Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear Contamination’

Row over who controls Bikini Island’s multi-million dollar Trust

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The United States Department of the Interior has given give Bikini islanders displaced by US nuclear weapons tests complete control of a multi-million dollar trust fund. This has sparked a leading US Senator to intervene to reverse the decision, and prompted concern at home. Until now, Federal officials and leaders of the Bikini Council met Read more

The Marshall Islands suing all nuclear nations

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is suing the nine countries with nuclear weapons at the International Court of Justice at The Hague, arguing they have violated their legal obligation to disarm. The Marshalls is suing the five `established’ nuclear weapons states recognised in the 1968 nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) the US, Russia, which inherited 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

Murorua Atoll may collapse

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

A leaked report has raised new fears that Murorua Atoll – the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in danger of collapsing. Murorua e Tatou  (MET), the Nuclear Association in French Polynesia, says the issue was detailed in a leaked report from the Ministry of Defence to the French government dated March 2010. Read more

Monitoring to be set up across the Pacific

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The Pacific Disaster Centre is calling for nuclear monitoring to be set up across the Pacific after Japanese authorities revealed contamination could be more widespread than first thought. Japan’s Atomic Energy Agency predicts that radioactive caesium from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant will travel four thousand kilometres through the Pacific Ocean within one year and Read more

Forum silent on nuclear contamination

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) has condemned the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s (PIFS) continued silence and stand on the threatening nuclear contamination of Pacific eco-systems calling it unacceptable. PCC General Secretary Fei Tevi says the continued silence from the PIFS undermines the enormous works of the founding members of the Forum in their vision Read more