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The #Cofrentes17 are part of Spain's great tradition of nuclear resistance

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 2 December, 2014 18 comments

A month before the Fukushima catastrophe began in 2011, Greenpeace activists occupied one of Cofrentes' cooling towers and painted "Peligro Nuclear" on its side: Nuclear Danger. On 28 November, dozens of academics and people from...

'PELIGRO NUCLEAR'

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 16 February, 2011 6 comments

'NUCLEAR DANGER' is the message Greenpeace Spain took to the country's Cofrentes nuclear energy plant yesterday as activists scaled one of the plant's cooling towers. Greenpeace are demanding that Spain's Nuclear Security Council...

#Cofrentes17 acquitted of nuclear protest charges

Blog entry by Andrew Kerr | 17 December, 2014 2 comments

In a victory for the freedom to engage in peaceful protest, 16 activists from Greenpeace Spain, along with a freelance photojournalist – together known as the #Cofrentes17 – were yesterday acquitted by a court in Valencia of causing...

#Cofrentes17: why Spain's Constitution Day is important to us all

Blog entry by Andrew Kerr | 6 December, 2014 1 comment

Right now, 16 Greenpeace activists and an independent photojournalist are standing trial in Valencia for a peaceful protest they staged against the risks posed by the 30-year old Cofrentes nuclear power plant, near Valencia. They...

#Cofrentes17: Renewable bravery!

Blog entry by Mauro Fernández | 4 December, 2014

There are moments to talk and moments to act. Almost four years ago, sixteen Greenpeace activists agreed that the huge risk posed by the Cofrentes nuclear station near Valencia, Spain, required concrete and public action. On 15...

Fallout from July 13 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 14 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: Spain's Cofrentes nuclear plant in power drop ‘Spain's 1,000 MW Cofrentes nuclear plant had to cut power early on Sunday due to technical problems --...

We are all the Cofrentes 17

Blog entry by Celia Ojeda | 19 November, 2014 21 comments

Seventeen people are facing trial in Spain on charges of public disorder, damage and injury. The punishment being demanded is nearly three years in prison. In addition, Greenpeace may have to pay a fine of 360,000 euros. Why?

17 nuclear headaches

Blog entry by Raquel Montón | 28 November, 2014 2 comments

"It was my duty to do this and I did it." These are the words of one of our Greenpeace activists when he was prosecuted last September for the peaceful protest at the nuclear power plant of Fessenheim in France. These thoughts are...

Cofrentes Nuclear Power Plant Action

Image | 15 February, 2011 at 17:31

15 February 2011 - Spain. A Greenpeace activist holds a banner which reads "Close Cofrentes", after scaling to the top of one of the cooling towers of the nuclear power plant in Cofrentes before dawn. With this action Greenpeace is calling on the...

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