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Greenpeace calls for closure of THORP nuclear plant to be brought forward

Press release | 26 August, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today said that British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) plans to close the THORP - thermal oxide reprocessing plant- at Sellafield by 2010, bringing its end forward by 14 years, do not go far enough.

Expanding the Threat of Russian Weapons-Grade Plutonium – “The Western Option”

Publication | 11 October, 2002 at 2:00

The NDF, working with nuclear industry advisors from Germany, Russia, the United States, Sweden, and Switzerland, have compiled a detailed, though flawed analysis of what it calls the “Western Option.” The proposal presents the option of...

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...

Unique plutonium shipment threat to the Caribbean

Press release | 8 May, 2002 at 2:00

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...

Severe corrosion threat to plutonium transport ships

Press release | 29 June, 2002 at 2:00

Serious corrosion that potentially risks the structural integrity of the entire fleet of nuclear freighters operated by British Nuclear Fuels has been revealed in information sent to the UK Government.

BNFL is wanted for crimes against the planet and the people of Sellafield

Feature story | 22 August, 2002 at 2:00

Norman Askew, chief executive of British Nuclear Fuels has a skewed perspective. He is "delighted" by nuclear power expansion, even as people living around the Sellafield nuclear plant die from unusually high rates of cancer. Askew and government...

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...

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