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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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Unfortunate comparison of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 31 July, 2008

What is it with the nuclear industry and their obsession with robots? They love them, the big kids. Apparently at insanely over-schedule and over-budget nuclear dump Yucca Mountain in Nevada, they’re planning to build a fleet of...

Fallout from July 31 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 31 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Visaginas recognised with nuclear site name ‘New reactors in Lithuania would be built at a site called Visaginas, it was agreed today by...

Forest Love video gets featured on... the O'Reilly factor?

Blog entry by Juliette | 31 July, 2008 2 comments

You might have already watched our ForestLove video, as part of our campaign to ask the EU Commission to forbid the import of illegally logged timber in the EU. We hoped from the start that this video would be featured in...

Tricastin. Again.

Blog entry by Justin | 30 July, 2008

Tricastin, the accident-prone French nuclear power plant is in the news again this morning. It almost deserves a blog of its own. If the plant was a celebrity it would be Britney Spears, a person for whom there were once high hopes...

Fallout from July 30 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 30 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Wales Online: Wave hello to sea power proposals ‘THE full list of options for bringing the world’s most ambitious green electricity scheme to South Wales have been...

Ontario, twinned with Belene

Blog entry by Justin | 30 July, 2008 2 comments

Following the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Bulgaria’s Belene nuclear plant failing to adequately address seismic considerations, accident response, and decommissioning, we have this from a report by Greenpeace Canada on...

Hello World!

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 29 July, 2008 3 comments

Hello there, and welcome to Nuclear Reaction. We started writing this blog three weeks ago but today's the day we're inviting the world in to see what we've been up to. Why the delay? Well our mission is to record the meltdown of that...

Reactor of the Week #2: Belene, Bulgaria

Blog entry by Justin | 29 July, 2008

Welcome to Reactor of the Week, Nuclear Reaction’s profiling of the nuclear reactors and power plants whose reputations have made the nuclear industry the global laughing stock it is today. As nuclear reactors are prone to do, the...

Fallout from July 29 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 29 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: AJC: Has the time come for nuclear power? No: Price is high in so many ways ‘[S]ome want to see a hundred or more new reactors built here, which will produce even...

Little article, big numbers

Blog entry by Justin | 28 July, 2008 2 comments

No doubt you were staggered by the German government’s announcement that ‘ 122 incidents were subject to reporting at the country's nuclear power plants last year ’. Well, how about this. According to the French nuclear watchdog...

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