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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...

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...

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...

Greenpeace continues to protest US nuclear shipment while

Press release | 7 October, 2004 at 2:00

Five Greenpeace climbers have hung a 10x10m "Stop Plutonium" banner just above the entrance of the Mirabeau Tunnel - five kilometres from Cadarache - where a shipment of U.S. plutonium is due to arrive later today. Hundreds of military police and...

Bush Administration to ship deadly weapons plutonium to France today

Press release | 20 September, 2004 at 2:00

Despite growing public and political concern about nuclear proliferation, a lightly armed UK-flagged commercial nuclear ship arrived today at Charleston, South Carolina to collect 300 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium for transport to France. The...

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,...

Japanese nuclear safety scandal

Feature story | 30 August, 2002 at 2:00

Japan's largest nuclear utility has announced that there has been a safety cover-up for decades at its nuclear power plants. This is a devastating blow to an already embattled nuclear industry with global implications.

Reprocessing

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:31

Every uranium-fuelled nuclear reactor creates plutonium during routine operation. Every 12-18 months the reactor is shut down, and one quarter of the fuel is discharged, and fresh fuel loaded. The so-called spent fuel consists of plutonium...

NATO should hang its head in shame declares Greenpeace

Press release | 21 November, 2002 at 1:00

 

Nuclear Free Irish Sea Flotilla deployed

Press release | 15 September, 2002 at 2:00

 

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