Freezing Their Assets Off
A Dutch court has frozen the assets of Greenpeace International at the urging of British Nuclear Fuels Ltd., which was the target of a nuclear protest by the enviro group on Monday. British Nuclear Fuels asked for the court’s move so it could reclaim compensation for costs incurred when Greenpeace delayed a company shipment of nuclear fuel to Japan by a few hours. Greenpeace decried the move as “financial terrorism,” saying it would challenge the freeze in court and keep up its crusade against the plutonium industry. In the meantime, the shipment of nuclear material extracted from spent nuclear fuel is on track for Japan, where it will power two reactors.