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Nuclear stress tests

Morgen wird sich die Hochrangige Gruppe der europäischen Regulatoren für nukleare Sicherheit mit Vertretern aller Mitgliedsstaaten (ENSREG) treffen, um über die Kriterien für die Sicherheitsüberprüfungen der Atomkraftwerke der EU zu entscheiden
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Nuclear safety 25 years after the Chernobyl Disaster

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Nuclear safety

A decision on the proposed EU nuclear stress tests is expected as early as next week, with the draft stress test criteria already in circulation (1). The Greens are concerned that, based on current drafts, the stress tests would fail to thoroughly assess the risk of nuclear reactors, notably excludi...
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Chernobyl (4) Ever

Invitation to a film screening, debate and reception 4 May 2011, 18h30, PHS C 3 0050 The 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe raises anew the question of how to handle the consequences of the nuclear catastrophe over time, from generation to generation. The problem is not only technical, bu...
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The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010-11

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010-11 (which was presented to the Worldwatch Institute in Washington on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster) makes clear that the nuclear industry was in decline even prior to the nuclear accident in Fukushima.
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EU budget proposal

The European Commission today presented its proposals for the EU budget 2012. The Greens hit out at proposals for a major increase in funding for the ITER nuclear fusion project, as well as cuts for energy networks among other areas. Green MEP and budgetary spokesperson Helga Trüpel said: "...
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Nuclear industry

Preliminary findings of a new independent study on the status of the nuclear industry were presented today in the European Parliament at a press conference hosted by the Greens/EFA group (1). The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010-11 (the final version of which will be presented to the Worldw...
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Nuclear energy

The European Parliament today failed spectacularly to adopt a resolution on nuclear energy, following a debate yesterday. The Greens criticised this as being blatant evidence of incapacity to respond to the nuclear desaster in Fukushima. After the vote, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: &...
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Radioactive contamination of foodstuffs

The European Commission yesterday announced it would be reducing the maximum permitted tolerance levels for radiation in foodstuffs imported to the EU from Japan, after the Green group raised concerns that the EU levels were less strict than those in Japan (1). The Greens urged the Commission to rev...
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EU response to the tragedy in Japan

Question Hour with the President of the Commission/1st Question