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Safety

Topic | 4 December, 2006 at 12:20

Thousands more cracks found in Belgian nuclear reactors, Belgian regulatory head...

Press release | 17 February, 2015 at 12:15

Brussels, 17 February 2015 – Following the discovery of thousands of additional cracks in critical components of two Belgian nuclear reactors, Greenpeace today called for immediate checks of nuclear power plants worldwide.

Japan’s nuclear watchdog isn’t policing its own safety standards

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 14 December, 2015

A watchdog that isn’t watching is no watchdog at all. It emerged last week that Japan’s nuclear watchdog, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is failing to conduct adequate safety checks at the country’s nuclear reactors.

Greenpeace condemns the new International Nuclear Liability Convention

Press release | 15 April, 2015 at 11:37

Vienna, 15 April 2015 – Greenpeace condemns the new international convention on nuclear liability that came into force today, warning that it protects the nuclear industry, not nuclear victims.

Fukushima worker diagnosed with "acute" leukaemia due to radiation exposure

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 20 October, 2015 7 comments

Japan's government confirms a worker has developed leukaemia as a result of working on the clean-up at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. There's terrible news from Japan today: Japan's health ministry announced that a...

Anomalies and suspected falsifications in the nuclear industry: a dozen countries...

Blog entry by Clément Sénéchal | 16 June, 2016 1 comment

On the 3rd of May, the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) announced that Areva had informed it of "irregularities in components produced at its Creusot Forge plant." The problems concern documents attesting to the quality of several...

Second reactor restart: Japan pushes forward with obsolete and risky nuclear power

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 15 October, 2015 2 comments

Today's restart of the Sendai 2 nuclear reactor shows yet again President Abe's disregard for public safety as his government clings to outdated and risky nuclear power. Here's the thing: Neither of the two nuclear reactors...

Thousands of cracks in Belgian reactors, potentially a global nuclear problem

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich and Eloi Glorieux | 17 February, 2015

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Thousands of cracks in Belgian reactors, potentially a global nuclear problem

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich and Eloi Glorieux | 17 February, 2015 9 comments

Picture a 33 year-old asphalt road: weathered with time, bearing the cracks and crags of decades of harmless-seeming water trickling into its crevices, freezing, expanding, breaking up the road from within. Most people wouldn’t want...

Town mayor's approval of Takahama reactor restarts is premature and inadequate

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | 7 December, 2015 1 comment

The decision by Takahama Town's mayor ignores the Japanese people's constitutionally protected right to human dignity. In making his decision to approve the restart of the Takahama 3 and 4 reactors, Mayor Yukata Nose has...

Chernobyl and Fukushima: side by side

Blog entry by Rashid Alimov | 9 March, 2016 5 comments

30 years after Chernobyl and 5 years after Fukushima, the towns ruined forever by nuclear. A crucifix at the entrance of Pripyat. The town is now a guarded area and entry is via checkpoint. The crucifix is a homage to those who...

The Nuclear Security Summit fails to address the big hazards

Blog entry by Jorien de Lege | 20 March, 2014 2 comments

World leaders are coming together at The Hague in the Netherlands next week for the Nuclear Security Summit to talk about what Barack Obama called "one of the greatest threat to international security": nuclear terrorism. That does...

Greenpeace activists occupy France's Fessenheim nuclear power plant to say "Stop...

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 18 March, 2014 2 comments

Around 60 Greenpeace activists from 14 countries entered France's Fessenheim nuclear power plant this morning to send the message that the ageing plant should be closed. Our people unfurled a banner next to the Fessenheim Number 1...

Old nuclear reactors can't save the climate

Blog entry by Isadora Wronski | 6 March, 2014 11 comments

Yesterday, 240 Greenpeace activists from national and regional offices took action across Europe to highlight the risk of ageing nuclear reactors.   80 activists staged a decommissioning of the Tihange reactor in Belgium. A...

Greenpeace activists evade security at Swedish nuclear power plants

Press release | 10 October, 2012 at 13:04

Stockholm, October 10, 2012 – Exposing the vulnerability of Swedish nuclear power plants, at least seven Greenpeace activists stayed more than 24 hours undetected at two sites following a test of their security procedures.

Fukushima nuclear disaster: 5 years on and no end in sight

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | 11 March, 2016 7 comments

Last month I joined the magnificent crew of the Rainbow Warrior , a team of experts, and Greenpeace colleagues from around the world. For two days we sailed along Fukushima’s beautiful, rugged coast working under rough conditions as...

Statement on the Separation of Safety I&C and Operational I&C

Publication | 19 November, 2009 at 0:00

Statement from Dr Helmut Hirsch, Independent Consultant for Nuclear Safety regarding the design of the EPR Nerve Centre.

Nuclear expert warns of safety flaws in Areva’s reactor designNuclear expert warns of...

Press release | 20 November, 2009 at 9:53

An independent expert, commissioned by Greenpeace, has concluded that two nuclear reactors, currently under construction in Finland and France, suffer from serious safety flaws. The EPR (European Pressurised Reactor) design, which is supplied by...

Shh! Swedish nuclear plant security missed Greenpeace activists for 28 hours

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 10 October, 2012 21 comments

On Tuesday, we told you about the 70 activists who poured onto two nuclear sites in Sweden in an effort to show how lax the security is at these plants. We didn’t tell you that at least six of them hid overnight at two of the...

Marshall Islands vs big nuclear - will the tiny island get the justice they deserve?

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 18 March, 2016 5 comments

In April 2014, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a tiny island country part of Micronesia, filed groundbreaking lawsuits to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the world’s nine nuclear-armed countries. Now, almost...

South Korea can't deny the risks of nuclear power forever

Blog entry by Jan Beranek | 8 October, 2012 9 comments

I am at a detention centre at South Korea's airport, quickly writing these few words as best I can on a mobile phone. Together with my colleague, Dr. Rianne Teule, I have been denied entry to South Korea. We have done nothing wrong.

Europe’s nuclear stress tests turn a blind eye to potential disaster

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 18 June, 2012 11 comments

The terrible consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster are far from being adequately dealt with, but unfortunately, politicians continue to put the nuclear industry’s interests before the wellbeing and safety of the public. ...

Greenpeace Sweden exposes lax security at nuclear plants

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 9 October, 2012 7 comments

They poured onto the sites of two nuclear reactor plants in Sweden this morning with minimal problems: more than 70 Greenpeace activists, from five countries, conducted peaceful stress tests of the sites. The goal: to show how weak...

Call to widen evacuation area around Fukushima

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 27 March, 2011 31 comments

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...

'Stress Tests' at Forsmark Nuclear Plant

Image | 9 October, 2012 at 17:10

Greenpeace activists breach perimeter fences at Forsmark Nuclear Power Station. The activists are 'stress testing' the facility to alert the public, the nuclear industry and minister Lena Ek on the serious safety deficiencies. 10/09/2012

From our radiation sampling team in Japan

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | 26 March, 2011 39 comments

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...

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