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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Daily News: €8 to each person in contaminated area, poorer nations demanded that...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 6 April, 2011

Top news: TEPCO compensation rejected; Ukrainian food is till contaminated; poor nations ask for deeper carbon cuttings; Athabasca forest protection; the next global extinction. #Nuclear: The Japan Times Online and The...

Ocean dumping: Fukushima far from under control

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 5 April, 2011 5 comments

For weeks TEPCO and the Japanese government have tried to assure us that the crisis at Fukushima is stabilising and that the situation is under control. However, the recent decision to dump over 15,000 11,500 tonnes of highly ...

Expanded Fukushima radiation monitoring team back in the field

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 4 April, 2011 16 comments

Two Greenpeace radiation monitoring teams are now hard at work outside the Fukushima evacuation zone: one investigating health threats and testing food and milk, while the other is looking at surface contamination. I'm posting some ...

Fukushima update: Frustration, tragedy, heroism and spreading contamination

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 1 April, 2011 21 comments

Radiation exposure and harsh conditions continue to be a concern for the workers at the devastated Fukumashi Daiichi nuclear facility. Frustration and anger is also mounting among local communities outside the evacuation zone, with...

Fukushima update: IAEA confirms need for more evacuations

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 31 March, 2011 10 comments

A few days ago our monitoring team on the ground in Japan found radiation levels high enough to require evacuation in several locations to the northwest of the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, including Iitate village,...

Fukushima - An atomic/molecular physicist answers your questions (video)

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 31 March, 2011 21 comments

The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is still a long way from being over. With high levels of radiation still escaping from the damaged reactors, we sat down with Professor Wim Turkenburg and asked him some of the...

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