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December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003

December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
January 2002

December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
February 2001
January 2001

December 2000
November 2000
October 2000
July 2000
May 2000
April 2000
March 2000
February 2000
January 2000

December 1999
November 1999
October 1999
September 1999
August 1999
July 1999
April 1999
March 1999
January 1999

Year 1998


December 2003

03/12/2003
Plutonium from Sellafield in all children's teeth
Government admits plant is the source of contamination but says risk is 'minute'.
The Observer, November 30, 2003
By Antony Barnett, public affairs editor

November 2003

20/11/2003
Areva Markets Nuclear Power And Itself
The Wall Street Journal Europe, November 12, 2003
By John Carreyrou

18/11/2003
Berlusconi's attempt to bury bad news about a nuclear waste dump provokes outrage in 'Italy's California'
The Independent, Scanzano Jonico, Italy, November 17, 2003
By Peter Popham

October 2003

14/10/2003
MoD catalogues its nuclear blunders
Ombudsman forces disclosure of list of mishaps from 1960 to 1991 in which weapons were dropped or their carriers had road accidents.
Guardian Unlimited, October 13, 2003
By Rob Evans

13/10/2003
U.S. Wants to Ship Plutonium to France
Guardian Unlimited, October 10, 2003
By H. Joseph Hebert, Associated Press Writer

September 2003

25/09/2003
Op-ed: Need for nuclear transparency
Fissile materials are dangerous substances and the peoples of the world have a right to know who has how much of these. If nuclear programmes are to continue, peace-loving people around the world should at least demand maximal transparency not just of Iran but also all countries with nuclear infrastructure.
Daily Times, September 25, 2003
By M V Ramana

18/09/2003
Bid to store more waste at Sellafield
The Whitehaven News, September 18, 2003

05/09/2003
Kansai to negotiate Mox fuel contract
FT.com, September 4, 2003
By David Pilling and David Barroux in Tokyo and Andrew Taylor in London

August 2003

26/08/2003
Decaying and dangerous, the legacy of a flawed nuclear vision
Sellafield's building B277 is one of the UK's most hazardous radioactive sites. Paul Brown is the first journalist to be given access.
The Guardian, August 26, 2003

26/08/2003
Sellafield shutdown ends the nuclear dream
£1.8bn Thorp plant that promised limitless electricity to close by 2010.
The Guardian, August 26, 2003
By Paul Brown, environment correspondent

22/08/2003
How our nuclear reactors failed us
The Ottawa Citizen, August 20, 2003
By Paul McKay

22/08/2003
"Unusual Events" at Nuclear Power Plants: A Timeline
Moniak Research and Information Services - donmoniak@bellsouth.net, Aiken, SC, 15 August 2003
By Don Moniak

14/08/2003
Russia to Cease Storage for Bulgaria's Nuclear Waste: Report
Russia will no longer store nuclear waste for Bulgaria Kozloduy nuclear power station, local daily "Words" reported on Saturday.
People's Daily, 10 August 2003

03/08/2003
BNFL forced to go to France for MOX fuel
The Independent, 3 August 2003
By Jason Nissé

01/08/2003
First, take some uranium...
How easy is it to build a weapon of mass destruction? According to a new book by a man who made his career in nuclear technology, it's not that difficult. But don't be alarmed, says Terry Kirby, this is no do-it-yourself guide for terrorists.
The Independent, 30 July 2003

01/08/2003
Darkness falls on Tokyo
Japan's electricity industry is in turmoil. This may have a big impact on the world's energy markets
economist.com -From The Economist print edition
, FUKUSHIMA, ROKKASHO AND TOKYO, 17 July 2003

July 2003

30/07/2003
Irradiation testing of MOX begins at Kalpakkam
newindpress.com, Chennai, 22 July 2003

29/07/2003
Liability issues threaten nuclear security programs
USA TODAY, Washington, 27 July 2003
By Peter Eisler

15/07/2003
Fears over Sellafield’s ‘dirty’ pond
Leaked report reveals discrepancies in estimates of amount of nuclear material put in open pool
Sunday Herald
, 13 July 2003
By Rob Edwards, Environment Editor

03/07/2003
Radioactive pollution in Solway '100 times higher than expected'
SUNDAY HERALD, 29 June 2003
By Michael Russell

02/07/2003
Ireland threatened over Sellafield row
The Independent, 29 June 2003
By Severin Carrell

June 2003

30/06/2003
Green light for new nuke plant in Cape Town
The Cape Times, South Africa, 27 June 2003
By Melanie Gosling

25/06/2003
Review nuclear program and freeze operations at reprocessing plant
The Asahi Shimbun, EDITORIAL, 23 June 2003

25/06/2003
Britain to halt nuclear waste in surprise U-turn
The Independent, 22 June 2003
By Severin Carrell

25/06/2003
UK is prosecuted over nuclear risk
Euro legal action on pollution threatens private firms at military sites, reports Severin Carrell.
The Independent, 22 June 2003

19/06/2003
The albatross of nuclear power in Japan
The Japan Times, 15 June 2003
By Philip Brasor

12/06/2003
Mutsu OKs plan to store used nuke fuel
The Asahi Shimbun, 12 June 2003

12/06/2003
New talks needed on the nuclear fuel cycle
The Asahi Shimbun, POINT OF VIEW, 7 June 2003
By Eisaku Sato, governor of Fukushima Prefecture

09/06/2003
Under-fire Sellafield operator hit with £3bn loss
The Irish Examiner, 3 June 2003
By Michael O'Farrell, Political Reporter

06/06/2003
Flats workers packing it up
Last of weapons-grade plutonium to be moved this year
The Daily Camera
, 5 June 2003
By Kate Larsen, Camera Staff Writer

03/06/2003
Double blow rains down on nuclear energy
The Independent, 1 June 2003
By Jason Nissé

03/06/2003
Sellafield faces an uncertain future beyond the clean-up
Times Online, 31 May 2003
By Angela Jameson

May 2003

27/05/2003
£100m needed to fix Sellafield's leaky roof
The Guardian, 27 May 2003
By David Hencke and Rob Evans

26/05/2003
Sellafield still pollution 'threat'
BBC News, 25 May 2003

21/05/2003
Russia to Import Nuclear Waste From Bulgaria, Ecologists Say
Bloomberg, Moscow,16 May 2003
Followed by
Bulgarian official confirms plans to return waste nuclear fuel rods to Russia
Bulgarian News Network, Sofia, 16 May 2003

21/05/2003
Meltdown for BNFL as nuke sale is dropped
Followed by
Decommission impossible? Why Britain's nuclear clean-up could clean out BNFL
The Independent, 18 May 2003
By Jason Nissé and Clayton Hirst

09/05/2003
Former Green Local Councillor Admits Attack on Nuclear Power Station
Translation by WISE-Paris
Followed by the original German article
Ehemaliger grüner Grossrat bekennt sich zum Anschlag auf AKW
Swissinfo, 8 May 2003

09/05/2003
Cabinet okays law to phase out nuclear power
Taiwan News, 8 May 2003
By Dennis Engbart, Staff Reporter

06/05/2003
The NRC’s Dirty Little Secret
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is still unwilling to respond to serious security problems.
The Bulletin, May/June 2003
By Daniel Hirsch, David Lochbaum & Edwin Lyman

April 2003

30/04/2003
Old incinerator found buried at Rocky Flats
The Casper Star-Tribune, April 29, 2003

29/04/2003
UK accused over Sellafield pollution
The Guardian, April 29, 2003
by David Hencke, Westminster correspondent

23/04/2003
Plutonium might be deadlier than thought
Lung cancer danger occurs even at 'safe' levels, study says.
Rocky Mountain News, April 18, 2003
by Berny Morson

23/04/2003
Prescott 'did nothing' on radioactive waste pledge
Daily Telegraph, 22 April 2003
By Charles Clover, Environment Editor

17/04/2003
Nuclear Revelations Show Need for Resuming International Control of the Tuwaitha Site
The Institute for Science and International Security, April 11, 2003
By David Albright and Corey Hinderstein

17/04/2003
Fishermen vent anger at nuclear waste
A group of Norwegian fishermen are meeting British Nuclear Fuels at a conference near Sellafield this week to discuss discharging radioactive waste into the sea.
The fishermen are angry because they believe the waste is contaminating marine life after it is carried with ocean currents north from the Irish Sea to the North Sea.
BBC News Online finds out whether they have a point.
BBC News
, Lofoten, Norway, 15 April, 2003
By Jorn Madslien, BBC News Online business reporter

16/04/2003
Nuclear watchdog axed to save money
The Guardian, April 15, 2003
Paul Brown and James Oliver

14/04/2003
Tokyo Is Told: Go Nuclear or Go Dark
The New York Times, Tokyo, April 12, 2003
By Howard W. French

March 2003

31/03/2003
Plutonium proves an explosive problem
Exclusive: The industry's own report (*) shows only that there is no agreement on how to use it or store it.
The Observer, March 30, 2003
By Oliver Morgan

26/03/2003
Depleted Uranium Contaminates Bosnia-Herzegovina
International Daily Newswire, SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina, March 25, 2003

24/03/2003
F.B.I. Seeks Al Qaeda Suspect in U.S.
The New York Times, Washington, March 20, 2003
By Philip Shenon and Eric Lichtblau

24/03/2003
Nation's biggest nuclear power plant a terrorist target
The Washington Times, March 20, 2003
By Bill Gertz and Jerry Seper

24/03/2003
War alert: SELLAFIELD set to increase security levels
Whitehaven News, 20 March 2003

February 2003

28/02/2003
Fuel for nuclear weapons is more widely available

USATODAY, February 26, 2003. Updated February 27, 2003
By Peter Eisler

26/02/2003
U.S. runs into MOX snags in France, Belgium
GreenvilleOnline.com, February 24, 2003
By Tim Smith, CAPITAL BUREAU

14/02/2003
TEPCO sees supply decline
The Daily Yomiuri, February 13, 2003
By the Takayuki Nishizawa Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer

03/02/2003
Why Not Just Bury It?
The Moscow Times, February 3, 2003
By Matt Bivens

03/02/2003
Nuke Lab Whistle-Blower Suspended
Wired News -Reuters, Los Alamos, New Mexico, January 31, 2003

January 2003

31/01/2003
Albany Says It Can't Certify Indian Point Evacuation Plan
The New York Times, January 31, 2003
By Randal C. Archibold

31/01/2003
Study Warns Attack on Fuel Could Pose Serious Hazards
The New York Times, Washington, January 30, 2003
By Matthew L. Wald

30/01/2003
Radioactive Dump on Wildlife Refuge Raises Liability Concerns
The New York Times, Washington, January 27, 2003
By Katharine Q. Seelye

28/01/2003
Missing plutonium probe latest flap for Japan's beleaguered nuclear power industry
Associated Press, Tokyo, January 28, 2003
By Kenji Hall

28/01/2003
High court nullifies approval of Monju reactor
Kyodo News Agency, Kanazawa, January 27, 2003

26/01/2003
Ministers rule out more nuclear power plants
Times Online, January 24, 2003
By Rosemary Bennett, Deputy Political Editor

21/01/2003
State seeks control of nuclear plants in crisis
The Japan Times Online, January 20, 2002

21/01/2003
N.R.C. Excludes Terrorism as Licensing Consideration
The New York Times, January 6, 2002
By Matthew L. Wald

16/01/2003
Continued discharges of Tc-99
BELLONA, December 12, 2002
By Nils Bøhmer, translated by Marte-Kine Sandengen

07/01/2003
A Nuclear Horror Story
The New York Times -Opinion, January 7, 2003

07/01/2003
METI to expand subsidies to promote MOX power
The Japan Times, December 30, 2002

07/01/2003
Report Cites Safety Issues at Nuclear Commission
The New York Times, Washington, January 3, 2003
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

December 2002

15/12/2002
Tepco may shut down all its nuclear reactors
The Japan Times, Fukushima (Kyodo), December 12, 2002

03/12/2002
Westinghouse Wins Major Contract to Supply Nuclear Fuel to EdF
PR Newswire, Pittsburgh, December 2, 2002

02/12/2002
Nonessential Nukes
'Peaceful' fuels are potential deadly weapons.
washingtonpost.com, November 26, 2002
By Edwin S. Lyman and Paul L. Leventhal

02/12/2002
Power play goes nuclear
Appointing a new head at British Energy is the latest
twist in a Whitehall drama, but won't solve the energy crisis.

The Observer, December 1, 2002
By Oliver Morgan

02/12/2002
Nuclear Fuels scoops £1bn windfall from BE's collapse
The Observer, December 1, 2002
By Oliver Morgan, industrial editor

November 2002

25/11/2002
Norwegian breaks business mould in Sellafield protest
The Guardian, November 20, 2002
By Terry Macalister

20/11/2002
Safety Lapse at Ohio Reactor Is Cited as Potential Peril for Others
The New York Times, Washington, November 19, 2002
By Matthew L. Wald

04/11/2002
Canberra's plutonium plan lambasted
Sydney Morning Herald, November 2, 2002
By Clinton Porteous, in Santiago and agencies

October 2002

28/10/2002
Peres summoned to testify at Vanunu parole hearing
The Sunday Times, Jerusalem, October 27, 2002
By Peter Hounam

22/10/2002
Rokkasho plows ahead despite obstacles
Merits of nuclear reprocessing questioned amid cost overruns, safety scandals.
The Japan Times, October 18, 2002
By Eric Johnston

15/10/2002
Breeding Nukes
Why is the U.S. government risking the spread of plutonium around the world?
The Weekly Standard, 10/21/2002, Volume 008, Issue 06
By Henry Sokolski

14/10/2002
Aomori governor threatens to reject nuclear fuel sent to recycling plant
The Japan Times, October 11, 2002

08/10/2002
“National policy” being forced on power firms
The Asahi Shimbun, POINT OF VIEW, October 5, 2002
By Hitoshi Yoshioka

08/10/2002
EDITORIAL:Toughen safety controls. Nuclear regulatory agencies must be integrated
The Asahi Shimbun, October 5, 2002

02/10/2002
Playing with plutonium
Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2002

September 2002

26/09/2002
TEPCO suspected of rigging data
The Daily Yomiuri, September 26, 2002
By Yomiuri Shimbun

20/09/2002
INSIDE TRACK: Dispelling a mushroom cloud of suspicion
The Financial Times, September 19, 2002
By Bayan Rahman

13/09/2002
Surveyed Reactor Guards Feel Vulnerable
The New York Times, September 11, 2002
By Matthew L. Wald

06/09/2002
Without aid, the renaissance is off
The Guardian, September 6, 2002
By David Gow and Terry Macalister

06/09/2002
Navy and airforce to monitor radioactive fuel
online.ie, September 4, 2002

06/09/2002
Call to aid generator by ending nuclear contracts
Financial Times, September 4, 2002
By Andrew Taylor, Utilities Correspondent

04/09/2002
JCO execs face up to four years
The Japan Times, 3 September 2002

02/09/2002
New nuclear scandal in Japan threatens viability of Sellafield
Independent, 31 August 2002
By Steve Connor, Science Editor

August 2002

29/08/2002
Plutonium trail could get longer
Augusta Chronicle, Wednesday, August 28, 2002
By Eric Williamson, Staff Writer

27/08/2002
Sellafield faces huge cutback in permitted radioactive discharges
The Independent, 24 August 2002
By Paul Waugh, Deputy Political Editor

23/08/2002
Appeals Court Supports Plutonium Shipments
A federal appeals court has ruled that the Department of Energy (DOE) may continue to ship plutonium to South Carolina for conversion to mixed oxide (MOX) fuel.
Environment News Service, Washington, DC, August 7, 2002

14/08/2002
Nuclear newbuild at risk
Markets punish British Energy for second reactor shutdown in Scotland
Guardian Unlimited
, August 14, 2002
David Gow, industrial editor

14/08/2002

INTERVIEW / Eisaku Sato: Public kept in dark on nuclear power plans
The Asahi Shimbun, June 30, 2002
Followed by
INTERVIEW: Forum needed for parties to discuss nuclear concerns
The Asahi Shimbun, June 30, 2002
By Keiji Takeuchi and Toru Sasakoshi

July 2002

31/07/2002
U.S. seeks MOX test site in Belgium
GreenvilleOnline.com, July 26, 2002
By Tim Smith, staff writer

26/07/2002
Panel cuts Yucca Mountain funds
Las Vegas Sun, July 23, 2002

26/07/2002
Bush signs Nev. nuke waste site Bill
Associated Press, July 23, 2002
By Scott Lindlaw

26/07/2002
78 Nations Condemn Nuclear Shipments
ENS Correspondents, July 22, 2002

03/07/2002
Symposium assesses terrorist threat to nuclear plants
Associated Press, July 1, 2002
By Jennifer Peter

June 2002

28/06/2002
Dr Alice Stewart
Epidemiologist who proved links between exposure to radiation and cancer, and forced the authorities into greater openness.
The Times -Obituaries, June 27, 2002

27/06/2002
What a waste
British Nuclear Fuels is to be broken up, forcing taxpayers to cover the huge costs of reprocessing and storing radioactive waste.
The Guardian, 27 June 2002
By Paul Brown, environment correspondent

27/06/2002
New nuclear agency to take on £46bn liabilities
The Independent, 25 June 2002
By Michael Harrison

24/06/2002
Secrecy clamp prevents assessment of Sellafield risk
Irish Independent, June 24, 2002
By Treacy Hogan, Environment Correspondent

23/06/2002
Judge orders S.C. Gov. on plutonium
Associated Press, June 18, 2002
By Jacob Jordan

20/06/2002
How Secure Is a Nuclear Waste Truck?
New York Times, June 19, 2002
By Jim Hall

20/06/2002
Sellafield 'a nuclear black hole'
Report attacks BNFL accounting standards
The Guardian, June 14, 2002
By Paul Brown, environment correspondent

18/06/2002
Staff shortages hit security checks at nuclear sites
The Times Online, June 17, 2002
By Michael Evans, Defence Editor

13/06/2002
UK nuclear safety report discloses deficiencies
NewScientist.com News Service, 12 june 2002
By Rob Edwards

13/06/2002
Britain courts catastrophe by shipping plutonium
The Guardian News Service, 12 june 2002
By George Monbiot

06/06/2002
MI5 lists 350 terror targets in Britain
Al-Qaeda suicide missions prompt urgent security review
Times Online, 6 june 2002
By Michael Evans, Defence Editor

May 2002

27/05/2002
Nuclear Plants Put on Higher Alert. Intelligence Did Not Specify Threat, Spokeswoman Says
Washington Post, May 25, 2002; Page A09

27/05/2002
BNFL in Mox deal with E.ON; Contract upsets protesters
The Guardian, May 25, 2002
By David Gow, industrial editor

23/05/2002
BNFL spent $1m lobbying in US
The Observer, May 19, 2002
By Antony Barnett and Solomon Hughes

06/05/2002
Policy failures may cause nuclear waste crisis, say scientists
Independent.co.uk, May 3, 2002
By Steve Connor, Science Editor

06/05/2002
Lawsuit pits S.C. governor vs. 6 tons of plutonium
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (ajc.com), May 5, 2002
By Charles Seabrook - Staff

April 2002

29/04/2002
Ali Hewson delivers her card in person to Tony Blair
BBC Online, April 26, 2000

29/04/2002
BNFL moves to repair relations with Japan
FT.com, April 26, 2002
By Matthew Jones

24/04/2002
Governor of S.C. is ready to defy feds - Plan in works to block plutonium
Associated Press, April 23, 2002
By Page Ivey

15/04/2002
The Hole in the Reactor
NY Times, April 13, 2002
By Daniel F. Ford

10/04/2002
The government has approved an advisory report which concludes it is safe to use plutonium-uranium mixed oxide (MOX) fuel at nuclear plants
AFX-ASIA, Tokyo, April 2002

10/04/2002
Yucca project believed to be "legally dead"
Las Vegas Sun, April 9, 2002
by Erin Neff

09/04/2002
Nevada Gov. Guinn declares "the battle begins" as he vetoes Yucca Mountain nuclear dump recommendation
PRNewswire, Las Vegas, April 8, 2002

08/04/2002
Japan 'could build 7,000 nuclear bombs'
The Guardian, April 8, 2002
by Jonathan Watts in Tokyo

05/04/2002
Wind flips trailer hauling nuke waste
Associated Press, March 29, 2002

02/04/2002
Electricité de France unveils poor 2001 result
FT.com, March 31, 2002
By Victor Mallet, in Paris

March 2002

26/03/2002
Lawmaker Faults Nuclear Facility Security Policies
Report: Background Checks Of Employees Are Inadequate
washingtonpost.com
, March 25, 2002
By Cheryl W. Thompson, Washington Post Staff Writer

18/03/2002
Radiation protection: Commission enforces Euratom directives
EIS Europe Energy, 15 March 2002

14/03/2002
Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan: 9,400 people evacuated after fire threatened stocks of radioactive materials
Mainichi Shimbun, 13 March 2002

11/03/2002
Row erupts over Sellafield security
Guardian, 7 March 2002

07/03/2002
EU environment chief to advise nuclear industry
The Irish Independent, 6 March 2002
By Lisbeth Kirk, edited by Blake Evans-Pritchard

06/03/2002
Selling Sellafield
Irish Sunday Business Post , Dublin, Ireland, 24 February 2002
By Susan Mitchell

January 2002

24/01/2002
Radioactivity from Sellafield 150 times worse in north east
The Irish Independent, January 2002
By Treacy Hogan, Environment Correspondent

02/01/2002
Kansai Electric cancels MOX orders
The Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo, 28 December 2001

02/01/2002
Too Close for Comfort
OnEarth Magazine, Winter 2002
[OnEarth is published by the Washington based Natural Resources Defense Council]
By Peter Bradford

December 2001

19/12/2001
Nuclear Plants Unfit to Withstand Impact of Aircraft Crashes
Nuke Info Tokyo, Jan./Feb. 2002, n°87
Citizens' Nuclear Information Center (CNIC)
By Yukio Yamaguchi

19/12/2001
Norway gives Ireland strong support
The Government's campaign to curb Sellafield's operations has been supported strongly by the Norwegian government, which warned that Irish Sea radioactive discharges threaten its fish stocks, writes Mark Hennessy
Reuters, 18 December 2001

19/12/2001
Last-ditch bid to stop MOX nuclear plant from opening
The Irish Independent, 18 December 2001
By Bernie O'Toole

19/12/2001
Sellafield terror attack warning
War on Terrorism: Observer special (The Observer), Sunday 16 December 2001
By Ben Summerskill

08/12/2001
Campaigners lose nuclear plant appeal
The Independent, 7 December 2001
By Cathy Gordon and Stephen Howard, PA News

November 2001

12/11/2001
British Energy to End Reprocessing at Sellafield
Three articles from Sunday Time, The Observer and Independent on Sunday, November 11, 2001

October 2001

30/10/2001
Nuclear power 'not needed' to hit green targets
FT.com, October 29, 2001
By Cathy Newman, Political Correspondent

25/10/2001
Norway takes tough line over Sellafield
Environment Daily 1087, October 23, 2001

18/10/2001
France ready to shoot down hijacked planes
Reuters, 18 October 2001

05/10/2001
BNFL gets green light for controversial Mox plant
FT.com, October 3, 2001
By Matthew Jones in London

September 2001

26/09/2001
Nuclear waste cargo halted
Des Moines Register, September 25, 2001
By William PETROSKI

24/09/2001
Sellafield shuts plants as N-waste builds up
The Guardian <http://www.guardian.co.uk>, Saturday September 22, 2001
Special report: Britain's nuclear industry
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/nuclear>
By Paul Brown, environment correspondent

15/09/2001
Nuclear waste creates storm in France
Boston Globe, August 5, 2001
By Clare Kittredge, Globe Correspondent

August 2001

27/08/2001
Balks on Plan to Take Plutonium Out of Warheads
New York Times, August 21, 2001
By Matthew L. WALD

24/08/2001
Australia, Argentina Sign Legally Unstable Nuclear Waste Pact
Environment News Service (ENS), Canberra, Australia, 9 August 2001
By Bob Burton

July 2001

26/07/2001
French Arrest 3 for Nuclear Trafficking
Reuters, 22 July 2001

26/07/2001
Russia, China to cooperate in nuclear projects
BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom, July 20, 2001
Text of report in English by Russian news agency ITAR-TASS

19/07/2001
Federal Minister for Environment request report from the atomic safety authority of Bade-Wurtemburg
Press Statement from Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety
Translation WISE-Paris, 18 July 2001

18/07/2001
Questioning of Alleged Plutonium Smuggler Begins
Authorities Wonder What Motive Could Have Been in Bizarre, Perhaps One-of-a-Kind Crime
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, July 17, 2001
By Alfred Behr

11/07/2001
The Nuclear Option Revisited
Too expensive and unacceptably risky, nuclear power was declared dead long ago. So why would we resurrect it?
Los Angeles Times, Sunday, 8 July 2001
By Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins

June 2001

27/06/2001
Sellafield emissions predicted to rise
Daily Telegraph / Electronic Telegraph, 26 June 2001
By Charles Clover

May 2001

15/05/2001
Foreign firms threaten crisis for Sellafield
Independent on Sunday, 13 May 2001
By Severin Carrell and Geoffrey Lean

April 2001

24/04/2001
JCO, employees open trial with guilty pleas
Safety measures were skipped in fatal nuclear accident in Tokai
The Japan Times, 24 April 2001

February 2001

28/02/2001
Concerns expressed over plutonium stocks
Japan Times, 28 February 2001

27/02/2001
Governor suspends use of MOX fuel
Public concerns prompt Sato to block introduction at Fukushima plant
Japan Times, 27 February 2001

08/02/2001
BNFL challenges Cogema for French nuclear contracts
FT.com, February 6, 2001
By Matthew Jones in London

January 2001

04/01/2001
Quality control problems at French nuclear cladding plant
By Matthew Jones in London
FT.com, December 13, 2000

December 2000

06/12/2000
Japan: new fuel transport cask contamination problem revealed
Green Action, Press release, 1 December 2000

November 2000

28/11/2000
BNFL plans new nuclear power plants
The Observer [London], 26 November 2000
by Oliver Morgan, industrial correspondent

20/11/2000
Japanese MOX fuel fabrication to be commercialised
NucNet, 16 November 2000
Source: JAIF

06/11/2000
Dominique Voynet: Reprocessing of nuclear waste has no future
An interview with France's Minister for Environment
Nuclear energy: “ultimately, waste reprocessing is doomed”.

Les Echos, 31 October 2000
By Anne Bauer and Denis Cosnard

02/11/2000
Rokkasho plant supporters need to face reality
Asahi News Service, October 31, 2000
By Keiji Takeuchi

October 2000

26/10/2000
The future of nuclear power as far as 2050: Neither clean, nor cheap
Vert-Contact, n°579, 14-20 October 2000
By Roland Lagarde, Technical advisor to the Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment

17/10/2000
India perfects MOX fuel N-tech Cocks a snook at China, USA, France
The Indian Express, 14 October 2000
By D. N. Moorty

16/10/2000
Power firms flip-flop on nuclear fuel reprocessing.
The Japan Times, 16 October 2000

July 2000

20/07/2000
French inspectors demand shutdown of nuclear plant on quake faultline.
AFP, Paris, July 19, 2000

20/07/2000
Quake fear for nuclear plant
Guardian [London], July 19, 2000
By David Hearst in Paris
(See also WISE-Paris corrections about this article)

17/07/2000
The Sellafield safety scandal will cost us £100m.
Independent [London], 12 July 2000
By Charles Arthur, Technology Editor

17/07/2000
A small start, but a lot of credibility has been lost.
Independent [London], 12 July 2000
By Michael Harrison, Business Editor

17/07/2000
Campaigners threaten to block return of BNFL fuel.
Independent [London], 12 July 2000
By Charles Arthur, Technology Editor

May 2000

29/05/2000
British Nuclear Fuels faces bankruptcy.
SundayTelegraph [London], 28 May 2000
By Mary Fagan, Deputy City Editor

26/05/2000
UK Secretary of State for Trade and Industry clarifies civil-military mix of plutonium of various origins and destinations.
Official Report, Hansard, 24 May 2000, column 509
Trade and Industry, Plutonium Exports

02/05/2000
BNFL's road to industrial meltdown
Financial Times, April 27, 2000

02/05/2000
US to review BNFL's Hanford contract after price rises
Financial Times, April 27, 2000
By Matthew Jones

April 2000

28/04/2000
Sellafield workers drop appeals over fake data sackings
The Independent [London], 27 April 2000
By Charles Arthur, Technology Editor

27/04/2000
Second Death from JCO Criticality Accident
Reported by the CNIC (Citizens' Nuclear Information Center), Tokyo, 27 April 2000

27/04/2000
Japan not to upgrade worst nuclear accident
The Japanese government decided to maintain the level 4 rating of the Tokai-mura accident
Reuters Japan, April 26, 2000

25/04/2000
Nuclear Cleanup Costs Rise
Associated Press Writer, 20 April 2000
By Matt Kelley

25/04/2000
Stricken nuclear workers to receive benefits
The US Government will compensate thousands of workers of the nuclear weapons complex
Washington DC, April 13, 2000 (EN)

19/04/2000
How can BNFL rebuild its shattered reputation? This is the man who must provide the answers
The Independent, London, 19 April 2000
By Steve Connor and Michael Harrison

17/04/2000
US Department of Energy Opts Against Reprocessing of Research Reactor Fuel
Washington DC, April 12, 2000 (ENS)
By Cat Lazaroff

03/04/2000
European nuclear safety row deepens
ENDS Daily, March 31, 2000

March 2000

31/03/2000
BNFL unlikely to meet targets
Financial Times, 30 Mar 2000
By Matthew Jones and Andrew Taylor

31/03/2000
BNFL's road to industrial meltdown
Financial Times, 30 Mar 2000

27/03/2000
US puts squeeze on BNFL 6bn contracts at risk as team is sent to check Sellafield
The Guardian
, 23 March 2000
By Paul Brown, Environment correspondent

27/03/2000
Monju ruling infuriates plaintiffs
Japan Times, 22 March 2000
By Eric Johnston, Staff writer

23/03/2000
CBS national security correspondent David Martin on Pakistan and the bomb
CBS News, 16 March 2000

08/03/2000
BNFL pays to put own man in Tokyo embassy Paul Brown and Ewen MacAskill in Tokyo Wednesday
The Guardian, March 8, 2000
By Paul Brown and Ewen MacAskill in Tokyo

02/03/2000
What a Waste: The game may finally be up for nuclear reprocessing
New Scientist, Editorial, 26 February 2000

February 2000

24/02/2000
Germany voices doubts about UK nuclear contracts
Financial Times, 22 February 2000
By Ralph Atkins in Berlin and Matthew Jones in London

17/02/2000
Japan Nuclear Co. Chief To Resign
New York Times, 15 February 2000
By The Associated Press

11/02/2000
Nuclear guideline draft defines what emergency is
Japan Times, 9 February 2000

09/02/2000
Moscow Takes Step to Ease U.S. Fears on Plutonium Use
New York Times, February 7, 2000
By Judith Miller

02/02/2000
Nuclear leak worse than first feared - More than 400 were exposed to radiation in Japan
The Guardian, February 2, 2000
By Jonathan Watts in Tokyo

January 2000

31/01/2000
Slovakia suspends shipment of spent nuclear fuel to Russia for reprocessing, plans to adopt dry storage option
The environmental organization Bellona, 27 January 2000

31/01/2000
Ten more MOX workers face disciplinary action
Whitehaven News, Cumbria, England, January 27, 2000

17/01/2000
Plutonium Arrives Safely in Canada
The Associated Press, January 14, 2000

13/01/2000
BNFL: Fuel shunned by Japan's Kansai
Financial Times, 12 January 2000
By Andrew Taylor, Utilities Correspondent

11/01/2000
Nuclear Power Development Plan needs re-examining
Asahi News Service, December 24, 1999

December 1999

17/12/1999
Kepco may cut off MOX supplier
Japan Times, 17 December 1999
By Eric Johnston, Staff writer

15/12/1999
UK Nuclear Installations Inspectorate confirms BNFL Falsification Scandal extends to Plutonium Fuel now in Japan
Press Release
By Greenpeace International

13/12/1999
Japan parliament passes new nuclear safety laws
Reuters (Tokyo), December 13, 1999

06/12/1999
Greenpeace wins Dutch court case on nuclear waste
Reuters News Service, Netherlands, November 30, 1999

06/12/1999
EU to change procedures after plutonium shipment
Reuters News Service (EU), 29 November 1999

06/12/1999
Kansai groups seek MOX injunction on Kepco
Japan Times, 19 November 1999

06/12/1999
Japanese anti-nuclear groups take KANSAI Electric to court over falsified quality control data of mox fuel produced in britain
Green Action, 19 November 1999

06/12/1999
Tepco To Postpone Niigata MOX Project For One Year
11 November 1999

November 1999

25/11/1999
Austrian Anti-Nuclear Policy in the European Context
Report to the Council of Ministers, Action Plan

25/11/1999
Canada obliged to report nuclear stash: U.S. expert - Size of plutonium stockpile should not be secret
The Toronto Globe and Mail (Torento), November 23, 1999
By Martin Mittelstaedt, Environment Reporter

17/11/1999
Swiss anti-nuclear polls win go-ahead
ENDS Daily, 15 November 1999

17/11/1999
Shipping plutonium to Canada rejected Protests persuade U.S. to destroy own waste
The Toronto Globe and Mail (Torento), November 15, 1999
By Martin Mittelstaedt, Environment Reporter

08/11/1999
BNFL Mox Fuel Scandal Continues
WISE-Paris note: The following information has been put together and translated by Aileen Smith on behalf of Green Action, Kyoto, Japan. The reader should keep in mind that so far no MOX fuel has been introduced into any operating commercial light water reactor in Japan. Therefore, the start up itself of a significant programme of plutonium fuel use is currently at stake in Japan.

08/11/1999
Ontario rejects use of surplus plutonium Document says nuclear-bomb material too costly to burn in province's reactors
The Toronto Globe and Mail (Torento), October 21, 1999
By Martin Mittelstaedt, Environment Reporter

02/11/1999
“Only 5% Want MOX Plant”
Barrow Evening Mail, 28 October 1999
By Rob Merrick, Parliamentary Correspondent

02/11/1999
“Sellafield Links with Stillbirths”
Cumbrians Opposed to a Radioactive Environment (CORE)
Cumbria, 26 October 1999

October 1999

21/10/1999
Nuclear Plant Criticality Safety Rules were broken in a US Facility
New York Times, October 18, 1999
By Matthew W. Wald

09/10/1999
Plutonium sent to UK by Mistake
Independent, 9 October 1999

07/10/1999
BNFL sacks three over Safety Checks
Independent, 7 October 1999

07/10/1999
Nuclear mission BNFL says sorry to Japan
The Guardian, October 7, 1999
By Jane Martinson

06/10/1999
BNFL Sacks MOX Workers
BBC, 6 October 1999

04/10/1999
Plutonium Shipment to Japan is Unlawful and Vulnerable U.S. and British Government Documents Reveal
Joint press release by Greenpeace International and the Nuclear Control Institute, Washington D.C., September 30, 1999

02/10/1999
CLINTON orders review of U.S. nuclear facilities.
Reuters News Service, October 1, 1999
By Randall Mikkelsen

September 1999

14/09/1999
Inspectors sent in as SELLAFIELD Admits to serious safety Lapses
Independent, 14 September 1999

August 1999

19/08/99
Ottawa viewed plutonium plan as doomed to fail: PM's 'swords-into-plowshares' pet project seen as not economical as early as 1996
The Globe and Mail, August 5, 1999
By Martin Mittelstaedt

19/08/1999
Spain's storage plans for nuclear waste draw flak
Environmental News Service, August 1999

19/08/1999
Official British nuclear waste advisors warn over reprocessing and plutonium stockpiling in UK
This is an extract from a report, Response to The House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology Report on the Management of Nuclear Waste, issued in August 1999 by the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee (RWMAC). It makes some important points, never made so strongly before by this influential committee.
Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee (RWMAC), August 1999

July 1999

28/07/1999
British Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to consult public on future of DOUNREAY reprocessing
edited from the NFLAs press release

28/07/1999
South Africa Tells Nuke Ships to Stay Away
Environment News Service (ENS), Cape Town, South Africa, July 27, 1999

23/07/1999
Canada facing opposition in plan to burn plutonium
Boston Globe, Ottawa, 12 July 1999
By Colin Nickerson

22/07/1999
Radical Change in Japanese Plutonium Policy Upcoming?
Asahi News Service, July 16, 1999
By Akito Kuwayama

09/07/1999
British Environment Minister announces further public consultation (11 June 1999)
SELLAFIELD'S MOX PLANT
Responses requested by 23 July 1999

09/07/1999
Pirates could snatch plutonium
Independent on Sunday, 4 July 1999
by Geoffrey Lean

07/07/1999
Contaminated Fresh Fuel Transport

April 1999

25/04/1999
Sellafield plutonium discharges unaccounted for “Now you see it...”
New Scientist, 24 April 1999
By Rob Edwards

22/04/1999
“MOX Decision Delayed”
Carlisle News & Star, April 1999

12/04/1999
Russian NuclearPower Company looks to west for Bailout
New York Times, April 1999
By Matthew L. Wald

March 1999

31/03/1999
Lords Tell Hole Truth
The Guardian (UK) [extract]
By Paul Brown

25/03/1999
BNFL in Hall of Shame for polluters

23/03/1999
Secret PNC Experiment Led To Rupture of FBR Steam Generator Tubes
Magpie Country Nukes Headliner Nuclear Issues News Brief from Japan

22/03/1999
Nuclear Control Institute (Washington DC) Condemms “Wasteful and Reckless” Plutonium Fuel Deal

January 1999

28/01/1999
British MP opens up Reprocessing Debate
This Letter was sent by a British Socialist MP to the Newspapers to help take Forward the complex Debate and encourage a full Participation in the Decision.
21 January 1999

Year 1998

11/12/1998
RUSSIA: Minatom Makes MOX
Nucleonics Week, 5 November 1998

11/12/1998
Non Weapons - Grade Plutonium for India's Tests
Nature, 24 September 1998 (title by WISE-Paris)

11/12/1998
Plutonium Disposition Agreements Signed at IAEA
Associated Press, 22 September 1998 (title by WISE-Paris)