Monica Laflamme

Monica Laflamme - Canada

I live in Toronto Canada, but I’m originally from Kobe Japan, and I have lots of family and friends here. So when the Fukushima nuclear disaster happened it was a scary event for me. There are a couple of reactors close to Toronto, less than 30km from where I live now, and like Japan, our government is pushing ahead with nuclear without thinking through the risks properly. What happened in Fukushima can happen anywhere. This is a problem that affects all of the world, not just Japan, and we need to stop nukes now.

 

Daniel Szonyi

Daniel Szonyi - Hungary

They say: “If you climb Mount Fuji once, you are a wise man.” I say; if you keep using nuclear power you are a fool.
My name is Donci and I am climbing on this amazing Japanese mountain to show my solidarity with those affected in the last year by the disaster and to tell my government that keeping the Paks nuclear power plant instead of investing in the renewable energy sector is not just dangerous and expensive, but it is also a fool’s choice.

 

Tomasz Dziemianczuk

Tomasz Dziemianczuk - Poland

I am climbing Mt Fuji to show my disagreement to the Polish government’s plans to build the first nuclear power plant in my country. I think nuclear energy is a threat to mankind and the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters have proven that. It is not safe and it is not cheap, as some might say. I wish Poland invested into renewable energy the same money they are planning to spend on a new power plant. I also do not believe in saying that building power plants would increase the employment rate as there would be only jobs for a small number of scientists and specialists.

 

Mateo Perez Garcia

Mateo Perez Garcia - Spain

Hello. I’m Mateo from the south of Spain. I’m climbing Mt Fuji to make sure that accidents like Fukushima are not forgotten. I don’t want to leave future generations a legacy of nuclear waste.

 

Arnaud Durand

Arnaud Durand - France

I am from France, the most nuclear-ised country in the world. The future is terrifying; the population does not seem to be aware that the disasters that happened in Fukushima and Chernobyl are also possible in any country that has nuclear energy. I want to protest and show solidarity with the people of Japan. A future without nukes and EPR is possible.

 

Christian Schmutz

Christian Schmutz - Switzerland

I am from Switzerland, the country with the oldest nuclear power plant in the world (Beznau). Here in Japan, the country of Fukushima, I am taking a stand for a nuclear-free, renewable future – all over the world!

 

Francois-Xavier Bleau

Francois-Xavier Bleau -  Canada

I am here to show, by climbing the iconic Mt Fuji, that nuclear power is a real danger in Japan, and everywhere in the world. We cannot live with this risk. The only control we have over the dangers of nuclear energy is to simply refuse it and make room for alternative sources of energy.

 

Alessio Ponza

Alessio Ponza - Italy

I’m Alessio, and first I’m here to show solidarity with the Fukushima people. I’m from Italy, a land less seismically-active than Japan, and we have already stopped with nuclear energy. I want to suggest to the Japanese people that they can pressure their government to stop gambling with nuclear power and switch to renewable energy. An energy revolution is both possible and necessary for future generations.

The latest updates

 

Fact not fiction: Renewable energy is safer than nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | May 23, 2013 17 comments

Take a look at what Jan Bens, chief of Belgium's nuclear watchdog FANC, had to say about wind turbines the other day: "The harbour of Antwerp is being filled with windmills, and the chemical industry is next to it. If there is an...

Nuclear power is safe and pigs can fly

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | May 21, 2013 4 comments

That’s the lesson Greenpeace Sweden sent to the nuclear industry once again today as we flew our paramotor glider over the unprotected Ringhals nuclear power plant in southwest Sweden, near Gothenburg. With simple gear and without...

Japanese and French companies to build Turkey’s nuclear reactors: What could go wrong?

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | May 4, 2013 1 comment

Look at what we have here: A $22 billion dollar deal for a Japanese-French consortium to build Turkey’s second nuclear power plant. What could possibly go wrong? Let’s see, shall we? The French company contracted to help...

27 years since Chernobyl and what have we learned?

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | April 26, 2013 29 comments

April 26th marks the 27th anniversary of the devastating accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The radiation released into the atmosphere by the exploding nuclear reactor found its way across Ukraine, Belarus,...

Nuclear accidents: the guilty should pay, not the innocent

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | April 24, 2013 6 comments

One of the many outrageous scandals surrounding the Fukushima nuclear crisis is the way the people of Japan have had to bail out TEPCO, the utility whose negligence allowed the accident to happen. Just this week we’ve seen how ...

Japanese court’s verdict on request to shut down nuclear plant puzzling

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | April 18, 2013

The law in any country can be a complex business. That said, the verdict on Tuesday by a court in Japan to allow the Ohi nuclear reactors to stay open is especially puzzling. Green Action, a campaign group, filed a lawsuit asking...

Redirect military expenditure to ensure a sustainable future

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 18, 2013

As published in The Guardian on the 18th of April 2013. Last year $1.75tn was spent on the world's military, according to new estimates released this Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Institute (SIPRI). Seems like a...

Will a court help Japan avoid the next Fukushima Disaster?

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | April 15, 2013 1 comment

The verdict in a lawsuit launched by a group campaigning against the restarting of two reactors may answer that question soon. The group, Green Action , filed a lawsuit asking the court to shut down the only two operating reactors...

Nuclear safety? Depends on who you ask

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | April 9, 2013 5 comments

Nuclear safety regulators from around the world are in Canada’s capital this week to discuss what lessons they should learn from the Fukushima disaster. It’s a bad choice of venue. Canada’s approach to nuclear safety isn’t one to...

Uranium mining stopped in Australian national park

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | March 26, 2013

Wherever uranium miners move in to do what they do, human rights have a tendency to move out. That’s why the victory of Jeffrey Lee, who has secured protection for his land from uranium mining at Koongarra in Australia , sends a...

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