September 2012 - After a long campaign by Greenpeace Spain, it is confirmed that the Garoña nuclear plant will close in 2013: http://www.greenpeace.org/espana/es/Blog/garoa-cierra-gracias-a-ti/blog/42093/?utm_source=facebook_medium=social_network_term=graciasati_content=cierre_campaign=garo%C3%B1a
But it is the terrible effect on people of a nuclear disaster such as Fukushima that really brings home the flaws of the nuclear system. Nearly two years after the disaster, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Japan are still being disrupted. When the disaster hit, their lives were turned upside down. They were forced from their homes, they lost their jobs, families were split up and communities were abandoned due to the radioactive fallout.