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Background | 27 June, 2006 at 10:31

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...

The deadly legacy of radioactive waste

Publication | 10 July, 2010 at 13:55

This briefing illustrates why - for now, and for the coming hundreds of thousands of years - the nuclear waste problem is here to stay and why we should stop wasting our time with nuclear power. It summarises some of the failed ‘solutions’ for...

Radiocative dumping

Background | 13 September, 2011 at 9:18

The London Dumping Convention permanently bans the dumping at sea of radioactive and industrial waste world-wide. It’s the high point of a Greenpeace campaign that started in 1978.

Europe’s secret nuclear waste dumping in Russia revealed

Press release | 1 December, 2005 at 0:00

Since 02.00 hours this morning, 20 Greenpeace activists have occupied loading cranes at the French port of Le Havre to prevent 450 tonnes of radioactive uranium waste being loaded onto the Russian freighter the Kapitan Kuroptchev. The activists...


Topic | 27 June, 2006 at 10:14

Greenpeace and the Dumping of Wastes at Sea

Publication | 3 March, 1999 at 10:24

While Greenpeace's popular image is of an organisation that breaks the law, our ultimate objective is often to catalyse the creation of new laws or regulations against unsound environmental practices. This history of our Ocean Dumping campaign is...

Nuclear Waste Trains

Feature story | 21 July, 2006 at 0:00

Unless you live near a Sellafield or a Dungeness, the dangers of radioactive waste probably seem a world away. They're not.

Say no to war

Topic | 20 April, 2007 at 13:50

Euratom: nuking Europe's future

Feature story | 9 July, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists delivered 15 barrels of fake radioactive waste to the doors of the European Parliament. Nuclear power is being promoted at the heart of Europe's new Constitution. Rolling an outdated and undemocratic treaty into future EU law...

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