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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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Vermont Yankee: nice name, bad reputation

Blog entry by Justin | 18 September, 2008 1 comment

Vermont Yankee is a real little troublemaker. Last year, a large part of one of the US nuclear power plant’s cooling towers collapsed . The collapse was put down to rotting wood in the tower’s construction. Further poor maintenance...

Nuclear energy news for September 18 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 18 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Guardian: Eco Soundings ‘E.ON, the German energy company that owns Kingsnorth power station, was keeping its head down after the Greenpeace verdict, but it's...

Sellafield: seagulls, sludge and robots

Blog entry by Justin | 17 September, 2008

Some people complain about wind turbines from an aesthetic point of view. ‘They’re ugly,’ they’ll proclaim. ‘They ruin beautiful landscapes,’ they’ll exclaim. Then there are many who find wind turbines majestic, awe-inspiring things.

Nuclear energy news for September 17 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 17 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Iter conductor certified for use ‘Iter will be constructed in Europe, at Cadarache in the South of France. Work to construct new infrastructure...

Chris Robinson, 1952 - 2008

Blog entry by brianfit | 17 September, 2008 136 comments

Chris Robinson, left, and Pete Wilkinson stop waste dumping in the North Sea. Photo: Pierre Gleizes Chris Robinson died of cancer on the 17th of September at the age of 55. Chris was a salty dog, a Greenpeace activist who spent his...

World Nuclear Association: 11,000 reactors worldwide by 2100

Blog entry by Justin | 16 September, 2008 2 comments

Yesterday we brought you the fantastical tale of the Brazilian government announcing their ambition to build 50 new nuclear reactors by 2050 . No sooner had the disbelieving laughter died down here at Nuclear Reaction, along came the...

Nuclear energy news for September 16 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 16 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: Kenya considers nuclear power plant: minister ‘"We are thinking of a small plant to generate about 1,000 megawatts initially. From very rough castings,...

Brazil and its 50 reactors: not learning from experience

Blog entry by Justin | 15 September, 2008

In a move of staggering over-optimism the Brazilian government has announced that it plans to build one nuclear reactor a year for fifty years . As far as jaw-dropping announcements go, this is way out there. Can an announcement be...

Nuclear energy news for September 15 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 15 September, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Greenville Online: Nuclear reprocessing is risky and impractical ‘A powerful bipartisan duo, Rep. James Clyburn and Sen. Lindsey Graham, recently joined forces to...

Wake up, Freak Out

Blog entry by Lisa | 13 September, 2008

. A short animated film about the feedback loops likely to lead to catastrophic climate change, by Leo Murray. The script, with extensive peer-reviewed references and additional information and links, is available at wakeupfreakout.org

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