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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

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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Nuclear fallout

Monday, September 3, 2007

Nuclear fallout
Aug 2nd 2007 | BERLIN
From The Economist print edition
Two accidents heat up the debate over whether to revive nuclear power to fight climate change
UNTIL recently, nuclear power seemed to be making its way back into public favour in Germany. A warm winter, and dire warnings by scientists about climate change, convinced many that carbon emissions might be a bigger danger than nuclear accidents or radioactive waste. Opinion polls this spring showed that fewer than half of Germans favoured continuing the policy, adopted in 2000, of phasing out all nuclear plants by 2021.

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Nuclear Center exec avows safety of Dimona reactor

Friday, August 31, 2007

The nuclear reactor at Dimona is not expected to be shut down in the next few years, despite its advanced age and the customary practice in other countries to decommission reactors after 40 years, according to the deputy CEO of the Negev Nuclear Research Center.

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The UK’s Oldbury-2 reconnects to grid

Thursday, August 30, 2007

London (Platts)–24Aug2007The UK’s Oldbury-2 magnox reconnected to the grid August 23, operatorMagnox North said August 24. A fire and then turbine vibrations kept thereactor offline most of the time since May 30. Oldbury-2, one of the fourremaining operating magnox reactors, underwent a 23-month outage until May 27to determine the extent of graphite depletion in its core. It operated onlythree days before a May 30 fire on the non-nuclear side of the plant forcedits shutdown.

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Cofrentes nuclear power station shut down after fire

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The fire in a transformer was extinguished in an hour and safety measures worked correctly

The Nuclear power station at Cofrentes, Valencia, suffered a transformer fire on Thursday, which lead to the reactor being shut down.

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Vatican says Nothing Wrong with Nuclear Power

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Nuclear power should be considered a useful energy source, a senior Catholic cardinal has said on Wednesday.

Nuclear power should be considered a useful energy source, a senior Catholic cardinal has said on Wednesday.

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German chain reaction

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

What were initially minor incidents in the non-nuclear sections of two German nuclear power plants have quickly developed into an industry crisis.

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Attack on nuclear demonstrators in Russia leaves 1 dead

Saturday, July 21, 2007

MOSCOW (AP): Attackers dressed in dark clothes and wielding metal pipes raided a camp of environmentalists protesting nuclear waste processing at a Siberian chemicals plant early Saturday, killing one activist.

Witnesses say the attackers shouted nationalist slogans as they rampaged through the forest tent camp near the city of Angarsk, about 4,200 kilometers (2,600 miles) east of Moscow. But police rejected suggestions that extremist groups had masterminded the attack.

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Merkel Furious about Nuclear Mishaps

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is furious with energy company Vattenfall for having been slow to publicly admit the severity of recent mishaps at two reactors in northern Germany. Meanwhile, the company still seems to be in denial.

Sometimes it's not what you say, but when you say it. And for Vattenfall, a leading energy company in Germany which operates the two nuclear reactors near Hamburg which were forced to shut down in recent incidents, it is becoming increasingly clear that trying to cover up mistakes is not the best way to generate positive PR.

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