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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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Meeting Paddy Hart, ex-whaler and Greenpeace activist

Blog entry by Dave | 17 December, 2008 2 comments

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Paddy Hart, a Dublin-born, Australian ex-whaler. "What is going on?”, you may well ask. "Is Greenpeace now consorting with whalers?". Note that I said "ex-whaler" - Paddy was in...

EPR: Not learning from experience

Blog entry by Justin | 17 December, 2008

Regular readers will know that the building of two state-of-the-art European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) at Olkiluoto in Finland and Flamanville in France has been a disaster by any definition of the word. Massively over budget...

Nuclear News for December 17th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 17 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: National Post: Kidnapping an attempt to send 'strong signal' to Canada ‘The rebel leader who claimed to have kidnapped two Canadian UN officials in Niger is a...

Tricastin: here we go again

Blog entry by Justin | 16 December, 2008

You may have noticed that here at Nuclear Reaction we have something of a dark sense of humour. We’re able to laugh at the worst aspects of the nuclear industry. There is so much black comedy in nearly all the leaks, accidents,...

Nuclear News for December 16th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 16 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Counterpunch: Dr. Chu's Nuclear Prescription ‘The reaction from safe-energy advocates is mixed to the proposed appointment of Steven Chu as U.S. energy secretary...

The Marshall Islands: the cost of compassion

Blog entry by Justin | 15 December, 2008

Back in August we told you about the Marshall Islands where the US tested 67 nuclear weapons in the 1940s and 1950s. The concrete dome over the nuclear waste dump on the island of Runit is already deteriorating despite it only being...

Nuclear News for December 15th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 15 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Times of the Internet: Uranium contamination found in Conn. Towns ‘Uranium contamination poses a threat in as many as 16 well water systems serving thousands of...

Ho, ho, ho - funny Christmas video

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 December, 2008 7 comments

From our German office. It's a tongue and cheek update of this video . I don't speak German, so no idea what the text says. Probably "happy holidays" or some such. Translation welcome (please post in the comments). Update: Thanks...

Fossil of the year

Blog entry by Jess | 12 December, 2008 1 comment

3rd place - Russia Russia stormed into third place for today's Fossil of the Day due to its delegation head's final statement that the 25-40% targets for 2020 are "unfounded". Perhaps Russia thinks that there are more eminent, more...

Tricastin: past its prime

Blog entry by Justin | 12 December, 2008

Here at Nuclear Reaction, if we were to name our favourite nuclear power plant, it would probably be Tricastin in France. It’s not that Tricastin is likeable from an environmental or aesthetic point of view - quite the opposite in fact...

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