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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Toxic Assets

Publication | 12 June, 2012 at 8:00

This report looks at the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster from an investors’ point of view. It identifies the long-known technological, management, governance and other institutional deficiencies that were instrumental in turning a predicted...

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...

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...

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...

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