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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...

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...

Fukushima update: Severity officially upgraded as reactors continue to leak, but no...

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 18 March, 2011 4 comments

Today, Japanese authorities reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the scale of the accident has increased to level 5 on the International Nuclear Events Scale (INES), which means an accident with limited...

Fukushima update: Not yet in the clear

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 18 March, 2011 7 comments

Overall, with possible exception of spent fuel pool of reactor #3, the status of all facilities is very similar to yesterday, which is a bad thing. Major uncertainty relates to amount of radiation already being released to air and sea,...

Fukushima update: Call for questions and some video from the scene

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 17 March, 2011 14 comments

Little change to the situation, as far as we know, since our last update. Still very serious.  Watching to see what happens next, and hoping for the best. We've been getting a lot of questions about what's happening in Fukushima,...

Suspended Jail Sentences for Peaceful Climate Protesters

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 17 March, 2011

A Belgian court today gave ten Greenpeace activists a suspended one month jail sentence and fine for taking part in a climate action there in December 2009. This conviction is out of proportion to their peaceful protest, and an appeal...

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