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EPR-Nuclear-Reactor-2012

Publication | 6 February, 2012 at 15:57

An update of the 2008 Greenpeace International briefing on the EPR reactor. We have added some of the many new design and construction errors and the economic setbacks the EPR has run into. We also include more information on the tremendous gains...

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.

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...

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.

Illuminating the manipulation behind the nuclear ‘renaissance’

Feature story | 23 May, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace lit up central Prague for the past two evenings with giant projected slogans reminding the public, media and energy decision makers about the risks of nuclear power versus the benefits of clean energy. We illuminated Prague; we were...

Nuclear plant delayed

Feature story | 10 August, 2007 at 0:00

Designers of Finland's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor knew as far back as 2001 that it must be able to withstand an airplane attack. That's what the Finnish public was promised when the construction license was issued. Yet today, the company...

Nuclear-dominated Forum aims to weaken Europe’s nuclear safety standards

Press release | 22 May, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists projected messages, including ‘Nuclear Undermines Climate Protection’ and ‘Energy [R]evolution Now!’, against the backdrop of the illuminated Prague Castle, drawing attention to the dangers of weakening European nuclear...

Nuclear costs soaring? Save money by saving the climate

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 5 December, 2012 18 comments

Surprise, surprise: the cost of building a new nuclear reactor at Flamanville in France has more than doubled to €8.5 billion from 3.3 billion ! But this is not really a surprise, is it? It is simply further evidence that the costs...

Olkiluoto nuclear plant protest continues

Feature story | 30 May, 2007 at 0:00

On Monday, activists blockaded the entrance to the Olkiluoto nuclear plant construction site - briefly shutting down a project already massively over budget and plagued by more than one thousand reported breaches of safety standards.

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'.

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