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Shadowlands photographs highlight human cost of Fukushima nuclear disaster

Press release | 20 February, 2012 at 8:58

Amsterdam, February 20, 2012 – Greenpeace today launched 'Shadowlands', a presentation of haunting photographs depicting the impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the plight of people displaced by the crisis, and a warning to others that a...

Shadowlands

Publication | 20 February, 2012 at 0:00

On 11 March 2011 the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Japan changed forever. An earthquake and tsunami destroyed towns and villages on the northeast coast. Some 20,000 people died. Greenpeace visited people affected by the Fukushima...

Redefining “Cold shutdown” doesn’t hide the truth about Fukushima

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 20 December, 2011 8 comments

A satellite image shows damage at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant In Fukushima Prefecture after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami (© DigitalGlobe) The Japanese authorities stated last Friday that Fukushima is in a state of "cold...

Living with Fukushima City's radiation problem

Blog entry by Ike Teuling | 8 December, 2011 34 comments

While walking through the highly contaminated outskirts of Fukushima City last week, I suddenly realized that this capital of the prefecture is as far from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site as my hometown is from Borssele where the...

Incompetent Decontamination Effort Risking Health of Fukushima Residents

Press release | 7 December, 2011 at 7:02

Fukushima, Japan, December 7, 2011 – Nine months after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Greenpeace today renewed its demand for urgent relocation of pregnant women and children living in contaminated areas of Fukushima...

Japanese Nuclear Accident Simulations Severely Underestimate Radiation Risks

Press release | 29 November, 2011 at 10:06

Tokyo, Japan, November 29, 2011 – Greenpeace today renewed its demand for the Japanese government to keep its nuclear reactors offline as simulation maps of potential accidents at Japan’s nuclear plants - used in the development of nuclear...

Greenpeace slams decision to restart Genkai reactor No4

Press release | 1 November, 2011 at 4:50

Tokyo, Japan, November 1, 2011 – “In the aftermath of the Great East Japan earthquake and triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi, it is unthinkable for any nuclear plant to be restarted before proper safety checks or consultation with the public is...

Greenpeace files FOI request for Japanese nuclear plant meltdown scenario

Press release | 28 October, 2011 at 6:48

Tokyo, Japan, October 28, 2011 – Greenpeace today lodged a freedom of information request (FOI) with Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, demanding that existing scenario maps covering nuclear disasters at...

Greenpeace calls on new Japan PM to delay school start for Fukushima kids

Press release | 29 August, 2011 at 4:14

Tokyo, August 29, 2011 – Greenpeace today called on the Japan’s incoming Prime Minister to delay the September 1st opening of schools in Fukushima City, after a Greenpeace radiation monitoring team found dose rates exceeding international safety...

Contaminated seafood and government cover-up at Fukushima

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 9 August, 2011 7 comments

Our team of radiation experts has found high levels of radiation in seafood caught by Japanese fishermen off the coast of Japan. This, along with the news that the Japanese government covered up the true extent of radiation releases...

Marine life soaking up radiation along Fukushima coast

Blog entry by Greg McNevin | 26 May, 2011 33 comments

Two week’s ago we released preliminary results from our marine radiation monitoring work off the coast of Japan, near the melted-down and leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. These results showed worrying levels of...

Fukushima meltdown: two months later, Japan's government still drags its feet

Blog entry by Greg McNevin | 17 May, 2011 14 comments

In the latest in its ongoing series of late-night announcements, TEPCO this week finally admitted that the core of Fukushima’s reactor 1 started melting a mere five hours after the March 11 earthquake, and reached full meltdown...

Japan to abandon nuclear plans and embrace renewable energy - who's next?

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 12 May, 2011 26 comments

On May 10th, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made an incredible announcement – prompted by the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy, is dropping plans to double its nuclear power capacity and the...

Banking on the next Fukushima

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 11 May, 2011 4 comments

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...

Fukushima – INES scale rating

Publication | 25 March, 2011 at 20:15

A new analysis prepared for Greenpeace Germany by nuclear safety expert Dr Helmut Hirsch shows that by March 23 2011, Japan’s nuclear crisis has already released enough radioactivity to be ranked at Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event...

Greenpeace calls for improved and coherent evacuation and radioactivity protection...

Press release | 20 March, 2011 at 17:05

Tokyo, 20 March 2011 -- As the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan entered its second week and levels of radioactive contamination continue to grow, the international environmental organization Greenpeace, along with the Japanese group Citizens...

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

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 19 March, 2011 7 comments

19 March 2011 Video from Yomiuri Shimbun Click here to watch on You Tube. While the workers at Fukushima are continuously spraying reactor unit 3 with water from fire fighting and special forces trucks, the wider...

Fukushima radiation briefing

Background | 19 March, 2011 at 17:22

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...

Greenpeace Response to Growing Troubles at Fukushima Nuclear Reactors

Press release | 13 March, 2011 at 16:04

Tokyo, 13 March, 2011 – Reacting to ongoing reports of cooling problems and the continuing release of radioactive materials from the Fukushima I/Daiichi and Fukushima II/Diani Plants, Jan Beranek, Head of Greenpeace International’s Nuclear...

Earthquake in Japan

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 11 March, 2011 4 comments

Greenpeace offers its condolences to the victims of the earthquake, and to those who have lost loved ones. Greenpeace is deeply concerned about the potential safety and environmental impacts of both the earthquake and tsunami on...

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