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Shadowlands

Publication | February 19, 2012 at 23:00

On 11 March 2011 the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Japan changed forever. An earthquake and tsunami destroyed towns and villages on the northeast coast. Some 20,000 people died. Greenpeace visited people affected by the Fukushima...

Lessons from Fukushima

Publication | February 28, 2012 at 2:00

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...

Beyond Nuclear

Publication | February 6, 2013 at 0:30

After decades of market dominance, high profitability and the creation of strong shareholder value, Japan's nuclear utilities have seen their fortunes turn in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Fukushima Fallout

Publication | February 15, 2013 at 23:30

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...

World Health Organisation downplays health impacts of Fukushima nuclear disaster

Press release | February 28, 2013 at 13:24

(Updated March 4, 2013) Amsterdam, February 28, 2013 – Greenpeace today criticised the World Health Organisation for releasing a flawed new report that hides crucial information on the health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Unjust laws for nuclear power leave Fukushima victims suffering

Press release | March 11, 2013 at 0:16

Tokyo, March 11, 2013 – On the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace made the following statements to highlight the flawed laws protecting the nuclear industry and the fact that hundreds of thousands of people in Japan...

Learning Fukushima's lessons

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | July 27, 2012 8 comments

A series of startling investigative reports into the Fukushima disaster have made it clear the crisis was both human-made and could have been avoided. The question is, will the Japanese government and the wider world take heed? A...

They profit, you pay – the shocking nuclear reality

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | March 7, 2013 3 comments

On three continents, in three times zones, the message was the same: nuclear operators and their suppliers should be held fully responsible for a nuclear disaster. The activities started in Japan, where Greenpeace activists...

The next Fukushima nuclear disaster is waiting to happen

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | March 5, 2012 42 comments

Greenpeace activists in 19 countries took action today to remind their governments that the next Fukushima disaster will be their fault. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima has shown us once again that nuclear reactors are...

A personal reflection on Fukushima, from a Greenpeace radiation expert

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | March 12, 2013 5 comments

I remember the oppressive feeling around my heart when the first news came about the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Japan coast, including several nuclear power plants, on 11 March 2011. Half a day later it was clear that this...

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