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Resettlement in contaminated areas steamrolls ahead as residents mark Fukushima...

Press release | 11 March, 2017 at 11:35

Tokyo, 11 March 2017 - Greenpeace today commemorates the more than 15,000 people who died six years ago in the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, and the tens of thousands of survivors of the ongoing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Radiation

Background | 5 October, 2006 at 16:27

Radiation is the term used to describe energy in the form of light or particles. Whereas most atoms in nature are stable and remain unchanged in composition and energy, certain natural or artificially created atoms are unstable, which means they...

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...

Fukushima nuclear disaster will impact forests, rivers and estuaries for hundreds of...

Press release | 4 March, 2016 at 5:20

Tokyo, 4 March 2016 - The environmental impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster will last decades to centuries, warns a new Greenpeace Japan report. Man-made, long-lived radioactive elements are absorbed into the living tissues of...

Radiation along Fukushima rivers up to 200 times higher than Pacific Ocean seabed -...

Press release | 21 July, 2016 at 9:00

Tokyo, 21 July 2016 – Radioactive contamination in the seabed off the Fukushima coast is hundreds of times above pre-2011 levels, while contamination in local rivers is up to 200 times higher than ocean sediment, according to results from...

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...

Incompetent Decontamination Effort Risking Health of Fukushima Residents

Press release | 7 December, 2011 at 7:02

Fukushima, Japan, December 7, 2011 – Nine months after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Greenpeace today renewed its demand for urgent relocation of pregnant women and children living in contaminated areas of Fukushima...

Greenpeace calls on new Japan PM to delay school start for Fukushima kids

Press release | 29 August, 2011 at 4:14

Tokyo, August 29, 2011 – Greenpeace today called on the Japan’s incoming Prime Minister to delay the September 1st opening of schools in Fukushima City, after a Greenpeace radiation monitoring team found dose rates exceeding international safety...

Fukushima – INES scale rating

Publication | 25 March, 2011 at 20:15

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...

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