Posts Tagged ‘Mururoa Atoll’

Former French PM acknowledges nuclear testing wrong

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Former French prime minister Alain Juppé has conceded France’s nuclear testing in the Pacific has impacted on the environment and peoples’ health. Mr Juppé was Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac, who made the controversial decision to resume nuclear testing in French Polynesia. Mr Juppé, 70, is a member of the Read more

Claims contruction under way on Mururoa Atoll

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The French military has confirmed rumours circulating that construction work is being carried out on Mururoa atoll, the former site of French nuclear tests in the Pacific. Addressing the media in Tahiti after touring the area, Commodore Anne Cullerre says that platforms have been built on Mururoa atoll, should a coral cliff collapse trigger a huge Read more