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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

Market concentration has reached critical levels in some regions — report

Monday, February 12, 2007

The concentration of market power increased to "critical" levels in a number of European regions between 1996 and 2005, according to a new study published by the German Institute for Applied Ecology.

The study considered typical measures of market concentration and said "two very different development patterns" had emerged over the period. Market concentration in the UK and Scandinavia were now "un-concentrated", but concentration remained "very high" in other regions, notably Germany.

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EU favours renewable energy for the future

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - EU citizens largely favour renewable energies while only 20 percent are for nuclear energy, according to a new European Commission survey.

The Eurobarometer study - published on Monday (8 January) just two days ahead of the publication of the commission's major EU energy plan - shows that 80 percent of EU citizens back solar energy while 71 percent are in favour of wind energy.

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Lithuania to join international inpp decommissioning fund as new member

Friday, December 22, 2006

Lithuania should join the International Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) Decommissioning Support Fund (Ignalina IDSF) as a new member by mid-2007 under the draft amendment to the fund's regulations submitted to the Assembly of Contributors to Ignalina IDSF held in London in December.

"It means that Lithuania will be able to get more information and will have a greater say since it would have a vote," Arturas Dainius, the Economy Ministry Secretary, told BNS.

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Slovaks ask government to block uranium mine

Friday, November 10, 2006

In Slovakia, plans by Canadian company Tournigan Gold Corporation to open a uranium mine near the Eastern city of Kosice have met with strong opposition from locals. Almost 16,000 people signed a petition requiring the Ministry of Environment not to authorize the project.

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Action à la centrale nucléaire de Tihange (Huy)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Il est dangereux de prolonger la vie des réacteurs nucléaires, les alternatives existent!

Une trentaine de militants de Greenpeace ont investi le site de la centrale nucléaire de Tihange.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

See Category:Temelín

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Norwegian nuclear reactor shut down after alarm

Saturday, September 9, 2006

A nuclear research reactor in Norway had to be shut down after an alarm signal sounded, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) announced.

In a statement, the agency said no radiation leak had been detected around the building housing the reactor at a technical institute in Kjeller, some 25 kilometers (15 miles) from Oslo.

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Four of Sweden's 10 nuclear reactors have been shut down, following an electricity failure

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Four of Sweden’s 10 nuclear reactors have been shut down, following an electricity failure. The Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, SKI, has been holding an emergency meeting, following the incidents at the Oskarshamn and Forsmark plants.

The firm operating Oskarshamn, in southern Sweden, stopped two of its three reactors late on Wednesday, citing safety concerns.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2006

The fifth block of the Kozlodui Nuclear Power Plant will re-open after the planned June 15 closure only if the Russian company Hydropress that constructed the plant guarantees there will be no more failures of the security system.

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Nuclear energy set to dominate G8 summit

Monday, March 13, 2006

Paris, March 13, 2006 - Nuclear power will dominate the first G8 energy summit in Moscow next week.

The rising price of fossil fuels, combined with concerns about the greenhouse effect and the demands of the Kyoto agreement ha s meant industrialised nations are having to reconsider how they source their energy supplies. Most countries regard nuclear energy as the solution to environmental concerns and dwindling fossil fuel supplies.

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