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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Pressure at reactor 3 stable, concerns over radioactive food rising

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 20 March, 2011 2 comments

Earlier today, we told you about a build up in pressure at reactor #3 that could result in the venting of radioactive air and steam into the atmosphere. According to reports from NISA, that release was not necessary and didn’t happen.

Greenpeace calls for improved and coherent evacuation and radioactivity protection...

Press release | 20 March, 2011 at 16:05

Tokyo, 20 March 2011 -- As the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan entered its second week and levels of radioactive contamination continue to grow, the international environmental organization Greenpeace, along with the Japanese group Citizens...

Building pressure at reactor 3 increasingly dangerous, fuel pool cooling slowly...

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 20 March, 2011 3 comments

Possibility of major releases from reactor #3, wind currently blowing inland Pressure inside the reactor’s steel containment is still rising. Tepco increased cooling efforts but has been unable to stop the increasing pressure which...

Video: Questions and answers on the Fukushima nulclear crisis

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 19 March, 2011 10 comments

Yesterday, we sat one of our (extremely busy) nuclear issue experts down and asked him a few of the top questions people have been asking us.  If you don't fiind the answer you're looking for here, try our extensive Q and A...

Fukushima update: Radiation detected in food and water far from stricken nuclear facility

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 19 March, 2011 7 comments

19 March 2011 Video from Yomiuri Shimbun Click here to watch on You Tube. While the workers at Fukushima are continuously spraying reactor unit 3 with water from fire fighting and special forces trucks, the wider...

Fukushima update: Race to submerge damaged nuclear fuel

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 19 March, 2011 4 comments

French nuclear agency warns of significant long term contamination, as workers race to cover overheating nuclear fuel with water before the wind shifts. Our fears of the radioactive releases being very significant have been supported...

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