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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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Areva uranium leak update

Blog entry by Justin | 15 July, 2008 2 comments

More details are emerging about just what happened in the aftermath of the leak at the Tricastin nuclear site in southern France last week where thousands of litres of a uranium solution reached local rivers. While local residents...

Quote of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 15 July, 2008

Here, according to energy news agency Platts , is Ed Cummins, vice president of regulatory affairs and standardization for Westinghouse, on the topic of the cost of building one of his company’s reactors… At a conference in late June...

Amnesty support for Junichi and Toru (the Tokyo Two)

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 July, 2008

Amnesty International has sent a letter to the prime minister of Japan expressing "deep concern" about the detention of Junichi and Toru. From the Amnesty press release : “We are also concerned that their detention, the charges...

Reactor of the Week #1: Bataan, Philippines

Blog entry by Justin | 15 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. Meet gorgeous, pouting Bataan, from the...

In coal hell

Blog entry by Mareike | 15 July, 2008 1 comment

I was standing at the bow of the Rainbow Warrior filming. I could hear my heart beating. The first daylight made its way through the clouds and the nose of a tug boat was only meters away from my lens. We will hit it, I thought. ...

Not clean, not safe and definitely not cheap

Blog entry by Justin | 14 July, 2008

‘Clean, safe and cheap’, that’s how energy produced by nuclear reactors is described by the industry’s cheerleaders. Unfortunately, with incidents like last week’s leak at France’s Tricastin nuclear site giving lie to the ‘clean and...

Korean whale conservation activists say "Free Junichi and Toru"

Blog entry by Andrew | 14 July, 2008

Members of Busan KFEM (a Korean enviro group) held a press conference and protest at the Japanese embassy in support of the Tokyo Two. Nice one! More protests around the world. | Send your own letter of protest.

Fallout from July 13 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 14 July, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: Spain's Cofrentes nuclear plant in power drop ‘Spain's 1,000 MW Cofrentes nuclear plant had to cut power early on Sunday due to technical problems --...

New Scientist on the Tokyo Two

Blog entry by Andrew | 14 July, 2008

The New Scientist also ran a story last Friday about the Tokyo Two . Headline and first paragraphs: Whalers found innocent, Greenpeace activists are charged with theft In May we ran a story entitled "The beginning of the end...

Huffington Post on the Tokyo Two

Blog entry by Andrew | 14 July, 2008

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle do a regular feature called "Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report". The Tokyo Two made it into last week's edition . They noted: Instead of investigating the...

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