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North Korean nuclear test condemned

Press release | 9 October, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace has condemned the underground testing of a nuclear weapon by North Korea. South Korea’s intelligence agency detected a 3.58 magnitude seismic tremor confirming the nuclear test announced by North Korea’s Central News Agency (KCNA). By...

Happy 'Nuclear Free' Anniversary Kim Jong-il

Press release | 8 October, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace today appealed to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, to halt plans for a nuclear test that would coincide with the ninth anniversary of his leadership.

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...

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...

Greenpeace protest at French military dock against planned US plutonium shipment

Press release | 16 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today entered the military arsenal in the port of Cherbourg, Normandy to protest a planned U.S. shipment of plutonium later this month. The activists, arriving in canoes, hung a 'Stop Plutonium' banner along the military dock...

South Korea nuclear revelation -- Greenpeace urges end to production of nuclear...

Press release | 2 September, 2004 at 2:00

News that South Korea has uranium enriched far beyond that needed for peaceful nuclear use can do nothing other than add more fuel to the proliferation fire in the Korean Peninsula, warned Greenpeace, today. Given the threat implied by the South...

US Administration ready to ship weapons plutonium to France

Press release | 21 June, 2004 at 2:00

Despite warnings by US Department of Homeland Security that the US is at increased risk of terrorist attack through the late summer, the US Government plans to ship150 kilograms of bomb-grade plutonium via the U.S. port of Charleston, South...

Study reveals risk of accident or terrorist attack on France's plutonium route

Press release | 3 March, 2004 at 1:00

Major failures in security arrangements for transports of weapons-usable plutonium across France pose an enormous environmental and health hazard, according to a study commissioned by Greenpeace International released today. The study reveals...

Greenpeace challenges nuclear authorities worldwide to review safety of all reactors

Press release | 2 March, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace Is calling on all nuclear safety authorities around the world to urgently review the safety of their reactors and to close the most vulnerable following the leak of a confidential German document, which shows no single nuclear reactor...

Japanese nuclear waste shipment defies security and environmental concerns

Press release | 19 January, 2004 at 1:00

A shipment of highly radioactive, nuclear waste (1) is scheduled to leave the French port of Cherbourg this afternoon and spend up to six weeks sailing to Japan without any security protection and without armed escort, Greenpeace warned today.

U.S. Plans to Ship Weapons Plutonium to France

Press release | 10 October, 2003 at 2:00

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a plan to ship "up to 140 kilograms" of weapons plutonium - enough for fifty or more nuclear weapons - to France for processing. The news comes as the French Government has ruled that information on...

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,...

Russian weapons-grade plutonium to be shipped to Western Europe as nuclear industry...

Press release | 11 October, 2002 at 2:00

A plan quietly being pursued by nuclear industry interests to produce plutonium fuel from surplus Russian military plutonium poses a host of environmental and proliferation problems and must be rejected, according to Greenpeace International.

Flotilla peacefully protests plutonium ships arrival

Press release | 17 September, 2002 at 2:00

Flotilla intercepts nuclear freighters in the dead of night

Press release | 21 July, 2002 at 2:00


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