Fukushima

Opposition to nuclear energy grows in Japan

Opinion polls show the Japanese people oppose nuclear plants going back into operation. It underlines the scale of the problem facing the government in convincing everyone that it’s safe. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo. Before October 16, Ryuichi Yoneyama had…

Japan brings Ikata nuclear plant back online

Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor despite a court challenge by local residents. The atomic plant was one of dozens shut down in wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Plant operator Shikoku Electric Power said Friday it switched on the…

TEPCO admits cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

The president of Japanese energy company TEPCO has confirmed the company covered up the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. The announcement came a week after a scandalous report claimed that Japanese government and TEPCO hushed up the tragedy. The…

Leave the Nuclear Era behind! Put a Stop to the Bombs, the Reactors and the Falsehoods!

Exactly 30 years ago, on 26 April 1986, reactor number 4 at Chernobyl exploded, and began to spread death over all the northern hemisphere, except over France where we were told that the radioactive plume was stopped at the border.…

30 years since Chernobyl: effects suppressed and downplayed

Marking the commemorations of the nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima, IPPNW Germany is calling on the German government to work towards a speedy closure and decommissioning of all nuclear reactors in Europe. One early morning thirty years ago, humankind…

2020 Summer Olympic Games in Fukushima – you’re kidding?

Stop Plans for 2020 Olympics in Radioactive Fukushima! 13 Apr 2016 — When people hear that there are actual plans to hold baseball, softball and soccer at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Fukushima Prefecture, they think it’s a joke. How…

Reflections from Fukushima

Marcus Atkinson, international coordinator of Footprints for Peace, a global community dedicated to creating change through peaceful action, has organised numerous events in Australia and elsewhere to highlight the dangers of nuclear technology, both military and civilian. He has recently…

100,000 to 1 million cancers will result from the radiation leaking from Fukushima

In this latest podcast from Fairewinds Energy Education, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer gives a recap of what happened 5 years ago this week in Japan, the health effects that are the result, and the huge probability that Fukushima will not…

Reports from Fukushima 5 years later – part 3

As the fifth anniversay of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan approaches, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, is on a tour of the affected areas measuring radioactivity, listening to reports of those who survived and providing…

Reports from Fukushima 5 years later – part 2

As the fifth anniversay of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan approaches, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education, is on a tour of the affected areas measuring radioactivity, listening to reports of those who survived and providing…

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