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Severe corrosion threat to plutonium transport ships

Press release | June 29, 2002 at 0:00

Serious corrosion that potentially risks the structural integrity of the entire fleet of nuclear freighters operated by British Nuclear Fuels has been revealed in information sent to the UK Government.

Say no to war

Topic | April 20, 2007 at 13:50

Russian weapons-grade plutonium to be shipped to Western Europe as nuclear industry...

Press release | October 11, 2002 at 0:00

A plan quietly being pursued by nuclear industry interests to produce plutonium fuel from surplus Russian military plutonium poses a host of environmental and proliferation problems and must be rejected, according to Greenpeace International.

US supplied uranium used to test new Japanese plutonium reprocessing plant

Press release | December 21, 2004 at 0:00

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...

MOX shipment arrival

Press release | April 12, 2005 at 0:00

A ship containing a cargo of experimental nuclear fuel made from weapons-grade plutonium arrived in the United States today after an 4000 mile round trip to France and back. The cargo, the first of its kind to be brought into the US, was taken...


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,...

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