Fukushima: don't forget

Fukushima nuclear disaster

The Fukushima nuclear disaster showed us once again that nuclear reactors are fundamentally dangerous. Not only do they cause significant damage to the environment, the health of populations and to national economies, the heavy financial cost of a meltdown is inevitably borne by the public, not by the companies that designed, built, and operated the plants. None of the world’s 436 nuclear reactors are immune to human errors, natural disasters, or any of the many other serious incidents that could cause a disaster. Millions of people who live near nuclear reactors are at risk.

The lives of hundreds of thousands of people continue to be affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, especially the 160,000 who fled their homes because of radioactive contamination, and continue to live in limbo without fair, just, and timely compensation. They have only a false hope of returning home, yet the Japanese government is eagerly pushing to restart reactors, against the will of its people, and without learning true lessons from Fukushima.

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It’s time for nuclear gamblers to settle their debts.

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | June 25, 2013 1 comment

For sixty years the nuclear industry has gambled with the lives and safety of millions of people. It has bet that nothing will ever go wrong with their reactors. This gamble puts all the risks on the public.   In Tokyo, Greenpeace...

It’s time Japan's government and nuclear industry faced its responsibilities at Fukushima

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | June 21, 2013 3 comments

Have you ever tried to dodge your responsibility for something? Maybe in a small way, many of us do. But I doubt you dodge responsibility the way the nuclear industry does or the way Japanese Prime Minister Abe does. In Tokyo...

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Blog entry by Justin McKeating | April 26, 2013 29 comments

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,...

Will a court help Japan avoid the next Fukushima Disaster?

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | April 15, 2013 1 comment

The verdict in a lawsuit launched by a group campaigning against the restarting of two reactors may answer that question soon. The group, Green Action , filed a lawsuit asking the court to shut down the only two operating reactors...

Coming together to stop nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | March 20, 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...

Fukushima disaster: holding the nuclear industry liable

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 12, 2013

As published in The Guardian on March 11, 2013. The social aftershocks and radiation fears from the tragic tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster that rocked Japan two years ago today continue to wreak havoc. Adding insult...

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