Tag Archives: decommissioning

Standing up to Rosatom via Beyond Nuclear International

Anti-nuclear resistance in Russia: problems protests, reprisals The following is a report from the Russian Social Ecological Union (RSEU)/ Friends of the Earth Russia, slightly edited for length. You can read the report in full here. It is a vitally important document … Continue reading

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Anti–nuclear resistance in Russia: problems, protests, reprisals via Russian Social Ecological Union/Friends of the Earth Russia

Table of Contents: Introduction Nuclear energy: failures and lies Expired reactors Decommissioning problems Uranium mining protest Rosatom Importing uranium waste The Mayak plant: Rosatom’s dirty face Struggle against nuclear repository Rosatom’s ‘death plants’ A road through a radioactive graveyard Conclusion: … Continue reading

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France begins shutting down oldest nuclear plant via The News.com

PARIS, France: French state-owned energy giant EDF on Saturday began shutting down the country’s oldest nuclear power plant after 43 years in operation. Environmentalists and anti-nuclear activists have long pushed the authorities to close down the plant but not everyone … Continue reading

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High-level radiation at Fukushima No.2 reactor via NHK World

Japan’s nuclear regulators say high-level radiation was detected last month in the No.2 reactor building of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The Nuclear Regulation Authority last October resumed its probe into what caused the accident at the plant following … Continue reading

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The 8-year project to dismantle the San Onofre nuclear plant is about to begin via San Diego Union-Tribune

Large structures will be removed, but canisters filled with nuclear waste will remain By ROB NIKOLEWSKIJAN. 26, 2020 6 AM Seven years after the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station officially went offline, the eight-year process of physically dismantling the plant and knocking … Continue reading

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Germany shuts down atomic plant as nuclear phase-out enters final stretch via DW

The Philippsburg power station is one of the only plants still operating in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg. Germany has vowed to start decommissioning every nuclear power facility by the end of 2022. Operators began shutting down the Philippsburg nuclear … Continue reading

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Germany shuts nuclear plant as it phases out atomic energy via Minneapolis Star Tribune

[…] Under Germany’s “energy transition” plan, the country aims to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources over the coming decades. The government agreed earlier this year to stop producing electricity from coal-fired plants by 2038 at the latest. Renewable … Continue reading

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The World Nuclear Waste Report via Heinrich Böll Stiftung/The Green Political Foundation

By Manon Besnard, Marcos Buser, Ian Fairlie, Allison M. Macfarelane, Gordon Mackerron, Yves Marignac, Eszter Matyas, Edvard Sequens, Johan Swahn and Ben WealerFor free pdf pdfPlace of publication BerlinDate of Publication November 2019Number of Pages 148Licence CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0Language of publication English The amount of nuclear waste is growing worldwide. But even 70 years after the beginning of the … Continue reading

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TEPCO bears responsibility for decommissioning over generations via Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has announced that it will decommission all four reactors at its Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant. The decision indicates the landscape of nuclear energy in Japan is entering an age of mass decommissioning. TEPCO plans … Continue reading

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Fukushima governor accepts Tepco plan to scrap No. 2 nuclear plant and store spent fuel on site via Japan Times

[…] The decision means that all 10 nuclear reactors in the northeastern prefecture, including the six at the Fukushima No. 1 complex 12 kilometers from the No. 2 plant, will be scrapped, though the decommissioning work will take decades. Tepco’s … Continue reading

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