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Accidents

Topic | 27 June, 2006 at 12:14

US supplied uranium used to test new Japanese plutonium reprocessing plant

Press release | 21 December, 2004 at 1:00

Seven Greenpeace activists and over 150 people from all over Japan protested at the Rokkasho plutonium reprocessing plant this morning. The protests started as Japanese Nuclear Fuel Limited started to load uranium, including a shipment from the...

Conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty a fiasco - Nuclear Weapons States...

Press release | 9 May, 2003 at 2:00

While the most important conference about nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament finished today, member States of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) failed to agree a common understanding or way forward on how to achieve the abolition...

New Japanese nuclear risk

Feature story | 12 November, 2002 at 1:00

Plutonium is the world's most deadly substance and an important ingredient of nuclear bombs. A new Japanese nuclear facility, soon to open, could produce as much as eight thousand kilograms of plutonium a year. But deficient safeguards at the...

Plutonium or Wind?

Feature story | 28 June, 2002 at 2:00

An armed ship prepares to depart Japan with a deadly cargo of plutonium waste. A sailboat sets out from an offshore windfarm. Which one of these vessels will represent the energy future of the world?

Conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty a fiasco - Nuclear Weapons States...

Press release | 9 May, 2003 at 2:00

While the most important conference about nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament finished today, member States of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) failed to agree a common understanding or way forward on how to achieve the abolition...

Transport

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 14:13

The nuclear industry is dependent upon the transportation of nuclear components and materials (uranium, fresh fuel, nuclear spent fuel and plutonium). Radioactive materials are carried by sea, rail, road and air. So even if you do not live near a...

Greenpeace continues to protest US nuclear shipment while

Press release | 7 October, 2004 at 2:00

Five Greenpeace climbers have hung a 10x10m "Stop Plutonium" banner just above the entrance of the Mirabeau Tunnel - five kilometres from Cadarache - where a shipment of U.S. plutonium is due to arrive later today. Hundreds of military police and...

Bush Administration to ship deadly weapons plutonium to France today

Press release | 20 September, 2004 at 2:00

Despite growing public and political concern about nuclear proliferation, a lightly armed UK-flagged commercial nuclear ship arrived today at Charleston, South Carolina to collect 300 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium for transport to France. The...

Crisis in Japan's nuclear program demands end to reprocessing

Press release | 5 September, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace calls for Japan to abandon plutonium program, phase out nuclear energy and phase in renewable energy.

Sailing for our nuclear free future

Feature story | 13 September, 2002 at 2:00

As two British nuclear freighters near the Irish Sea with their deadly cargo of weapons-usable plutonium, a flotilla of small sailboats are getting into position to peacefully protest their passage.

Skippers' account of Nuclear Free Seas flotilla's Nuclear titanics encounter

Feature story | 25 July, 2002 at 2:00

"The two plutonium ships obviously had something to hide that could not bear the light of day..." Henk, the Skipper of the Tiama gives a first hand account about how a protest flotilla of 10 small yachts spread across 80 miles of ocean had BNFL...

Security means investing in environment

Feature story | 11 June, 2002 at 2:00

As G8 foreign ministers were set to discuss schemes to counter nuclear and other security threats, Greenpeace called on them to invest in true security rather than squander billions of dollars on destabilizing the planet.

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...

Planning for failure: International nuclear safeguards and the Rokkasho-mura...

Publication | 12 November, 2002 at 1:00

This Greenpeace International report released before the opening of the Rokkasho reprocessing plant highlight the inadequacy of safeguards, underlining the risk the plant's plutonium production presents to security in the region.

Reactors

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:14

All commercial nuclear reactors of the present generation are based on designs originally developed for military plutonium production or for the propulsion of nuclear submarines or other navy vessels. Although there are different ways of...

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...

Greenpeace protests against Atomic Agency's promotion of nuclear proliferation

Press release | 26 September, 2005 at 2:00

At the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Annual General Meeting today, Greenpeace denounced the role of the Atomic Agency in promoting nuclear power and thereby aiding the spread of nuclear weapons. Greenpeace calls on the...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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

 

Nuclear Free Irish Sea Flotilla deployed

Press release | 15 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

 

Plutonium ships run from protest as Flotilla delivers message

Press release | 21 July, 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

Nuclear Reactor Hazards: ongoing dangers of operating nuclear reactors

Publication | 25 April, 2005 at 2:00

A comprehensive assessment of the hazards of operational reactors, new 'evolutionary' designs and future reactor concepts and the risks associated with the management of spent nuclear fuel, this report describes the characteristics and inherent...

Pathway away from destruction

Feature story | 19 September, 2002 at 2:00

One of the most dangerous and unnecessary shipments ever to have taken place reached journey’s end on September 17th 2002 when it docked in the UK port of Barrow. The effect that this shipment’s 18,000 mile, 75-day passage, through some of the...

Shameful shipment must be the last

Feature story | 17 September, 2002 at 2:00

As the two British nuclear freighters, carrying their deadly cargo of plutonium entered the port of Barrow this morning, they were again met with peaceful protests from the Nuclear Free Irish Sea Flotilla. How can those responsible for this...

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...

Nowhere to run to....nowhere to hide

Feature story | 15 September, 2002 at 2:00

Two British freighters with their cargo of weapons-usable plutonium, are now in the home straight of an 18,000 mile transport of terror. As the Pacific Pintail and Pacific Teal near the Irish Sea on their journey from Japan to Barrow on England's...

Plutonium freighter departs UK for Japan

Feature story | 26 April, 2002 at 2:00

Two armed British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) freighters left Barrow-in-Furness in northern England this morning, setting the clock ticking on the most controversial nuclear shipment in history.

Round the world winner arrested in Cherbourg military dock during US nuclear shipment...

Press release | 3 October, 2004 at 2:00

Eugene Riguidel, one of France's most famous sailors and a member of the Atlantic Nuclear Free Flotilla, has been arrested for sailing his boat into the military zone of Cherbourg harbour today. Riguidel was detained while he was peacefully...

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