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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Disaster: Four years of an ongoing nuclear crisis

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | 10 March, 2015 5 comments

Tomorrow, March 11th 2015, is a somber anniversary for the people of Japan: four years since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck, sparking a tsunami, claiming tens of thousands of lives, and beginning the worst nuclear disaster in a...

Learning the tragic lesson of Fukushima: No nuclear restart at Sendai

Blog entry by Jan Vande Putte | 31 October, 2014 23 comments

In March 2011, Japan suffered the worst nuclear catastrophe in a generation, with triple reactor core meltdowns and exploded containment buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The catastrophe was a stern warning...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Hope from Fukushima

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, ED Greenpeace Japan | 11 March, 2013 6 comments

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...

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...

The nuclear reality: lives in limbo after Fukushima

Blog entry by Rianne Teule | 19 February, 2013 9 comments

As a nuclear campaigner, I have seen the nuclear industry walk away from its mistakes many times, ignoring people’s suffering. But it is the terrible effect on people of a nuclear disaster such as Fukushima that really brings home...

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...

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...

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...

Wind and solar power are leaving nuclear in the dust

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 8 March, 2011 22 comments

(This post is by Keith Stewart, c limate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace Canada .) We often hear that wind and solar power are nice, but they can’t deliver the power that we need. So there were probably a few raised...

Nuclear Power – Why Not?

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 14 January, 2011 21 comments

(This post is by Dr Rianne Teule, Senior Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace International) The most common question asked when I’m at a party and someone finds out I work for Greenpeace is: “What about nuclear energy?” ...

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’s hidden impacts

Blog entry by Dr. Rianne Teule | 10 October, 2013 3 comments

I’m back in the radioactively contaminated areas around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, for the 4th time since the nuclear disaster in March 2011. Once again it’s surreal. I’ve measured radiation levels that are clearly...

False hope: radiation monitoring in the Fukushima area

Blog entry by Greg McNevin | 23 October, 2012 10 comments

Last week, three Greenpeace radiation-monitoring teams took to the streets of Fukushima City and the heavily contaminated region of Iitate to again record and assess contamination threats. Like earlier trips, we noticed decreased...

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...

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...

Fukushima: we must not forget!

Blog entry by Dr. Rianne Teule | 11 March, 2014 9 comments

“Forgetting Fukushima makes it more likely that such a nuclear disaster could happen elsewhere,” said Mrs Tatsuko Okawara, one of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the Fukushima accident that began on 11 March 2011. Though...

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...

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