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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.

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...

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.

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

Plutonium ships sail through Irish Sea protest Flotilla

Press release | 16 September, 2002 at 2:00

 

Flotilla stops nuclear shipment in its tracks

Press release | 21 July, 2002 at 2:00

 

Plutonium ships run from protest as Flotilla delivers message

Press release | 21 July, 2002 at 2:00

 

Protest flotilla catches up with nuclear nomad ships

Feature story | 16 September, 2002 at 2:00

The Nuclear Free Irish Sea flotilla has caught up with BNFL's deadly cargo of weapons-usable plutonium in the Irish Sea. The dangerous and unnecessary cargo has been wandering the world's oceans for the past 75 days placing millions of lives and...

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.

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.

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...

Mayak: A 50-year tragedy

Publication | 28 September, 2007 at 13:39

29 September, 2007 is the 50th anniversary of the Mayak explosion in Russia, which caused the second largest radiation catastrophe in the world. Mayak, in the Southern Urals 1,400 km east of Moscow, is the biggest nuclear complex in the world.

Pacific islands continue to suffer nuclear injustice with latest plutonium transport

Feature story | 13 July, 2002 at 2:00

Pacific islands have been nuclear testing and dumping grounds for many years. Islands have been evacuated, the people plagued by birth defects and cancer. And the nuclear injustice continues even now as weapons-usable plutonium is transported...

Protest flotilla success: plutonium ship intercepted

Feature story | 22 July, 2002 at 2:00

The plutonium transport ships are large, fast and bristling with guns and security personnel. But they balked at the prospect of passing a tiny flotilla of sailboats armed only with cameras, because it posed one unbearable risk: exposing a deadly...

Nuclear neighbours face protest in Japan and Ireland

Feature story | 3 July, 2002 at 2:00

From the heart of an ancient temple in forested hills just in from Japans’ western coast comes an unlikely opponent to Japan's plutonium programme: Nakajima Tetsuen, Chief Priest at the 1200 year old Myotsuji temple.

Crisis in Japan's nuclear program demands end to reprocessing

Press release | 5 September, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace calls for Japan to abandon plutonium program, phase out nuclear energy and phase in renewable energy.

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...

Stop the plutonium industry now

Press release | 9 August, 2002 at 2:00

 

Greenpeace joins Nuclear Free flotilla yachts to confront plutonium ships

Press release | 7 July, 2002 at 2:00

New Zealand Prime Minister joins crowd to farewell Nuclear Free flotilla en route to protest BNFL's plutonium transport through Pacific

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...

Urgent safety assessment required for Asia's largest plutonium facility

Press release | 27 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today warned that an urgent and comprehensive assessment of the risks posed by Asia's largest plutonium facility needs to be launched by a Japanese Government Committee (1) which is expected to hold a decisive meeting this weekend. The...

Nuclear threat towards the USA or from the USA?

Press release | 10 June, 2002 at 2:00

Security means investing in environment

Feature story | 11 June, 2002 at 2:00

As G8 foreign ministers were set to discuss schemes to counter nuclear and other security threats, Greenpeace called on them to invest in true security rather than squander billions of dollars on destabilizing the planet.

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...

Spook scandal: the hidden face of the nuclear industry

Feature story | 2 April, 2009 at 18:09

Twenty-four years after the attack by the French secret services against our ship the Rainbow Warrior - which cost the life of a Greenpeace photographer - the nuclear industry is once again at the heart a major spy scandal involving Greenpeace.

Terror cargo lands in France

Feature story | 6 October, 2004 at 2:00

After weeks of cat-and-mouse antics, the Pacific Pintail slipped into the port of Cherbourg with a deadly cargo of Plutonium -- but only after a French court ensured Greenpeace would be kept out of the way.

Shameful shipment must be the last

Feature story | 17 September, 2002 at 2:00

As the two British nuclear freighters, carrying their deadly cargo of plutonium entered the port of Barrow this morning, they were again met with peaceful protests from the Nuclear Free Irish Sea Flotilla. How can those responsible for this...

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...

Terror targets exposed

Feature story | 3 March, 2004 at 1:00

A standard commercial truck with a shipment of reactor-grade plutonium approaches the Versailles tunnel, 15 km (10 miles) outside Paris. The driver, who makes the North-South run every ten days, sees nothing unusual as two tanker trucks carrying...

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