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2008-06-29 09:02:25

Text of report in English by Philippine newspaper The Daily Tribune website on 27 June [Report by Michaela P. del Callar: "Gov't Wants Mothballed Nuclear Plant Revived"] With the continued increase in the price of fuel, the Philippines is seriously considering reviving the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant and has invited a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to organize a multi-disciplinary and independent fact-finding and safety assessment mission to...

2006-07-16 12:45:46

By Louis Charbonneau ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Environmental advocacy groups accused the Group of Eight industrial nations on Sunday of failing to take seriously the problems of climate change and the dangers of nuclear energy. At a summit in St. Petersburg, the leaders of the G8 approved a statement that acknowledged divisions among the world's top economies on promoting nuclear energy and tackling climate change. But the statement said those who favor nuclear energy --...

2006-04-26 03:54:09

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police on Wednesday dragged away activists protesting on Red Square against atomic power on the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Thirteen young protesters from Greenpeace chained themselves to railings around St Basil's Cathedral, a central Moscow landmark famous for its multicoloured onion domes, before plain clothes agents told them to move on. Unsanctioned protests are forbidden on Red Square, which was a favorite gathering place for Soviet...

2006-04-19 20:35:00

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - When reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radioactive dust over much of Europe, many people believed the disaster sounded the death knell for nuclear power. The radioactive fallout -- up to 10 times the amount released during the Hiroshima atomic bombing in 1945 -- spread across Ukraine and its neighbors and reached eastern Europe, Scandinavia, northern Britain and even eastern United...

2006-04-18 06:10:54

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - The death toll from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 20 years ago could be far higher than official estimates, with up to 93,000 extra cancer deaths worldwide, environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday. Based on research by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the report said that of the 2 billion people globally affected by the Chernobyl fallout, 270,000 will develop cancers as a result, of which 93,000 will prove fatal. The...

2005-11-29 11:04:51

By Mike Peacock and Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair put nuclear power back on the agenda on Tuesday when he launched a review of energy policy, pledging to decide by the middle of next year on how to fill a looming energy gap. A review concluded two years ago that nuclear costs were unclear and that renewable sources such as wind or solar power, along with less wasteful use of fossil fuels, could suffice. But booming oil and gas prices, global...

2005-11-29 06:21:44

By Mike Peacock and Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-nuclear protesters staged a rooftop demonstration on Tuesday in a hall where British Prime Minister Tony Blair was due to launch a major review of Britain's future energy needs, forcing him to deliver his speech elsewhere. Speculation is rife that Blair favors a new generation of nuclear power stations to help fill a looming energy gap. The Greenpeace protesters, dressed in suits to mix in with the business audience,...

2005-11-29 05:52:37

By Mike Peacock and Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-nuclear protesters staged a rooftop demonstration on Tuesday in a hall where British Prime Minister Tony Blair was due to launch a major review of Britain's future energy needs, forcing him to deliver his speech elsewhere. Speculation is rife that Blair favors a new generation of nuclear power stations to help fill a looming energy gap. The Greenpeace protesters, dressed in suits to mix in with the business audience,...

2005-11-29 04:48:39

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-nuclear protesters staged a rooftop demonstration on Tuesday in a hall where British Prime Minister Tony Blair was due to launch a major review of Britain's future energy needs. Speculation is rife that Blair favors the building of a new generation of nuclear power stations to help fill a looming energy gap. The Greenpeace protesters clambered into the rafters of the conference center shortly before Blair was due to speak, dropping leaflets,...

2005-11-21 01:40:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - German anti-nuclear activists briefly held up a train carrying nuclear waste from a French reprocessing facility on its way to a storage depot in northern Germany on Sunday, police said. The train with 12 wagons of nuclear waste sealed in glass containers was delayed for 90 minutes near the southwestern town of Bietigheim-Bissingen when around a dozen anti-nuclear protesters demonstrated on the tracks. Police detained them. The train was heading for the northern Gorleben...


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