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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IAEA Fukushima report downplays radiation risks and ignores science - Greenpeace

Press release | 1 September, 2015 at 14:28

Tokyo, 1 September 2015 – The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Fukushima report, released Monday, downplays the ongoing environmental and health effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. According to Greenpeace Japan, the report plays...

Greenpeace warns Sendai nuclear restart will not end nuclear crisis facing Abe government

Press release | 11 August, 2015 at 5:23

Tokyo, 11 August 2015 - The restart of the Sendai nuclear reactor today will not reverse the terminal decline of Japan's nuclear industry, given all nine Japanese nuclear utilities are faced with insurmountable safety issues at their nuclear...

Greenpeace investigation exposes failure of Fukushima decontamination program

Press release | 21 July, 2015 at 10:38

Tokyo, 21 July, 2015 – Radioactive contamination in the forests and land of Iitate district in Fukushima prefecture is so widespread and at such a high level that it will be impossible for people to safely return to their homes, a Greenpeace...

Japan must explain how it will stop water leaks at Fukushima - Greenpeace

Press release | 8 August, 2013 at 14:45

Tokyo, 8 August 2013 – Japan's government urgently needs to explain how it plans to take responsibility for the leakage of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant and seek international help to draw up a clear action plan to resolve...

Unjust laws for nuclear power leave Fukushima victims suffering

Press release | 11 March, 2013 at 0:16

Tokyo, March 11, 2013 – On the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace made the following statements to highlight the flawed laws protecting the nuclear industry and the fact that hundreds of thousands of people in Japan...

World Health Organisation downplays health impacts of Fukushima nuclear disaster

Press release | 28 February, 2013 at 13:24

(Updated March 4, 2013) Amsterdam, February 28, 2013 – Greenpeace today criticised the World Health Organisation for releasing a flawed new report that hides crucial information on the health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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