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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 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...

Where to find good information on the nuclear crisis in Fukushima

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 17, 2011

Today was, unfortunately, another day of uncertainty, confusion, danger and struggle in Japan. Here are some links to help you get a picture of what's happening. IMPORTANT: If you are in Japan , the Japan Times has a good ...

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...

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...

Fukushima radiation briefing

Page | March 19, 2011 at 21:52

This Greenpeace 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, which was damaged by the March 11th earthquake and...

Fukushima radiation briefing

Page | March 19, 2011 at 21:52

This Greenpeace 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, which was damaged by the March 11th earthquake and...

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.

Update: Call for improved evacuation and radioactivity plans

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 21, 2011

It's been 10 days since the series of explosions and radiation leaks that led to the devastating crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant . As radioactive contamination grows and conditions remain critical, we are calling for improved...

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...

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...

Mourn the dead; fight for the living. Solidarity and protest

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | March 23, 2011

There I was standing, amongst the 400-odd people who had gathered at India Gate, overwhelmed by mixed emotions. The energy and enthusiasm was contagious. Just weeks after the triple tragedy struck humanity in Japan, people from all...

Increased radiation detected in Japan’s food and water

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 24, 2011

For days we’ve heard conflicting reports about the safety of radiation levels in the food and water in Japan. Just a few days ago, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government stated that radiation levels had decreased in the city. However,...

Radiation survey field work

Page | March 24, 2011 at 17:06

A Greenpeace team of radiation experts is monitoring locations around the evacuation area that surrounds the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant. They're there to independently assess the true extent of radiation risks that the local...

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...

Call to widen evacuation area around Fukushima

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | March 28, 2011

Our team of radiation specialists in Japan brought back their findings for the day. The press release says it all: Fukushima, March 27, 2011: Greenpeace radiation experts have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro...

Greenpeace radiation experts present findings, announce further Fukushima...

Press release | March 30, 2011 at 2:30

Tokyo, 30 March 2011: A group of Greenpeace radiation experts (1), returning to Tokyo from an initial assessment of contamination from the crisis-striken Fukushima nuclear plant, announced plans to expand their contamination monitoring in the...

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...

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...

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...

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