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Newspaper article 2019
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By the way, the next URENCO uranium hexafluoride transport to Russia should start on December 09th, 2019 in Gronau ...

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Joint press release by:

Greenpeace Russia, Ecodefense Russia, action alliance Münsterland against atomic plants, working group environment (AKU) Gronau, working group environment (AKU) Schüttorf, alliance AgiEL - nuclear opponents in Emsland, SOFA (immediate nuclear phase-out) Münster, citizens 'initiative environmental protection Hamm, citizens' initiative environmental protection Lüchow-Dannenberg, federal association Citizens' Initiative Environmental Protection (BBU)

Nov. 27, 2019 - Uranium waste from Gronau reaches St. Petersburg:

- Protest at the German Consulate General in St. Petersburg
- 44 signatures for Russian online petition

Rosatom also wants to build fast breeders for uranium waste!

The cargo ship Mikhail Dudin reached the port of St. Petersburg yesterday, Tuesday. On board are around 80 barrels with a total of around 900 t of depleted uranium hexafluoride (UF6) from the German uranium enrichment plant in Gronau / Westphalia. The nuclear waste is now being loaded onto a train for the Russian nuclear facility in Novouralsk.

As early as Monday there was a protest at the German consulate in St. Petersburg, as reported by the Tagesschau yesterday. At the weekend there were also various protests in other cities in Russia, including Novouralsk and Moscow. An online petition by Greenpeace Russia against the continuation of uranium waste exports from Gronau to Russia has now received around 44 signatures.

Also alarming is the latest announcement by the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom via the Russian news agency Ria Novosti that it intends to build fast breeders for the disposal of the approximately 1 million tons of depleted UF6 in Russia by 2080. One then wants to use plutonium-containing MOX fuel elements. Due to the considerable technical problems and dangers of fast breeders, the Russian and German environmental organizations doubt that Urenco and the federal government can actually guarantee the harmless and purely civilian use of the depleted UF6 in Russia in the future. In Germany, the construction of the fast breeder in Kalkar failed, as is well known, due to the incalculable risks - today there is an amusement park in the ruins.

"There are now protests in several regions of Russia, because the deal between the German and Russian nuclear industries is obviously a considerable burden for future generations. We do not want any storage facilities for depleted UF6 that stretch to the horizon. We do not want a future either with fast breeders - we want renewable energies, "said Rashid Alimov, energy expert from Greenpeace Russia.

"It is becoming increasingly clear that there is no harmless disposal of Gronau uranium waste in Russia. Instead, the exports of the uranium enrichment company Urenco are even fueling the expansion of the Russian nuclear industry - how can the federal government simply stand by and watch? Uranium waste exports are irresponsible and must be stopped - Even when it comes to waste, uranium enrichment is an extremely dangerous technology that should have no future, "added Kerstin Rudek from the Lüchow-Dannenberg citizens' initiative for environmental protection.

 

This Sunday, December 1st, the traditional Sunday walk will take place in Gronau at the uranium enrichment plant at 14 p.m.

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Contact:

Rashid Alimov, Greenpeace Russia, Tel. 007-962-6956641

Vladimir Slivyak, Ecodefense, tel. 007-903-2997584

Kerstin Rudek, BI Environmental Protection Lüchow-Dannenberg, Tel. 01590-2154831

Matthias Eickhoff, Action Alliance Münsterland Against Nuclear Plants, Tel. 0176-64699023

Udo Buchholz, BBU / AKU Gronau

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More info:

www.bbu-online.de, www.sofa-ms.de, www.urantransport.dewww.ippnw.de, https://www.facebook.com/AKU.Schuettorf

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Map of the nuclear world:

URENCO sends uranium hexafluoride from Gronau to Novouralsk every couple of weeks, will they always take the same route? That nobody laughs ...

URENCO sends uranium hexafluoride from the Enrichment plant in Gronau

for enrichment to the Enrichment plant in Novouralsk??

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Further to: Newspaper article 2019

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Keyword search in the reaktorpleite.de:

URENCO, Gronau, Uranium hexafluoride and Russia

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Nov 26, 2019 - nuclear transport to Russia

Dispute over the radiant waste

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16 Aug 2017 - »The safest solution would be to shut down the plant«

20.000 tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride are stored in Gronau. Conversation with Matthias Eickhoff from the “Münsterland Against Nuclear Plants” alliance

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Dec. 27, 2013 - Atomic deal with consequences

Privatization - the uranium factory in the Westphalian town of Gronau is to be sold - as silently as possible. Does this mean that the state will lose control of nuclear weapons technology?

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June 30, 2007 - Uranium transports across Europe

International uranium hexafluoride tourism through Germany

For years, secret atomic trains have been driving tons of uranium hexafluoride through Germany. So far overlooked by the public, fearful protest is now stirring in the cities and towns along the railway lines.

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Nov 28, 2019 - Frazer-Nash supports Terrestrial Energy in the manufacture of IMSR graphite moderators

As part of a newly announced contract between the two companies, Frazer-Nash will provide engineering services in connection with the manufacture of the graphite moderator for the Integrated Melting Salt Reactor (IMSR) for Terrestrial Energy.

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Nov 27, 2019 - Brazil: Radioactive residues threaten the environment through unsafe dam

Despite the closure, the necessary securing work, let alone work on the contamination, was never started in the uranium mine at Caldas. Around two million cubic meters of sludge with residual uranium, thorium and other radioactive residues are stored there.

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Nov 27, 2019 - Canadian repository search limited to two locations

Canada's search for a deep geological repository for its spent nuclear fuel has been limited to two possible locations in Ontario, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization said yesterday. NWMO is working to identify an acceptable location for the repository as part of a long-term process called Adaptive Phase Management.

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