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Nuclear waste in Cumbria

Battlelines drawn as Cumbrian residents square up over nuclear waste site

Matilda Lee

15th February, 2012

A decision looms on whether - and where - to build the UK's first deep disposal for nuclear waste. Two borough councils in Cumbria have 'volunteered' - but can the communities be convinced? Matilda Lee reports more...
Smoke rises from a nuclear facility's four chimneys

Links between childhood leukaemia and nuclear power plant radiation

Matilda Lee

15th February, 2012

The UK government's scientific advisory group found no link between childhood leukaemia and proximity to nuclear power plants, but German and French research has found an alarming doubling of risk more...

TAKE ACTION to stop nuclear weapons build in the US

Matilda Lee

31st August, 2011

In Kansas City, Missouri, people have lost jobs, schools have closed and hospitals have moved away. Now the government has subsidised a new federal nuclear weapons plant with $815 million in municipal bonds... more...
Semipalatinsk

Kazakhstan’s nuclear legacy offers lessons for Fukushima

Matilda Lee

30th August, 2011

The Semipalatinsk region suffered under four decades of Soviet nuclear testing. Now, the country wants to become an international research hub for the effects of radiation on future generations. Matilda Lee reports from Kazakhstan more...
Nuclear power station

The big divide: is ideology holding back greens from embracing nuclear power?

Matilda Lee

20th July, 2011

Once united in opposition, the environmental movement is now divided on nuclear power. Matilda Lee reports on why some greens say that anti-nuclear is just sentimentalism more...
The Moon

Plans to strip mine the moon may soon be more than just science-fiction

Henry Gass

4th July, 2011

It may not be long before we start mining the moon for its resources, particularly the rare Helium-3 for its use in nuclear fusion more...
Thorium

Response: don't dismiss the potential of thorium nuclear power

Bryony Worthington

1st July, 2011

Thorium – the theory is sound and potentially game changing – we need to see it put into practice, argues Labour peer and former Friends of the Earth campaigner Bryony Worthington more...
A nuclear power station

Aren't floods, cancer and infant mortality enough to stop Hinkley nuclear proposal?

Rosie Shute

29th June, 2011

Despite claims of a higher incidence of breast cancer and infant mortality in the vicinity of the existing Hinkley nuclear plant, and concerns over flooding in the region, the government has put forward crazy plans for a new facility says Rosie Shute more...
Thorium

Don't believe the spin on thorium being a ‘greener’ nuclear option

Eifion Rees

23rd June, 2011

It produces less radioactive waste and more power than uranium but the UK would be making a mistake in looking to it as a 'greener' fuel. The Ecologist reports more...
wind

Power: keeping it green

Henry Gass

3rd June, 2011

Angela Merkel’s decision to dispense with nuclear power has left environmentalists around the world exploring alternatives. Henry Gass weighs up the options more...
nuclear

Why UK nuclear power plants may cause childhood cancer and leukaemia

Dr Paul Dorfman

16th May, 2011

You won't hear the UK government admit it but after decades of research there is now evidence of real excesses of childhood cancer and leukaemia near some nuclear facilities, argues Dr Paul Dorfman more...
Onkalo nuclear waste site

Should future generations be forced to deal with our nuclear legacy?

Tom Levitt

13th May, 2011

In producing nuclear power we are taking the benefits today but leaving the burden of cleaning up waste and accident risks to future generations, argues a study on nuclear ethics more...

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Electricity pylon

How one town foiled energy giant ‘bribes’ over renewable grid

William McLennan and Tom Antebi

9th May, 2011

As Germany attempts to abandon nuclear power, one small town has successfully overcome industry intimidation and begun its own post-nuclear age more...
nuclear

Fukushima fall-out: why the nuclear industry's liability for an accident is too low

Dr Paul Dorfman

21st March, 2011

With Japan's nuclear catastrophe still far from resolved, Dr Paul Dorfman argues why nuclear remains 'economically unreliable' and why it will be the taxpayer who ends up being liable as well as facing all the risks more...
A nuclear power station

France pushes its faith in nuclear around the world

Terry Macalister, guardian energy editor

24th March, 2011

The French government is championing energy giants EDF and Areva as they try to build their nuclear businesses around the world more...
Neil Kingsnorth

CAMPAIGN HERO: Neil Kingsnorth, head of activism at Friends of the Earth

Matilda Lee

22nd March, 2011

The Ecologist talks to Neil Kingsnorth about Friends of the Earth's most (and least) successful campaigns and why community groups are vital to the future of UK activism more...
No Need for Nuclear

TAKE ACTION on nuclear power

Matilda Lee

18th March, 2011

With the Japanese nuclear disaster still unfolding, make your voice heard on Britain's sustainable energy future: say no to nuclear... more...
Chernobyl

Lessons for Japan from the Chernobyl catastrophe

Ian Sample, guardian science correspondent

18th March, 2011

The Fukushima nuclear plant crisis appears less dangerous than the 1986 Chernobyl disaster – but the risk of radiation spreading wide remains more...
Anti-nuclear protest

EU 'ignoring safety risks' in financing of nuclear expansion in Ukraine

Tom Levitt

17th March, 2011

As Japan's Fukushima disaster unfolds, the EU is financing a controversial nuclear expansion programme in Ukraine to increase exports to energy-hungry consumers in western Europe. Tom Levitt reports more...
A nuclear power station

Fukushima crisis raises fresh concerns over UK nuclear energy expansion

Kate Hudson

14th March, 2011

The UK should suspend its plans to build new nuclear power stations after the leak of radioactive material from the Fukushima plant in Japan, says Kate Hudson from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

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Undersea nuclear

Underwater nuclear power stations destined for the English Channel?

Robert Williams

15th February, 2011



Plans for undersea nuclear power reactors around the coast of France could see a boom in uptake of the technology - but serious questions about costs and waste disposal remain unanswered more...
A nuclear power station

The truth behind India's nuclear renaissance

Praful Bidwai

9th February, 2011

Jaitapur's French-built nuclear plant is a disaster in waiting, jeopardising biodiversity and local livelihoods, says activist Praful Bidwai more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

The government isn’t telling us the true cost of nuclear waste disposal

Dr Paul Dorfman

13th December, 2010

UK plans for ten new nuclear power plants will create £80 billion worth of radioactive waste that we still have no secure way of disposing more...

Mark Lynas: 'More than half of greens agree with me on GM & nuclear'

Matilda Lee

15th November, 2010

Mark Lynas, featured in Channel 4's recent and highly controversial documentary, 'What the green movement got wrong', tells Matilda Lee why he is not the pariah of the eco movement more...

Shocking legacy of 'uranium poisonings' haunts Obama's looming mining decision

Leana Hosea

2nd November, 2010

Despite disturbing claims about the impact of uranium, ten-thousand proposals for exploration in the Grand Canyon area have been submitted. A key fuel for nuclear power, the US must now decide between full scale uranium mining, partial mining or a twenty year moratorium. Leana Hosia investigates more...

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