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Greenpeace radiation monitoring team begins Fukushima assessment

Press release | March 26, 2011 at 3:00

Fukushima, March 26, 2011: A group of Greenpeace radiation experts has today started monitoring locations around the evacuation area that surrounds the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, in order to assess the true extent of...

Residents at risk as radioactive contamination lingers in Fukushima

Press release | March 9, 2012 at 2:14

Fukushima, Japan, March 9, 2012 – Greenpeace today again criticised the Japanese Government’s incompetent handling of radioactive contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, saying that its independent measurements show that one...

Fukushima – INES scale rating

Publication | March 25, 2011 at 19:15

A new analysis prepared for Greenpeace Germany by nuclear safety expert Dr Helmut Hirsch shows that by March 23 2011, Japan’s nuclear crisis has already released enough radioactivity to be ranked at Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event...

Greenpeace radiation team pinpoints need to extend Fukushima evacuation zone,...

Press release | March 27, 2011 at 18:50

Fukushima, March 27, 2011: Greenpeace radiation experts have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro Sieverts per hour (1) in Iitate village, 40km northwest of the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, and 20km (2) beyond the...

AREVA fails to address radiation problem around Niger mines

Press release | November 26, 2009 at 0:00

A Greenpeace team visited AREVA’s two uranium mines in Niger from 1-9 November. During the visit Greenpeace found dangerous levels of radiation in the streets of Akokan, a mining city located close to both mines. AREVA had earlier declared the...

Radiation

Background | October 5, 2006 at 14:27

Radiation is the term used to describe energy in the form of light or particles. Whereas most atoms in nature are stable and remain unchanged in composition and energy, certain natural or artificially created atoms are unstable, which means they...

Incompetent Decontamination Effort Risking Health of Fukushima Residents

Press release | December 7, 2011 at 6:02

Fukushima, Japan, December 7, 2011 – Nine months after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Greenpeace today renewed its demand for urgent relocation of pregnant women and children living in contaminated areas of Fukushima...

Greenpeace calls on new Japan PM to delay school start for Fukushima kids

Press release | August 29, 2011 at 2:14

Tokyo, August 29, 2011 – Greenpeace today called on the Japan’s incoming Prime Minister to delay the September 1st opening of schools in Fukushima City, after a Greenpeace radiation monitoring team found dose rates exceeding international safety...

Photo essay: Tamura, Japan the terrible dilemma for residents

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | October 10, 2013 3 comments

The residents of the Tamura City region of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan are facing a dilemma. They could move back once the government lifts the evacuation order following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. However, this means moving...

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

Press release | March 29, 2011 at 21:00

Tokyo, 30 March 2011: A group of Greenpeace radiation experts (1), returning to Tokyo from an initial assessment of contamination from the crisis-striken Fukushima nuclear plant, announced plans to expand their contamination monitoring in the...

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