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New Problems in Olkiluoto

Publication | 21 July, 2011 at 14:08

The first-of-a-kind EPR-type nuclear reactor that French nuclear company Areva is building in the Finnish municipality of Eurajoki has encountered serious problems during all phases of design and construction. Following the Fukushima nuclear...

Public pressure stops French nuclear waste export to Russia

Feature story | 29 May, 2010 at 21:00

AREVA, the French nuclear energy company, admitted Friday that their contract to ship nuclear waste to Russia has been halted four years early, ending this July. Transports we have tirelessly highlighted, taken action against and lobbied to...

Left in the dust

Publication | 4 May, 2010 at 8:00

AREVA’s radioactive legacy in the desert towns of Niger.

AREVA fails to address radiation problem around Niger mines

Press release | 26 November, 2009 at 0:00

A Greenpeace team visited AREVA’s two uranium mines in Niger from 1-9 November. During the visit Greenpeace found dangerous levels of radiation in the streets of Akokan, a mining city located close to both mines. AREVA had earlier declared the...

EPR - European Pressurised Reactor - Factsheet

Publication | 22 May, 2008 at 1:07

Greenpeace Factsheet on the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR),a new reactor design developed by the French company AREVA in co-operation with the German firm Siemens.

Safety Threats in Olkiluoto

Publication | 22 May, 2008 at 1:07

The world's largest, first-of-a-kind nuclear reactor is being built in Olkiluoto, Finland, with a very tight timetable and budget. There are over 1500 reported quality problems in the project so far.

AREVA’S dirty little secrets

Feature story | 6 May, 2010 at 14:15

In one of the poorest nations in the world, French nuclear giant AREVA is extracting precious—and deadly—natural resources, earning billions for its Fortune 500 corporation while the people pay the price. Our latest report exposes the unsafe...

Greenpeace reaction to France's nine-month nuclear delay

Press release | 27 August, 2008 at 10:37

Just nine months into construction, Areva's new flagship nuclear reactor is already nine months behind schedule. This delay echoes the problems at Areva's previous site in Olkiluoto, Finland, where construction is more than two years behind...

AREVA: downgraded and out

Blog entry by jmckeati | 29 June, 2010 2 comments

The fallout (if you’ll pardon the expression) from French nuclear giant AREVA’s parlous financial state continues. Following fast after AREVA’s announcement that its disastrous construction of the state of the art OL3 reactor at...

Russia is not AREVA's nuclear trash can

Feature story | 25 January, 2010 at 0:00

The French nuclear industry seems to think it's fair to ship nuclear waste to Russia and then forget about it. They think that keeping the waste away from the French public will protect their glossy image. Not as long as Greenpeace is around.

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