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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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Olkiluoto: Finnish Fire Follow-up

Blog entry by Justin | 7 August, 2008

Following the news in late July that there had been a ‘small’ fire at the construction site of Finland’s state of the art Olkiluoto 3 reactor , it looks as if things were worse than first thought. From Finnish State Broadcasting YLE...

Tricastin: Radioactive gas emissions higher than normal

Blog entry by Justin | 7 August, 2008

Nuclear Reaction regular Tricastin is in back in the news. Again. The French nuclear watchdog ASN has found that … …an inspection last month showed that, since Jan. 1, the plant had emitted more radioactive carbon-14 gas than was...

Fallout from August 7 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 7 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: World Nuclear News: Areva: no need to repeat MOX trials ‘A recent statement from Friends of the Earth and the Union of Concerned Scientists contended that the...

The Persister

Blog entry by Salvatore | 7 August, 2008 1 comment

No one expected that Steve Balmer is going to have an easy job. Well, everybody talks about how hard it will be for him with Vista not beeing as good and Explorer just catching up on Firefox, Apple getting more popular. The...

The neverending story of the Ho Tsai Fa 18

Blog entry by Lisa | 7 August, 2008

Remember that Taiwanese longliner (the one we confronted in the Pacific Commons) that washed up in Bali under suspicious circumstances a few weeks ago ? Well it's still stuck on the reef only now there's a lot less of it after it was...

Hiroshima remembered

Blog entry by Andrew | 7 August, 2008

Let's never do anything like that again. OK?

The ‘don’t read this while eating’ fact of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 6 August, 2008

In 1998, the Sellafield nuclear facility in northern England had to employ sharpshooters to cull seagulls when it was found that the birds’ droppings were radioactive . Ten years later the seagulls are still a problem . The bodies...

Nuclear power: in need of a ‘boost’

Blog entry by Justin | 6 August, 2008

South Africa is looking for a nuclear ‘renaissance’ of its own. Whereas the original Renaissance had artists and philosophers as its foot soldiers, this modern renaissance has troops of a different calibre in the front line: PR...

Fallout from August 6 2008

Blog entry by Justin | 6 August, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Stuff: NZ heading to nuke clash with India ‘New Zealand's hardline anti-nuclear policy is threatening to create a diplomatic storm with India. Wellington later...

The nuclear industry: consistent on consultations

Blog entry by Justin | 5 August, 2008

As we saw with both Bulgaria’s and Canada’s nuclear industries, the nuclear industry uses the same tactics across the world to get what it wants. In the case of Belene in Bulgaria and nuclear plants in Ontario, Canada it was a case of ...

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