after Fukushima

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | February 20, 2013

As a nuclear campaigner, I have seen the nuclear industry walk away from its mistakes many times, ignoring people’s suffering. But it is the terrible effect on people of a nuclear disaster such as Fukushima that really brings home...

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...

Crisis in Japan

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | March 18, 2011

Damage at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactor no. 4 and no. 3. Because of the earthquake disaster in Christchurch, New Zealanders right now are probably feeling more deeply for those affected by Japan’s earthquake...

Don't let General Electric, Hitachi and Toshiba walk away from the Fukushima nuclear...

Action | January 18, 2013 at 1:30

The nuclear industry is profiting from creating nuclear risks that others pay for. This is unjust and must change. Don’t let General Electric, Hitachi and Toshiba walk away from the Fukushima disaster. Take action!

The emerging power of Japan’s ‘Hydrangea’ revolution

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | July 9, 2012

Like the flower it has been named after, a budding civil movement is emerging and taking root in Japan to protest against the government’s decision to restart the Ohi nuclear plant. The restart, just 18 months after the...

Update: Fire burns at reactor 3 and food contamination concerns rise

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 22, 2011

The Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear crisis continues, marked by confusion and a lack of information and transparency. Today, our team of nuclear experts and monitors followed reports of grey smoke coming out of the spent fuel pool of...

Video: Questions and answers on the Fukushima nulclear crisis

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 20, 2011

Yesterday, we sat one of our (extremely busy) nuclear issue experts down and asked him a few of the top questions people have been asking us.  If you don't find the answer you're looking for here, try our extensive Q and A briefing...

Fukushima - Latest update and where to get more information

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 16, 2011

Below is an update of the latest developments in the Japanese reactors. The crisis-situation continues, but the information coming out after this morning is limited. We've also created a Fukushima briefing page to answer some of...

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