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EPR-Nuclear-Reactor-2012

Publication | February 6, 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...

French nuclear "flagship" holed below the water line

Feature story | May 27, 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...

Greenpeace reaction to France's nine-month nuclear delay

Press release | August 27, 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...

22 years after Chernobyl, the nuclear industry remains mired in accidents, cover-ups...

Press release | April 24, 2008 at 13:35

On the eve of the 22nd Chernobyl anniversary the nuclear industry has been rocked by revelations of cover-ups following a major nuclear accident in Spain and ongoing embarrassment over costly delays and deficiencies related to the construction of...

France's Nuclear Failures

Feature story | February 2, 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'.

Activists block restart of French nuclear reactor construction (Updated)

Feature story | June 26, 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.

France's Nuclear Failures

Publication | November 30, 2008 at 0:00

The great illusion of nuclear energy

"Illegitimate and dangerous" reactor for the sake of French nuclear industry

Press release | January 30, 2009 at 10:23

Greenpeace condemns the announcement made by French President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday evening that a new European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) is to be built in Penly, France. It is Greenpeace's belief that building yet another reactor is entirely...

Greenpeace labels Sarkozy's EPR announcement "lunacy"

Press release | July 3, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace today condemned French President, Nicolas Sarkozy's announcement of plans to build a second European Pressurised nuclear Reactor (EPR) in France (1). The decision comes just three days after France took over the EU Presidency.

Nuclear power is in last place in the race against climate change

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | July 22, 2011 4 comments

Huge delays and cost overruns totalling billions for nuclear reactors under construction in Finland and France are once again demonstrating that nuclear power is no match for renewables in the fight against climate change. Since...

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