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The story of a mothballed nuclear plant, a dormant volcano, and misguided congressmen

Blog entry by Justin | 4 February, 2009

Something strange happened during the Christmas holidays of 2008 in the Philippines. Instead of celebrating the enactment of the Renewable Energy Law, a baffling report was published in the local newspapers. “RP revives nuke program”...

Nuclear News: Radioactive material found at water treatment plant

Blog entry by Justin | 4 February, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: CTV Ottawa: Radioactive material found at water treatment plant ‘City of Ottawa officials insist the quality of the city's drinking water is safe despite the discovery of radioactive...

Just add water

Blog entry by Lisa | 3 February, 2009 1 comment

Yesterday a new version of Google Earth was launched which now includes two thirds of the planet that was previously left out - our oceans! After renowned marine scientist Sylvia Earle noticed the serious lack of aquatic information...

VIDEO: The Philippines - Greenpeace leads protest against revival of Bataan nuclear...

Blog entry by Justin | 3 February, 2009 2 comments

This page requires a higher version browser More information about the action is available on the Greenpeace SE Asia website . More on the Bataan nuclear power plant here .

Burying doubts: nuclear propaganda in the Washington Times

Blog entry by Justin | 3 February, 2009 1 comment

There’s some lovely nuclear propaganda in the Washington Times this week written by Stuart Butler, vice president for domestic-policy issues for the Heritage Foundation. It certainly makes nuclear power sound like the solution to all...

Nuclear News: Plutonium found in Los Alamos runoff

Blog entry by Justin | 3 February, 2009 1 comment

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: KDBC 4 News: Plutonium found in Los Alamos runoff ‘The state Environment Department says runoff last summer from part of Los Alamos National Laboratory contained high levels of...

Iceland: Killing whales makes no economic sense

Feature story | 3 February, 2009 at 13:52

Killing whales to save the economy? It sounds like a terrible idea. Last week, the Icelandic government resigned, following widespread protests over its handling of the financial crisis. On his way out the door, outgoing Fisheries Minister Einar...

Letter on whaling to new Icelandic government from Greenpeace International Executive...

Press release | 3 February, 2009 at 0:00

On 28 January, Greenpeace reacted to the increase in whaling quota by the outgoing Icelandic fisheries minister as "a shameless stunt that has nothing to do with use of natural resources, and everything to do with politics". [1]

BREAKING NEWS: New nuclear reactor's waste is seven times more hazardous

Blog entry by Justin | 2 February, 2009 1 comment

Reactor construction at Olkiluoto 3 (© Greenpeace/Nick Cobbing) Following the French government’s announcement that it wants to build a second EPR reactor comes the news that the nuclear waste produced by this so-called state of...

Nuclear News: Areva wins Niger uranium licence

Blog entry by Justin | 2 February, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: BBC News: Areva wins Niger uranium licence ‘The French nuclear energy group Areva has been awarded a licence to build and operate the Imouraren mine in Niger.’ Ynetnews: ...

France's Nuclear Failures report

Image | 2 February, 2009 at 14:32

France's Nuclear Failures. The great illusion of nuclear energy. Published by Greenpeace International, November 2008

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'.

Uncertainty and High Economic Risk

Image | 1 February, 2009 at 0:00

Uncertainty and High Economic Risk: The Net Present Value of an investment in nuclear power- Cover page

New nuclear reactor’s waste is seven times more hazardous, Greenpeace exposes

Press release | 31 January, 2009 at 7:54

Greenpeace has uncovered evidence that nuclear waste from the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR), the flagship of the nuclear industry, will be up to seven times more hazardous than waste produced by existing nuclear reactors, increasing costs...

BREAKING NEWS: France announce second EPR nuclear reactor

Blog entry by Justin | 30 January, 2009 4 comments

The big news today for France, and indeed for the rest of the world, is that the French government has announced its intention to build a second European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) . The plan will be to build it at the Penly nuclear...

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