ANTI-NUCLEAR PROTESTORS AND POLICE ESCORT BNFL SHIP PACIFIC PINTAIL
INTO WALNEY CHANNEL AT BARROW.
Anti-nuclear protestors and police escort the British Nuclear Fuels
(BNFL) ship Pacific Pintail down the Walney channel to
Barrow-In-Furness, September 17, 2002. A flotilla of boats led by the
flagship Rainbow Warrior of the environmental group Greenpeace circled
Pacific Teal and her sister ship Pacific Pintail, both carrying
shipments of nuclear waste, as they neared their destination after a
controversial two-month journey from Japan. Environmentalists and
national governments from New Zealand to Ireland feared the cargo of
potentially weapons-usable MOX - mixed uranium and plutonium oxide fuel
- could prove an attractive booty to terrorists on the high seas.