Anti-Nuclear Movement

Thousands call for scrapping of nuclear plants in Taiwan

Young women wave placards and shout slogans denouncing nuclear energy during the huge protest in Taipei yesterday. Photo: AP

Tens of thousands took part in a rally in Taipei yesterday calling on the government to heed the lesson of the Japanese atomic crisis and scrap the island's nuclear facilities.

Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 5:52am

Briefs, March 10, 2013

Malaysian police said they had detained 79 suspects linked to Filipino intruders in Borneo as they intensify an operation to flush out members of a Filipino Muslim clan who took over a village last month.

10 Mar 2013 - 7:02am

Taiwan mulls nuclear plant referendum

Members of environmental groups hold placards and chant slogans as they attend an anti nuclear plant protest in front of the presidential office in Taipei on February 21. Photo: AFP

Taiwan’s Premier Jiang Yi-hua said for the first time on Monday that the government may support a referendum on the island’s half-completed and hugely controversial fourth nuclear power plant.

The plant, in the coastal Kungliao district near the capital Taipei, is about 90 per cent completed and due to come on line in 2015, according to its owner state-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower).

25 Feb 2013 - 7:50pm

Most Japanese cities hosting nuclear plants OK with reactor restarts, survey finds

Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe greets a worker at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in December. Photo: AP

The majority of Japanese towns and cities hosting nuclear plants said they would agree to the reactors being restarted if the government guaranteed the safety of the facilities, a survey said Sunday.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:58pm

Japan anti-nuclear vote melts away

About 3,000 people hold an anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo this month. Photo: AFP

Eight million people signed an internet petition demanding an end to nuclear power and hundreds of thousands joined public protests. Yet Japan handed an election landslide to the most pro-atomic option on offer.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:56pm

Don't mislead pupils, anti-nuclear group says

An anti-nuclear coalition is calling for a boycott of what it says is a narrow and misleading competition designed to promote support for nuclear energy among young people.

But the competition organisers, a body of civil servants formed to promote science, say all they are trying to do is create understanding in the wake of panic over the Fukushima radiation leak in Japan.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Act now and save the world

You are tired of vehicles with engines idling outside your school. You are fed up because the beach nearby is constantly littered with rubbish. Your conscience tells you nuclear power is wrong but what can you do about it? Friends of the Earth is able to give you some pointers about how to launch a campaign.

29 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Greenpeace says campaign against China's nuclear testing may hit future

GREENPEACE activists admit that the campaign against China's nuclear testing could jeopardise its future work on the mainland, to be spearheaded by its new Hong Kong office.

9 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Anti-nuclear protest goes on

ONCE again, Anti-Nuclear Action condemns the latest nuclear test by France. This, the fourth explosion, was carried out without the support of the vast majority of world governments and peoples (including the French public themselves).

Who supports these nuclear tests? Millions of people opposing 'testing' from around the world have already voiced their protest.

29 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Greens rule out direct action

HONG KONG environmental groups yesterday shied away from committing themselves to direct protests against China's nuclear tests - but applauded Greenpeace's demonstration in Tiananmen Square.

18 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Against nuclear testing by any nation

WE REFER to the letter from the French Consul-General, Laurent Aublin (South China Morning Post, June 23), which like the rather offensive reply he gave to the Sha Tin students, requires rebuttal.

17 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Crew apprehensive as Warrior nears atoll

WELLINGTON: The Rainbow Warrior drew closer to Mururoa Atoll yesterday, with the crew confident of reaching the French nuclear test site on the anniversary of the bombing of its namesake 10 years ago in Auckland harbour.

9 Jul 1995 - 12:00am