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Japan nuclear regulator ignores its duty to protect the people

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 17 December, 2014 5 comments

With today's draft decision to approve the safety measures of two currently closed nuclear reactors, Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is ignoring public concerns and the major nuclear risks in the Kansai region. The...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for June 25th to June 27th, 2013

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 28 June, 2013

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of the Fukushima Reactors TEPCO’s water woes heated up this week, as the company admitted that levels of...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for April 12th to April 18th, 2013

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 19 April, 2013 2 comments

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of the Fukushima Reactors TEPCO admitted that two more leaks of highly radioactive water were discovered...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for March 26th to March 28th, 2013

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 29 March, 2013

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of the Fukushima Reactors TECPO officials report that they have disconnected all equipment from a...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for March 19th to March 21st, 2013

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 22 March, 2013 1 comment

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of the Fukushima Reactors TEPCO officials are facing considerable scrutiny and criticism from both...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for March 5th to March 7th, 2013

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 8 March, 2013 2 comments

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of the Fukushima Reactors TEPCO announced this week that it is once again considering releasing massive...

No 'MOX" Here!

Image | 23 September, 2012 at 20:00

Greenpeace activists protest using inflatables against the transport of eight MOX (Mixed Oxide) fuel rods from Sellafield to the Grohnde nuclear power plant in Germany. The transport vessel 'Atlantic Osprey' is assisted by a convoy of German...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for June 12th – June 14th, 2012

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 15 June, 2012 3 comments

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Efforts to Restart Oi Reactors The Mayor of Oi, Shinobu Tokioka, has announced his approval for restarting...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for June 1st – June 4th, 2012

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 5 June, 2012 6 comments

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of Nuclear Politics in Japan The Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission, a Diet...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for May 15th – May 17th, 2012

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 18 May, 2012 1 comment

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of Nuclear Politics in Japan This week, the Fukushima Accident Independent Investigation Commission, a...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for May 8th – May 10th, 2012

Blog entry by Christine McCann | 11 May, 2012 3 comments

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. TEPCO Yukio Edano, head of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, has approved TEPCO’s proposed...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for March 27th – March 29th, 2012

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 30 March, 2012 3 comments

(This post is by Christine McCann) Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of Nuclear Politics in Japan Representatives from Japan’s Nuclear...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for October 14th – October 16th, 2011

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 18 October, 2011 1 comment

(This post is by Christine McCann) Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of Nuclear Politics in Japan A report from the Japan Nuclear...

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for August 26th-29th, 2011

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 1 September, 2011 2 comments

(This post is by Christine McCann) Here’s the latest news from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of Nuclear Politics in Japan Yoshihiko Noda, Japan’s Finance Minister, was...

Nuclear power reaches another dead end: UK closes Sellafield nuclear fuel plant

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 4 August, 2011

With the news that the Sellafield Mixed Oxide (MOX) nuclear fuel plant is to close , the nuclear industry finds its woeful safety record, finances and way of doing business exposed for all to see once again. Rock band U2...

Daily news: Japan sacks top nuclear officials; Chocoholic fish kicks the habit

Blog entry by MaeveS | 4 August, 2011

© Noriko Hayashi / Panos / Greenpeace Top news: Japan fires top energy officials in response to the Fukushima disaster; Cairn Energy fails to find oil in the Arctic; Britain announces the closure of Sellafield MOX plant; A fish...

Nuclear Delusions

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 7 July, 2011 17 comments

Why nuclear power is not a solution to our energy challenge The heating of Earth remains the most urgent symptom of humanity’s mismanagement of our technological civilization. Desperately seeking answers for a low carbon energy...

Japan to abandon nuclear plans and embrace renewable energy - who's next?

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 12 May, 2011 26 comments

On May 10th, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made an incredible announcement – prompted by the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy, is dropping plans to double its nuclear power capacity and the...

Greenpeace Response to Growing Troubles at Fukushima Nuclear Reactors

Press release | 13 March, 2011 at 16:04

Tokyo, 13 March, 2011 – Reacting to ongoing reports of cooling problems and the continuing release of radioactive materials from the Fukushima I/Daiichi and Fukushima II/Diani Plants, Jan Beranek, Head of Greenpeace International’s Nuclear...

Serious concerns remain for safety in Fukushima

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 13 March, 2011 11 comments

We remain extremely concerned for the safety of workers at and the community surrounding damaged nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan. Here's what we know abut the situation at the two most affected plants: Fukushima I (Daiichi) ...

Nuclear News: Nuclear Power Continues World Dependence on Middle East Oil

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 24 February, 2011

Green Prophet: Nuclear Power Continues World Dependence on Middle East Oil In its haste to free itself from oil-powered electricity, during the Arab oil shocks of the ”70s, France switched to nuclear energy. It had been...

Nuclear News: Secret Plan Exposed to Use Surplus Weapons Plutonium in Washington...

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 9 February, 2011

Common Dreams: Secret Plan Exposed to Use Surplus Weapons Plutonium in Washington State Nuclear Reactor COLUMBIA, S.C. - February 3 - Department of Energy (DOE) documents released to Friends of the Earth reveal that the...

Nuclear News: UK MPs 'sceptical' that nuclear power stations will be built on time

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 27 January, 2011

The Telegraph: MPs 'sceptical' that nuclear power stations will be built on time Energy companies are unlikely to build all the UK's planned nuclear power stations on time, according to an influential committee of MPs. The Energy...

Nuclear News: Bulgarians, Romanians Building Nuclear Reactor in France Face Ruthless...

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 12 January, 2011 1 comment

Sofia News Agency: Bulgarians, Romanians Building Nuclear Reactor in France Face Ruthless Exploitation The foreign workers – including many Bulgarians and Romanians – on the construction site of EDF's new-generation...

Nuclear News: Nuclear Renaissance or The End of Nations?

Blog entry by jmckeati | 15 September, 2010

The Market Oracle: Nuclear Renaissance or The End of Nations? ‘The Internet is a vast rumour mill and Internet-thinking can lead to paranoia and selfdelusion. This has infected the so-called "Nuclear debate" just like the Climate...

Nuclear News: Sudan plans to build nuclear reactor

Blog entry by jmckeati | 23 August, 2010 1 comment

Haaretz: Sudan plans to build nuclear reactor ‘Sudan is planning to build a nuclear reactor and its first nuclear power plant for peaceful electricity purposes by 2020, the state news agency SUNA said. Sudan's economy has suffered...

The nuclear threat from Russia’s forest fires

Blog entry by jmckeati | 11 August, 2010

Here’s some figures about the forest fires that have been sweeping Russia this week : * At least 52 people have been killed. * 127 settlements were burned. * Up to 20 of Russia’s regions were declared emergency zones. * At least...

Nuclear News: Portugal Gives Itself a Clean-Energy Makeover

Blog entry by jmckeati | 11 August, 2010

New York Times: Portugal Gives Itself a Clean-Energy Makeover LISBON — Five years ago, the leaders of this sun-scorched, wind-swept nation made a bet: To reduce Portugal’s dependence on imported fossil fuels, they embarked on an...

Nuclear News: Rethinking security in the new nuclear age

Blog entry by jmckeati | 2 August, 2010 1 comment

Rethinking security in the new nuclear age ‘VHeadline.com oil industry commentarist Andrew McKillop writes: The most basic read out from what the nuclear industrial lobby calls The Nuclear Renaissance is that national security --...

AREVA’s talk on spent nuclear fuel can’t be trusted

Blog entry by jmckeati | 7 July, 2010 1 comment

Some readers may remember AREVA’s unbelievably patronising nuclear waste cartoon … ‘By treating me and recycling me into MOX fuel,’ says the cute little spent fuel rod, ‘there’s less waste to watch after and...

Nuclear News: Jordan insists on right to nuclear power

Blog entry by jmckeati | 29 June, 2010

Jordan insists on right to nuclear power ‘Energy-poor Jordan, which is in talks with the United States to sign a nuclear cooperation deal, said Monday it does not want to give up its right to peaceful atomic power under...

Nuclear News: Nonproliferation Treaty meet urged to press Japan to end Monju program

Blog entry by jmckeati | 24 May, 2010

Nonproliferation Treaty meet urged to press Japan to end Monju program ‘OSAKA - Antinuclear activists from Japan, South Korea, Europe and the United States called on delegates at the Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference on...

Nuclear News: UN Atomic Chief Amano Warns That Nuclear Accidents May Rise

Blog entry by jmckeati | 18 May, 2010

UN Atomic Chief Amano Warns That Nuclear Accidents May Rise ‘May 17 (Bloomberg) -- Nuclear accidents may occur more often as atomic technology spreads and countries build more reactors, International Atomic Energy Agency Director...

Nuclear News: US nuclear power plans hit by waste dispute

Blog entry by jmckeati | 14 May, 2010

US nuclear power plans hit by waste dispute ‘The Obama administration’s efforts to foster a renaissance in nuclear power in the US are coming up against an old dilemma - what to do with the waste. The climate bill before the Senate...

Inconsistency at the Nuclear Security Summit

Blog entry by Justin | 14 April, 2010

This is a very poor choice of words to describe the global market for nuclear materials as discussed at Barack Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit in Washington this week … Administration officials are unequivocal about the coming boom...

Nuclear News: The great atomic bluff

Blog entry by Justin | 14 April, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: The great atomic bluff ‘Constant hold-ups, skyrocketing costs, faulty construction…Finland’s new Olkiluoto reactor, touted as the great white hope for Europe’s nuclear sector, is...

Nuclear News: Disposal of plutonium from U.S.-Russian disarmament is likely to take...

Blog entry by Justin | 9 April, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Disposal of Plutonium From U.S.-Russian Disarmament Is Likely to Take Decades ‘WASHINGTON - The plutonium that is the key ingredient in thousands of nuclear weapons sidelined in the...

Nuclear News: Fires from three U.S. nuclear plants over the weekend causes safety...

Blog entry by Justin | 31 March, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Fires from three U.S. nuclear plants over the weekend causes safety concerns ‘Emergencies were declared at two Progress Energy nuclear power plants in the Carolinas over the weekend...

AREVA’s ‘recycling’ cartoon is a fantasy

Blog entry by Justin | 19 March, 2010

We’re a big fan of French nuclear corporation AREVA’s promotional videos. If you haven’t seen their ‘ Funky Town ’ masterpiece, you should treat yourself right now. You’ll discover, among other things, that nuclear power can help...

Nuclear News: The proliferation business - Unstoppable?

Blog entry by Justin | 12 March, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: The proliferation business - Unstoppable? ‘EVER since the atom was split, governments have struggled to control a force with potential for good that can also wreak awful destruction.

Nuclear News: Nuclear Power Industry Faces Critical Labor Shortage

Blog entry by Justin | 2 March, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Nuclear Power Industry Faces Critical Labor Shortage ‘In the decades following Three Mile Island -- the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history -- the nuclear power industry became a...

Nuclear News: Is Atomic Anne Lauvergeon about to be fired?

Blog entry by Justin | 26 February, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Sarkozy to oust Areva CEO Lauvergeon - Wansquare ‘PARIS, Feb 25 (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has decided to oust Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive of French nuclear...

Stop French nuclear waste from being dumped in Russia

Blog entry by Justin | 17 February, 2010 1 comment

Of all the nuclear waste France has sent to Russia since 2006 for reprocessing, less than 10% has ever been sent back. That’s 3,090 tonnes out of 33,000. The rest is dumped in Russia, often in the open air . This is the ‘clean’ and...

Nuclear News: Nuclear incident exposes 217 workers at Canadian Reactor

Blog entry by Justin | 17 February, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Nuclear incident exposes 217 workers at Bruce Power ‘The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission says that as many as 217 workers may have been exposed to radioactivity at the Bruce...

Nuclear News: Three out of four Germans not safe from nuclear power accidents

Blog entry by Aslihan | 21 January, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Three out of four Germans not safe from nuclear power accidents The figures are based on the foundation’s ‘Nuclear Power Atlas,’ which counts the number of people living within a...

2009 in pictures

Image gallery | 4 January, 2010

Nuclear News: Majority in Taiwan favors replacing nuke power with renewable

Blog entry by Aslihan | 29 December, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Majority in Taiwan favors replacing nuke power with renewable Nearly 70 percent of the population favors the notion of replacing nuclear power with renewable energy, while 50...

Nuclear News: Security breach at Tarapur Atomic Station

Blog entry by Justin | 8 December, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Security breach at Tarapur Atomic Station ‘MUMBAI/THANE: In what appears to be a breach of security, two contractual workers attempted to steal computer parts from the Tarapur Atomic...

Nuclear News: US company abandons reprocessed fuel testing

Blog entry by Aslihan | 13 November, 2009

Duke Energy Abandons Plutonium Fuel (MOX) Testing Program in South Carolina Reactor Friends of the Earth has learned that Duke Energy has taken a decisive step which signals its complete withdrawal from the Department of Energy's...

Nuclear News: German nuclear policy skirts a taboo

Blog entry by Justin | 6 November, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: ANALYSIS-German nuclear policy skirts a taboo ‘FRANKFURT, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Germany's nuclear power policy of keeping old reactors open longer to bridge the gap to greener energy may...

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