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One demi-Chernobyl

Blog entry by Justin | 8 July, 2008

Good news everyone! It's been estimated that over the next 40 years the Japanese Rokkasho nuclear recycling plant will only release a collective dose of radiation equivalent to half of that released during the Chernobyl disaster. We...

G8 climate statement: if this is a step forward - we will never get there!

Blog entry by Daniel | 8 July, 2008 2 comments

The G8 climate statement is out (see here ). The leaders will spin this as a good step forward. Sadly, it is not. Here is our reaction: “The G8 have failed the world again. While the Arctic is melting, the G8 are postponing action.

Solving the food crisis?

Blog entry by Daniel | 8 July, 2008 1 comment

If you look at the G8 agenda, most of it is about food. There is a working lunch, a working dinner, another working lunch. And then there is the photo call. And then - that's it. How appropriate, then, that they have been talking about...

Fallout from July 7 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 7 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: CEZ may ask for review of new nuclear projects ‘Czech power firm CEZ may ask the state to launch an environmental assessment study on a potential new...

Mollycoddling the nuclear baby

Blog entry by Justin | 7 July, 2008

Being a player in the nuclear industry is very much like being a big, lumbering baby learning to walk. You blunder along putting one clumsy foot in front of another, safe in the knowledge that if you look like you're going to fall, a...

Atomic Tales

Blog entry by Justin | 7 July, 2008 1 comment

Welcome to Nuclear Reaction, Greenpeace’s latest blog, where we’ll be recording for history the meltdown of that most over-rated, over-subsidised and over-confident of industries, the nuclear industry. The nuclear industry is always...

Rain in a ski resort - a sad but appropriate G8 start ...

Blog entry by Andrew | 7 July, 2008

Update from Daniel at the G8: The G8 leaders have been hiding from the people they claim to represent in ever more remote places in recent years. But the summit here at Toyako, Hokkaido, takes the idea of "hiding far, far...

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

Blog entry by Mareike | 7 July, 2008 3 comments

Although this song reminds me of dreamy hippies, here in Southern Thailand it is reality. The Rainbow Warrior has arrived in Thailand and was greeted by traditional Thai dancers. My heart beat faster when the ship came into port. I...

G8 updates coming

Blog entry by Andrew | 4 July, 2008

Please stand by. Our team will be posting updates here straight from the G8.

Nutella, with this deforestation you are really spoiling us

Blog entry by Jamie | 4 July, 2008 3 comments

We're still working to build a coalition of companies which are determined to reform the palm oil industry so no more forest is lost due to the expansion of their plantations in South East Asia and with Unilever's help we're in...

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