• August 23, 2019

Whilst anger in communities around the North Irish Sea about pollution of nuclear waste from Sellafield is muted these days in France the parallel problem of the (smaller) reprocessing facility at Cap de la Hague in Normandy is still a focus of protest.

The Breton news site ‘7seizh’ reports (translation):

“Friday, August 16, the flagship Rainbow Warrior and Greenpeace activists left the port of Cherbourg early in the morning towards Cape Hague, one of the most nuclearized areas in the world.

“Around 9:00 am, the ship made a first stop in front of the Orano factory in La Hague, at the evacuation pipe of the nuclear waste reprocessing plant to protest against the discharges of radioactive substances at sea. The activists have deployed several banners: “nuclear pollution” and “nuclear waste: it overflows”.

“The nuclear industry produces radioactive waste in bulk, but what is less known is that it also discharges the waste of its radioactive and chemical activities along the French coast. It’s a dirty energy that also contaminates the oceans, “says Yannick Rousselet, campaigner on nuclear issues for Greenpeace France……”

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Image: La Hague nuclear plant – Inset Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior.

Bernard Moffatt

Assistant General Secretary 
Celtic League (18/08/2019)

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