Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Nuclear-Protest-during-visit-of-Jacques-Chirac-in-Bellizona-27MZIFLQVVRR.htmlConceptually similarNuclear Protest during visit of Jacques Chirac in BellizonaGP01UJLCompleted★★★★Nuclear Protest during visit of Jacques Chirac in BellizonaGP01UJNCompleted★★★★Nuclear Protest during visit of Jacques Chirac in BellizonaGP01UJOCompleted★★★★Projection on Nuclear Power Plant Muehleberg SwitzerlandGP02HMHCompleted★★★★Projection on Nuclear Power Plant Muehleberg SwitzerlandGP02HMICompleted★★★★Projection on Nuclear Power Plants in SwitzerlandGP02HMWCompleted★★★★COGEMA Nuclear Reprocessing PlantGP01DEOCompleted★★★★Nuclear Waste Train from France to SwitzerlandGP02DZ5Completed★★★★Cogema Nuclear Reprocessing Plant in FranceGP02Q2GCompleted★★★★View AllGP01UJMNuclear Protest during visit of Jacques Chirac in BellizonaGreenpeace activists are protesting during the visit of French president Jacques Chirac to Bellinzona against the reprocessing plant in La Hague. With a banner reading in French "Arrêtez La Hague, Monsieur Chirac!" (Close down La Hague mister Chirac!) they ask for the immediate closure of the "plutonium factory" in northwest France, where the Swiss nuclear waste is reprocessed.In original language:Atom Protest bei seinem Besuch an BellinzonaAktivistInnen der Umweltorganisation Greenpeace protestieren anlässlich des Besuchs des französischen Staatspräsidenten Jacques Chirac gegen die Wiederaufarbeitungsanlage in La Hague. Sie fordern auf einem Transparent die unverzügliche Stillegung der «Plutoniumfabrik» im Nordwesten Frankreichs, wo auch Schweizer Atommüll wiederaufgearbeitet wird.Locations:Bellinzona-Europe, East Europe, Alpine Countries-SwitzerlandDate:29 Oct, 1998Credit:© Greenpeace / Stefan JaggiMaximum size:1662px X 2480pxRestrictions:Images ok for use in all Greenpeace campaigns, products and brochures. NOT FOR ADVERTISING OR COMMERCIAL USE.Keywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Day-KWCI (GPI)-La Hague Nuclear Reprocessing Plants-Nuclear (campaign title)-OutdoorsShoot:Nuclear Protest during visit of President Jacques Chirac in Bellinzona SwitzerlandGreenpeace activists are protesting during the visit of French president Jacques Chirac to Bellinzona against the reprocessing plant in La Hague. With a banner reading in French "Arrêtez La Hague, Monsieur Chirac!" (Close down La Hague mister Chirac!) they ask for the immediate closure of the "plutonium factory" in northwest France, where the Swiss nuclear waste is reprocessed. Since early 1997, a heated debate about the blood cancer risks associated with the plant in La Hague has stirred up in France. Just like the surroundings of the British plant at Sellafield, French scientists measured a higher than average risk of cancer for children and adolescents who lived within 35 miles of La Hague. The Atlantic Ocean is contaminated because of the dumping of radioactive liquid waste. The radioactive trace from the reprocessing plants extends from Scandinavia to the Arctic and the shores of Canada. Residents from La Hague have filed a criminal complaint at the the Federal Prosecutor's Office against the Swiss nuclear power industry this summer. Greenpeace has launched a measurement program at La Hague this week, in order to document the immediate risks of the disposal of radioactive materials. The reprocessing has been developed for military reasons. The focus was the use of plutonium to build nuclear bombs. Separated plutonium is a permanent danger for future generations. It is highly toxic and its half-life is several thousand years. The reprocessing of nuclear waste makes no sense. Greenpeace calls on President Chirac and Cotti, to begin with the stop of plutonium production and thus make a contribution to the reduction of military and civilian nuclear threat.