Location of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Photo | March 13, 2011

At 2:46pm (local time), 11 March 2011, the largest earthquake in Japan’s history damaged the infrastructure around several reactors.
This led to a loss of cooling water from around the nuclear fuel in three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station.
The nuclear fuel in each reactor has begun to heat up and melt, releasing large quantities of steam and hydrogen gas. Over the last three days this hydrogen gas has exploded in each reactor, severely damaging each one. There is a lack of information coming from Japan as to the release of radioactive materials into the environment – though it is safe to say the situation is very serious.
Greenpeace is monitoring the situation, and we will continue to post updates here as it evolves.

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Stop Bad Tuna

Video | August 3, 2016 at 17:05

Greenpeace activists have now been blocking the Mars, Incorporated Whiskas factory in Whanganui, New Zealand for over 8 hours to Stop Bad Tuna.

Solar Series - Episode 02 - The Clumpers

Video | August 3, 2016 at 16:43

How big is your rig? Here the Clumpers talking about their solar rig and dispel some of Unison's myths about the the Solar Tax. If you think a tax on solar is a bad idea, sign the petition here: http://grnpc.org/say-nah-to-the-solar..

Solar Series - Episode 01 - Solar Tax? Yeah, Nah.

Video | August 3, 2016 at 15:47

We went to the Hawke's Bay to talk to people about solar power. Here's what people there think of Unison's Solar Tax. If you think a tax on solar is a bad idea, sign the petition here: http://grnpc.org/say-nah-to-the-solar... Find out...

ACC Dirty Delivery - Public Money for Dodgy Dams

Video | July 8, 2016 at 16:55

Greenpeace activists joined local Hawke's Bay community members outside the Hawke's Bay Regional Council to oppose the Ruataniwha irrigation dam. From a van marked, "ACC Dirty Delivery - Public Money for Dodgy Dam", several giant money sacks...

Dairy Sewage Blockade at ACC

Video | May 4, 2016 at 17:14

Greenpeace blockaded the ACC building in Wellington with 6,000 litres of dairy sewage ... watch this video to find out why. Take action here: http://grnpc.org/say-no-to-govt-funded-river-pollution #SaveOurRivers

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