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Activists block restart of French nuclear reactor construction (Updated)

Feature story | 26 June, 2008 at 0:00

Twenty of our activists have successfully stopped construction of a new nuclear reactor being built in Flamanville, France, from restarting, for over 50 hours. Although building was halted because of safety problems, these are still unresolved.

French nuclear "flagship" holed below the water line

Feature story | 27 May, 2008 at 0:00

France’s nuclear safety agency today took the commendable step of ordering construction work to be halted on the concrete base slab of the new European Pressurised Reactor, Flamanville 3, in northern France. Over recent months, the agency’s...

Chernobyl anniversary protest

Feature story | 26 April, 2007 at 0:00

On this day 21 years ago a nuclear reactor near the Ukraine city of Chernobyl suffered a steam explosion and a nuclear meltdown. Winds spread the radioactive fallout over thousands of square kilometres. Now, risky new nuclear reactors are under...

Spook scandal: the hidden face of the nuclear industry

Feature story | 2 April, 2009 at 16:09

Twenty-four years after the attack by the French secret services against our ship the Rainbow Warrior - which cost the life of a Greenpeace photographer - the nuclear industry is once again at the heart a major spy scandal involving Greenpeace.

France's Nuclear Failures

Feature story | 2 February, 2009 at 0:00

Hazardous waste, illegitimate and dangerous new reactors and a diversion to the solutions to climate change - here's why France's picture of nuclear energy is just a 'great illusion'.

Radioactive Champagne in our future?

Feature story | 30 May, 2006 at 0:00

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???

Poland's nuclear energy programme stumbles again: Has PGE lost control of its...

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 22 May, 2014 9 comments

In late February, during one of our regular strolls through the Lubiatowo dunes where the Polish government and the utility PGE are planning to build 3,000 MW of nuclear capacity, we found something peculiar. Bright orange sticks –...

Ageing nuclear reactors – risky stumbling block for Europe's energy transition

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 5 March, 2014 14 comments

Why the 'right to decide on the national energy mix' doesn't help national mix issues in reality, or why European leaders should support ambitious and binding EU wide and national targets for renewables and efficiency. Too...

Fukushima clean up costs hit $58 billion

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 2 August, 2013 1 comment

...or 5.81 trillion yen. That's five times more than first estimated and the Japanese government has so far only allocated one trillion yen. These rocketing costs are unlikely to stop there. This figure doesn't even include the...

The UK’s new nuclear reactors: too expensive and not needed

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 21 October, 2013 20 comments

Today the UK government announced the go ahead for two new nuclear reactors to be built at the Hinkley Point power plant in Somerset, in the country's south west . It's very big news - the UK has not built a nuclear reactor in 20 years...

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