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Victory: Cogema guilty

Feature story | 14 April, 2005 at 2:00

After four years of appeals, the La Hague nuclear plant can now truly be called a nuclear dump - and an illegal one at that. French energy giant Cogema has been ordered to sort out their spent nuclear fuel rods, or end up paying Greenpeace 1500...

Terror targets exposed

Feature story | 3 March, 2004 at 1:00

A standard commercial truck with a shipment of reactor-grade plutonium approaches the Versailles tunnel, 15 km (10 miles) outside Paris. The driver, who makes the North-South run every ten days, sees nothing unusual as two tanker trucks carrying...

Radioactive Champagne in our future?

Feature story | 30 May, 2006 at 2:00

Ahhh, a fine Champagne. A delicate nose. Full body. Great colour. And that indescribable sensation when you raise your glass of having your tongue tickled by .... TRITIUM???

Euratom's specter of expanded nuclear power

Feature story | 5 November, 2002 at 1:00

A major new EU proposal could be used to try to breathe new life into a nuclear industry that cannot die soon enough. Springing from an outdated relic of a treaty, Euratom, the proposal is an attempt to create a "survival package" for the...

Nuclear Waste Trains

Feature story | 21 July, 2006 at 2:00

Unless you live near a Sellafield or a Dungeness, the dangers of radioactive waste probably seem a world away. They're not.

Nukes out of NATO

Feature story | 28 June, 2004 at 2:00

The NATO summit and its attendant world leaders rolled into Istanbul this week. While the rhetoric is of peace, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) version includes a constant nuclear threat. We are highlighting the military...

A Brief History of Europe's Energy Troubles

Feature story | 25 June, 2014 at 13:00

The Ukraine crisis currently shows just how dependent Europe is, especially on Russian oil and gas. The EU spent a total of EUR 421 billion on energy imports in 2012.

Nuclear renaissance meets reality at UN climate talks

Feature story | 10 December, 2008 at 1:00

The nuclear industry has had fifty years of massive subsidies and state help – but has delivered only unsafe, expensive power, contamination and waste that will last for thousands of generations.

New Japanese nuclear risk

Feature story | 12 November, 2002 at 1:00

Plutonium is the world's most deadly substance and an important ingredient of nuclear bombs. A new Japanese nuclear facility, soon to open, could produce as much as eight thousand kilograms of plutonium a year. But deficient safeguards at the...

AREVA’S dirty little secrets

Feature story | 6 May, 2010 at 16:15

In one of the poorest nations in the world, French nuclear giant AREVA is extracting precious—and deadly—natural resources, earning billions for its Fortune 500 corporation while the people pay the price. Our latest report exposes the unsafe...

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