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The Sellafield nuclear complex

Image | 15 April, 2005 at 2:00

Sellafield - Close view of reactor dome and cooling towers

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...

U.S. weapons grade plutonium shipment to depart France tonight

Press release | 22 March, 2005 at 1:00

A shipment of U.S. weapons grade plutonium fuel (MOX) will depart from the port of Cherbourg later tonight. Two British nuclear freighters, Pacific Pintail and the Pacific Teal, are scheduled to pick up the dangerous cargo this evening, with...

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...

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...

A truck carrying 140kgs of weapons

Image | 7 October, 2004 at 3:00

A truck carrying 140kgs of weapons-grade plutonium travels along the Bordeaux ring road during the final stage of the U.S. transport of the dangerous cargo to Cadarache where mox rods are produced. The transport began in France after the arrival...

Local mayor and leader of the French Green

Image | 7 October, 2004 at 3:00

Local mayor and leader of the French Green Party, Noel Mamere, stands with other activists over the highway to Cadarache, protesting the transit of the U.S. Plutonium through Begles. Last week, Mamere filed a legal challenge at the local court...

Five Greenpeace activists climb the rocks

Image | 7 October, 2004 at 3:00

Five Greenpeace activists climb the rocks above the Mirabeau Tunnel to protest the transport of 140kms of weapons-grade plutonium, which will travel through the tunnel on its way to Cadarache nuclear facility north of Marseilles. The transport...

A truck carrying 140kgs of weapons

Image | 7 October, 2004 at 3:00

A truck carrying 140kgs of weapons-grade plutonium passes by the city of Nantes during the final stage of the U.S. transport of the dangerous cargo to Cadarache where mox rods are produced. The transport began in France after the arrival of...

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...

US plutonium shipment arrives in France, increasing global nuclear weapons...

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 2:00

Despite growing public and political concern about nuclear proliferation, one of two lightly armed UK-flagged commercial nuclear cargo ship - Pacific Pintail - arrived in Cherbourg today. French nuclear company Areva have stated to the press that...

Activists onboard the Greenpeace ship

Image | 5 October, 2004 at 3:00

Activists onboard the Greenpeace ship, MV Esperanza, wait off the coast of France for the imminent arrival of two BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) ships that are carrying 140kg of radioactive weapons-grade plutonium. The Pacific Pintail and the...

Greenpeace activists clash with French police

Image | 5 October, 2004 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists clash with French police during a protest against the imminent arrival of two BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) ships, which are carrying 140kg of radioactive weapons-grade plutonium.

Greenpeace activists block road to be used by US nuclear convoy

Press release | 5 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today blocked the road to be used for transporting 140 kilograms of U.S. weapons plutonium after its imminent arrival in France. A truck was bolted and secured to the main road (D901) between the Cherbourg military port and...

Eugene Riguidel

Image | 4 October, 2004 at 3:00

Eugene Riguidel, one of France's most famous sailors and a member of the Atlantic Nuclear Free Flotilla, is released after a 24 hour detention in the Arsenal of Cherbourg.

Nuclear industry attempt to ban Greenpeace protest against plutonium shipment

Press release | 4 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace has been summoned to appear in the Cherbourg Court tomorrow, where it will face a request by Areva, through its subsidiary Cogema, and British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL), for an injunction preventing it from approaching within 300m of...

Greenpeace and members of the Flotilla protest

Image | 3 October, 2004 at 3:00

Greenpeace and members of the Flotilla protest outside the Arsenal of Cherbourg where Eugene Riguidel, one of France's most famous sailors and a member of the Atlantic Nuclear Free Flotilla with John Castle of Guernsey, a long time activist and...

Round the world winner arrested in Cherbourg military dock during US nuclear shipment...

Press release | 3 October, 2004 at 2:00

Eugene Riguidel, one of France's most famous sailors and a member of the Atlantic Nuclear Free Flotilla, has been arrested for sailing his boat into the military zone of Cherbourg harbour today. Riguidel was detained while he was peacefully...

On board MV Esperanza

Image | 1 October, 2004 at 3:00

On board MV Esperanza. The ship's radar screen indicating activity in the English Channel. The Greenpeace crew are looking out for two BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) ships, which are carrying 140kg of radioactive weapons-grade plutonium.

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Image | 1 October, 2004 at 3:00

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Greenpeace activists spend the night waiting

Image | 1 October, 2004 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists spend the night waiting for the imminent arrival of two BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) ships, which are carrying 140kg of radioactive weapons-grade plutonium. The Pacific Pintail and the Pacific Teal left the U.S. port of...

Actions against the arrival of US-France Plutonium shipment in Cherbourg.

Generic multimedia item | 1 October, 2004 at 3:00

Greenpeace acts against the arrival of a deadly plutonium shipment coming from the US to France in September/October 2004.

Stop Plutonium

Generic multimedia item | 1 October, 2004 at 3:00

Greenpeace acts against a deadly plutonium shipment coming from the US to France in September/October 2004

Greenpeace activists protest outside Cherbourg

Image | 30 September, 2004 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists protest outside Cherbourg harbour, in advance of the imminent arrival of two BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) ships, which are carrying 140kg of radioactive weapons-grade plutonium. Greenpeace believes the shipment conducted by...

Greenpeace activists use barrels and symbols

Image | 30 September, 2004 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists use barrels and symbols outside Cherbourg harbour, to mark their protest of the imminent arrival of two BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) ships, which are carrying 140kg of radioactive weapons-grade plutonium. The Pacific Pintail...

Greenpeace activists use barrels and symbols

Image | 30 September, 2004 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists use barrels and symbols outside Cherbourg harbour, to mark their protest of the imminent arrival of two BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) ships, which are carrying 140kg of radioactive weapons-grade plutonium.

Greenpeace ship arrives in France ahead of U.S. weapons plutonium transport

Press release | 27 September, 2004 at 2:00

The Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza has arrived at the French port of Cherbourg, where it will await the arrival of a weapons-grade plutonium shipment from the United States (1). The Esperanza will support the Atlantic Nuclear Free Flotilla yachts,...

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...

Despite growing public and political concern

Image | 20 September, 2004 at 3:00

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

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...

Greenpeace protest at French military dock against planned US plutonium shipment

Press release | 16 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today entered the military arsenal in the port of Cherbourg, Normandy to protest a planned U.S. shipment of plutonium later this month. The activists, arriving in canoes, hung a 'Stop Plutonium' banner along the military dock...

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...

Security risks ignored as BNFL Nuclear Freighters Depart UK

Press release | 3 September, 2004 at 2:00

Two lightly armed UK-flagged nuclear freighters have departed the U.K. in a trans-Atlantic voyage to pick up a cargo of weapons-grade plutonium from the U.S. military port of Charleston, South Carolina, Greenpeace has learned. One ship, the...

South Korea nuclear revelation -- Greenpeace urges end to production of nuclear...

Press release | 2 September, 2004 at 2:00

News that South Korea has uranium enriched far beyond that needed for peaceful nuclear use can do nothing other than add more fuel to the proliferation fire in the Korean Peninsula, warned Greenpeace, today. Given the threat implied by the South...

BNFL nuclear freighters prepare for unjustified trans-Atlantic plutonium shipment

Press release | 1 September, 2004 at 2:00

The departure of the two armed British nuclear freighters, due to cross the Atlantic to collect a cargo of weapons-grade plutonium from the U.S. military port at Charleston, South Carolina, is imminent, Greenpeace has been informed. The ships...

Two armed BNFL ships the Pacific Teal and

Image | 27 August, 2004 at 3:00

Two armed BNFL ships the Pacific Teal and Pintail prepare to leave Barrow, UK and are expected to arrive at the South Carolina port of Charleston, USA on September 15 to pick up a cargo of weapons grade plutonium.

Greenpeace concerns over plutonium shipment echoed by US Congressmen

Press release | 25 August, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace today reiterated its opposition to the planned transport of plutonium from US to France as US Congressman Jim Turner expressed his concerns over the same controversial shipment.

US Administration ready to ship weapons plutonium to France

Press release | 21 June, 2004 at 2:00

Despite warnings by US Department of Homeland Security that the US is at increased risk of terrorist attack through the late summer, the US Government plans to ship150 kilograms of bomb-grade plutonium via the U.S. port of Charleston, South...

Greenpeace launches diplomatic initiative to ban bomb making material

Press release | 4 May, 2004 at 2:00

At a press conference in the United Nations today, Greenpeace launched a Treaty for a complete ban on material capable of being used for nuclear weapons. As a consequence of the failure of nuclear-armed states to disarm and stop the production,...

Sixty years on: Time for a comprehensive fissile material treaty

Publication | 4 May, 2004 at 2:00

It's only common sense: Non-proliferation is not achievable without targetting weapons-usable material that exists in abundance on this planet.

A.Q. Khan, Urenco and the proliferation of nuclear weapons technology: The symbiotic...

Publication | 4 May, 2004 at 2:00

Hard evidience for the direct link between nuclear energy and nuclear weapons

U.S. ignores calls for nuclear disarmament at UN meeting

Press release | 28 April, 2004 at 2:00

Since the beginning of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) conference at the UN on Monday, the U.S. have defiantly ignored strong calls from many delegations for the nuclear weapons states to disarm. Disarmament is the bottom line of the...

Basic rules for the Non-Proliferation Treaty States: negotiation and nuclear...

Press release | 21 April, 2004 at 2:00

Addressing an urgent need to ensure peace, Greenpeace has called on the 186 State Parties to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to commit to serious and effective negotiations of the Treaty which will lead to actual nuclear disarmament...

Letter to foreign ministers of the NPT

Publication | 21 April, 2004 at 2:00

As you will be aware nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) member States will meet at the third and final Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting in New York before the 2005 NPT Review Conference (RevCon).This PrepCom will be an important test...

Study reveals risk of accident or terrorist attack on France's plutonium route

Press release | 3 March, 2004 at 1:00

Major failures in security arrangements for transports of weapons-usable plutonium across France pose an enormous environmental and health hazard, according to a study commissioned by Greenpeace International released today. The study reveals...

Plutonium transports in France

Generic multimedia item | 3 March, 2004 at 1:00

What would you expect the security around a truck carrying enough nuclear fuel to make 40 hiroshima-sized bombs to look like? You probably wouldn't expect it to look like this video clip captured by Greenpeace volunteers.

Road accidents and terrorist attack considered for the localities of Paris and Lyon -...

Publication | 3 March, 2004 at 1:00

French Version of Large Associates report on potential radiological impact and consequenses arising from incidents involving a consignement of plutonium dioxide under transit from Cogema La Hague to Marcoule/Cadarache

Road accidents and terrorist attack considered for the localities of Paris and Lyon -...

Publication | 3 March, 2004 at 1:00

Potential radiological impact and consequenses arising from incidents involving a consignement of plutonium dioxide under transit from Cogema La Hague to Marcoule/Cadarache. Main findings

Road accidents and terrorist attack considered for the localities of Paris and Lyon

Publication | 3 March, 2004 at 1:00

Potential radiological impact and consequenses arising from incidents involving a consignement of plutonium dioxide under transit from Cogema La Hague to Marcoule/Cadarache

Plutonium shipments cross France every 7

Image | 3 March, 2004 at 1:00

Plutonium shipments cross France every 7-10 days.

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