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Stop Nuclear Madness, no more MOX shipments

Feature story | 5 March, 2009 at 1:00

The largest shipment of deadly plutonium in history is about to leave the French port of Cherbourg - final destination Japan. We’ve taken action to send the message that this is yet another glaring example of the unacceptable risks posed by...

US MOX 'Lead Test Assembly' Controversy: Fabrication at Cadarache, France

Publication | 30 July, 2003 at 2:00

If too dangerous for French fuel, why just right for US weapons plutonium?Read the French version.

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...

Greenpeace response to Areva’s MOX transport: A Travelling Security Threat

Press release | 6 March, 2009 at 16:09

Greenpeace demands an immediate stop to all shipments of plutonium Mixed-Oxide (MOX) fuel, following Areva’s announcement today of the largest ever MOX shipment’s route from France to Japan.

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.

Japan to abandon nuclear plans and embrace renewable energy - who's next?

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 12 May, 2011 26 comments

On May 10th, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made an incredible announcement – prompted by the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy, is dropping plans to double its nuclear power capacity and the...

Greenpeace Response to Growing Troubles at Fukushima Nuclear Reactors

Press release | 13 March, 2011 at 16:04

Tokyo, 13 March, 2011 – Reacting to ongoing reports of cooling problems and the continuing release of radioactive materials from the Fukushima I/Daiichi and Fukushima II/Diani Plants, Jan Beranek, Head of Greenpeace International’s Nuclear...

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.

Plutonium

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:12

Plutonium was discovered in the US in 1941 when scientists exposed uranium to neutron radiation in a laboratory. There is nothing natural about it, and has only been in the environment since the first atomic bomb was detonated in the US in 1945...

South Korean Government opposition to Plutonium shipment as Pacific Pintail leaves...

Press release | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

British plutonium ship with its cargo of faulty plutonium fuel departs Japan; South Korean Government opposed to transit through staits

Greenpeace asks UK court to halt Japanese plutonium shipment

Press release | 19 June, 2002 at 2:00

Nuclear plant cover-ups in Japan

Feature story | 8 October, 2002 at 2:00

In late August, news started to come out of Japan that TEPCO (Japan’s largest nuclear utility and the second largest in the world) had been cheating on reactor inspections for years. This brings them in line with their colleagues in the USA,...

Protests against British Plutonium ship as it arrives under Japanese armed escort in...

Press release | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

British nuclear transport ship arrives in Takahama to collect reject plutonium fuel for return to the UK.

Eleventh hour BNFL assurance halts Greenpeace court action

Press release | 20 June, 2002 at 2:00

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