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Victory for communities and environmental groups as proposed Kaliningrad nuclear plant is buried (BankTrack)

Victory for communities and environmental groups as proposed Kaliningrad nuclear plant is buried (BankTrack)

The Baltic nuclear power plant project in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, a highly controversial project opposed by the local population, has been abandoned by the Russian authorities. Friends of the Earth France, whose campaign against Société Générale’s financial support for this project contributed to its suspension, welcome this news, although they remain vigilant about the involvement of French banks in the nuclear sector . … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Public Eye Award delivered to Goldman Sachs (Public Eye)

Public Eye Award delivered to Goldman Sachs (Public Eye)

We are proud to announce that at last on 4 /21 /2014 the Public Eye Award was delivered to the so awarded investment bank Goldman Sachs. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK

4 crippled Fukushima reactors dogged with 3.4 quadrillion becquerels of tritium(Mainichi)

4 crippled Fukushima reactors dogged with 3.4 quadrillion becquerels of tritium(Mainichi)

The combined level of radioactive tritium at four reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant is estimated at about 3.4 quadrillion becquerels, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said on April 24. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Restart of two reactors at Oi nuclear plant to be delayed (Japan Today)

Restart of two reactors at Oi nuclear plant to be delayed (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Kansai Electric Power Co, which had been hoping to restart two reactors at its Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, says a restart is now likely to be delayed until March 2015. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

GE stages wind turbine comeback in Japan (Nikkei)

GE stages wind turbine comeback in Japan (Nikkei)

TOKYO — General Electric is set to go head-to-head with Hitachi as the U.S. giant returns to Japan’s wind turbine market with a high-tech, big data-backed system. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 9.Energy

TEPCO: Mistake may have caused latest trouble (NHK)

TEPCO: Mistake may have caused latest trouble (NHK)

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says human error may be responsible for the latest disruption to the water treatment system at the complex. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident