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More then thirty years of debate, and the controversy remains as polarised as ever. This website (to be fair - whose maintainer is anti-nuclear) collects news about nuclear power in Europe, sorted by nuclear power plant, type of power plant, country etc.

By presenting different (media) angles on current nuclear issues, we hope to be able to cut out some spin, either pro or against, and to allow the reader to make up his or her own mind about today's pro's and con's of nuclear power.

In the menu on the right you can select your country, the nuclear power plant in your neighbourhood, or your favourite company and read latest (most English) news about it.

Latest nuclear news

Hundreds march in Niger against French nuclear firm

Saturday, September 8, 2007

08/09/2007 : Reuters Africa
Hundreds march in Niger against French nuclear firm

Hundreds march in Niger against French nuclear firm
Sat 8 Sep 2007, 13:00 GMT

NIAMEY, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people in Niger marched on Saturday to demand the departure of French nuclear giant Areva, which they accuse of backing a rebellion in the uranium-rich north of the former French colony.

The Tuareg-led Niger Movement for Justice (MNJ) has killed at least 45 government soldiers and taken dozens hostage since launching a campaign in February to demand more development for the region around t

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Dismantling nuclear plant to cost more

Friday, September 7, 2007

The environment ministry is considering forcing the current owner of the nuclear plant in Dodewaard to pay more towards its dismantling. The company, GKN, estimates the cost at €130m.

The intended new owner Covra, which specialises in radioactive waste, told the Radio 1 Argos programme it will cost €230m.

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Beautiful, green and very nuclear

Friday, September 7, 2007

(By Dana Spinant) One of Finland’s most unlikely tourist attractions is Olkiluoto, a small island off the west coast, which is home to the first nuclear reactor being built in Europe in more than a decade.

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The radioactive legacy of Dodewaard

Friday, September 7, 2007

Het ministerie van Vrom onderzoekt de mogelijkheden om via juridische weg extra geld af te dwingen van de huidige eigenaar van de kerncentrale in Dodewaard, om die te kunnen ontmantelen. Dit bedrijf, Gemeenschappelijke Kerncentrale Nederland (GKN), schat de kosten op 130 miljoen euro. De beoogde nieuwe eigenaar, de Centrale Organisatie Voor Radioactief Afval (Covra), zei vrijdag in het Radio 1-programma Argos dat het 230 miljoen euro gaat kosten.

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Merkel rejects call for early nuclear shutdown

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Merkel rejects call for early nuclear shutdown
Tue Sep 4, 2007 1:12PM EDT

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The back end; a renewable resource

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Spent nuclear fuel is now being widely referred to as 'used' nuclear fuel and reprocessing is fast becoming 'recycling'. Before long, those countries that 'recycle' their 'used' nuclear fuel will claim that nuclear power is a renewable source of energy.

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Muslim clerics forbid construction of Indonesian nuclear power plant

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Associated Press, International Herald Tribune
Published: September 3, 2007

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Dozens of Muslim clerics issued an edict against the construction of Indonesia's first nuclear power plant on seismically charged Java island, saying the potential dangers far outweighed the benefits.

The scholars from the country's largest Islamic organization, Nahdlatul Ulama, acknowledged the plant, which is scheduled to be built in 2010 and up and running by 2016, would help meet the rising deman

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No new nuclear plants likely before 2020

Monday, September 3, 2007

Reuters Mon 20 Aug 2007

A cyclist travels away from Sizewell A and B power stations in Suffolk, Britain May 22, 2007.

No new nuclear plants likely before 2020

By Daniel Fineren

LONDON (Reuters) - No nuclear power plants are likely to be built in Britain before 2020, if they are built at all, which will be too late to fill the country's looming power generation gap, according to a report published on Monday.

The government wants the private sector to build new nuclear power plants to replace the country's ageing reactors and plug a generation shortfall left by the closure of coal-fired power plants under European environment laws.

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Fire in Czech nuclear station compound quickly put out

Monday, September 3, 2007

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - A fire broke out in an air-drying unit inside the Temelin nuclear station compound Tuesday afternoon, and was quickly put out by the station's staff, a spokesman said Wednesday.

The incident posed no danger to the plant's operation and safety, Temelin spokesman Marek Svitak said.

The fire was caused by the overheating of the components in an air-drying station about 1 kilometer (700 yards) outside the actual reactor building, Svitak said.

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Negotiators for next Belgian government agree to extend lifetime of several nuclear plants

Monday, September 3, 2007

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Negotiators trying to form a coalition government agreed Thursday extend the lives of some of Belgium's seven nuclear power reactors, citing uncertain future energy supplies.

The outgoing government of Liberals and Socialists agreed in 2003 to close all nuclear plants between 2014 and 2025.

But negotiators working to create Christian Democratic-Liberal government said they would back off that pledge.

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