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#Nuclear Power

# nuclear-power - Thursday 13 January, 2022

MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas
# Energy
# Energy

MEP calls on Taoiseach to oppose EU 'green' label for nuclear and gas

Jan 13th 2022, 2:15 PM 8,336 Views 32 Comments

The divisive proposal would classify natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable investments.

# nuclear-power - Friday 7 January, 2022

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power
# Climate
# Climate

At least five Irish MEPs to oppose contentious 'green' label for gas and nuclear power

Updated Jan 7th 2022, 3:10 PM 26,472 Views 54 Comments
  • Five Irish MEPs will oppose a controversial green label for natural gas and nuclear power, with others still to decide, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The European Commission proposal would classify gas and nuclear as sustainable investments, which has sparked backlash from anti-nuclear countries.
  • Ireland's Department of Finance and the Department of the Environment are now considering the draft text.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 1 January, 2022

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas
# European Union
# European Union

EU proposes 'green' label for nuclear power and natural gas

Updated Jan 1st 2022, 7:35 PM 32,161 Views 69 Comments

If a majority of member states back the proposal, it will become EU law, coming into effect from 2023.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Belgium aims to phase out nuclear power plants
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Belgium aims to phase out nuclear power plants

Dec 23rd 2021, 3:06 PM 12,332 Views 35 Comments

A political commitment to phase out nuclear energy dates back to 2003, but successive Belgian governments have waffled to seal the deal.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Construction on a Welsh nuclear power station 105 km from Ireland is being frozen
# Irish Sea
# Irish Sea

Construction on a Welsh nuclear power station 105 km from Ireland is being frozen

Jan 17th 2019, 5:41 PM 26,938 Views 50 Comments

Hitachi says it is shelving the project “at this time”.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Russia denies it had a nuclear accident after radioactive pollution reported to be 986 times higher
# Nuke Free Zone
# Nuke Free Zone

Russia denies it had a nuclear accident after radioactive pollution reported to be 986 times higher

Nov 21st 2017, 5:33 PM 16,507 Views 22 Comments

A station close to the Mayak nuclear facility in the Chelyabinsk region detected “extremely high pollution”.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 27 April, 2017

At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD

Apr 27th 2017, 6:07 AM 7,854 Views 42 Comments

The UK-Ireland Contact Group on Radiological Matters is meeting in Dublin today.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

5 ways to increase your power for on the field or in the gym
# Power Boost
From The42
# Power Boost

5 ways to increase your power for on the field or in the gym

Feb 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 12,324 Views 0 Comments

You don’t need a lot of equipment to really develop in this area, writes David Last.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Explosion at French nuclear plant causes injuries but no 'radiation risk'
# Flamanville
# Flamanville

Explosion at French nuclear plant causes injuries but no 'radiation risk'

Feb 9th 2017, 1:18 PM 10,563 Views 62 Comments

Several people were injured but there was no radiation leak at the plant in Flamanville.

# nuclear-power - Monday 26 December, 2016

Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel

Dec 26th 2016, 9:21 AM 21,984 Views 46 Comments

Khawaja Asif was widely mocked for his blunder.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland
# Radiation
# Radiation

Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland

Dec 8th 2016, 1:34 PM 8,627 Views 56 Comments

A recent BBC panorama investigation suggested there were serious safety concerns at the plant.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 15 September, 2016

The UK is to push ahead with a new nuclear power station across the Irish Sea
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

The UK is to push ahead with a new nuclear power station across the Irish Sea

Sep 15th 2016, 10:14 AM 15,621 Views 101 Comments

The Hinkley Point project had been thrown into doubt but it will go ahead.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Calls for Sellafield to be closed down after investigation exposes safety concerns
# Nuclear Plant
# Nuclear Plant

Calls for Sellafield to be closed down after investigation exposes safety concerns

Sep 6th 2016, 3:17 PM 13,181 Views 55 Comments

BBC Panorama found that radioactive materials have been stored in degrading plastic bottles.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?
# Hinkley Point C
# Hinkley Point C

Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?

Aug 6th 2016, 9:30 PM 22,011 Views 115 Comments

Last week, the UK government stalled on signing off on a new nuclear power plant – just the latest setback in a decade long saga.

# nuclear-power - Friday 29 July, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland start using nuclear power?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland start using nuclear power?

Jul 29th 2016, 9:23 AM 29,074 Views 152 Comments

It was announced yesterday that a new nuclear power plant would be built close to Ireland.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 28 July, 2016

A new nuclear power station will be built 250 km from the Irish coast
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

A new nuclear power station will be built 250 km from the Irish coast

Jul 28th 2016, 8:14 PM 28,679 Views 125 Comments

The Hinkley Point power station is the UK’s first for 20 years.

# nuclear-power - Friday 6 May, 2016

North Korea has staged a rare party congress where the agenda is unknown
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

North Korea has staged a rare party congress where the agenda is unknown

May 6th 2016, 7:52 AM 10,698 Views 25 Comments

State television provided no live coverage of the congress itself while foreign journalists were not allowed inside.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 30 April, 2016

The true story behind the Chernobyl 'suicide squad' that saved Europe
# Meltdown
# Meltdown

The true story behind the Chernobyl 'suicide squad' that saved Europe

Apr 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 70,824 Views 77 Comments

Three men risked their lives by climbing into a pool of radioactive water in an attempt to stop an explosion that would have destroyed the entire plant.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
# Fallout
# Fallout

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Apr 26th 2016, 6:45 AM 101,207 Views 45 Comments

Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Remember iodine tablets? You won't be getting them again
# It's Pronounced Nuc-ular
# It's Pronounced Nuc-ular

Remember iodine tablets? You won't be getting them again

Jun 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 58,285 Views 41 Comments

But only because there threat of nuclear annihilation has receded. Yay.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 10 May, 2015

New York nuclear power plant 'stable' after fire triggers shutdown
# Indian Point
# Indian Point

New York nuclear power plant 'stable' after fire triggers shutdown

May 10th 2015, 1:07 PM 13,479 Views 56 Comments

The transformer fire was quickly extinguished.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Dec 31st 2014, 9:30 AM 18,371 Views 262 Comments

Energy Minister Alex White says nuclear power needs to be included in the debate.

Ireland 'cannot rule out' nuclear power says the Energy Minister
# Power Up
# Power Up

Ireland 'cannot rule out' nuclear power says the Energy Minister

Dec 31st 2014, 8:52 AM 6,566 Views 95 Comments

Alex White says he understands concerns over nuclear power.

# nuclear-power - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?
# Energy
# Energy

Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?

Nov 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 953 Views 165 Comments

The pros of going nuclear far outweigh the cons, and the overall net benefit is is much greater than continuing to burn fossil fuels.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

The EU has approved a nuclear plant to be built 240km from Ireland
# Hinkley Point
# Hinkley Point

The EU has approved a nuclear plant to be built 240km from Ireland

Oct 8th 2014, 10:51 PM 23,755 Views 136 Comments

Hinkley Point is a £16 billion development in Somerset.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 11 September, 2014

No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland
# Clean Energy
# Clean Energy

No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland

Sep 11th 2014, 6:00 PM 9,021 Views 55 Comments

Ex-PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power should be consigned to the history books after Fukushima disaster.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

'No health threat to Irish people' as four UK nuclear reactors are shut down
# Its Pronounced Nu-cular
# Its Pronounced Nu-cular

'No health threat to Irish people' as four UK nuclear reactors are shut down

Aug 12th 2014, 5:27 PM 14,236 Views 61 Comments

The old cracking in the boiler spine playing havoc again.

# nuclear-power - Friday 1 August, 2014

An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station

Aug 1st 2014, 10:21 PM 10,168 Views 92 Comments

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled against the Irish body today over the Hinkley Point power plant project.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

Jun 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,504 Views 142 Comments

Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted?

May 13th 2014, 9:28 AM 14,796 Views 281 Comments

The Green Paper on Energy says it would be “technically possible” to build a small nuclear power plant in County Clare.

# nuclear-power - Monday 21 April, 2014

'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons

Apr 21st 2014, 11:00 AM 11,011 Views 30 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Kieran Hartley says that the government should be looking at alternative energy sources and explains why he wouldn’t mind a wind turbine in a community, as long as it is benefiting that community.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'

Mar 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 206 Views 66 Comments

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

An Taisce take failed legal challenge against new UK power station to appeal court
# London
# London

An Taisce take failed legal challenge against new UK power station to appeal court

Mar 27th 2014, 7:03 PM 7,259 Views 0 Comments

The National Trust contends that the building a nuclear station on the west coast of the UK was against international, EU, and English law.

# nuclear-power - Friday 31 January, 2014

Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'
# Its Grand
# Its Grand

Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'

Jan 31st 2014, 6:34 PM 6,819 Views 29 Comments

All non-essential staff at the site were asked not to report to work this morning because of the elevated radiation levels detected overnight.

Sellafield says there is 'no risk to public' because of elevated radiation levels
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Sellafield says there is 'no risk to public' because of elevated radiation levels

Jan 31st 2014, 8:30 AM 9,497 Views 73 Comments

Staff have been sent home from the facility in Cumbria.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Uncertainty over progress in Iran talks as Kerry set to leave Geneva
# Nuclear Talks
# Nuclear Talks

Uncertainty over progress in Iran talks as Kerry set to leave Geneva

Nov 23rd 2013, 6:57 PM 4,846 Views 13 Comments

US Secretary of State is to leave for London, while Iran’s chief negotiator expressed doubts over a deal.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Iran nuclear talks continue for a third day
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Iran nuclear talks continue for a third day

Nov 9th 2013, 10:14 AM 2,938 Views 8 Comments

Secretary of State John Kerry said there are still “important gaps” that must be overcome.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Sellafield facilities "do not meet modern standards" - UK nuclear watchdog
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Sellafield facilities "do not meet modern standards" - UK nuclear watchdog

Nov 6th 2013, 11:35 AM 4,053 Views 8 Comments

The Irish government welcomed the report and says it will work with the UK on the decommissioning of the site.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Mitchell: Independent review needed on British nuclear plant risks
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Mitchell: Independent review needed on British nuclear plant risks

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:56 AM 3,473 Views 11 Comments

The MEP was speaking following confirmation this week that EDF is to build a new nuclear facility at Hinkley Point, on England’s south-west coast.

# nuclear-power - Monday 21 October, 2013

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