Nuclear crisis in Fukushima Japan
Our first thoughts are with the people of the Japan
,as they face the threat of a nuclear disaster, following an already devastating earthquake and tsunami. Our heartfelt condolences go to all those affected by this tragic chain of events.
We commend the heroism of the nuclear workers fighting to stabilize the situation, and seriously risking their health through exposure to radiation.
What this crisis again demonstrates is that nuclear power is a dirty and dangerous power source, and will always be vulnerable to the potentially deadly combination of human error, design failure and natural disaster. Greenpeace is calling for the phase out of existing reactors around the world, and no construction of new commercial nuclear reactors.
Governments should instead invest in renewable energy resources that are not only environmentally sound but also affordable and reliable. We've created a Fukushima briefing page to answer some of the most common questions we're hearing. As always, the best way to get breaking news from us is via the Greenpeace Twitter account.