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French Greenpeace activists in court for breaking into nuclear plant via DW

[… Eight activists and the head of Greenpeace in France were in court on Wednesday for forcefully entering a nuclear power station in the village of Cattenom last October. A court in the eastern town of Thionville accuses the eight defendants … Continue reading

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Industry Lawsuits Try to Paint Environmental Activism as Illegal Racket via Inside Climate News

Logging and pipeline companies are using a new legal tactic to seek damages from Greenpeace and other groups. The long-shot cases are having a chilling effect. […] Then, on the last day of that month, Greenpeace and Stand were hit … Continue reading

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Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees ‘pressured’ to return to contaminated homes, says Greenpeace via Deutsche Welle

[…] Residents from the Japanese ghost village of Iitate will be allowed to return to their former homes at the end of March – the first time since they were forced to flee the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. That’s … Continue reading

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Alexei Yablokov, grandfather of Russian environmentalism, dies at 83 via Bellona

Alexei Yablokov, the towering grandfather of Russian ecology who worked with Bellona to unmask Cold War nuclear dumping practices in the Arctic, has died in Moscow after a long illness. He was 83. As a member of the Russian Academy … Continue reading

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Greenpeace reports jump in radioactive contamination in Fukushima waterways via The Japan Times

OSAKA – Greenpeace Japan on Thursday said it has discovered radioactive contamination in Fukushima’s riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters at a scale hundreds of times higher than pre-2011 levels. One sample of sediment taken along the Niida River, less than … Continue reading

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How Can Japan Settle The Issue Of Fukushima Daiichi Tritium? Drink It. via Forbes

By John Boyd Here’s the problem in a nutshell—or rather a thimbleful—facing the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. There are over 1,100 large steel tanks brimming with filtered … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste returned to Australia, raising concerns about future dump site via The Guardian

A ship carrying 25 tonnes of radioactive waste arrived in Australia on Saturday, and was met by activists who warned Australia risked becoming a nuclear dumping ground. About a dozen Greenpeace protesters, some carrying signs such as “Don’t waste Australia”, … Continue reading

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The Curious Politics of Global Warming and Nuclear Power via The Huffington Post

In the lead-up to the 2016 election, the most formidable candidates vying to serve as our next president have largely avoided the topic of nuclear power. Indeed, they have encountered little pressure to address it even as the Paris climate … Continue reading

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Japan restarts second nuclear reactor despite public opposition via The Guardian

Japan on Thursday restarted a second nuclear reactor after a shutdown triggered by the 2011 Fukushima crisis, as the government pushes to return to a cheaper energy source despite widespread public opposition. Utility Kyushu Electric Power said it restarted the … Continue reading

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The insane plan to expand the world’s biggest nuclear plant via Greenpeace

Dal Jang Over 3 million people live within 30 km of what is set to become the largest nuclear power plant in South Korea and the world. So why is the government expanding nuclear and locking out safe, clean renewables? … Continue reading

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