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Calder Hall: It was 53 years ago today

Blog entry by Justin | 20 August, 2009

Calder Hall, the world’s first industrial scale nuclear reactor to produce electricity on a commercial basis, began operating at what is now Sellafield in the UK on August 20 1956. Of course, producing electricity at Calder Hall was...

Nuclear News: Nuclear fragments found on seabed off UK’s Dounreay

Blog entry by Justin | 20 August, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Nuclear fragments found on seabed off Dounreay ’MORE than a hundred fragments of spent nuclear fuel have been removed from the seabed off Dounreay in the latest phase of work to...

Change starts with kids and undies; a Coal Superhero; and Toxic bubbles.

Blog entry by arook | 20 August, 2009 1 comment

This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb: Change comes from underneath: Change comes from within, or in the case of a new internet trend, from...

Greenpeace admits: BBC got it wrong about arctic sea ice melting

Blog entry by brianfit | 20 August, 2009 39 comments

The climate-denial blog-and-twitosphere -- also known as the "Denyosphere" -- is abuzz with the news: Greenpeace admits live on the BBC that it lied about arctic melting. That's not true, it's being promoted by the handful of global...

Nuclear News: Italy to sign nuclear protocol with U.S.

Blog entry by Aslihan | 19 August, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Italy to sign nuclear protocol with U.S. Italy will sign a nuclear protocol with the United States next month which will give American companies the chance to compete to build...

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