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Fukushima: A great natural (?) disaster

Blog entry by Sunanda Mehta | April 3, 2014

As the victims of the Fukushima disaster left their homes and their lives, some of them never to return, the Japanese government slowly egged back to its old ways. After having sworn off nuclear and shutting down all the 48 commercial...

Forced to protest in Fukushima

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | March 12, 2014

As you land in Tokyo, you cannot help but notice the amount of electricity the city consumes. And just as the neon lights and LED covered buildings shouts out feats of economic and technological achievements, you wonder whether these...

Rainbow Warrior to begin analysis on radioactive samples

Blog entry by Sakyo Noda | May 11, 2011

After a week of sailing and conducting radiation sampling along the Fukushima coast, the Rainbow Warrior is now at anchor in Yokohama and our team is preparing to start detailed analysis on what we collected. As the government...

Research still blocked by Japan's government, but some progress

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | May 8, 2011

Thanks to everyone who's been sending Twitter messages (politely) asking Japan's Prime Minister's Office (@JPN_PMO on Twitter) to let the Rainbow Warrior do radiation monitoring work closer to the coast. So far, you've sent over 3000...

Field team finds high levels of contamination outside of Fukushima evacuation zone

Blog entry by Jess Miller | April 7, 2011

Our radiation monitoring teams have discovered high levels of contamination in crops grown on the outskirts of Minamisoma city in Japan. The data was collected from the gardens of Minamisoma city residents, and registered well over the...

Fukushima update: radiation levels remain high

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 18, 2011

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. All efforts are being focused on...

Breaking news! Japanese government announces cancellation of all new nuclear reactor...

Blog entry by Michelle Frey | May 11, 2011

“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...

No one dead

Blog entry by Karuna Raina | October 4, 2011

“No one dead.37 with physical injuries.2 workers with radiation burns.” – 2nd June, IAEA. As soon as the ongoing tragedy at Fukushima started, so started the coverage, unlike Chernobyl, where for days no one knew what happened. The...

Politics of clarity: post Fukushima

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | September 22, 2011

Two days ago, Peter Löscher, Chief Executive of Siemens said in an interview to Spiegel magazine that the chapter for nuclear technology is officially shut for Siemens. He said that their answer was a result of ‘the clear positioning...

Fukushima disaster rated as equivalent to Chernobyl

Blog entry by Grace | April 13, 2011

The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex has been upgraded from a level 5 to a level 7 on the International Nuclear Events Scale (INES), one month after the earthquake and tsunami that first damaged the Japanese power plant.

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