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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Japanese citizens take their nuclear fight to court

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 6 July, 2012 4 comments

With the first nuclear reactor to be restarted in Japan after the 2011 Fukushima disaster to begin producing electricity soon, it’s clear the country’s government has decided to step back into the dangerous past rather than race into a...

Europe’s nuclear stress tests turn a blind eye to potential disaster

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 18 June, 2012 11 comments

The terrible consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster are far from being adequately dealt with, but unfortunately, politicians continue to put the nuclear industry’s interests before the wellbeing and safety of the public. ...

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...

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...

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...

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