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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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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...

More trouble brewing at Sellafield

Blog entry by Justin | 26 August, 2008 1 comment

The British nuclear industry currently finds itself in the teeth of a moral dilemma. All choices are poor which goes to show – again - how nuclear energy is, in itself, a poor choice. A report by the UK’s Environment Agency, as...

Fallout from August 26 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 26 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Reuters: Spain nuclear plants halted, watchdog calls meeting ‘Spain's nuclear watchdog on Monday called for a meeting of plant operators following the second...

Is it bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s STUK!

Blog entry by Justin | 25 August, 2008

In comic books and movies nuclear energy is our friend and can gives us amazing powers. Look at Peter Parker, bitten by a radioactive spider, he becomes Spiderman. Bruce Banner becomes the Incredible Hulk when exposed to gamma rays.

Joe Biden and the bomb

Blog entry by Justin | 25 August, 2008

What kind of Vice President would Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s nely announced running mate, make? We just don’t know at this stage. But one thing we do know is that Biden is all too aware of the dangers of nuclear proliferation. From the...

Fallout from August 25 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 25 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: The Peninsula: Iran designs new nuclear power plant ‘Iran has chosen the site and started designing a new 360-megawatt nuclear power plant, a senior atomic...

New Japanese Minister of Fisheries: You need to deal with that embezzlement thing.

Blog entry by brianfit | 25 August, 2008

Here's a translation of a letter that Jun, Executive Director of Greenpeace Japan, sent along to the new Minister of Fisheries in Japan, requesting that he take up an investigation into the whale meat embezzlement scandal exposed by...

Sharpe's Longclaw and nature conservation

Blog entry by eoin | 25 August, 2008

Biodiversity is in the air! It's Heritage Week in my country, and there's a healthy number of emails and stories going around of nature conservation and appreciation. There's a great "what can we do ourselves, right now, to help"...

World’s most efficient (and lovable) nuclear watchdog

Blog entry by Justin | 22 August, 2008

A week ago, Greenpeace published leaked internal documents from the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear construction site that proved basic construction standards had been violated. A week later, a Finnish TV news programme used more leaked documents...

Barack Obama’s wasteful campaign

Blog entry by Justin | 22 August, 2008 1 comment

Take a look at this campaign video from Barack Obama: It’s a message for Nevada, home of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility . The facility, yet to be completed, is currently 20 years behind schedule and $32...

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