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Rock Solid? A scientific review of geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste

Publication | September 15, 2010 at 0:00

European leaders are being misled over the safety of underground disposal of highly dangerous nuclear waste which could poison groundwaters for centuries, a new study concludes.

The deadly legacy of nuclear waste

Publication | July 10, 2010 at 15:44

This briefing illustrates why - for now, and for the coming hundreds of thousands of years - the nuclear waste problem is here to stay and why we should stop wasting our time with nuclear power.

New EU rules for nuclear waste open the door to dumping in Russia

Press release | July 19, 2011 at 12:50

European countries today agreed to develop plans to address the ever-growing problem of nuclear waste. However, the EU also agreed to continue the dangerous practice of transporting radioactive material across great distances to storage plants...

Commission backs underground dumps for high level nuclear waste

Press release | October 28, 2010 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Commission presents its proposals for a new Euratom directive on nuclear waste on 3 November 2010. Member states should be aware that this sub-standard directive has significant omissions.

NGOs walk out of industry-dominated nuclear talking shop

Press release | May 29, 2009 at 12:26

Brussels / Prague, International — Today, environmental organisations Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Sortir du nucléaire formally ended their participation in the European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF) at a meeting in Prague hosted by the...

Nuclear reactor closure costs could still fall to taxpayer

Press release | October 24, 2006 at 0:00

Brussels, International — The European Commission today adopted new guidelines on how to cover the costs of dismantling old nuclear power plants. Greenpeace described the move as a 'useful step forward', but added that binding rules on...

Nuclear energy cannot fulfil Europe’s energy needs and tackle climate change

Press release | November 3, 2008 at 11:16

Nuclear energy cannot fulfil Europe’s energy needs, but burdens countries with spiralling costs and constitutes an enormous threat to the environment, said Greenpeace at an EU-sponsored meeting on nuclear energy in Bratislava today.(1)

Radioactive waste delivered to European Parliament

Video | October 7, 2010 at 16:22

Together with two radiation specialists they have delivered samples of radioactive waste in two concrete and lead-lined containers collected from unsecured public locations in UK, France, Belgium and Niger to the door of EU Parliament to remind...

Radioactive waste delivered to European Parliament

Video | October 7, 2010 at 16:32

Two qualified Greenpeace radiation specialists delivered four radioactive samples in two concrete and lead-lined containers to Parliament’s twin entrances on Rue Wiertz. Dozens of trained Greenpeace volunteers zoned off areas with tape before...

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