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Lessons from Fukushima

Publication | 28 February, 2012 at 3:00

It has been almost 12 months since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began. Although the Great East Japan earthquake and the following tsunami triggered it, the key causes of the nuclear accident lie in the institutional failures of political...

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...

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...

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...

Japan still doesn't get it: it is time to go nuclear free for good

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 27 February, 2014 5 comments

Japan has released a first draft of a new energy policy that surprisingly, given the Fukushima disaster, still sees a future for nuclear in the country's energy mix. The plan also calls for an increase in renewables, but the call for...

Compelling stories of shameful treatment of Fukushima victims

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 21 February, 2014 1 comment

When most of us think of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster we think about leaks of contaminated water, criminal gangs hiring ill-trained workers to work on cleaning up radioactive materials on the site, ice-dams to stop water...

The next Fukushima nuclear disaster is waiting to happen

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 5 March, 2012 42 comments

Greenpeace activists in 19 countries took action today to remind their governments that the next Fukushima disaster will be their fault. The nuclear disaster at Fukushima has shown us once again that nuclear reactors are...

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...

Beyond Nuclear

Publication | 6 February, 2013 at 1:30

After decades of market dominance, high profitability and the creation of strong shareholder value, Japan's nuclear utilities have seen their fortunes turn in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Nuclear reactors and blackouts: An explosive mix that caused the Fukushima disaster

Blog entry by Jan Beranek | 6 April, 2015 6 comments

Turkey has just suffered a massive failure of its electricity grid. A long-lasting blackout spread over more than half of the country, leaving the capital Ankara and many large cities in the dark. It may take a while to investigate...

Japanese Government – aided by the IAEA – puts nuclear victims at risk with forced...

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | 22 July, 2015 5 comments

The worst nuclear disaster in a generation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant – which began in March 2011 – is still very much an ongoing crisis that will not be solved for the many many decades. Most of the massive...

A lesson from Fukushima: A safe, clean energy future will be nuclear-free

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | 11 March, 2015 16 comments

Today, the 11th of March 2015, marks the fourth year since beginning of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters: the triple reactor core meltdowns and catastrophic containment building failures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

Happy nuclear free birthday to the people of Japan

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | 15 September, 2014 32 comments

Every birthday is special – but today Japan is celebrating something unique. Japan has been nuclear-free for one year. Nuclear-free – a phrase that in its simplicity carries a devastating message for the worldwide nuclear industry,...

Japan should not be a nuclear playground

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 24 March, 2014 26 comments

Op-ed originally published on Kyodo News. A busy playground beams with hope and echoes with giggles. It was in this safe place, three months after the disaster, that I heard infectious ripples of laughter from children going back...

Yes, things are very bad at Fukushima but it’s not the Apocalypse

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 24 January, 2014 103 comments

There have been a number of news stories recently about the radiation escaping into the ocean at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that have raised great concern. Some are worried about how escaping radiation  may or may not be...

Worst incident at Fukushima for two years

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 21 August, 2013 29 comments

The seemingly endless torrent of scandals rushing from the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima continues with the news that a serious incident is underway at the stricken plant. Once again we see that Fukushima’s owner TEPCO is...

TEPCO fails on its responsibilities from the Fukushima disaster

Blog entry by Ayako Sekine | 27 June, 2013 2 comments

I went to the TEPCO annual general meeting for its shareholders on Tuesday to create a stronger public discussion of the failure of TEPCO to live up to its responsibilities following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. First, though my...

Lessons from Fukushima: new Greenpeace report a warning on nuclear risks

Blog entry by Jan Beranek | 28 February, 2012 8 comments

I will never forget the sleepless nights that began for me on March 11, 2011, endless hours organizing the Greenpeace response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. I was looking for any new information with better clues to what was...

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...

Japan plans end to nuclear, but public still at risk for 18 more years

Press release | 14 September, 2012 at 12:51

Tokyo, September 14, 2012 – Greenpeace Japan today cautiously welcomed the Japanese government’s landmark new ‘energy and environment strategy’ of zero nuclear reactors in the 2030s, but warned that 18 years is still too long to keep the...

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