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U.S. weapons grade plutonium shipment to depart France tonight

Press release | 22 March, 2005 at 1:00

A shipment of U.S. weapons grade plutonium fuel (MOX) will depart from the port of Cherbourg later tonight. Two British nuclear freighters, Pacific Pintail and the Pacific Teal, are scheduled to pick up the dangerous cargo this evening, with...

Japan to begin operation of world’s most expensive nuclear facility

Press release | 30 March, 2006 at 17:04

– Greenpeace today warned of a new era in nuclear proliferation in Asia as the Rokkasho-mura reprocessing plant in Aomori Prefecture begins operating on Friday this week. As well as leading to large-scale contamination of the environment and...

Japan nuclear regulator ignores its duty to protect the people

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 17 December, 2014 5 comments

With today's draft decision to approve the safety measures of two currently closed nuclear reactors, Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is ignoring public concerns and the major nuclear risks in the Kansai region. The...

Flotilla peacefully protests plutonium ships arrival

Press release | 17 September, 2002 at 2:00

G-8 Summit: critical test of global will to stop nuclear proliferation

Press release | 8 June, 2004 at 2:00

On the opening day of the G-8 Summit, Greenpeace is urging leaders to support the global effort to stop production of all plutonium, the key radioactive ingredient to nuclear weapons, and to remove existenting nuclear material from any commercial...

Greenpeace launches diplomatic initiative to ban bomb making material

Press release | 4 May, 2004 at 2:00

At a press conference in the United Nations today, Greenpeace launched a Treaty for a complete ban on material capable of being used for nuclear weapons. As a consequence of the failure of nuclear-armed states to disarm and stop the production,...

New Japanese plutonium plant to increase proliferation risk

Press release | 12 November, 2002 at 1:00

Coalition launches legal challenge on nuclear secrecy in France

Press release | 9 October, 2003 at 2:00

A unique coalition of associations today filed a legal challenge seeking the cancellation of the French Government's nuclear secrecy "arrête" (or direct government act). Papers were filed on behalf of the environmental organization Greenpeace,...

Security risks ignored as BNFL Nuclear Freighters Depart UK

Press release | 3 September, 2004 at 2:00

Two lightly armed UK-flagged nuclear freighters have departed the U.K. in a trans-Atlantic voyage to pick up a cargo of weapons-grade plutonium from the U.S. military port of Charleston, South Carolina, Greenpeace has learned. One ship, the...

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