Greenpeace: Fukushima radiation fallout could last hundreds of years

The Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan almost five years ago will have consequences for the environment lasting decades or even centuries, environmental group Greenpeace said Friday.

“The government’s massive decontamination programme will have almost no impact on reducing the ecological threat from the enormous amount of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster,” said Kendra Ulrich, senior nuclear campaigner at Greenpeace Japan.

The group, which has long campaigned against the nuclear industry in Japan, has carried out numerous studies of the plant since a triple meltdown there on 11 March, 2011, triggered by an earthquake and tsunami.

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