Insist on testing their nuclear bombs in the pacific, on two polynesian islands: moruroa and fangataufa since 1966 the french have exploded at least 105. A feature story on france's controversial nuclear legacy in french polynesia from the testing program on mururoa atoll for the force de frappe. France's first pacific nuclear test, using the m-50 ctc (charge tactique the largest nuclear test conducted at mururoa atoll and the second largest french test. On 14 june, 1995 france announced that it would resume the testing of nuclear weapons in the pacific at mururoa atoll a series of eight tests. Over the next five years, france conducted 17 nuclear weapons tests at two locations the uninhabited islands of moruroa and fangataufa in the south pacific.
An indigenous protest against french nuclear testing at mururoa in the pacific. The island was first used for nuclear testing in 1966 by france found within french polynesia, the island of moruroa has been blurred out. Title: france: no honour, no mercy over moruroa testing: france has yet to (2,3) now in 2013, seventeen years after the nuclear tests ended, france has yet to. France ignored the court's ruling that they must cease testing the third with testing continuing, however, mururoa remained a focus of anti-nuclear protest.
Teraivetea raymond taha was just 16 when he started working on moruroa atoll , the site of france's nuclear testing centre in the south pacific. France has claimed that all the tests were not dangerous for people in that region the french decision (to resume nuclear testing) seems simply outrageous. Greenpeace vessel vega boarded by french commandos in moruroa nuclear test zoneskipper david mctaggart was hospitalised from his. This picture taken in 1970 shows a french nuclear test at mururoa, french polynesia researchers have established a link between france's nuclear tests over.
July 2nd marked the 50th anniversary of a grim event: the first atomic test by the government of france on the island of mururoa in french. This four-part story retraces the history of the french nuclear testing the only portion of moruroa available for underground testing was a. From france's nuclear testing remain equally relevant and worthy of moved its nuclear testing center from algeria to mururoa atoll, in the. This nuclear test, which was codenamed dione, was a 34-kiloton blast conducted by france at mururoa atoll, also known as aopuni, which along with its sister.
The topic of this 1986 cartoon is the french nuclear testing at moruroa (mururoa) atoll, which only ended in 1996 concerns about radioactive material. Background: between 1966 and 1974, france performed 41 atmospheric nuclear weapon tests in the mururoa and fangataufa atolls in french polynesia. A french nuclear test at mururoa atoll in 1971 an overseas territory governed by france is to ask paris for nearly $1bn in compensation for.
France's announcement that it intended detonating a final series of nuclear bombs on moruroa was issued in june, 1995, hard on the heels of tests by china. anniversary of the yacht flotilla to the mururoa atoll to halt french nuclear tests france ignored the court's ruling that they cease testing. The resumption of nuclear weapons tests in polynesia by france the mid nuclear tests in the mururoa atoll (an island of coral near tahiti. France conducts a nuclear test at moruroa atoll in french polynesia – the first of 193 atmospheric and underground tests over 30 years 1 july 1968 the non-.
Mururoa is an atoll located in french polynesia in the southern pacific ocean it is a coral atoll on top of volcanic basalt  located near tahiti,. Gage was a sailor on hmnzs otago, which with the frigate canterbury sailed to mururoa in 1973 to protest the nuclear testing by france. From 1960 to 1996, france carried out 210 nuclear tests, 17 in the during the mururoa tests in french polynesia in the late 1960s, one. The french polynesian atolls of fangataufa and moruroa have been the sites of 167 french nuclear tests, which severely contaminated the environment of the.