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Fukushima – INES scale rating

Publication | 25 March, 2011 at 19:15

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...

Left in the dust

Publication | 4 May, 2010 at 8:00

AREVA’s radioactive legacy in the desert towns of Niger.

Nuclear Power: an obstacle to rapid development

Publication | 4 November, 2009 at 0:00

This briefing details why nuclear power is neither a necessary nor a beneficial part of a sustainable energy strategy for countries experiencing rapid industrialisation.

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.

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...

Nuclear Scars

Publication | 9 March, 2016 at 8:00

It is 30 years since the beginning of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It is also five years since the Fukushima disaster began. To mark these anniversaries, Greenpeace has commissioned substantial reviews of scientific studies examining the...

The EPR nuclear reactor

Publication | 6 February, 2012 at 16:57

An update of the 2008 Greenpeace International briefing on the EPR reactor. We have added some of the many new design and construction errors and the economic setbacks the EPR has run into. We also include more information on the tremendous gains...

Nuclear Banks, No Thanks!

Publication | 10 August, 2010 at 11:30

Nuclear power is not only the most controversial and dangerous form of energy generation, it is also one of the most expensive. To raise the many billions of euros needed to build even a single nuclear reactor, utility companies therefore rely...

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...

Fukushima Fallout

Publication | 16 February, 2013 at 0:30

From the beginning of the use of nuclear power to produce electricity 60 years ago, the nuclear industry has been protected from paying the full costs of its failures. Governments have created a system that protects the profits of companies while...

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