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Call to widen evacuation area around Fukushima

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 27 March, 2011 31 comments

Our team of radiation specialists in Japan brought back their findings for the day. The press release says it all: Fukushima, March 27, 2011: Greenpeace radiation experts have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro...

From our radiation sampling team in Japan

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 26 March, 2011 39 comments

Jacob Namminga , one of our radiation safety advisors, spoke to me via Skype about today's sampling trip in a rural area of Japan, to the north west of the Fukushima nuclear plant. We'll be reporting the details of our findings  once...

Fukushima update: "Situation does not warrant optimism"

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 25 March, 2011 9 comments

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said at a press conference Friday evening that the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant, where leaks of radioactive materials and other serious problems are still emerging "still does not warrant...

Voices worldwide say no more nuclear power

Feature story | 25 March, 2011 at 11:36

Reverberations from the Fukushima crisis are being felt around the world, as plans to build new nuclear power plants are being challenged. The safety of existing plants is being questioned. The cost of nuclear power is projected to rise, and the...

Forgetting Fukushima?

Feature story | 24 March, 2011 at 17:00

Less than two weeks ago, the world's community was united in grief following the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the country's escalating nuclear crisis. But in the past seven days, a national and global tragedy...

Increased radiation detected in Japan’s food and water

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 23 March, 2011 7 comments

For days we’ve heard conflicting reports about the safety of radiation levels in the food and water in Japan. Just a few days ago, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government stated that radiation levels had decreased in the city. However,...

Video: Questions and answers on radiation and the Fukushima nuclear crisis

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 23 March, 2011 17 comments

There have been a lot of reports and contradicting information circulating recently about radiation and its potential dangers. Reports of contaminated water, milk, vegetables and ocean radiation make the news daily as well as claims...

Nuclear energy isn't needed

Feature story | 22 March, 2011 at 15:46

Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo wrote the following opinion piece for the New York Times/International Herald Tribune

World Water Day - We need YOU!

Blog entry by LisaV | 22 March, 2011 16 comments

“ In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference”   -- Rachel Carson Last year on World Water...

Update: Fire burns at reactor 3 and food contamination concerns rise

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 21 March, 2011 7 comments

The Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear crisis continues, marked by confusion and a lack of information and transparency. Today, our team of nuclear experts and monitors followed reports of grey smoke coming out of the spent fuel pool of the...

Update: Call for improved evacuation and radioactivity plans

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 20 March, 2011 13 comments

It's been 10 days since the series of explosions and radiation leaks that led to the devastating crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant . As radioactive contamination grows and conditions remain critical, we are calling for improved...

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.

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...

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