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Day of reckoning nears in the Pacific

Feature story | 21 July, 2002 at 2:00

Eleven small boats aim to show that the people of the Pacific do not want dangerous nuclear transports putting the whole Pacific at risk

Nuclear shipment crosses Atlantic

Feature story | 21 September, 2004 at 2:00

LATEST UPDATES: www.stop-plutonium.orgThanks to the Bush Administration's disregard for global concerns about nuclear proliferation, two ships carrying some 140kg of weapons-grade plutonium are en route from Charleston, South Carolina, to...

Careful sailing in close quarters

Feature story | 17 September, 2002 at 2:00

When the Pacific Pintail left the open sea and headed through the Walney channel this morning the ship was met by five members of the Nuclear Free Irish Sea Flotilla who had been lying in wait. The flotilla boats obeyed all maritime safety...

Plutonium ships spotted

Feature story | 10 September, 2002 at 2:00

A year on from the September 11th attacks and it seems some governments have learnt nothing about true global security. Two ships carrying weapons-useable plutonium are nearing the end of a journey half way around the world, through waters of...

Possible plutonium security escort HMS Nottingham runs aground in rough weather off...

Feature story | 8 July, 2002 at 2:00

Shortly after a flotilla of small boats set out to protest a shipment of weapons-usable plutonium through the Tasman sea, a possible security escort, the HMS Nottingham, ran aground off the east coast of Australia.

British nuclear freighters depart Japan en route to UK

Feature story | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

A British freighter carrying enough plutonium to make 50 nuclear bombs is now on route through the Pacific ocean. The ship will pass South Africa then up to the Irish sea before reaching its final destination at a nuclear reprocessing facility in...

Plutonium freighter departs UK for Japan

Feature story | 26 April, 2002 at 2:00

Two armed British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) freighters left Barrow-in-Furness in northern England this morning, setting the clock ticking on the most controversial nuclear shipment in history.

Plutonium freighter reaches Japan

Feature story | 14 June, 2002 at 2:00

When the armed British nuclear transport ship Pacific Pintail sailed into a Japanese port today, it was met by protests from local Japanese anti-nuclear activists and Greenpeace.

Courts asked to halt plutonium transport

Feature story | 19 June, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace will seek a High Court Injunction in London at 10.30am Thursday to halt British Nuclear Fuels´ (BNFL´s) and Pacific Nuclear Transport´s (PNTL´s) planned shipment of plutonium from Japan to the UK.

Round the world winner arrested in Cherbourg military dock during US nuclear shipment...

Press release | 3 October, 2004 at 2:00

Eugene Riguidel, one of France's most famous sailors and a member of the Atlantic Nuclear Free Flotilla, has been arrested for sailing his boat into the military zone of Cherbourg harbour today. Riguidel was detained while he was peacefully...

Radioactive waste leaking into Champagne Water Supply

Press release | 30 May, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace today revealed that France's iconic sparkling wine, Champagne, is threatened by radioactive contamination leaking from a nuclear waste dumpsite in the region. Low levels of radioactivity have already been found in underground water...

Illegal French nuclear waste dump must be removed and decontaminated

Press release | 29 May, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan and France entered the Centre Stockage de la Manche (CSM) nuclear dumpsite at La Hague in Normandy today to demand the removal and decontamination of the dumpsite. At...

Activists demand nuclear plant closed

Feature story | 20 November, 2008 at 1:00

Sixty activists are at the Garoña nuclear power plant in Spain to demand that the Spanish government makes good on its commitment to start phasing out nuclear power plants, starting now with the immediate closure of the Garoña power plant.

Opponents of nuclear transport set sail for rough weather and high seas vigil

Feature story | 7 July, 2002 at 2:00

What would possess a comfortably retired grandfather, a former rock musician, a chimney sweep and a tour guide to set out in small boats in some of the roughest waters in the world? What can unite the Pacific island nation of Fiji with the...

Flotilla stops nuclear shipment in its tracks

Feature story | 21 July, 2002 at 2:00

For almost a week eleven small yachts have been heading across the Pacific to demonstrate the huge public opposition to the shipment of highly dangerous nuclear cargo that is being transported across the Pacific en route from Japan to the UK. Now...

Nuclear transports endanger Pacific States

Feature story | 17 July, 2002 at 2:00

Currently a highly dangerous nuclear cargo is being transported across the Pacific en route from Japan to the UK. The two armed ships carrying enough plutonium to make 50 nuclear bombs have completely disregarded several requests from Pacific...

Say no to war

Topic | 20 April, 2007 at 15:50

Greenpeace demands halt to U.S. nuclear shipment plans after plutonium contamination...

Press release | 10 September, 2004 at 2:00

In response to yesterday's revelation of an accident at the French Cadarache nuclear plant (1), which has contaminated two workers, Greenpeace has called for the immediate cancellation of next week's plans to send US weapons grade plutonium to...

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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