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A truck carrying 140kgs of weapons

Image | 7 October, 2004 at 3:00

A truck carrying 140kgs of weapons-grade plutonium travels along the Bordeaux ring road during the final stage of the U.S. transport of the dangerous cargo to Cadarache where mox rods are produced. The transport began in France after the arrival...

Local mayor and leader of the French Green

Image | 7 October, 2004 at 3:00

Local mayor and leader of the French Green Party, Noel Mamere, stands with other activists over the highway to Cadarache, protesting the transit of the U.S. Plutonium through Begles. Last week, Mamere filed a legal challenge at the local court...

Five Greenpeace activists climb the rocks

Image | 7 October, 2004 at 3:00

Five Greenpeace activists climb the rocks above the Mirabeau Tunnel to protest the transport of 140kms of weapons-grade plutonium, which will travel through the tunnel on its way to Cadarache nuclear facility north of Marseilles. The transport...

A truck carrying 140kgs of weapons

Image | 7 October, 2004 at 3:00

A truck carrying 140kgs of weapons-grade plutonium passes by the city of Nantes during the final stage of the U.S. transport of the dangerous cargo to Cadarache where mox rods are produced. The transport began in France after the arrival of...

US supplied uranium used to test new Japanese plutonium reprocessing plant

Press release | 21 December, 2004 at 1:00

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...

High risk U.S. plutonium transport arrives in Normandy from south of France

Press release | 15 March, 2005 at 1:00

A cargo of 140 kilograms of U.S. weapons-grade plutonium (1) has completed the first leg of its controversial journey from France to the U.S. The armed convoy left the Areva plutonium fuel factory at Marcoule, north of Avignon, between Monday...

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...

MOX shipment arrival

Press release | 12 April, 2005 at 2:00

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...

The Sellafield nuclear complex

Image | 15 April, 2005 at 2:00

Sellafield - Close view of reactor dome and cooling towers

Say no to war

Topic | 22 April, 2005 at 8:32

Abandoned farms near a small town only a

Image | 1 June, 2005 at 2:00

Abandoned farms near a small town only a few kilometres away from the heavily contaminated closed zone (Zone-1) around Chernobyl. Residents have been advised to leave the area but most cannot afford to move. Because the ground is too contaminated...

Yuri Korneev is the only one still alive

Image | 1 June, 2005 at 2:00

Yuri Korneev is the only one still alive from the group that was on night shift at Block 4 on the night of the Chernobyl accident. He had radiation induced cataracts but his eye sight was restored. "The real hell was hospital in Moscow, not...

Nila Bandarenko from Zhytomir has her third

Image | 1 June, 2005 at 2:00

Nila Bandarenko from Zhytomir has her third operation on her thyroid gland. Surgeon Kommissarenko says after her second operation ‘microscopic particles of the cancer got into her blood vessels and the cancer started growing there”. Bandarenko...

Annya was born in a village highly contaminated

Image | 22 June, 2005 at 2:00

Annya was born in a village highly contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown of 1986. She has had cancer since the age of 4. On bad days Annya exhaustion and pain are too much for her due to a brain tumour that returned in 2000.

Annya was born in a village highly contaminated

Image | 22 June, 2005 at 2:00

Annya was born in a village highly contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown of 1986. A cancerous brain tumour at the age of four marked the end of Annya's childhood and the beginning of a life of pain and illness.

Galina has thyroid cancer

Image | 22 June, 2005 at 3:00

Galina has thyroid cancer. For surgeon Igor Komisarenko, most of his patients are thyroid cancer victims: "The closer to Chernobyl, the higher the chances of getting thyroid cancer."

Nine

Image | 22 June, 2005 at 3:00

Nine-year-old Alexandra with her father Vitaly in Gomel, Belarus. Alexandra has a birth defect, called hydrocephalus. Vitaly has quit his job to care for his daughter. The family lives in the fall out zone of the Chernobyl disaster.

Nastya

Image | 22 June, 2005 at 3:00

Nastya, from Belarus was only three years old when she was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus and lungs. According to local doctors the region has seen a huge increase in childhood cancer cases since the Chernobyl disaster.

Sisters Irina and Elena live in an area of

Image | 22 June, 2005 at 3:00

Sisters Irina and Elena live in an area of Belarus contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster. Both have had brain tumours removed and now have problems with their thyroid gland.

In the cancer ward of a Kiev hospital in

Image | 22 June, 2005 at 3:00

In the cancer ward of a Kiev hospital in the Ukraine, 19-year-old Elena is being treated for her second case of thyroid cancer in just 3 years

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