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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Taitu's Maiden Voyage

Video | April 5, 2017 at 9:51

It was a wild and beautiful ride on Taitu's maiden voyage from Wellington to Napier as our intrepid crew head North to confront Statoil and Chevron's reckless oil exploration.

Get on board the People's Boat

Video | April 1, 2017 at 9:53

We are the generation that ends oil. Get on board - because when we stand together, we always win. http://greenpeace.nz/get-on-board

The Oil Blockade 2017

Video | March 5, 2017 at 9:55

Today around 200 people blockaded the oil industry conference in New Plymouth, Taranaki preventing delegates from entering the venue for almost six hours.

The floodlands

Video | February 26, 2017 at 9:57

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Mildred And The Piss-apocalypse

Video | February 5, 2017 at 9:58

Industrial dairy farming in New Zealand is causing big problems for our rivers. Several big new irrigation schemes will drive further expansion and more pollution of our waterways. Click here to take action now: http://greenpeace.nz/saveourrivers

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