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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...

Fukushima update: radiation levels remain high

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 17 March, 2011 11 comments

After days of news reporting one explosion after another at the Fukushima nuclear plant, there is finally a break in reports of new explosions. Radiation levels remain high around the plant. All efforts are being focused on...

Daily News: On Fears and Forests

Blog entry by Angela S | 17 March, 2011 1 comment

Top News: At the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, attention has shifted to pouring water into overheating fuel rod storage pools at the reactors 3 and 4 at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Copyrights Greenpeace #...

Where to find good information on the nuclear crisis in Fukushima

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 16 March, 2011 9 comments

Today was, unfortunately, another day of uncertainty, confusion, danger and struggle in Japan. Here are some links to help you get a picture of what's happening. IMPORTANT: If you are in Japan , the Japan Times has a good ...

Fukushima - Latest update and where to get more information

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 15 March, 2011 6 comments

Below is an update of the latest developments in the Japanese reactors. The crisis-situation continues, but the information coming out after this morning is limited. We've also created a Fukushima briefing page to answer some of...

Daily News: On Nuclear Debate

Blog entry by Angela S | 15 March, 2011 7 comments

Top News: Our thoughts remain with people of Japan today as the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reached another critical phase. Radiation is feared to have leaked after apparent hydrogen blasts at two more reactors. The...

Nuclear crisis in Japan worsens and effects depend on wind

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 15 March, 2011 30 comments

Record high levels of radiation have now been found near the Fukushima 1, nuclear facility following explosions at reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4. Radiation 9 times the background levels have been found near Tokyo. A critical factor now...

Another rough day in Japan

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 14 March, 2011 10 comments

These past days have been hard for everyone in Japan, and the drama continued through these last 24 hours. The explosion at a second stricken reactor, Fukushima 1 (unit 3), was not entirely a surprise. Officials had warned of the...

Microsoft & Google Share Stage to Talk Energy

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 14 March, 2011

Last week at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Microsoft’s Top Environmental Strategist and Google’s Green Energy Czar went head-to-head in front of a live audience. The topic: cloud computing and energy. The IT sector...

Daily News: On Japan and Friends

Blog entry by Angela S | 14 March, 2011 2 comments

Our thoughts here at Greenpeace are with the affected people of Japan… Top News: Much of our attention has been geared towards the threat posed by  nuclear power plants in Japan. This morning, there was an explosion in reactor no.

Serious concerns remain for safety in Fukushima

Blog entry by Andrew - Greenpeace | 13 March, 2011 11 comments

We remain extremely concerned for the safety of workers at and the community surrounding damaged nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan. Here's what we know abut the situation at the two most affected plants: Fukushima I (Daiichi) ...

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