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Contaminated water around Caetité uranium mine: update

Blog entry by Justin | 6 November, 2008

Official Brazilian government data now corroborates Greenpeace’s findings that uranium mining has contaminated drinking water in the area surrounding the country’s Caetité uranium mine . The state of Bahia water agency, an...

Don’t believe the hype

Blog entry by Justin | 6 November, 2008

And while the Nuclear Energy Institute’s president and chief executive officer, Frank L. (Skip) Bowman is boasting about nuclear energy being ‘reliable’ and ‘affordable’, another nuclear reactor project is revising its costs . Duke...

All aboard the Obama bandwagon

Blog entry by Justin | 6 November, 2008

When you’ve just been elected president of the United States, it pays to hire a big bandwagon. You know for a fact that just about everyone’s going to want to climb aboard and it’s going to get mighty crowded. Quick to jump on was the...

Nuclear News for November 6th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 6 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Star: Energy board slams nuclear bill ‘The province's energy watchdog says Ontario Power Generation is spending far too much to operate its Pickering A and B...

UK waves farewell to the Rainbow Warriors

Blog entry by bex | 6 November, 2008

Sadly, all good things come to an end and, on Tuesday, the Rainbow Warrior hauled up her lines and left London, heading for mainland Europe to continue her global Quit Coal tour . As a thanks to her amazing crew, we've put together...

Slash and burn in the forests of Sumatra

Blog entry by Jamie | 5 November, 2008 2 comments

We've arrived in Sungai Pakning, a small port on the coast of Riau in Sumatra, and the Esperanza is anchored in a wide, silty channel running between the mainland and two islands, Pulau Bengkalis and Pulau Padang. The soupy water...

America’s nuclear future

Blog entry by Justin | 5 November, 2008

So, the United States has a new president. Where does Barack Obama’s victory leave the nuclear industry? It means, at least, that John McCain’s plans for 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030 can now be forgotten. Obama is more of a...

Turkey gets ahead of itself

Blog entry by Justin | 5 November, 2008

As we’ve said before here at Nuclear Reaction, we admire drive, determination and ambition. Those qualities sent people into outer space, discovered cures for all manner of diseases, and gave us The Simpsons. But while praise is...

Nuclear News for November 5th 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 5 November, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Economist: When nuclear sheriffs quarrel ‘The job of keeping sensitive materials away from pariahs was always hard—and now it’s marred by squabbles’ Trading...

Memo to Obama

Blog entry by brianfit | 5 November, 2008 9 comments

Thank you, Barack Obama, for giving all of us new hope for a changed America. We're non-partisan here at Greenpeace. We don't have any permanent allies or enemies. We support policies, not politicians. We endorse deeds, not words. ...

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