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Earthquake closes Hamaoka reactors

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2009

An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture on Tuesday, injuring 87 people. Two reactors at the Hamaoka nuclear power station in central Japan were also shut down. Hamaoka’s 4 and 5 reactors were...

Nuclear News: US intel chief says no Iran nukes possible before 2013

Blog entry by Justin | 11 August, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Christian Science Monitor: US intel chief says no Iran nukes possible before 2013 ’Iran will probably not have the technical ability to produce enough fuel to make a nuclear bomb...

Greenpeace gives ‘paper park’ real protection

Blog entry by Lisa | 11 August, 2009

Action update from Richard, one of our oceans campaigners Yesterday we began work to stop trawl fishing in two sensitive marine areas in Sweden , called the Lilla Middelgrund and Fladen. Given that the Swedish government and the...

How many whales once roamed the sea?

Blog entry by brianfit | 11 August, 2009 1 comment

In the late 1700s, when Captain James Cook sailed into Sydney harbour, he claimed "there were whale spouts as far as the eye could see." Callum Roberts, in his book " The Unnatural History of the Sea " gathers similar tales of teeming...

James Lovelock and Chernobyl: anecdotal versus empirical evidence

Blog entry by Justin | 10 August, 2009 1 comment

A couple of weeks ago we talked about eminent environmentalist James Lovelock and his idea for burying nuclear waste in the rainforests because… One of the striking things about places heavily contaminated by radioactive nuclides...

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