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The ‘cure’ for nuclear waste is worse than the illness

Blog entry by jmckeati | 31 August, 2010

In his opinion piece ' The Burden of Nuclear Waste ' this week, philosopher Behnam Taebi of the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands argues that moving the nuclear industry into the direction of breeder reactors and...

Open Letter to en route countries

Publication | 4 March, 2009 at 1:00

The open letter addressed to governments of (potential) en-route states of the largest ever plutonium MOX shipment from France to Japan (scheduled to leave 6 March 2009).

Open Letter to Mohamed ElBaradei

Publication | 2 March, 2009 at 1:00

The open letter addressed to Mohamed ElBaradei, IAEADirector General. The letter is signed by representatives of GreenpeaceInternational (The Netherlands), Citizens Nuclear Information Center(Japan) and Green Action (Japan).

Greener Electronics – Major companies fail to show climate leadership

Feature story | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

The latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics has revealed that very few firms are showing true climate leadership. Despite many green claims, major companies like Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and Apple are failing to support the...

Nuclear power - undermining action on climate change

Publication | 7 March, 2008 at 17:09

A briefing paper on why nuclear power is an expensive and dangerous distraction from the real solutions to climate change. Greenhouse gas reduction targets can only be met through using the proven alternatives of renewable energy technologies...

Blair’s Energy Review: Save the Nuclear Industry, Destroy the Climate

Press release | 11 July, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace warned today that the UK Government’s Energy Review published today will neither solve Britain’s energy problems nor help meet its commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

Transport

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 14:13

The nuclear industry is dependent upon the transportation of nuclear components and materials (uranium, fresh fuel, nuclear spent fuel and plutonium). Radioactive materials are carried by sea, rail, road and air. So even if you do not live near a...

Reprocessing

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:31

Every uranium-fuelled nuclear reactor creates plutonium during routine operation. Every 12-18 months the reactor is shut down, and one quarter of the fuel is discharged, and fresh fuel loaded. The so-called spent fuel consists of plutonium...

Storage

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:31

There's no environmentally acceptable way to "dispose" of nuclear waste, no matter what kind of waste it is. Dumping radioactive waste in remote areas just keeps the problem out of sight, out of mind, and lets the nuclear industry make even more...

Russia

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:31

Successive Russian Governments since the mid-1990's have had the ambition to create a worldwide nuclear waste importation, reprocessing, and disposal service in Siberia. While they have changed domestic law to permit the importation of spent fuel...

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