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Daily News: Plutonium found outside of the Fukushima power plant, and Homer Simpson...

Blog entry by Kamila P | 29 March, 2011 4 comments

Top News: Plutonium found in soil at Fukushima; Greenpeace urges evacuation of the village of Iitate; “radiation expert” Homer Simpson is censored; the world is  “mysteriously windier”. Greenpeace Radiation Monitoring Team...

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...

Open Letter to en route countries

Publication | 4 March, 2009 at 1:00

The open letter addressed to governments of (potential) en-route states of the largest ever plutonium MOX shipment from France to Japan (scheduled to leave 6 March 2009).

Nuclear Action as Large MOX Fuel Shipment Leaves France

Image | 3 March, 2009 at 18:00

04 March - France. Activists attempt to stop a plutonium transport in Cherbourg. Read more in French .

Open Letter to Mohamed ElBaradei

Publication | 2 March, 2009 at 1:00

The open letter addressed to Mohamed ElBaradei, IAEADirector General. The letter is signed by representatives of GreenpeaceInternational (The Netherlands), Citizens Nuclear Information Center(Japan) and Green Action (Japan).

Getting Serious about Nuclear Power - Too little, too late, too expensive – and too...

Publication | 29 November, 2008 at 16:55

Nuclear energy’s ‘contribution’ to fighting climate change would come too late (long after 2020), with huge costs (US$ 10 trillion) and would create a myriad of other serious hazards related to accidents, waste and proliferation. These large...

Activists demand nuclear plant closed

Feature story | 20 November, 2008 at 1:00

Sixty activists are at the Garoña nuclear power plant in Spain to demand that the Spanish government makes good on its commitment to start phasing out nuclear power plants, starting now with the immediate closure of the Garoña power plant.

Nuclear Power - Energy Insecurity

Publication | 7 March, 2008 at 1:00

The world today is confronted with dangerous climate change, threatening the lives of millions of people and the ecological integrity of the entire planet. Epxerts warn that fundamental changes must be made to energy production and use within...

Say no to war

Topic | 20 April, 2007 at 15:50

Greenpeace UK activists on floating pontoon

Image | 23 February, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace UK activists on floating pontoon at Faslane. Seven Greenpeace boats left Greenock to blockade the Trident nuclear submarine at its Scottish base in response to Tony Blair's determination to start building the next generation of British...

An Overview of Nuclear Facilities in Iran, Israel and Turkey

Publication | 18 February, 2007 at 20:00

This review of nuclear developments in the Middle East focuses on Turkey, Iran and Israel, but contains lessons and warnings for all countries in the region. In each country the report outlines some of the possible risks to the environment and...

Greenpeace Reacts To International Energy Agency

Press release | 2 November, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace stated today that the International Energy Agency's (IEA) endorsement of nuclear power as safe and necessary in meeting global energy demands is fundamentally flawed.

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.

Areva announce massive losses in nuclear operations

Press release | 27 September, 2006 at 2:00

Areva, the French nuclear company, which is building a new reactor in Finland, announced massive loss in their profits for the first half of 2006. Income from nuclear operations fell from 373 million Euros to 73 million Euros, due to the contract...

G-8 fails to develop strategy for energy security

Press release | 17 July, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace today rejected claims in the G-8 Heads of State Communiqué saying they will implement their "common global energy security strategy through the following Plan of Action". The Communiqué contains nothing that can be described as a...

Blair’s Energy Review: Save the Nuclear Industry, Destroy the Climate

Press release | 11 July, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace warned today that the UK Government’s Energy Review published today will neither solve Britain’s energy problems nor help meet its commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

Cracked reactor cores have "increased likelihood of increased risk"

Press release | 5 July, 2006 at 2:00

Nuclear power stations operated by British Energy (BE) in the UK are structurally defective and their continued operation is increasing the risk of a radioactive accident, according to documents written by the Government's own nuclear inspectors.

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...

Nuclear terrorism

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:14

"Nuclear terrorism is still often treated as science fiction - I wish it were. But unfortunately we live in a world of excess hazardous materials and abundant technological know-how, in which some terrorists clearly state their intention to...

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