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Fukushima


UN Experts Decry Japan's Plan to Dump Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater Into Ocean

"The decision is particularly disappointing as experts believe alternative solutions to the problem are available," said the three special rapporteurs. 

Brett Wilkins ·


Greenpeace Says Japan's Plan to Contaminate Pacific Ocean With Fukushima Water Would Violate International Law

"The government has taken the wholly unjustified decision to deliberately contaminate the Pacific Ocean with radioactive wastes." 

Kenny Stancil ·


Ten Years After Fukushima: The Experts Examine Lessons Learned and Forgotten

A nuclear accident anywhere is an accident everywhere.

Ali Ahmad ·


Lethal Levels of Radiation Found in Damaged Fukushima Reactor Will Have 'Huge Impact' on Shutdown, Regulators Warn

The radiation levels reported around shield plugs at two reactors are high enough to kill a worker exposed for even an hour. 

Brett Wilkins ·


'An Appalling Environmental Crime': Japan to Dump Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Pacific Ocean

"The moment that I hear the word 'treated' being used instead of 'contaminated,' I can't think differently than this is a kind of newspeak," said one Greenpeace official.

Kenny Stancil ·


'An Appalling Act of Industrial Vandalism': Japanese Officials Do PR for Plan to Dump Fukushima Water Into Ocean

The Japanese government told embassy officials from nearly two dozen countries that releasing the water into the ocean was a "feasible" approach that could be done "with certainty."

Andrea Germanos ·


Fukushima Reactor Cleanup Delayed by Five Years as Japanese Public Demands End to Nuclear Energy

The delay comes days after Japan's government proposed releasing contaminated water from the plant into the ocean.

Julia Conley ·


'What Corporate Impunity Looks Like': Court Acquits Tepco Executives for Role in Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

"I had braced myself that we might not get a clean victory, but this is too awful."

Jake Johnson ·



Plan to Release Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater Into Pacific Ocean Panned by Critics

"Another reason to not build nuclear power plants."

Julia Conley ·

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