Greenpeace
and
Nuclear
Ener g y
About Greenpeace
 Formed in 1971
 Well-known international organization in
more than 30 countries
 Claims mission is to...
Issues
 Global Warming

 Deforestation

 Ocean Preservation
Issues
 Genetic Engineering

 Nuclear Energy

 Chemical Toxins
Nuclear Energy
 Formed in 1971 on Alaskan Mission
 Strongly opposed nuclear testing and
proliferation
End to Nuclear energy
 1971 Voyage led to U.S. announcement
of ending nuclear tests in Amchitka
 1972 Voyage to end Fren...
End to Nuclear energy
 1982-83 Greenpeace distributed balloons and
leaflets over Russia and Berlin
 1985 Relocated entir...
End to Nuclear energy
 1990’s Gorbachev began unilateral
nuclear testing moratorium
 1992 U.S. conducted last test
 199...
Success in legislation
 1992 Hatfield-Exon-Mitchell amendment
9 mo. U.S. testing suspension
Placed harsh conditions on fu...
Public Awareness
 2004 Charleston, SC
incident
 300 lb. weaponsgrade plutonium
 Shipped to France
 Made into dangerous...
Change of Heart
 Patrick Moore, co-founder of
Greenpeace announced April 16 2006
that nuclear energy is the only viable,
...
Recommendation
 Continue to advocate against nuclear
energy because…
 It could always be mishandled resulting in
terrori...
Resources
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An American Chernobyl? Apr 21 2006.
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/news
Accessed on 10/23/06
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  1. 1. Greenpeace and Nuclear Ener g y
  2. 2. About Greenpeace  Formed in 1971  Well-known international organization in more than 30 countries  Claims mission is to save the planet
  3. 3. Issues  Global Warming  Deforestation  Ocean Preservation
  4. 4. Issues  Genetic Engineering  Nuclear Energy  Chemical Toxins
  5. 5. Nuclear Energy  Formed in 1971 on Alaskan Mission  Strongly opposed nuclear testing and proliferation
  6. 6. End to Nuclear energy  1971 Voyage led to U.S. announcement of ending nuclear tests in Amchitka  1972 Voyage to end French nuclear test  Encountered violent opposition  French underground testing
  7. 7. End to Nuclear energy  1982-83 Greenpeace distributed balloons and leaflets over Russia and Berlin  1985 Relocated entire population of Rongelap  Infiltrated Nevada Test Site
  8. 8. End to Nuclear energy  1990’s Gorbachev began unilateral nuclear testing moratorium  1992 U.S. conducted last test  1995 encountered French opposition  1996 France and China conducted last nuclear test
  9. 9. Success in legislation  1992 Hatfield-Exon-Mitchell amendment 9 mo. U.S. testing suspension Placed harsh conditions on future testing Required President to finish CTBT negotiations by 1996 *1996 CTBT opened for signatures in NY   
  10. 10. Public Awareness  2004 Charleston, SC incident  300 lb. weaponsgrade plutonium  Shipped to France  Made into dangerous nuclear reactor fuel  Russia 2005  Acquired 100,000 tons of Uranium from Europe  Greenpeace claimed this act as illegal  Pressed charges against Russian uranium enrichment co.
  11. 11. Change of Heart  Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace announced April 16 2006 that nuclear energy is the only viable, large-scale, cost-effective way to save the planet from climate change.  Opposite of what Greenpeace advocates
  12. 12. Recommendation  Continue to advocate against nuclear energy because…  It could always be mishandled resulting in terrorist activities, or nuclear accidents like Chernobyl.  There are other safer methods of energy to explore like wind power, and solar energy.
  13. 13. Resources         An American Chernobyl? Apr 21 2006. http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/news Accessed on 10/23/06 Capital Briefs. Human Events. Apr 24 2006. Vol. 62 Issue 14 p.4-4. Challenging the Greatest Force on Earth: Nuclear Weapons. Dec 29 2004. http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/news/challenging Accessed on 10/17/06 Duffy, B. Learning a Few Lessons from a Tragic Moment. U.S. News and World Report. May 8 2006. Vol. 140 Issue 17. Grinspoon, P. Atom and Eve: A Love Story. Nation. Nov 23 1992. Vol. 255 Issue 17 p.624-626. Nuclear Suit. New Scientist. Dec 17 2005. Vol. 188 Issue 2530 p.5 Step One: Admit you have a Problem. February 01, 2006. http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/news/step-one Accessed on 10/23/06 30 Years Working For a World Free of Nuclear Weapons. May 20 2003. http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/news/30-years Accessed on 10/23/06

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