Whistleblower Dale Bridenbaugh, a former engineer for GE, exposed a critical flaw in thereactor design that was so bad, he recommended all Mark 1 reactors be shut down to repair them. This didn't happen. Then, as now, profits and protection of nuclear business were put ahead of safety and the protection of people.
In 1971, General Electric designed, built and delivered the first, now-exploded, Mark 1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and that design was also used for four of the other five reactors.
As 2015 draws to a close, we look back on some of the Greenpeace campaign highlights of the past year.
This powerful animation, produced for Greenpeace Mediterranean to celebrate its 20th anniversary, is by Anima Istanbul, one of Turkey's leading studios. It is a timely reminder that only by working together can we protect this fragile Earth.
Mud – full of dangerous metals – quickly overtook the nearby mining community of Mariana in Minas Gerais state. At least seventeen people were killed. Hundreds more have been displaced by the wall of sludge released in the dam collapse. Music:...
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