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 calls on new Japan PM to delay school start for Fukushima kids

Press release | 29 August, 2011 at 2:14

Tokyo, August 29, 2011 – Greenpeace today called on the Japan’s incoming Prime Minister to delay the September 1st opening of schools in Fukushima City, after a Greenpeace radiation monitoring team found dose rates exceeding international safety...

Contaminated seafood and government cover-up at Fukushima

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 9 August, 2011 7 comments

Our team of radiation experts has found high levels of radiation in seafood caught by Japanese fishermen off the coast of Japan. This, along with the news that the Japanese government covered up the true extent of radiation releases...

Remembering Hiroshima, in Fukushima

Blog entry by Sakyo Noda | 8 August, 2011 1 comment

Usually, there are not many things on my plate on August 6th, other than spending a really hot summer’s day remembering the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Wherever I am, it's natural to send condolences to the victims and pray for...

Fukushima: measures rushed and incomplete, and crucially needed actions to protect...

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 19 July, 2011 7 comments

The Japanese minister Goshi Hosono announced today that Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the government have successfully completed phase 1 of the plan to bring the Fukushima nuclear crisis under control. Unfortunately, it...

Japan’s Prime Minister looks to a nuclear-free future

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 15 July, 2011 6 comments

In a series of recent reversals from Germany to Italy, Switzerland to Kuwait - where governments and the people have turned their backs on nuclear power - the global nuclear industry must surely and rightly be fearful for its long term...

Daily news: Japanese government has still to learn from Fukushima’s lesson and Italy...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 15 June, 2011 8 comments

Top news: Japan’s economy minister wants to make nuclear power central to Japanese energy portfolio; Social media plays key roles in Italian referendums; and, Chinese government admit they are growing GM rice.   © Greenpeace /...

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