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Our weblogs from around the world. Making Waves covers general Greenpeace and environmental news, Nuclear Reaction spotlights the nuclear industry, and from Greenpeace UK, the Energydesk, reporting on Energy and Climate issues.

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Nuclear News for November 4th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 4 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Further delay for Rokkasho reprocessing plant ‘The trial operation of the Rokkasho used nuclear fuel reprocessing facility is not expected to...

The curse of Areva: Olkiluoto 3, Flamanville and now Aiken

Blog entry by Justin | 3 November, 2008

More bad and almost unbelievable news has emerged from the ongoing and disastrous construction of the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR reactor in Finland. In September when it found that the welding of the reactor’s steel lining was substandard...

The Financial Times: Finland's symbol of resurrection becomes showcase for hassles,...

Blog entry by Justin | 3 November, 2008

Finland's Olkiluoto power station was meant to symbolise the resurrection of nuclear power after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and to act as a showcase for Areva of France's new EPR reactor technology. [...] Instead, Olkiluoto has...

Nuclear News for November 1st 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 3 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: John Pilger: Under cover of racist myth, a new land grab in Australia ‘In a report for the Guardian, John Pilger describes the deception behind the pretext for a...

A VIP tour of the Esperanza

Blog entry by Jamie | 3 November, 2008 2 comments

While we were docked in Jakarta last week, hundreds of people came to see the Esperanza and take a tour around the bridge. These included Greenpeace supporters, journalists and the general public, but there was one group that was...

A comedy of nuclear errors

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Covering the various disasters, leaks, deceptions and cover-ups of the nuclear industry, as we do here daily at Nuclear Reaction, it’s difficult not to develop a rather dark sense of humour. Some days it’s hard not to laugh at some of...

Don't mention Yucca Mountain

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Whenever he campaigns in Nevada, republican presidential candidate John McCain works hard to avoid any mention the state’s Yucca Mountain project. The nuclear waste repository is yet to be completed and is currently 20 years behind...

Spare a dollar for Vermont Yankee?

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Like the rest of us Vermont Yankee is suffering in the current economic climate : The owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant says it will have to wait almost 60 years before it has enough money to decommission the plant. Faced...

Nuclear News for October 31st 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Research base for new Chinese nuclear power ‘A new research and development office opened in Beijing this week, focused on the task of...

Forests For Climate: the great tree protection scheme

Blog entry by Jamie | 31 October, 2008 1 comment

With a scheme like Forests For Climate, intact forests would become more valuable than cash crops like palm oil © Beltra/Greenpeace Change is in the air. We've picking up several new crew members in Jakarta who are joining the...

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