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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Greenpeace condemns Japanese Government rush to reactivate nuclear plant

Press release | April 14, 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...

Fifty-three reactors down, one to go: Japan may have a nuclear-free summer

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | March 28, 2012 13 comments

Fifty-three reactors down, one to go: Japan may have a nuclear-free summer Japan is almost completely free of nuclear power now, after the shutdown on March 26, 2012 of the Number 6 reactor at the country’s Kashiwasaki-Kariwa...

Message to world leaders: Fukushima is a reminder; end the threat of nuclear power

Blog entry by Mareike Britten | March 12, 2012 9 comments

More than 50 organisations and individuals from around the world have joined forces with Greenpeace and called for investments in safe, renewable energy in order to end the threat of nuclear power. That message is in the form of an ...

Radiation Testing In Fukushima City

Image | March 12, 2012 at 9:39

A Greenpeace radiation monitoring team member checks contamination levels in a park in Watari, a suburb of Fukushima City. Greenpeace has been conducting radiation monitoring around the Fukushima area for the past year, and has found serious...

Fukushima, One Year After...

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 11, 2012 11 comments

Today our thoughts are once more with the people of Japan; our condolences are with those who lost their loved ones and our admiration is with those who are valiantly rebuilding their lives and communities one year after the earthquake...

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...

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