GREENPEACE

By Joely
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    GREENPEACE Nuclear Energy Achievements

    Throughout a span of four decades, Greenpeace had strived to make a positive influence to everyone about environmental awareness. They have started many campaigns, but the most internationally reknowned campaign was their nuclear campaign, a campaign that started in 1971 officially and to this day is still making a phenomenal difference.
  • U.S. Abandons Nuclear Testing Grounds*

    U.S. Abandons Nuclear Testing Grounds*
    1972: After the first Greenpeace action in 1971, the U.S. abandons nuclear testing grounds at Amchitka, Alaska.
  • Greenpeace spreads awareness on nulclear testing

    Greenpeace spreads awareness on nulclear testing
    1985: French nuclear testing in the South Pacific again becomes the subject of international controversy, particularly following the sinking of Greenpeace’s ship, the Rainbow Warrior, by the French Secret Services.
  • Chernobyl accident

    Chernobyl accident
    The worst nuclear reactor accident in the world occured at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The radioactive contamination wich resulted from the explosion and fire in the first few days spread over large areas of neighbouring Belarus and the Russian Federation , with most of the fallout in Belarus.
  • France Cancels Nuclear Tests

    France Cancels Nuclear Tests
    1992: France cancels this year’s nuclear tests at Moruroa Atoll, following the Rainbow Warrior’s visit to the test zone, and vows to halt tests altogether if other nuclear nations follow suit.
  • Greenpeace Actions to Stop French Nuclear Testing

    Greenpeace Actions to Stop French Nuclear Testing
    1995: Greenpeace actions to stop French nuclear testing receive international attention. Over seven million people sign petitions calling for a stop to testing. France, the U.K., the U.S., Russia and China commit to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
  • The UN adopt the Comprehansive Nuclear Test Ban

    The UN adopt the Comprehansive Nuclear Test Ban
    1996: The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty is adopted at the United Nations
  • Turkey Cancels their Construction of Nuclear Reactors

    Turkey Cancels their Construction of Nuclear Reactors
    2000: Turkey’s plans to build its first nuclear reactors at Akkuyu as part of a larger project to construct 10 reactors by the year 2020 is cancelled in July after eight years of campaigning by Greenpeace and others.
  • The High Court sides with Greenpeace

    The High Court sides with Greenpeace
    Feb. 15, 2007: The High Court rules the U.K. government’s decision to back a program of new nuclear power stations was unlawful on the basis that the government had failed to adequately consult citizens and groups who oppose nuclear power.
  • Greenpeace gets on Darlington's case

    Greenpeace gets on Darlington's case
    May 2010 A Greenpeace report shows that newly designed reactors Ontario proposes to build at the Darlington nuclear facility would produce long-lived waste two to 158 times more radioactive than waste from existing reactors in Canada, increasing costs and dangers to health and the environment.
  • Greenpeace is supported by the Renewable is Doable Alliance

    Greenpeace is supported by the Renewable is Doable Alliance
    August 2010 Choosing to scale up green energy to replace the retiring Pickering nuclear station is more affordable for Ontarians than buying expensive replacement reactors, says a report released today by Renewable is Doable, an alliance of organizations including the Pembina Institute, the Canadian Environmental Law Association and Greenpeace. Last summer, Ontario suspended its purchase of two new replacement reactors when their cost reportedly topped $26 billion - $20 billion more than expecte
  • Greenpeace Activists Take Action on Darlington

    Greenpeace Activists Take Action on Darlington
    November 2010 Greenpeace activists unfurled a large banner from 16-metre flagpoles in front of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) calling on Premier Dalton McGuinty and PC leader Tim Hudak to “Stop Darlington: Protect Consumers” while dozens of activists dumped $36 billion bills on the front steps to represent the money McGuinty and Hudak would spend on reactors at the Darlington nuclear station.
  • Greenpeace Activists take charge on Darlington

    Greenpeace Activists take charge on Darlington
    March 2011 Greenpeace activists today shut down environmental assessment hearings on a proposal to build new reactors at Darlington in response to the Joint Review Panel’s refusal to suspend the hearings until lessons are learned from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Four Greenpeace activists, with a banner reading “No nukes are safe Stop Darlington,”are locked down at the front of the hearing preventing the Panel from continuing. Other activists are in the audience with a similar banner
  • The RNAO and Greenpeace's Alliance

    The RNAO and Greenpeace's Alliance
    March 2011 Greenpeace and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) today called on Premier Dalton McGuinty, PC leader Tim Hudak, and NDP leader Andrea Horwath to reject building new nuclear reactors in light of the tragic disaster unfolding in Japan. “There has been no public assessment of the cost-effectiveness of new reactors and the environmental and safety reviews ignore the potential for accidents like we’re seeing in Japan,” said Shawn-Patrick Stensil, nuclear analyst with Gree
  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

    Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
    "Our first thoughts are with the people of the Japan as they face the threat of a nuclear disaster, following an already devastating earthquake and tsunami. Greenpeace will continue to monitor and provide independent assessment of the situation at Japan's nuclear plants, as this is where we can best help by providing expertise. Our heartfelt condolences to all affected by this tragic chain of events."
  • Greenpeace Suceeds in Quebec's Nuclear Plant Closing

    Greenpeace Suceeds in Quebec's Nuclear Plant Closing
    April 2011 At 6:45 this morning, Greenpeace activists closed Hydro-Québec’s head office on René-Lévesque Boulevard in Montreal to call on Hydro-Québec to shut down its sole nuclear generating station, Gentilly-2, rather than rebuild it at a cost of $2 billion.
    The Greenpeace protest takes place as Hydro-Québec is set to ask the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to renew the Gentilly-2 nuclear generating station’s operating licence at hearings in Bécancour.
  • Greenpeace Activist Occup Energy Minister's Office

    Greenpeace Activist Occup Energy Minister's Office
    April 2011 Greenpeace activists are occupying Energy Minister Brad Duguid’s offices right now to highlight the McGuinty government’s repeated refusal to consider safer and cheaper green alternatives to building new reactors at the Darlington nuclear station. "We're occupying Minister Duguid's office because he insists on rushing ahead with new nuclear reactors instead of considering safe, green energy options," said Shawn-Patrick Stensil, a nuclear campaigner with Greenpeace. "Duguid and the McG
  • Greenpeace Campaign K.O.s Italy

    Greenpeace Campaign K.O.s Italy
    June 2011 People Have the Power! Italy says YES to a nuclear energy free future! Berlusconi's Italy is a strange place and amidst the madness today comes a little no nukes sanity. The people were asked and the people have spoken: Italy should have a nuclear power free future. This is great news and I cannot help singing the old Patty Smith's song: this is a great day and it's time to celebrate.
  • German Parliament Shuts Down Their Nuclear Plants!

    German Parliament Shuts Down Their Nuclear Plants!
    June 2011 The German parliament has voted overwhelmingly to phase out all nuclear plants by 2022. The vote calls for the immediate shutting down of eight nuclear power stations and a gradual shut down of the remaining nine reactors.