France pledges to bear the consequences of nuclear tests in Polynesia. The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, has notably committed to funding research into these cancers and to facilitating compensation for victims.
Le Monde 3rd July 2021 read more »
The French government denied any cover up on Friday over radiation levels in the Pacific following its nuclear testing in the region, as discussions were held in Paris about the legacy of the explosions. A two-day roundtable meeting called by French President Emmanuel Macron in April began on Thursday following fresh allegations that the testing between 1966-1996 caused hidden atmospheric and ground pollution.
Daily Mail 2nd July 2021 read more »
Algeria: French nuclear waste under the sand. This is one of the major challenges in reconciling memories between France and Algeria. A subject long buried in the sands of the Sahara: the pollution of southern Algeria by French nuclear tests. More than fifty years after the last test in 1966, Algiers has just created an agency for the rehabilitation of the sites of the old nuclear tests.
RFI 29th June 2021 read more »