Greenpeace calls for improved and coherent evacuation and radioactivity protection plans

As the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan entered its second week and levels of radioactive contamination continue to grow, the international environmental organization Greenpeace, along with the Japanese group Citizens Nuclear Information Centre (CNIC), is calling for improved evacuation plans and other protective measures for people still within the 30km exclusion zone, as well as … Continue reading

Flickering candles of hope

Dusk signals the beginning of darkness in the evening. An opportune time to gather in the spirit of shared identity in the struggle against nukes. In the dusk we congregated to pray and light candles for those who’ve been struck by the tragic events in Japan. The flickering candles that illuminate the night sky in … Continue reading

An 80-km BNPP evacuation radius will include all of Bataan and Pampanga, most of Zambales, Bulacan, Metro Manila and Cavite, and parts of Tarlac, Laguna and Batangas

Laguna and Batangas The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued on March 16, 2011 the following warning to U.S. citizens in Japan: “Under the guidelines for public safety that would be used in the United States under similar circumstances, the NRC believes it is appropriate for U.S. residents within 50 miles of the Fukushima reactors … Continue reading

Greenpeace calls on Philippine government to scrap all plans for nuclear power

Greenpeace today called on the administration of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to abandon all nuclear power plans, including those currently included the Philippine Energy Plan and the Energy Reform Agenda, and instead focus on achieving long term sustainable progress through safe and reliable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The environmental organization also challenged … Continue reading

Greenpeace response to growing troubles at Fukushima Nuclear Reactors

Reacting to ongoing reports of cooling problems and the continuing release of radioactive materials from the Fukushima I/Daiichi and Fukushima II/Diani Plants, Jan Beranek, Head of Greenpeace International’s Nuclear Campaign said: “Our thoughts remain with the Japanese people, who in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami are now faced with a dreadful situation, where … Continue reading

Greenpeace Responds to Japan nuclear radiation release reports of leaks from Fukushima Reactor

Reacting to reports that the Tokyo Electric Power Co authorised to release nuclear radiation from the Fukushima power plant and that increased levels of radiation have been detected at the plant, Jan Beranek, Greenpeace International Head of Nuclear Campaign said: “Releasing any amount of radiation into the atmosphere risks the health of people in the … Continue reading

Remembering ’85 Welgang Bayan vs. BNPP Draw Thousands to Bataan

“Ayaw namin ng Nukleyar” this was the sentiment running through the hundreds of green-clad anti-BNPP gathered to commemorate the historic Welgang Bayan Laban sa Plantang Nukleyar of 1985. According to Nuclear Free Bataan Movement Chairperson Monsignor Tony Dumaual, the 1985 Welgang Bayan (WB) represents the vigor with which Filipinos fought against the commissioning of the … Continue reading

Sneaky maneuvers to bring BNPP bill to plenary thwarted; Discussion ends before it starts

The bill to “rehabilitate and commission” the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) reached the floor of the House on Monday, June 1, amid diminishing interest in the project and growing skepticism that it would ever reach formal deliberation.  However, the bill was returned to the House Energy Committee following an intervention by Bataan Rep. Albert … Continue reading

“Energy Revolution” Bike Ride gathers thousands of signatures for petition against nuclear power

PHILIPPINES — Hundreds of cyclists from Manila and Central Luzon have set off today on a historic tour from the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant to the House of Representatives in a bid to gather and deliver a petition opposing nuclear power signed by thousands of concerned Filipino citizens. Dubbed the “Energy Revolution Bike Ride,” the … Continue reading

Nuclear waste a problem without practical solutionNuclear waste a problem without practical solution

There is clearly no debate when it comes to the dangers of nuclear waste. However, while Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes does acknowledge this (“RP seeks help on nuclear waste, just in case,” Inquirer 4/27/2009), he refuses to admit the fact that nuclear waste is a problem without any solution. Even more outrageous is how he … Continue reading