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Earthquake risk to Jaitapur nuclear project

Video | January 13, 2012 at 14:28

The Jaitapur area comes under Ratnagiri district which falls in the seismic zone 4 (High damage) category with zone 5 being the highest. The area has witnessed 92 earthquakes within 1985 to 2005.

The liquidator

Page | March 27, 2006 at 16:26

The men and women who were sent in to the closed zone of Chernobyl to deal with the aftermath of the disaster are called 'the liquidators'. The stories of these estimated 600,000 workers could provide the scripts to many a Hollywood movie. The...

Russia

Page | June 27, 2006 at 16:01

Successive Russian Governments since the mid-1990's have had the ambition to create a worldwide nuclear waste importation, reprocessing, and disposal service in Siberia. While they have changed domestic law to permit the importation of spent fuel...

India at 69. A 27 year old reflects.

Blog entry by Navdha Malhotra | August 12, 2015

When I was younger, Independence Day simply meant a day off school. A day where my mother would wake me up to listen to the Prime Minister’s early morning speech from the Red Fort. And then some of us would get together, climb to the...

Mumbai comes together for the victims in Japan

Blog entry by Khushboo Lalwani | April 14, 2011

The breaking newsflashes about Japan’s devastating tragedy have shown that nature’s fury is unstoppable. Even the advanced countries are vulnerable to the dangers of nuclear technology. While technology has helped humans race ahead of...

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...

Nuclear crisis in Japan worsens and effects depend on wind

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 16, 2011

Record high levels of radiation have now been found near the Fukushima 1, nuclear facility following explosions at reactors 1, 2, 3 and 4. Radiation 9 times the background levels have been found near Tokyo. A critical factor now...

Write a letter to the editor on Chernobyl

Page | April 26, 2006 at 12:49

Did your local newspaper cover the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster? Send a Letter to the Editor to say that the nuclear threat continues, and the UN should stop promoting this dirty, dangerous industry.

Sun shines over the nuclear liability Act for now.

Blog entry by Hozefa Merchant | September 3, 2012

Amidst the political storm brewing over the past few days, an important development was the tabling of the Parliamentary Standing Committee report on the Rules for the Nuclear Liability Act in the Lok Sabha. We got a hold of that...

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...

No nuclear in Italy

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | July 6, 2011

June 13 was a remarkable day for Italy and for all those trying to get their governments to move away from nuclear energy. People in Italy defied expectations of a low turnout and came out to cast their vote for a nuclear free...

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...

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.

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...

Hope from Fukushima

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, ED Greenpeace Japan | March 11, 2013

As we mark the second memorial of the March 11, 2011 triple disaster, we see tragedy, but also hope in Japan. While people mourn for the mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents and children that were lost in the earthquake and...

Coming together to stop nuclear weapons

Blog entry by Jen Maman | March 25, 2013

Earlier this month, more then 130 governments, UN agencies and the global Red Cross Movement met in Oslo at the invitation of the Norwegian government, to discuss the humanitarian, environmental and developmental consequences of...

Fukushima nuclear crisis briefing

Frequently asked questions | March 15, 2011 at 22:50

You may be looking for useful information about the ongoing nuclear emergency at Japan’s Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant. Here are some answers to common questions about the situation - along with useful links. Please feel free to share this...

Fukushima Protests

Image gallery | March 7, 2013

Top 10 things Indian citizens could do in case of a nuclear power plant accident in...

Blog entry by SP Udayakumar | August 22, 2011

Are you kidding? Reactors in India can never ever have an accident. Don't trust the news; it's all Pakistani military's anti-India propaganda. Beware! Osama bin Laden's disgruntled ghost might be causing this havoc. ...

Banking on the next Fukushima

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 11, 2011

Kumi Naidoo and Nuclear Campaigner Yannick Rousselet protest the passage of a train carrying nuclear waste. Image: Pierre Gleizes Two months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan our thoughts are with those who...

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...

Bangalore joins the vigil for a nuclear free future

Blog entry by Swati Mehta | April 18, 2011

Finally the fourth auto rickshaw agreed to go where we wanted to. Cubbon Park is right in the middle of the busy Bangalore city. It was Monday evening and everyone was in a hurry to get back home and we were in a hurry to reach the...

Candles do the talking in Delhi

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | April 13, 2011

Memories of what happened in Japan are still fresh in our minds. Japan was devastated by an earthquake and a powerful tsunami which affected thousands of people. What followed was a meltdown at Fukushima nuclear plant, causing what has...

Saying no to nukes. Petitions first, vigil next

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | April 7, 2011

Have you ever travelled by the Konkan railway, passing through Ratnagiri in Maharashtra? If you have, then you'd understand why I enjoy this journey so much. I look forward to the picturesque Ratnagiri and the Western Ghats. It’s such...

जैतापुर के लिए एक चेतावनी बनकर सामने आया फुकुशिमा

Blog entry by डा. सीमा जावेद | April 1, 2011

जापान में फुकुशिमा के तीन रिएक्टरों में विस्फोटों ने एकबार फिर परमाणु ऊर्जा के विनाशकारी पक्ष को सामने ला खड़ा किया और अब उबरते हुए परमाणु उद्योग का वैश्विक आकर्षण खत्म होता नजर आ रहा है। यूरोप जर्मनी जैसे विकसित देश इससे किनारा करते...

Marching against nukes

Blog entry by Usha Saxena | March 31, 2011

It was the last day of the Parliament session – 25th March 2011. A motley bunch of concerned citizens – under the banner ‘Anti-Nuclear Struggle Solidarity Forum’ - marched determinedly under the blistering afternoon sun from Mandi...

From our radiation sampling team in Japan

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | March 28, 2011

Jacob Namminga , one of our radiation safety advisors, spoke to me via Skype about today's sampling trip in a rural area of Japan, to the north west of the Fukushima nuclear plant. We'll be reporting the details of our findings  once...

Update: Fire burns at reactor 3 and food contamination concerns rise

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 22, 2011

The Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear crisis continues, marked by confusion and a lack of information and transparency. Today, our team of nuclear experts and monitors followed reports of grey smoke coming out of the spent fuel pool of the...

Japan Jaitapur: The similarities are scary, technology dangerous

Blog entry by Karuna Raina | March 21, 2011

The incidents in Japan have shocked the world. Every time the television flashes images of destruction, I wonder how long and how much will this country have to suffer? The rise of Japan, since it was struck 66 years ago, is legend and...

Fukushima update: Radiation detected in food and water far from stricken nuclear facility

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 19, 2011

While the workers at Fukushima are continuously spraying reactor unit 3 with water from fire fighting and special forces trucks, the wider implications and impact of the nuclear disaster are becoming clearer. Traces of radioactive...

Pressure at reactor 3 stable, concerns over radioactive food rising

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 20, 2011

Earlier today, we told you about a build up in pressure at reactor #3 that could result in the venting of radioactive air and steam into the atmosphere. According to reports from NISA, that release was not necessary and didn’t happen.

Four things you should know about the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | March 8, 2013

The Fukushima nuclear disaster that began on March 11, 2011 was a scary time for the whole world. Some early reports even warned about radiation being carried on the wind as far as the west coasts of the USA and Canada, and many...

Phasing out, cracking up and shutting down – a bad week for nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | September 15, 2012

Historic news that Japan will phase out nuclear power has rounded off yet another terrible week for the global nuclear industry. Japan's decision to end its reliance on nuclear power by the 2030s means it will join countries such...

Realities of Koodankulam: more tales of apathy

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | September 18, 2012

I got up at 5.30 am in the morning, with the sound of my door bell ringing continuously. It was the hotel staff trying to make sure I don't miss the famous Kanyakumari sunrise. Half asleep, I told them that I had worked late in the...

Realities of the Koodankulam anti-nuclear protests

Blog entry by Ali Abbas | September 17, 2012

My journey to Koodankulam started on the evening of September 16 from Bangalore city. As I was about to board the bus I received a message on my cell phone saying, "200 people detained in Tuticorin. Are you one among them?" At first I...

Casinobyl

Page | May 19, 2006 at 16:16

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Food for Thought

Video | April 8, 2011 at 21:08

25 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, residents of the area are still exposed to the radiation. They depend on contaminated food and milk.

We Will Defeat Climate Change - Through Cooperation

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid | April 22, 2016

Today, on Earth Day, more than 165 countries sign a global agreement to protect our environment - the  Paris Climate Agreement  - at the first opportunity, a  record turnout  for an international agreement. This is an encouraging...

Earthquake risk to Jaitapur nuclear project

Video | January 13, 2012 at 14:28

The Jaitapur area comes under Ratnagiri district which falls in the seismic zone 4 (High damage) category with zone 5 being the highest. The area has witnessed 92 earthquakes within 1985 to 2005.

Daily News: On Nuclear Debate

Blog entry by Angela S | March 16, 2011

Top News: Our thoughts remain with people of Japan today as the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reached another critical phase. Radiation is feared to have leaked after apparent hydrogen blasts at two more reactors. The...

Good news for Tadoba’s tigers

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | September 27, 2012

The Adani group has been trying to revive its Lohara coal mining project near the Tadoba Tiger Reserve ever since a Group of Ministers announced last year that the "no go" policy was scrapped. This mine was rejected back in 2010 after...

I am in Gezi, I am in Turkey

Blog entry by Laetitia Liebert | June 9, 2013

With the eyes of the world on a small park in Istanbul, a new banner message of global solidarity in defence of our fragile planet has been born: 'I am in Gezi!'. Gezi Park is a tipping point, an awakening to years of environmental...

My Journey so far with Greenpeace as a Volunteer

Blog entry by Debu Nayak | November 26, 2014

First of all, I sincerely would like to dedicate this to my parents and family who have been a constant source of my energy and motivation. My involvement with Greenpeace was not an accident but purely purposeful. Initially, through...

A Day Out in Summer Camp

Blog entry by Sohini Mahapatra | October 27, 2014

At Greenpeace, every day we talk, interact, inspire and mobilise people to be the change and to bring a change in the environment by their good deeds. Last year, I met one such individual in Pune who is a donor of Greenpeace and runs...

My Experience with Greenpeace

Blog entry by Nanik Balani | October 27, 2014

Today at sixty-two, when I look back on my life, I find my journey has been an eventful one. Driven by a desire to discover the unknown, I have always been thrilled at the idea of exploring new spaces, doing new things, taking on yet...

Tale of Two Worlds – Sun’s message from Dharnai to Marshall Islands

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar | October 16, 2014

Sometimes, borders and nationalities just become mere lines on a map. They are identities that do not define people. Sometimes, people are closer than ever because of their shared beliefs. The story of Dharnai and Marshall Islands is...

In solidarity with safe energy

Blog entry by Shiva Sharma and Jagan Vangapelly | April 24, 2012

At times, it is difficult to convey to people that we are not stopping development, but communicating the right choice of energy source. Especially when it comes to a project like Kudankulam , which seems to be very close to the...

Fukushima, One Year After...

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 12, 2012

Today our thoughts are once more with the people of Japan; our condolences are with those who lost their loved ones and our admiration is with those who are valiantly rebuilding their lives and communities one year after the...

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