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Activists plant cherry trees in Fukushima anniversary memorial at nuclear plant

Media release | March 7, 2013 at 13:56

Raleigh, NC March 7, 2013 —Greenpeace activists planted cherry trees outside of Duke Energy’s nuclear power plant near Raleigh in a memorial to the Fukushima nuclear meltdown that happened two years ago. Activists also created cherry tree...

Voices worldwide say no more nuclear power

Feature story | March 25, 2011 at 6:36

Reverberations from the Fukushima crisis are being felt around the world, as plans to build new nuclear power plants are being challenged. The safety of existing plants is being questioned. The cost of nuclear power is projected to rise,...

New Yorkers Rally to Shut Down Indian Point

Video | August 26, 2011 at 10:15

Indian Point is an old nuclear plant in an active seismic zone that puts 20 million Americans within a 50 mile radius at risk. In the United States, 1 in 3 Americans live within 50 miles of a nuclear plant and are threatened by a nuclear disaster...

Nuclear Delusions

Blog by Rex Weyler | July 7, 2011

Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy challenge The heating of Earth remains the most urgent symptom of humanity’s mismanagement of our technological civilization. Desperately seeking answers for a low carbon energy...

Nuclear power is in last place in the race against climate change

Blog by Justin McKeating | July 22, 2011 1 comment

Huge delays and cost overruns totalling billions for nuclear reactors under construction in Finland and France are once again demonstrating that nuclear power is no match for renewables in the fight against climate change. Since...

Japanese government announces cancellation of all new nuclear reactor builds

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 10, 2011 4 comments

“Greenpeace applauds Prime Minister Kan’s ambitious proposal to scrap the construction of 14 new nuclear reactors,” said Junichi Sato, Greenpeace Japan Executive Director. “ This announcement could put Japan’s energy policy on a new...

Marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government

Blog by Ike Teuling | April 28, 2011 19 comments

Since the start of the Fukushima disaster I have been following the worrying developments from a safe distance in Amsterdam, but suddenly, I am on rocking ship getting closer to the disaster area every day. I joined the Rainbow...

Prayers unanswered: Story from the radiation team in Japan

Blog by Jessica Miller | April 12, 2011

As part of the radiation team, we traveled from place to place - sampling soil and vegetables, taking radiation readings and speaking with people affected by the crisis in Japan. We heard many stories about the loss people are...

Fukushima evacuation zone expanded

Blog by Jessica Miller | April 11, 2011 15 comments

View Map of Radiation Measurements by Greenpeace team in a larger map Our field radiation monitoring teams have wrapped up a second round of data collection outside of the exclusion zone that surrounds the stricken Fukushima ...

Ocean dumping: Fukushima far from under control

Blog by Jessica Miller | April 6, 2011 11 comments

For weeks TEPCO and the Japanese government have tried to assure us that the crisis at Fukushima is stabilizing and that the situation is under control. However, the recent decision to dump over 15,000 tons of highly radioactive...

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