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Accidents

Topic | 27 June, 2006 at 12:14

Nuclear testing

Background | 12 September, 2011 at 18:48

After Greenpeace protests at the test site, France ends its atmospheric nuclear testing programme in the South Pacific.

Marshall Islands takes on the nuclear-armed states, for all our sakes

Blog entry by Daniel Simons and Jen Maman | 19 November, 2014 1 comment

“The day the sun rose twice”. That's how 1 March 1954 was recorded in the history of Rongelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, part of the Marshall Islands. Early that morning, shortly after the sun rose in the east, a second sun...

Can the world come to its senses on nuclear weapons?

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 29 August, 2017 3 comments

Looking back, one of the key moments that was to define both my professional and personal path was the moment I stepped onto the small atoll of Rongelap, in the Pacific Ocean. It was 17 May 1985 and I was 24 years old. At first...

Pacific islands continue to suffer nuclear injustice with latest plutonium transport

Feature story | 13 July, 2002 at 2:00

Pacific islands have been nuclear testing and dumping grounds for many years. Islands have been evacuated, the people plagued by birth defects and cancer. And the nuclear injustice continues even now as weapons-usable plutonium is transported...

Ending the nuclear weapons age

Feature story | 15 February, 2013 at 12:00

The exact number of nuclear weapons situated across the world is shrouded in mystery, but whatever the number, North Korea's underground test this week is a grim reminder of the devastation and destruction these weapons could unleash.

Greenpeace Draft treaty banning fissile materials

Publication | 5 May, 2004 at 2:00

If you want something done right, you've just got to do it yourself. Since the nuclear weapons states party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty haven't made good the promise of moving us toward a world without nuclear weapons, we took it upon...

Nuclear testing is not a path to security and peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 29 August, 2016 1 comment

Today marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests.  Since 1945, more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at more than 60 locations around the globe. Nuclear weapons were designed and tested to be the ultimate doomsday...

What's the damage?

Background | 26 April, 2006 at 17:10

Populations and individuals around the world have been affected by the increase of radioactive materials in the global ecosystem. Cancers, birth defects, genetic damage, lowered immunity to diseases: these are only some of the potential effects...

The vital statistics

Background | 9 February, 2007 at 13:42

Globally around 30,000 nuclear weapons are held by various countries. More than one thousand five hundred of them ready to launch at a moment's notice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On average, each of them has a destructive power thirty...

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