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Eleventh hour BNFL assurance halts Greenpeace court action

Press release | June 20, 2002 at 0:00


Background | June 27, 2006 at 10:12

Plutonium was discovered in the US in 1941 when scientists exposed uranium to neutron radiation in a laboratory. There is nothing natural about it, and has only been in the environment since the first atomic bomb was detonated in the US in 1945...

Nuclear plant cover-ups in Japan

Feature story | October 8, 2002 at 0:00

In late August, news started to come out of Japan that TEPCO (Japan’s largest nuclear utility and the second largest in the world) had been cheating on reactor inspections for years. This brings them in line with their colleagues in the USA,...

Stop Nuclear Madness, no more MOX shipments

Feature story | March 5, 2009 at 0:00

The largest shipment of deadly plutonium in history is about to leave the French port of Cherbourg - final destination Japan. We’ve taken action to send the message that this is yet another glaring example of the unacceptable risks posed by...

Plutonium freighter reaches Japan

Feature story | June 14, 2002 at 0:00

When the armed British nuclear transport ship Pacific Pintail sailed into a Japanese port today, it was met by protests from local Japanese anti-nuclear activists and Greenpeace.

Nuclear power reaches another dead end: UK closes Sellafield nuclear fuel plant

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | August 4, 2011

With the news that the Sellafield Mixed Oxide (MOX) nuclear fuel plant is to close , the nuclear industry finds its woeful safety record, finances and way of doing business exposed for all to see once again. Rock band U2...

Day of reckoning nears in the Pacific

Feature story | July 21, 2002 at 0:00

Eleven small boats aim to show that the people of the Pacific do not want dangerous nuclear transports putting the whole Pacific at risk

Protests against British Plutonium ship as it arrives under Japanese armed escort in...

Press release | July 4, 2002 at 0:00

British nuclear transport ship arrives in Takahama to collect reject plutonium fuel for return to the UK.

Countdown to a Deadly Shipment - Greenpeace briefing, April 2002

Publication | April 26, 2002 at 0:00

General briefing on the dangerous and unneccessary plutonium trade and on the planned return of reject plutonium material from Japan to UK

Open Letter to en route countries

Publication | March 4, 2009 at 0:00

The open letter addressed to governments of (potential) en-route states of the largest ever plutonium MOX shipment from France to Japan (scheduled to leave 6 March 2009).

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