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Westinghouse bankruptcy underscores meltdown of the global nuclear industry – Greenpeace

Tokyo, 29 March 2017 – The board of Westinghouse’s parent company, Toshiba, today approved the filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy for its drowning U.S. company – a defining moment in the decades-long downward spiral of the global nuclear power industry. Toshiba/Westinghouse is responsible for building more nuclear reactors worldwide than any other entity. With the

Radiation along Fukushima rivers up to 200 times higher than Pacific Ocean seabed – Greenpeace

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 Greenpeace Japan survey work released  today. “The extremely high levels of radioactivity we found along the

Greenpeace warns Sendai nuclear restart will not end nuclear crisis facing Abe government

Tokyo, 11 August 2015 — The restart of the Sendai nuclear reactor today will not reverse the terminal decline of Japan’s nuclear industry, given all nine Japanese nuclear utilities are faced with insurmountable safety issues at their nuclear power plants together with mounting political, public and legal challenges, warns Greenpeace Japan. “Even though one nuclear