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Nuclear plant cover-ups in Japan

Feature story | 8 October, 2002 at 2:00

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,...

Japanese nuclear safety scandal

Feature story | 30 August, 2002 at 2:00

Japan's largest nuclear utility has announced that there has been a safety cover-up for decades at its nuclear power plants. This is a devastating blow to an already embattled nuclear industry with global implications.

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...

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...

Greenpeace report reveals French dairy cattle given water contaminated by leaking...

Press release | 23 May, 2006 at 2:00

Radioactive waste from a storage facility in Normandy, France is leaking into groundwater and is being used by local farmers for their dairy cattle, according to a report published today by French laboratory ACRO (1). Water contamination from...

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...

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