Nuclear Disaster in Japan
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Lessons from Fukushima, a report on February 28th, 2012 shows that the Fukushima nuclear disaster was caused by the failures of the Japanese government to protect its citizens from nuclear risks and not by the natural disasters of an earthquake and tsunami as the
nuclear industry would like us to believe.
Updates from 2011: 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. Greenpeace will continue to monitor and provide independent assessment of the situation at Japan's nuclear plants, as this is where we can best help by providing expertise. Our heartfelt condolences to all affected by this tragic chain of events.
Update 51 - Rainbow Warrior to begin analysis on radioactive samples.
Update 50 - Japanese government announces cancellation of all new nuclear reactor builds.
Update 49 - Greenpeace welcomes move to shut down Japanese nuclear plant; will US nuclear regulators learn from Japan?
Update 48 - Will Entergy learn anything from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan?
Update 47 - TEPCO discovery of Fukushima sediment contamination in areas identified by Greenpeace.
Update 46 - Rainbow Warrior begins sampling off Fukushima.
Update 45 - Marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government.
Update 44 - Prayers unanswered: Story from the radiation team in Japan.
Update 43 - Fukushima evacuation zone expanded.
Update 42 - Field team finds high levels of contamination outside of Fukushima evacuation zone.
Update 41 - Ocean dumping: Fukushima far from under control.
Update 40 - Expanded Fukushima radiation monitoring team back in the field.
Update 39 - New photos from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
Update 38 - New and improved nuclear power plant locator map.
Update 37 - Over 200 Vigils for Japan were held all across the country on March 28th.
Update 36 - Call to widen evacuation area around Fukushima.
Update 35 - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said at a press conference that the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant, where leaks of radioactive materials and other serious problems are still emerging "still does not warrant optimism."
Update 34 - Updates from our radiation sampling team in Japan.
Update 33 - New Greenpeace report analyzes radiation amounts from Japan’s nuclear crisis.
Update 32 - Voices worldwide say no more nuclear power
Update 31 - Forgetting Fukushima? A national and global tragedy has been overshadowed by attempts by the nuclear industry to turn a crisis into a pro-nuclear crusade
Update 30 - In this Greenpeace podcast, Policy Analyst Jim Riccio updates us on the state of the Japan Nuclear Disaster covering some of the most frequently asked questions by listeners.
Update 29 - Increased radiation detected in Japan's food and water
Update 28 - Toolkit available for hosting and attending the Vigils for Japan.
Update 27 - Nuclear Energy Isn't Needed - New York Times Op-Ed from Greenpeace International's Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo
Update 26 - Fire burns at reactor 3 and food contamination concerns rise
Update 25 - Photo shows damage at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant reactor No. 3.
Update 24 - Greenpeace calls for improved evacuation and radioactivity plans.
Update 23 - Greenpeace radiation briefing to provide analysis and advice of the risks and potential health impacts following releases of radioactivity from Japan's Fukushima 1/Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Update 22 - Pressure at reactor 3 stable, concerns over radioactive food rising.
Update 21 - New maps of nuclear power plants and seismic hazards in the United States.
Update 20 - Fukushima update: Not yet in the clear.
Update 19 - Dangerous old nuclear reactors in the United States and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Update 18 - Show your support for the Japanese people in this time of crises, we are organizing vigils across the country on March 28, 2011.
Update 17 - Briefing information. Here are some answers to common questions about the situation - along with useful links.
Update 16 - 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.
Update 15 - Greenpeace USA's Nuclear Policy Analyst Jim Riccio is interviewed on Greenpeace Radio about the nuclear disaster in Japan and important background information on what is happening and why.
Update 14 - Type in your zip code and find out if you live close to a nuclear plant in the United States.
Update 13 - Second round of public questions answered by Jim Riccio, Greenpeace's Nuclear Policy Analyst.
Update 12 - Washington Post article calling for an end to the nuclear renaissance.
Update 11 - Nuclear disaster in Japan worsens and effects depend on wind.
Update 10 - A wrap up from Jan Beranek, Head of Greenpeace International’s Nuclear Campaign.
Update 9 - First round of public questions answered by Jim Riccio, Greenpeace's Nuclear Policy Analyst.
Update 8 - Greenpeace asks the public to submit their questions about the nuclear disaster in Japan. Jim Riccio, Greenpeace's Nuclear Policy Analyst, will post answers on his LIVE blog.
Update 7 - LIVE updates webpage launched.
Update 6 - Greenpeace posts Congressman Markey's letter to President Obama: Who's In Charge If Nuclear Disaster Hits America?
Update 5 - Greenpeace posts response to growing troubles at Fukushima nuclear reactors.
Update 4 - Concerned citizens in the United States can speak up by telling the President and Congress that there’s no place for taxpayer giveaways to the nuclear industry in this year's budget.
Update 3 - Image of the location of the nuclear disaster in Japan is made available.
Update 2 - Nuclear expert, Jim Riccio, starts live blogging on the nuclear diaster in Japan.
Update 1 - Thinking of our colleagues in Japan. We've received word from Junichi, the executive director of Greenpeace Japan.