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Nuclear energy news for August 29 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 29 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Economist: There should be no exemption for India from the world’s nuclear rules ‘IN A dangerous and unstable world, isn’t cementing friendship with an...

Big Trouble at Finland’s Olkiluoto 3: Trouble comes in fives for Areva

Blog entry by Justin | 28 August, 2008 4 comments

And the bad news just keeps on coming for Areva and its construction of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Finland. Firstly and most critical, a former welding coordinator for Areva sub-contractor Bouygues told Finnish TV yesterday...

Fallout from August 28 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 28 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Prospect: The future will not be nuclear ‘Gordon Brown does not dither about nuclear power. His commitment to it is emphatic, advancing since the start of the year...

If we lived at the north pole...

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 28 August, 2008 1 comment

If through some quirk of evolution things had turned out differently and man lived at the north pole there wouldn't be much debate about global warming, just what to do about it. Some leading scientists now f ear the arctic has...

How to launder tuna...

Blog entry by brianfit | 27 August, 2008

MaltaToday has been served with seven libel suits for daring to publish the facts about one of the great fisheries scandals in the Mediterranean: tuna laundering. Last year, Malta exported 12 million kilograms of tuna to Japan -- the...

Areva, EPR and Flamanville: never forget

Blog entry by Justin | 27 August, 2008

French newspapers today revealed that the new French EPR reactor being built in Flamanville is at least nine months behind schedule. Problems can surely occur on big projects, but the bad news for EPR is that its construction started...

Uranium corporation of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 27 August, 2008

Last week we drew your attention to the ridiculous picture on the website of STUK, the Finnish nuclear watchdog (flowers, green fields, etc). Today, let us introduce you to a uranium exploration company whose name is comforting,...

Fallout from August 27 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 27 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Easy Bourse: Finnish Union Threatens Strike At Olkiluoto Nuclear Site ‘As many as 1,000 workers at a Finnish nuclear reactor construction site will go on strike...

The Esperanza arrives in PNG to protect forests and save the climate

Blog entry by Lisa | 27 August, 2008 1 comment

Greenpeace Australia-Pacific has launched our Forests for Climate tour with a colourful welcome in Papua New Guinea. Our ship, Esperanza, will tour the region protecting forests and highlighting the effect of deforestation on global...

Breaking : Construction delays at Flamanville

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 27 August, 2008 1 comment

Claims that all is well with the construction of Areva's flagship EPR reactor at Flamanville have fallen apart today. French newspaper Le Canard Enchaine and AFP are reporting that construction has been delayed by at least nine months...

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