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Greenpeace to resume chase

TOKYO (Reuter) - Greenpeace said yesterday it plans to resume shadowing a Japanese ship carrying 1.7 tons of radioactive plutonium from France to Japan. The group said on Tuesday that its ship had to abandon its pursuit of the freighter Akatsuki Maru because it was running out of fuel.

Yesterday in Tokyo, however, a spokesman told reporters: 'We are considering plans to charter an aircraft and a monitoring vessel to resume our activities.' Greepeace wanted to resume its pursuit within about two weeks, by which time the ship was expected to be in international waters off Australia.