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Storage

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:31

There's no environmentally acceptable way to "dispose" of nuclear waste, no matter what kind of waste it is. Dumping radioactive waste in remote areas just keeps the problem out of sight, out of mind, and lets the nuclear industry make even more...

US plutonium shipment arrives in France, increasing global nuclear weapons...

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 2:00

Despite growing public and political concern about nuclear proliferation, one of two lightly armed UK-flagged commercial nuclear cargo ship - Pacific Pintail - arrived in Cherbourg today. French nuclear company Areva have stated to the press that...

Nuclear industry attempt to ban Greenpeace protest against plutonium shipment

Press release | 4 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace has been summoned to appear in the Cherbourg Court tomorrow, where it will face a request by Areva, through its subsidiary Cogema, and British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL), for an injunction preventing it from approaching within 300m of...

Protest flotilla catches up with nuclear nomad ships

Feature story | 16 September, 2002 at 2:00

The Nuclear Free Irish Sea flotilla has caught up with BNFL's deadly cargo of weapons-usable plutonium in the Irish Sea. The dangerous and unnecessary cargo has been wandering the world's oceans for the past 75 days placing millions of lives and...

Nuclear Free Irish Sea Flotilla deployed

Press release | 15 September, 2002 at 2:00

 

Flotilla stops nuclear shipment in its tracks

Press release | 21 July, 2002 at 2:00

 

Greenpeace asks UK court to halt Japanese plutonium shipment

Press release | 19 June, 2002 at 2:00

Urgent safety assessment required for Asia's largest plutonium facility

Press release | 27 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today warned that an urgent and comprehensive assessment of the risks posed by Asia's largest plutonium facility needs to be launched by a Japanese Government Committee (1) which is expected to hold a decisive meeting this weekend. The...

Plutonium ships sail through Irish Sea protest Flotilla

Press release | 16 September, 2002 at 2:00

 

Rainbow Warrior will support Nuclear Free Irish Sea Flotilla

Press release | 1 September, 2002 at 2:00

The Greenpeace flagship joined The Nuclear Free Irish Sea Flotilla at its official launch in Dublin today before it sails into the Irish Sea to peacefully protest against the two nuclear freighterscarrying the rejected plutonium fuel back from Japan.

Stop the plutonium industry now

Press release | 9 August, 2002 at 2:00

 

Reprocessing

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:31

Every uranium-fuelled nuclear reactor creates plutonium during routine operation. Every 12-18 months the reactor is shut down, and one quarter of the fuel is discharged, and fresh fuel loaded. The so-called spent fuel consists of plutonium...

France under threat as US plutonium transport departs la Hague

Press release | 7 October, 2004 at 2:00

The final stage of the U.S. transport of weapons-grade plutonium started at 2:15 am today, with the departure of a heavily armed convoy from the reprocessing nuclear complex at la Hague bound for the Cadarache nuclear facility north of Marseille,...

Greenpeace activists block road to be used by US nuclear convoy

Press release | 5 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today blocked the road to be used for transporting 140 kilograms of U.S. weapons plutonium after its imminent arrival in France. A truck was bolted and secured to the main road (D901) between the Cherbourg military port and...

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