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Japan’s plutonium: some fun facts

Blog entry by Justin | 9 September, 2009

At the end of last year Japan owned 31.8 tons of fissile plutonium . Apparently 6.6 tons of that is actually in Japan while the rest is held abroad under terms of various nuclear waste reprocessing deals. That’s a lot of fissile...

Nuclear News: Anti-radiation pills raise questions for residents near nuclear power...

Blog entry by Justin | 9 September, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Anti-radiation pills raise questions for residents near nuclear power plants ’BERRIEN COUNTY - It's a potential danger that many people living near a nuclear power plant don't always...

EU breakthrough on bluefin

Blog entry by Lisa | 9 September, 2009 2 comments

From Willie, one of our oceans campaigners in the UK Breaking news just in from Brussels - despite all the doubts and concerns some of us have harboured over the past few weeks, it seems the EU Commission is throwing its weight...

Solar Focus: China invests in biggest solar project, private sector struggles

Blog entry by arook | 9 September, 2009 3 comments

This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb: Focus on Solar Energy: While China invests in the world’s biggest solar project, the recession could cut the...

China’s fragile nuclear ambitions

Blog entry by Justin | 8 September, 2009

It seems nuclear business is booming in China right now. The country is looking to quadruple its nuclear power capacity in the next ten years. The Japan Steel Works manufacturer of reactor components has ‘ more than doubled its...

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