Posts Tagged ‘French nuclear tests’

France accepts blame for nuclear tests illness in French Polynesia

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

France has officially acknowledged that French Polynesians were effectively forced into accepting almost 200 nuclear tests conducted over 30 years and that it is responsible for compensating them for the illnesses caused by the fallout. The French parliament issued the admission in a bill reforming the status of the collectivity of 118 islands in the Read more

President admits to lies about French nuclear testing danger

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Leaders in France’s South Pacific islands lied about the dangers of nuclear testing, French Polynesia’s president Edouard Fritch says. From 1960 to 1996, France carried out almost 200 nuclear tests in French Polynesia. “I’m not surprised that I’ve been called a liar for 30 years. We lied to this population that the tests were clean. Read more