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Nuclear Power: a dangerous waste of time

Publication | 20 April, 2009 at 2:00

The nuclear power industry is attempting to exploit the climate crisis by aggressively promoting nuclear technology as a “low-carbon” means of generating electricity. Nuclear power claims to be safe,cost-effective and able meet the world’s energy...

Briefing : Radioactivity in Akokan

Publication | 26 November, 2009 at 10:41

Noveber 2009 Greenpeace expedition to AREVA uranium mines in Niger found high levels of radioactivity in the nearby town of Akokan where villagers are exposed daily.

Uranium mining stopped in Australian national park

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 26 March, 2013 1 comment

Wherever uranium miners move in to do what they do, human rights have a tendency to move out. That’s why the victory of Jeffrey Lee, who has secured protection for his land from uranium mining at Koongarra in Australia , sends a...

The nuclear industry doesn’t share its radioactive riches

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 3 August, 2011

India’s nuclear industry is currently celebrating its discovery of what might be one of the world’s largest uranium deposits. Will this find help the nation’s poorest people? If history is anything to go by, the nuclear industry is...

Nuclear power and energy insecurity

Blog entry by jmckeati | 14 July, 2010

Energy security is described by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as ‘ the uninterrupted physical availability at a price which is affordable, while respecting environment concerns ’. It is about ensuring the supply of the...

Left in the Dust update

Blog entry by jmckeati | 2 June, 2010

Last month Greenpeace released its report Left in the Dust , detailing the radioactive contamination in the villages close to AREVA’s uranium mines in Niger. AREVA have informed us that since January this year the company has...

AREVA in Niger: the human cost of nuclear power

Blog entry by jmckeati | 8 May, 2010

At the heart of Greenpeace’s report ‘ Left in the dust: Areva's radioactive legacy in the desert towns of Niger ’ is the human cost of nuclear power. If we are going to embrace nuclear power then, every time you flick a switch and...

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor: it’s not too late to turn back

Blog entry by jmckeati | 20 August, 2010

Randa Mirza, a crew member from Lebanon, watches the Rainbow Warrior sailing 20 miles from the port of Bushehr, Iran in 2007. The fuel loading at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor should end immediately. The signals being sent...

From Niger to Geneva

Blog entry by jmckeati | 7 May, 2010

Yesterday Greenpeace launched its brand new report, a little bomb of information in the nuclear world, entitled "Left in the dust: Areva's radioactive legacy in the desert towns of Niger" . The press conference took place in...

Left in the Dust - Areva's uranium mining in Niger

Blog entry by jmckeati | 6 May, 2010

Uranium mining by French nuclear company AREVA poses a serious threat to the environment and people of northern Niger in West Africa. Operations of Nuclear giant AREVA put lives at risk in Niger Uranium...

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