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

‘Learn From Japan’

Philippines Not Safe for Nuke Plants Says Anti Nuke Group “The devastating earthquake in Japan should open our eyes to the reality that the Philippines is not a safe place for nuclear plants,” This was the statement of Nuclear Free Bataan Movement Network Co-Chairperson Atty. Dante Ilaya in reaction to the news that Japan is … Continue reading

Nuclear Power Forum an expensive and risky distraction from real solutions

Greenpeace held a protest at the opening of the Nuclear Power Forum Philippines in Manila, to call upon President Aquino’s government to abandon its pursuit of nuclear energy in favour of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures to meet the country’s electricity demands. Greenpeace warned the delegates at the conference that any investment in the … Continue reading

Presidential candidates must come clean on nuclear energy: Greenpeace

Greenpeace today called upon all presidential candidates and other political aspirants to make public their stand on nuclear energy and declare their plans and policies on energy sourcing, especially with the threat of el niño compounding the energy problem in the coming months. Click her here to read more

In reaction to Korean Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) verification reports that branded the operation of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) as ‘highly feasible’

Nuclear Free Bataan Movement Vice Chairperson Atty Dante Ilaya says: “What can be expected of KEPCO? It has shown great interest in operating BNPP right from the start. But in the end, it will be the people who will ultimately decide the fate of BNPP.” According to NFBM, the passage of time has not dulled … 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

Join Us in Commemorating June 20 Welgang Bayan

On June 20, 1985, the province of Bataan was witness to the biggest protest-action directed against the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), also known as the infamous “Monster of Morong”. That day was the tail-end of a three-day protest dubbed Welgang Bayan Laban sa Plantang Nukleyar that drew an estimated 33,000 concerned Filipinos from all … Continue reading

KEPCO “feasibility study” for BNPP rehab: a P100 million zarzuela

Rep. Mark Cojuangco’s pet bill H.B. 6300 on the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) has been scheduled by the House of Representatives for plenary debates when it reconvenes in July. Incongruously, while the bill appropriates P100 million “for the conduct and completion of a validation/feasibility study to determine the viability of rehabilitating, commissioning and commercially … Continue reading