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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Nuclear plants are toxic assets with no warning labels

Blog entry by Gyorgy Dallos | 12 June, 2012 6 comments

There is a story about the Fukushima nuclear disaster that is not being told … until now. We know that almost 16,000 people were killed by the devastating tsunami and have heard the painful stories of hundreds of thousands of people...

Toxic Assets

Publication | 12 June, 2012 at 6:00

This report looks at the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster from an investors’ point of view. It identifies the long-known technological, management, governance and other institutional deficiencies that were instrumental in turning a predicted...

Greenpeace report rebukes finance sector for ignoring nuclear risks

Press release | 12 June, 2012 at 3:22

Tokyo, June 12, 2012 – Investors in nuclear power are being sold precarious and potentially damaging investments because the industry’s risks are regularly being overlooked or underestimated, a new report from Greenpeace has found.

Fukushima nuclear disaster: who profits and who pays?

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 16 May, 2012 6 comments

Last week, the inevitable finally happened. The company responsible for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has been nationalised. Japan’s trade and industry minister Yukio Edano announced a de...

54 reactors down: Japan breaks free of nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 4 May, 2012 25 comments

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 of...

Greenpeace condemns Japanese Government rush to reactivate nuclear plant

Press release | 14 April, 2012 at 7:35

Tokyo, Japan, April 14, 2012 - Greenpeace today protested the Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano’s visit to Fukui Prefecture, slamming the Government’s push to bring two reactors at the Ohi nuclear power plant back online...

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