Nuclear

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Contamination concerns cannot be ignored

Food safety / EU-Japan trade deal

Greens/EFA MEP Michèle Rivasi has written to the Chair of the European Parliament's Environment and Public Health Committee, objecting to the Commission's proposals to lift import controls on food from Japan put in place after the Fukushima disaster (1). The proposals, which come at the same time as the Commission approves a free trade deal with Japan, would reduce the safeguards designed to prevent radioactive elements (cesium 134 and 137) in foodstuffs from being imported into the EU.


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Remember Fukushima, 6 years ago

Anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi I Nuclear Plant

The Fukushima nuclear disaster showed us once again that nuclear reactors will always remain extremely dangerous. Nuclear disasters damage the health of the local population but also create a huge financial burden for society.


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Radioactive contamination of water and food

EU protection rules still decided behind closed doors

Many of the current nuclear reactors in the world are the result of technological choices of people who are not necessarily alive anymore. Yet the consequences of those choices affect people today all around the world, as well as generations to come, far beyond political borders and timeframes.


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EU Commission gives Hungary green light for controversial new nuclear

Paks II nuclear plant

"With the Hungarian state to be the owner, financer, operator and regulator of the new nuclear power plant, there is a clear problem of concentration of power." Hungarian Green MEP Benedek Jávor on the Paks II nuclear project.


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Nuclear security and non-proliferation

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Klaus Buchner, Bodil Valero, Ulrike Lunacek, Molly Scott Cato, Sven Giegold, Barbara Lochbihler, Bart Staes on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –  having regard to its resolution of 17 January 2013 on the Recommendations of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (N...


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Nuclear industry

Leaked EU Commission paper foresees major expansion of nuclear power

A draft paper from the EU's Sustainable Energy Technology Plan, which is being steered by the European Commission, was leaked today in the German media. The paper argues for the expansion of nuclear power and builds on an analysis on the future of nuclear power in Europe (the Community Nuclear Illus...


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30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

26 April 2016

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. We must learn the lessons of history. We will continue to campaign - in the European Parliament and elsewhere - for an end to nuclear energy.


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30 years since Chernobyl

07.04.2016

Witnesses of the past & nuclear power today

REGISTRATION CLOSEDThe maximum number of participants allowed under current security measures has been reached. PRESENTATION The 26th of April marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The name Chernobyl stands for a tragedy that forced thousands to leave their homes and has clai...


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EU nuclear industry analysis

EU Commission outlines high risk strategy, with reactor lifetime extensions of up to 60 years

The European Commission today presented a paper setting out its analysis on the future of nuclear power in Europe (the Community Nuclear Illustrative Programme - PINC). It is the first paper of its kind by the Juncker Commission and the first since the Fukushima accident in Japan. The Greens critic...


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Greens reject Commission's "rosy" vision of nuclear power

In spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, the European Commission is still dreaming of a nuclear Europe.


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PINC 2016

the Nuclear Illusory Programme

A reality check of the 2016 Nuclear Illustrative Programme prepared by the European Commission to be presented under Article 40 of the Euratom Treaty A report by Yves MARIGNAC and Manon BESNARD commissioned by Rebecca Harms, co-president of the Greens/EFA group and Claude Turmes, energy ...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 7-11 March 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included EU summit on the refugee crisis and Schengen, the possible re-approval of glyphosate, the report on tackling fraud with EU funds, women refugees and asylum seekers in focus on Women's Day, the controversial EU deal with tobacco industry, the report on children's rights in criminal proceedings


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