Fukushima

Workers at a school ground in Namie Town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. In March 2017 the Japanese government opened this area of Namie for people to return. Greenpeace radiation surveys in October 2018, showed high levels of contamination in the forests surrounding this school. Over 70,000 workers have been employed in recent years in Fuksuhima. United Nations Special Rapporteurs on human rights warned in 2018 of the urgent situation for workers, including homeless, who were reportedly being exploited by hundreds of sub contractors. This area of Iitate was opened by the government in March 2017, but still radiation levels remain high in areas of Iitate and above government decontamination targets.

Japan fails Fukushima victims: TEPCO executives found not guilty

Fukushima, Nuclear Accidents September 20, 2019 at 6:08 am 0 comments

The legal system of Japan has once again failed to stand up for the rights of tens of thousands of citizens impacted by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Greenpeace said today. The Tokyo District Court prosecutors, in the only criminal case brought by thousands of Fukushima and other Japanese citizens,(1) ruled that former CEO Tsunehisa Katsumata, and two former Executive Vice Presidents, Sakae Muto and Ichiro Takekuro, were not guilty in failing to take action that could have prevented the nuclear accident.

How Fukushima Nukes Kill Our Climate, Our Planet, Ourselves

How Fukushima Nukes Kill Our Climate, Our Planet, Ourselves

Anthropocene, Fukushima March 16, 2019 at 9:53 am 0 comments

Eight years ago this week apocalyptic radiation clouds began pouring out of Fukushima. They haven’t stopped. Nor have the huckster holocaust deniers peddling still more of these monsters of mass destruction. Some even deny the health impacts from Fukushima fallout that’s already more than 100 times greaterthan Hiroshima and Nagasaki’s.

Workers at a school ground in Namie Town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. In March 2017 the Japanese government opened this area of Namie for people to return. Greenpeace radiation surveys in October 2018, showed high levels of contamination in the forests surrounding this school. Over 70,000 workers have been employed in recent years in Fuksuhima. United Nations Special Rapporteurs on human rights warned in 2018 of the urgent situation for workers, including homeless, who were reportedly being exploited by hundreds of sub contractors. This area of Iitate was opened by the government in March 2017, but still radiation levels remain high in areas of Iitate and above government decontamination targets.

Fukushima women and children on the frontline: Greenpeace report exposes continued radiation risks on 8 years of nuclear accident

Latest Greenpeace report on the 8 years of the Fukushima nuclear accident exposes continued radiation risks and human rights violations in Japan.

Watch: The Forgotten Victims of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Watch: The Forgotten Victims of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Fukushima, Videos December 20, 2018 at 8:54 am 0 comments

Seven years on after one of the most catastrophic natural and nuclear disasters in history, we return to Fukushima to push past the headlines and tell the untold story of the forgotten victims of the disaster, the survivors who are still waiting to return home. Nearly 100,000 people still live in temporary housing the size of a western bathroom, radiation levels are as high as 3 millisieverts, risk of cancer in infants has increased dramatically, and the only hope for improvement lies within the hands of the government and powerplant owners TEPCO.