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  0.  Preface
 
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  Welcome to this 15th release of the multilingual newsletter system of
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the Nuclear Heritage Network! In this issue activists connected
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through our community report on the topics they are struggling with in
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France, Ukraine, Poland, United Kingdom, Russia, Canada and other
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regions. Topics include uranium, new reactors, extension of reactors
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and nuclear waste.
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In August we held the NukeNews minicamp in Kaplice, Czech Republic. We
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discussed the NukeNews project, opportunities to extend and develop
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it. If you are interested in the discussions and some results, check
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the minutes:
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http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Anti-nuclear_mini_camp_in_the_Czech_Republic
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Your contributions to the next issue of the NukeNews are welcome! Find
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more information at the end of the newsletter. We also appreciate
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support with translations and proofreading, and if someone wants to
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start new language editions of the NukeNews, we would be very happy!
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
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  0.  Preface
 
  0.  Preface
 
  1.  Join the campaign Bure365!
 
  1.  Join the campaign Bure365!
  2.  Ukraine: Updates on Khmelnitsky NPP new reactor construction plans
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  2.  Ukraine: Updates on Khmelnitskiy NPP reactor construction plans
 
  3.  Photo Exhibition "Faces of Uranium" in Polná
 
  3.  Photo Exhibition "Faces of Uranium" in Polná
 
  4.  March against uranium in Brzkov  
 
  4.  March against uranium in Brzkov  
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  6.  UK: Stop Moorside – Petition
 
  6.  UK: Stop Moorside – Petition
 
  7.  UK: Not So Brief Encounter - Nuclear Trains at Carnforth
 
  7.  UK: Not So Brief Encounter - Nuclear Trains at Carnforth
  8.  Estonian energy company about investing in Visaginas NPP:
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  8.  Estonian energy company says "No" to investing in Visaginas NPP
    "No, thanks"
 
 
  9.  Russia: International campaign to support Russian
 
  9.  Russia: International campaign to support Russian
 
     Anti-Nuke-Movement
 
     Anti-Nuke-Movement
 
  10. Czech Republic-Slowakia-Hungary: New developments
 
  10. Czech Republic-Slowakia-Hungary: New developments
 
  11. Europe: Japanese expert in Europe informing about Fukushima
 
  11. Europe: Japanese expert in Europe informing about Fukushima
  12. New World Nuclear Industries Status Report online
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  12. New World Nuclear Industry Status Report online
 
  13. Updates on Polish NPP construction
 
  13. Updates on Polish NPP construction
 
  14. Canada: OPG says Darlington risks are contained
 
  14. Canada: OPG says Darlington risks are contained
 
  15. On the Yellowcake Trail
 
  15. On the Yellowcake Trail
  XX. Upcoming events
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  16. Smolensk Russian nuclear industry lies in official documents
  YY. About NukeNews
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17. Contract for Polish NPP construction
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18. News from hearings in Russia
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19. Lifetime extension of Kola NPP 4th reactor: an unnecessary risk
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20. Rosatom's activities in Finland granted by Finnish government
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21. EU approves subsidies for Hinkley Point NPP
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22. Leaked Photographs of Sellafield
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23. A wake up call for Capenhurst
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24. Upcoming events
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  25. About NukeNews
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
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  The campaign Bure365 was launched in June 2014 in order to oppose
 
  The campaign Bure365 was launched in June 2014 in order to oppose
  "Cigéo", this highly radioactive waste deposit project supposed to be
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  "Cigéo", this highly radioactive waste repository project supposed to
  built in the small village of Bure (East of France). Antinuclear
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  be built in the small village of Bure (East of France). Antinuclear
 
  groups from France and all over Europe are invited to join this
 
  groups from France and all over Europe are invited to join this
 
  campaign over and to organize as many actions as possible. All kinds
 
  campaign over and to organize as many actions as possible. All kinds
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  2.  Ukraine: Updates on Khmelnitsky NPP new reactor construction plans
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  2.  Ukraine: Updates on Khmelnitskiy NPP reactor construction plans
 
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  Good news: Officials say that the Ukraine is no longer going to
 
  Good news: Officials say that the Ukraine is no longer going to
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  reactors, but with involvement of another partner. Moreover, in early
 
  reactors, but with involvement of another partner. Moreover, in early
 
  September a Ukrainian PM said the government should decide about the
 
  September a Ukrainian PM said the government should decide about the
  possible site and partner till the end of the year. There are also
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  possible site and partner before the end of the year. There are also
 
  talks about partial (up to 40%) privatization of Energoatom, which is
 
  talks about partial (up to 40%) privatization of Energoatom, which is
 
  completely new, because previously they were talking mostly about
 
  completely new, because previously they were talking mostly about
  corporation (first step to privatization). They think privatization
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  corporatization (first step to privatization). They think
  will help to involve private investments in projects. Another way of
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  privatization will help to involve private investors in projects.
fund involvement, they say, is an agreement of electricity export to
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Another way of fund involvement, they say, is an agreement of electricity export to
 
  EU. Among possible technical partners so far they mentioned Czech
 
  EU. Among possible technical partners so far they mentioned Czech
  companies. But here are still big uncertainty and a lack of
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  companies. But there are still big uncertainties and a lack of
  information. Anyway, they say that the existing infrastructure at
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  information. Anyway, they say that it is not possible to use the
Khmelnitskiy NPP site is not possible to be used.
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existing infrastructure at Khmelnitskiy.
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
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  3.  Photo Exhibition "Faces of Uranium" in Polná
 
  3.  Photo Exhibition "Faces of Uranium" in Polná
 
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  From 24 September to 31 October 2014 there is going to be installed a
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  From 24 September to 31 October 2014 the photo exhibition "Faces of
photo exhibition "Faces of Uranium" of photographs by Václav Vašků in
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Uranium" of photographs by Václav Vašků took place in the passageway
  the passageway of a bookstore "Kuba and Pařízek" in Husovo náměstí 44,
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  of a bookstore "Kuba and Pařízek" in Husovo náměstí 44, Polná. The
Polná. The photo exhibition runs concurrently with the processing of a
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photo exhibition ran concurrently with the processing of a feasibility
  feasibility study for opening Brzkov and Horní Věžnice uranium
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  study for opening Brzkov and Horní Věžnice uranium deposits (the
deposits (the government commissioned the state enterprise DIAMO to
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government commissioned the state enterprise DIAMO to finish this
  finish this study by 30 September 2014). The opening of the photo
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  study by 30 September 2014). The opening of the photo exhibition took
  exhibition will take place on Wednesday 24 September at 3pm and Václav
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  place on Wednesday 24 September at 3pm and Václav Vašků was present,
Vašků is going to be present, too.
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too.
 
   
 
   
 
  Read the complete article:
 
  Read the complete article:
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  Radiation Free Lakeland are lobbying for independent radiation
 
  Radiation Free Lakeland are lobbying for independent radiation
  monitoring in the North West. This used to be carried out by Radiation
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  monitoring in the North West of the UK. This used to be carried out by
  Monitoring in Lancashire – RADMIL - which was disbanded a few years
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  Radiation Monitoring in Lancashire – RADMIL - which was disbanded a
ago due to council cuts.
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few years ago due to council cuts.
 
   
 
   
 
  http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/independent-radiation-monitoring-in-nw-what/
 
  http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/independent-radiation-monitoring-in-nw-what/
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  8.  Estonian energy company about investing in Visaginas NPP:
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  8.  Estonian energy company says "No" to investing in Visaginas NPP
    "No, thanks"
 
 
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  Lithuania and "Hitachi, Ltd." are preparing a plan to establish an
 
  Lithuania and "Hitachi, Ltd." are preparing a plan to establish an
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  However, it seems the project does not have many chances, since it
 
  However, it seems the project does not have many chances, since it
 
  cannot be implemented without regional partners – Estonia and Latvia.
 
  cannot be implemented without regional partners – Estonia and Latvia.
  Estonia is especially reluctant towards investing in the new power
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  Estonia is especially reluctant about investing in the new power
 
  plant. Sandor Liive from "Eesti Energia" said that cheap nuclear
 
  plant. Sandor Liive from "Eesti Energia" said that cheap nuclear
 
  energy does not exist anymore, and if Lithuanians would approach
 
  energy does not exist anymore, and if Lithuanians would approach
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  10. Czech Republic-Slowakia-Hungary: New developments
 
  10. Czech Republic-Slowakia-Hungary: New developments
 
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  On the on hand the plans to build two more units in the Southern Czech
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  On the one hand the plans to build two more units in the Southern
  Temelín NPP were cancelled - due to economical arguments. But there
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  Czech Temelín NPP were cancelled - due to economical arguments. But
  are still attempts to extend Temelín NPP - and also at Dukovany NPP,
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  there are still attempts to extend Temelín NPP - and also at Dukovany
the second atomic power station in the Czech Republic - for at least
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NPP, the second atomic power station in the Czech Republic - for at
  one more block each. On the other hand the Czech state dominated
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  least one more reactor each. On the other hand the Czech state
  power-utility CEZ seems to be planning taking over large parts of the
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  dominated power-utility CEZ seems to be planning taking over large
Slovak SE utility currently owned by the Italian company ENEL, which
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parts of the Slovak SE utility currently owned by the Italian company
is trying to get rid of some possibly not so profitable investments
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ENEL, which is trying to get rid of some possibly not so profitable
  outside Italy. The result could be a new push in Slovakia as well as
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  investments outside Italy. The result could be a new push in Slovakia
in the Czech Republic to invest in further NPPs with own resources.
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as well as in the Czech Republic to invest in further NPPs with own
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resources.
 
   
 
   
 
  Or maybe also with Russian help, which seems the case especially in
 
  Or maybe also with Russian help, which seems the case especially in
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  12. New World Nuclear Industries Status Report online
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  12. New World Nuclear Industry Status Report online
 
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  One of the best addresses with information concerning the worldwide
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  One of the best reports with information concerning worldwide nuclear
  developments around the nuclear industry has been released again with
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  industry developments, the 2014 edition of the World Nuclear Industry
the WISR 2014 edition - thanks to the work of mainly Mycle Schneider
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  Status Report is now available.
  and Antony P. Froggatt.
 
 
   
 
   
  You find this current and also older copies here:
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  The 2014 edition (and previous editions) are posted at:  
 
  http://www.worldnuclearreport.org
 
  http://www.worldnuclearreport.org
 
   
 
   
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  Drilling works of the dunes in Lubiatowo - one of the NPPs candidate
 
  Drilling works of the dunes in Lubiatowo - one of the NPPs candidate
  siting at Weherowo, Pomerania - by Worley Parsons under the complex
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  sites at Wejherowo, Pomerania - by Worley Parsons under the complex
 
  siting and environmental studies have been - thanks to local opponents
 
  siting and environmental studies have been - thanks to local opponents
 
  supported by GP - successfully postponed for past week and months.
 
  supported by GP - successfully postponed for past week and months.
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  turn of 2017 and 2018.
 
  turn of 2017 and 2018.
 
   
 
   
  The biggest problem remains - of course - still the "model of
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  The biggest problem remains - of course - the "model of financing".
financing". PGE has managed to gain four "partner-shareholders" among
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PGE has managed to gain four "partner-shareholders" among Polish
  Polish state-owned companies (energy and copper mining): ENEA, KGHM
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  state-owned companies (energy and copper mining): ENEA, KGHM Polska
  Polska Miedź and TAURON Polska Energia. The adequate agreement among
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  Miedź and TAURON Polska Energia. The agreement among them should still
them should still be approved by the UOKiK, the state public watchdog
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be approved by the UOKiK, the state public watchdog for consumers.
for consumers.
 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
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  16. Smolensk Russian nuclear industry lies in official documents
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In the course of public hearings on equipping the new Smolensk Nuclear
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Power Plant (NPP) with the experimental VVER-TOI reactor, the Russian
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state nuclear corporation Rosatom continues to perpetuate the
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illusion of environmental safety and the economic feasibility of
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building the new station by continually referring to non-existent
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prohibitions to alternatives and dreams of "safe" radioactive waste.
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Learn more:
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http://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issues/radioactive-waste-and-spent-nuclear-fuel/2014-09-russian-nuke-industry-lies-official-documents-build-new-reactors-smolensk
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17. Contract for Polish NPP construction
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The special purpose vehicle company of the PGE conglomerate to build
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the first NPP in Poland, PGE EJ1, on 12 September signed a contract as
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a result of a tender with the AMEC Nuclear UK Ltd corporation for
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carrying out the tasks of the so called owner's engineer. The contract
 +
amounts to a record on the PGE's nuclear spending list so far high
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level of PLN 1,3 bn (ca. EUR 300m). The media report it as a net
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amount, so at least VAT taxes might be to be added.
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18. News from hearings in Russia
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Nearly 30 questions posed to a roundtable discussion held in the
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middle of October on boosting the engineered power capacity of the
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Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant's No 1 reactor by Bellona remained
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unanswered by the meeting's adjournment, raising stark concerns over
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whether Rosenergoatom, Russia's nuclear utility, knows what it's
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getting itself into.
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Details:
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http://bellona.org/news/russian-human-rights-issues/access-to-information/2014-10-silence-greets-questions-posed-bellona-public-hearing-kalinin-nuclear-reactor-experiment
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19. Lifetime extension of Kola NPP 4th reactor: an unnecessary risk
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Since October 11th all of four reactors of Kola Nuclear Power Plant
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are running over the allotted lifetime. Friday, October 10th the
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lifetime of the 4th reactor was finished. Kola Environmental Center
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considers that lifetime prolongation of nuclear reactors over the
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project period carried additional risks without real needs.
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Read the complete article:
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http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Lifetime_extension_of_Kola_NPP_4th_reactor:_an_unnecessary_risk
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20. Rosatom's activities in Finland granted by Finnish government
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In the dispute whether or not the involvement of the Russian atomic
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giant Rosatom in the Fennovoima project to construct a new NPP in
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Pyhäjoki required a new "decision in principle", the Finnish
 +
government approved Rosatom's activities. The government voted in the
 +
middle of September ten in favour and seven against it. As a
 +
consequence the Green Party left the government.
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In 2010 the Finnish parliament made the so-called Hanhikivi NPP
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possible, when they issued a decision in principle for Fennovoima's
 +
plans. However, at that time the German E.on energy giant held some
 +
34% of the shares of this company; Russia was not involved. When E.on
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left the nuclear project, the construction plans almost failed. Then
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Rosatom took over E.on's part and now owns one third of Fennovoima.
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Besides that, the reactor design was changed as well as the dimensions
 +
of the project. The latest official viewpoint was that this requires a
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completely new decision in principle for the NPP - a major delay of
 +
the project.
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 +
Latest news from Pyhäjoki was the construction start of the roads to
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the proposed NPP site on 16th of September.
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21. EU approves subsidies for Hinkley Point NPP
 
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  Initially, the EU commission raised serious doubts about the planned
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strike price deal for French atomic giant EDF's two new reactors at
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Hinkley Point in the United Kingdom. The proposed 17.6 Billion Pound
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deal were suspected to be potentially wasteful and illegal public
 +
subsidies.
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Eventually, the proposed British state aid for nuclear power on
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October 8, 2014 was approved by the European commission. The 35-year
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contract for difference guarantees a minimum revenue for the reactor.
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The British government agreed to pay EDF 92.50 Pounds per MWh from
 +
Hinkley Point C, which is twice the current wholesale price of
 +
power.
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The Austrian government announced a challenge to the European Court
 +
of Justice against the Commission's decision.
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Learn more:
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http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/PR:Stop_Hinkley_Comment_on_European_Commission_Go-ahead_for_%C2%A317.6bn_Hinkley_Deal
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
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  22. Leaked Photographs of Sellafield
 
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  Photographs leaked by a whistleblower showing decades of neglect of
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dangerous wastes at the Sellafield site have been sent by Radiation
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Free Lakeland to the Austrian Chancellor. The photographs were
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published in The Ecologist on 27th October under the headline: "Leaked
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Sellafield photos reveal ‘massive radioactive release threat.’"
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Read the complete article:
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http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Leaked_Photographs_Sellafield
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
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  XX. Upcoming events
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  23. A wake up call for Capenhurst
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American radioactive Uranium Hexaflouride (UF6) leak signals major
 +
concern for North West residents. Sunday (October 26, 2014) night's
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leak of Uranium Hexaflouride from the Honeywell Uranium enrichment
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plant at Metropolis, Illinois, clearly illustrates the kind of
 +
dangers that are inherent in such plants.
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Various reports show a cloud of Uranium Hexaflouride drifting away
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from the plant. Uranium hexafluoride is highly toxic, reacts
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violently with water and is corrosive to most metals.
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Read the complete article:
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http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/A_wake_up_call_for_Capenhurst
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24. Upcoming events
 
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  (just an extract, tell us your events for the next newsletter)
 
  (just an extract, tell us your events for the next newsletter)
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  03/08/14 1.30 PM: Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance rally at uranium
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  01/06/14-June '15: "Bure 365" - decentralized actions against nuclear
                    enrichment facility in Gronau (D)
+
                    waste repository in Bure (F)
  04/08/14-08/08/14: Nuclear Heritage Network gathering near Kiel (D)
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  06/10/14-03/11/14: Uranium Filmfestival at Scharfrichter Kino,
  09/08/14:         Actions against nuclear weapons at AWE Aldermaston
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                    Milchgasse 2, in Passau (D)
                     & AWE Burghfield (UK)
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  autumn/winter 2014:Jülich atomic research center's high level
  09/08/14-16/08/14: International Anti-nuclear Camp near Kiel (D)
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                     radioactive waste exports to the USA & protests (D)
  16/08/14-24/08/14: Lausitzcamp on energy topics & against open pit
+
  01/11/14-02/11/14: Berliner Energietisch's energy conference (D)
                     coal mining in the Lausitz region (D)
+
  03/11/14-09/11/14: working meeting of ATOMIC BALTIC network/project at
  20/08/14-24/08/14: Anti-nuclear mini camp near Kaplice (CZ)
+
                     project house, Am Bärental 6, in Döbeln (D)
22/08/14-24/08/14: solar festival in Peckwitz (D)
+
  07/11/14:     remembrance events in many regions on Sébastien
  30/08/14:          anti nuke bloc NATO SUMMIT in Newport (UK)
+
                    Briat - an activist 2004 killed by the Castor train
30/08/14 at 11 AM: nuclear waste conference at Volkshochschule,
+
  08/11/14 at 11 AM: seminar "Verteilung von Radioaktivität in die/der
                     Wilhelmshöher Allee 19-21, in Kassel (D)
+
                    Umwelt - tolerierbares Strahlenrisiko?" at Harald-
  04/09/14-17/09/14: Energiewende Festival in Rubigen near Bern (CH)
+
                     Koch-Haus, Steinstr. 48, in Dortmund (D)
  08/09/14:          nuclear waste commission meeting at Bundestag in
+
  14/11/14-17/11/14: National Summit for a Nuclear Free Future at
                    Berlin (D
+
                    National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100
  13/09/14-17/09/14: "AFRIRPA 04" - The Fourth Regional African Congress
+
                    Connecticut Ave., in MD 20815, Chevy Chase (USA)
                    of International Radiation Protection Association
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  15/11/14:          nationwide action day on nuclear waste (D)
                     in Rabat (MA)
+
  15/11/14 at 2 PM: rally against Fessenheim NPP at Rathausplatz in
  14/09/14-18/09/14: 2014 conference of American Nuclear Society's
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                     Neuenburg (D)
                     Radiation Protection & Shielding Division in
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  15/11/14 at 6 PM: workshop "Radioaktivität in unserer Umwelt" at
                     Knoxville, TN (USA)
+
                     "Nacht der Wissenschaft" at Herrenhäuser Str. 2,
  15/09/14-17/09/14: OECD/NEA: Constructing Memory - An International
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                     building 4113, room A101, in Hannover (D)
                     Conference and Debate on the Preservation of
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  17/11/14:         Conference on EU Energy Union - "How to shape Energy
                     Records, Knowledge and Memory of Radioactive Waste
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                     Policy so as to boost European competitiveness?" at
                     across Generations in Verdun (F)  
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                     Charlemagne Building, European Commission, Brussels
  21/09/14-25/09/14: Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology 2014 International
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                     (B)
                     Conference in Freiberg (D)
+
  26/11/14 at 1 PM: Nuclear Waste Council's seminar on organizational
22/09/14-28/09/14: next working meeting of the Atomic Baltic project
+
                     issues surrounding construction & operation of a
                     in Döbeln (D)
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                     spent nuclear fuel repository at Näringslivets hus,
28/09/14-01/10/14: International Radon Symposium in Charleston, South
+
                     Storgatan 19, in Stockholm (S)
                     Carolina (USA)
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  27/11/14 8 PM CET: ATOMIC BALTIC network/project's updating Skype
  29/09/14-03/10/14: International Uranium Film Festival in Berlin (D)
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                     conference
23/10/14-26/10/14: "Remembering for a common future" international
+
  28/11/14-30/11/14: international uranium transports meeting at
                     partnership conference in Krzyzowa (PL)
+
                     Paul-Gerhardt-Haus, Friedrichstr. 10, in Münster (D)
  27/10/14-31/10/14: Radiobioassay & Radiochemical Measurements
 
                     Conference in Knoxville, TN (USA)
 
 
  29/11/14-30/11/14: uranium symposium in Niamey (RN)
 
  29/11/14-30/11/14: uranium symposium in Niamey (RN)
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30/11/14:          "YES or NO, Trident still has to go – NOW!" rally
 +
                    at Faslane nuclear submarines site (UK)
 
  01/12/14-05/12/14: International Conference on Occupational Radiation
 
  01/12/14-05/12/14: International Conference on Occupational Radiation
 
                     Protection: Enhancing the Protection of Workers -
 
                     Protection: Enhancing the Protection of Workers -
 
                     Gaps, Challenges and Developments in Vienna (A)
 
                     Gaps, Challenges and Developments in Vienna (A)
 +
24/01/15 at 1 PM:  "Wrap Up Trident!" Mass Demo at TBC in London (UK)
 
  01/02/15-04/02/15: Health Physics Society 48th Midyear Topical Meeting
 
  01/02/15-04/02/15: Health Physics Society 48th Midyear Topical Meeting
 
                     in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA (USA)
 
                     in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA (USA)
 +
21/03/15 at 11 AM: nuclear waste conference at Volkshochschule,
 +
                    Wilhelmshöher Allee 19-21, in Kassel (D)
 +
14/04/15-16/04/15: World Uranium Summit in Québec City (CDN)
 +
25/04/15-01/05/15: European Action Weeks For A Future After Chernobyl
 +
                    And Fukushima
 +
12/05/15-15/05/15: "Innovation in the Third Millennium" nuclear
 +
                    conference at Delta Winnipeg hotel, 350 St Mary Ave,
 +
                    in Winnipeg, Manitoba (CDN)
 +
22/05/15 at 2 PM:  cultural resistance party with citizens' initiative
 +
                    & Kulturelle Landpartie organizers at atomic
 +
                    facilities in Gorleben (D)
 +
summer 2015:      Walk For A Nuclear Free Future from Nuclear Facility
 +
                    Oakridge, TN to Hiroshima 2015 (USA & J)
 +
12/07/15-16/07/15: Health Physics Society 60th Annual Meeting in
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                    Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)
 
  2015:              Probably Castor transport of high level radioactive
 
  2015:              Probably Castor transport of high level radioactive
 
                     waste from Sellafield (UK) and of intermediate
 
                     waste from Sellafield (UK) and of intermediate
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                     on SKB's application to build KBS3 final nuclear
 
                     on SKB's application to build KBS3 final nuclear
 
                     waste repository at District Court in Nacka (S)
 
                     waste repository at District Court in Nacka (S)
 +
10/10/15 at 11 AM: nuclear waste conference at Volkshochschule,
 +
                    Wilhelmshöher Allee 19-21, in Kassel (D)
 +
25/04/16-01/05/16: European Action Weeks For A Future After Chernobyl
 +
                    And Fukushima
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
http://castor.de/php/termine/termine.php
+
  http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Bure_365
  http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Nuclear_Heritage_Network_gathering_2014
+
  http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/de/programm/passau-2014
  http://www.cnduk.org/get-involved/events/item/1815-wool-against-weapons
+
  http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Nuclear_Waste_Transport_to_Ahaus
  http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/International_Anti-nuclear_Camp_near_Kiel
+
http://berliner-energietisch.net/images/Flyer_HO_final.pdf
  http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Anti-nuclear_mini_camp_in_the_Czech_Republic
+
  http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Atomic_Threats_In_The_Baltic_Sea_Region/Working_meetings/Sixth_meeting
  https://www.facebook.com/events/535370296568820/
+
  http://www.lagatom.de/?p=3809
  http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=769&Itemid=189
+
  http://atommuell-alarm.info/home/termine/
  http://www.energiewendefestival.ch
+
  https://content.sierraclub.org/grassrootsnetwork/sites/content.sierraclub.org.activistnetwork/files/teams/documents/Nuclear%20Summit%20Nov%202014.pdf
 
  http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=769&Itemid=189
 
  http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=769&Itemid=189
  http://afrirpa04.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/AFRIRPA04-First-Announcement1.pdf
+
  http://vorort.bund.net/suedlicher-oberrhein/termine.php?year=2014&month=11
  http://www.rpsd2014.org
+
  http://www.dienachtdiewissenschafft.de/themenfelder/alle-veranstaltungen/veranstaltung-details/title/80.html
http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/oecd-nea20140915-17verdun
+
  http://www.energyconference.eu
  http://tu-freiberg.de/umh-vii-2014
+
  http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Atomic_Threats_In_The_Baltic_Sea_Region
  http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Atomic_Threats_In_The_Baltic_Sea_Region/Working_meetings/Fifth_meeting
 
http://internationalradonsymposium.org
 
http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org
 
http://www.rrmc.co
 
 
  http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=769&Itemid=189
 
  http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=769&Itemid=189
 
  http://www-pub.iaea.org/iaeameetings/46139/orpconf2014
 
  http://www-pub.iaea.org/iaeameetings/46139/orpconf2014
  http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Gorleben_Castor_Resistance_in_Germany_2014
+
http://hps.org/meetings/meeting41.html
  http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/kbshuvudforhandling-md
+
http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=61&Itemid=273/
 +
http://www.uranium2015.com
 +
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/European_Action_Weeks_For_A_Future_After_Chernobyl_And_Fukushima_2015
 +
http://crpa-acrp.org/conference/
 +
http://www.bi-luechow-dannenberg.de/?page_id=9162
 +
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Walk_For_A_Nuclear_Free_Future_2011-2015/Y-12_Nuclear_Facility_Oakridge-Hiroshima
 +
http://hps.org/meetings/meeting37.html
 +
  http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Gorleben_Castor_Resistance_in_Germany_2015
 +
  http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/kbshuvudforhandling2012
 +
http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=61&Itemid=273/
 +
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/European_Action_Weeks_For_A_Future_After_Chernobyl_And_Fukushima_2016
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
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0.  Preface
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Welcome to this 15th release of the multilingual newsletter system of
the Nuclear Heritage Network! In this issue activists connected
through our community report on the topics they are struggling with in
France, Ukraine, Poland, United Kingdom, Russia, Canada and other
regions. Topics include uranium, new reactors, extension of reactors
and nuclear waste.

In August we held the NukeNews minicamp in Kaplice, Czech Republic. We
discussed the NukeNews project, opportunities to extend and develop
it. If you are interested in the discussions and some results, check
the minutes:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Anti-nuclear_mini_camp_in_the_Czech_Republic

Your contributions to the next issue of the NukeNews are welcome! Find
more information at the end of the newsletter. We also appreciate
support with translations and proofreading, and if someone wants to
start new language editions of the NukeNews, we would be very happy!


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Outline of the current NukeNews issue #15
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0.  Preface
1.  Join the campaign Bure365!
2.  Ukraine: Updates on Khmelnitskiy NPP reactor construction plans
3.  Photo Exhibition "Faces of Uranium" in Polná
4.  March against uranium in Brzkov 
5.  Campaigning for independent radiation monitoring in the North West
6.  UK: Stop Moorside – Petition
7.  UK: Not So Brief Encounter - Nuclear Trains at Carnforth
8.  Estonian energy company says "No" to investing in Visaginas NPP
9.  Russia: International campaign to support Russian
    Anti-Nuke-Movement
10. Czech Republic-Slowakia-Hungary: New developments
11. Europe: Japanese expert in Europe informing about Fukushima
12. New World Nuclear Industry Status Report online
13. Updates on Polish NPP construction
14. Canada: OPG says Darlington risks are contained
15. On the Yellowcake Trail
16. Smolensk Russian nuclear industry lies in official documents
17. Contract for Polish NPP construction
18. News from hearings in Russia
19. Lifetime extension of Kola NPP 4th reactor: an unnecessary risk
20. Rosatom's activities in Finland granted by Finnish government
21. EU approves subsidies for Hinkley Point NPP
22. Leaked Photographs of Sellafield
23. A wake up call for Capenhurst
24. Upcoming events
25. About NukeNews


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1.  Join the campaign Bure365!
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The campaign Bure365 was launched in June 2014 in order to oppose
"Cigéo", this highly radioactive waste repository project supposed to
be built in the small village of Bure (East of France). Antinuclear
groups from France and all over Europe are invited to join this
campaign over and to organize as many actions as possible. All kinds
of solidarity actions are welcome: civil disobedience, actions in
public, direct actions, legal actions...

Read the call:
http://nocigeo.noblogs.org/post/category/translation-en/


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2.  Ukraine: Updates on Khmelnitskiy NPP reactor construction plans
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Good news: Officials say that the Ukraine is no longer going to
cooperate with Russia in construction of new units at Khmelnitskiy
NPP.

Bad news: They are still considering options for construction of new
reactors, but with involvement of another partner. Moreover, in early
September a Ukrainian PM said the government should decide about the
possible site and partner before the end of the year. There are also
talks about partial (up to 40%) privatization of Energoatom, which is
completely new, because previously they were talking mostly about
corporatization (first step to privatization). They think
privatization will help to involve private investors in projects.
Another way of fund involvement, they say, is an agreement of electricity export to
EU. Among possible technical partners so far they mentioned Czech
companies. But there are still big uncertainties and a lack of
information. Anyway, they say that it is not possible to use the
existing infrastructure at Khmelnitskiy.


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3.  Photo Exhibition "Faces of Uranium" in Polná
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From 24 September to 31 October 2014 the photo exhibition "Faces of
Uranium" of photographs by Václav Vašků took place in the passageway
of a bookstore "Kuba and Pařízek" in Husovo náměstí 44, Polná. The
photo exhibition ran concurrently with the processing of a feasibility
study for opening Brzkov and Horní Věžnice uranium deposits (the
government commissioned the state enterprise DIAMO to finish this
study by 30 September 2014). The opening of the photo exhibition took
place on Wednesday 24 September at 3pm and Václav Vašků was present,
too.

Read the complete article:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Photo_Exhibition_%22Faces_of_Uranium%22_in_Poln%C3%A1


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4.  March against uranium in Brzkov
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The march against planned uranium mining on September 7, 2014 was
attended by approximately 200 people with children, mostly locals, but
some participants also arrived from surrounding villages and towns.
The march was organized by the association "Our Future Without
Uranium", which expresses disapproval of the Brzkov population with
the government’s intention to restore the local mining uranium in the
future, which would be contrary to The Raw Material Policy of the
Czech Republic from 1999. During the day citizens could sign the
petition by the civic association called "NO to Uranium Mining in the
Highlands" (about 1200 signatures since July), which is addressed to
the Prime Minister Sobotka.

Read the complete article:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/March_against_uranium_in_Brzkov


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5.  Campaigning for independent radiation monitoring in the North West
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Radiation Free Lakeland are lobbying for independent radiation
monitoring in the North West of the UK. This used to be carried out by
Radiation Monitoring in Lancashire – RADMIL - which was disbanded a
few years ago due to council cuts.

http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/independent-radiation-monitoring-in-nw-what/


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6.  UK: Stop Moorside – Petition
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A petition has been set up to STOP MOORSIDE, described by the industry
as "the biggest nuclear development in Europe". Despite having no
solution to the problem of nuclear waste our government is hell bent
on trashing a large swathe of Cumbria in order to build new nuclear
reactors. To quote Michael Meacher MP: "We need new nuclear like we
need a hole in the head!"... Please sign the petition and share
widely.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-moorside-biggest-nuclear-development-in-europe


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7.  UK: Not So Brief Encounter - Nuclear Trains at Carnforth
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Trains pulling containers of highly-radioactive nuclear fuel rods
("Nuclear Trains") regularly go through Carnforth. These waste trains
carrying spent fuel are operated by DRS, [Direct Rail Services owned
by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) which transports this highly
radioactive waste through some of most highly populated area in the
UK.

http://mariannewildart.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/not-so-brief-encounter-nuclear-trains-at-carnforth/


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8.  Estonian energy company says "No" to investing in Visaginas NPP
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Lithuania and "Hitachi, Ltd." are preparing a plan to establish an
interim project company to move forward Visaginas NPP project.
However, it seems the project does not have many chances, since it
cannot be implemented without regional partners – Estonia and Latvia.
Estonia is especially reluctant about investing in the new power
plant. Sandor Liive from "Eesti Energia" said that cheap nuclear
energy does not exist anymore, and if Lithuanians would approach
Estonia with the offer to invest in Visaginas NPP now (quote from
August 2014), the answer will be "No".

Read more:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Estonian_energy_company_about_investing_in_Visaginas_NPP:_%22No,_thanks%22


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9.  Russia: International campaign to support Russian
    Anti-Nuke-Movement
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That Russia has a specific understanding of what is in the national
interest and what not, is nothing new. But discriminating against
Anti-nuke-activists especially from the NGO Ecodefense reached a
level, which demands an international outcry.

Below you find a broad platform to do so - in many languages. Please
support our friends in Russia, it will help the Anti-Nuke-Movement as
a whole:
http://www.dianuke.org/international-appeal-in-solidarity-with-russian-anti-nuke-group-ecodefense-declared-foreign-agent/


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10. Czech Republic-Slowakia-Hungary: New developments
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On the one hand the plans to build two more units in the Southern
Czech Temelín NPP were cancelled - due to economical arguments. But
there are still attempts to extend Temelín NPP - and also at Dukovany
NPP, the second atomic power station in the Czech Republic - for at
least one more reactor each. On the other hand the Czech state
dominated power-utility CEZ seems to be planning taking over large
parts of the Slovak SE utility currently owned by the Italian company
ENEL, which is trying to get rid of some possibly not so profitable
investments outside Italy. The result could be a new push in Slovakia
as well as in the Czech Republic to invest in further NPPs with own
resources.

Or maybe also with Russian help, which seems the case especially in
Hungary, where the whole foreign political strategy of former
dissident Viktor Orban seems to increasingly become a simple copy of
Vladimir Putin's Russian drive for new land, no matter where and of
course with a strong interest in more Russian nuclear technology and
generally a still greater energy-dependency of other countries on
Russia. But there were also already rumours about Chinese support in
the respective countries, which is definitively the case with Romania.

See more:
http://spravy.pravda.sk/ekonomika/clanok/328081-stratove-mochovce-zavisi-to-aj-od-kupca/ 
http://hungarianwatch.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/rosatom/


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11. Europe: Japanese expert in Europe informing about Fukushima
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Mr. Kazuhiuko Kobayashi from Japan, who spent many years in Germany,
is known to be a fierce critic of the nuclear lobby. This autumn he is
again visiting Europe to talk about the current situation around
Fukushima and the plans of the Japanese Nuclear Lobby. He is visiting
Germany, Poland, Austria, Turkey and Slovenia and besides informing
the public he also supports, with the donations received, a children's
project in Japan.

See also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyfbEPCNgnY
http://nuclear-news.net/2012/12/04/fukushima-medical-university-hospital-cover-up-an-interview-with-kazihiko-kobayashi/


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12. New World Nuclear Industry Status Report online
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One of the best reports with information concerning worldwide nuclear
industry developments, the 2014 edition of the World Nuclear Industry
Status Report is now available.

The 2014 edition (and previous editions) are posted at: 
http://www.worldnuclearreport.org


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13. Updates on Polish NPP construction
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Drilling works of the dunes in Lubiatowo - one of the NPPs candidate
sites at Wejherowo, Pomerania - by Worley Parsons under the complex
siting and environmental studies have been - thanks to local opponents
supported by GP - successfully postponed for past week and months.
There are some chances for the consortium to miss the deadline with
finishing of the EIA report by January 2015. This should be submitted
to public consultations soon after that, maybe during Spring 2015. The
so called environmental decision has been expected by them for late
2016. The final siting decision is scheduled at the moment for the
turn of 2017 and 2018.

The biggest problem remains - of course - the "model of financing".
PGE has managed to gain four "partner-shareholders" among Polish
state-owned companies (energy and copper mining): ENEA, KGHM Polska
Miedź and TAURON Polska Energia. The agreement among them should still
be approved by the UOKiK, the state public watchdog for consumers.


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14. Canada: OPG says Darlington risks are contained
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Nuclear project costs in Ontario and elsewhere have been notorious for
escalating. Since the turn of the century, the overhauls of both OPG’s
Pickering A nuclear station and Bruce Power’s Bruce A nuclear station
blew far past their original cost estimates.

http://www.thestar.com/business/2014/08/18/opg_says_darlington_risks_are_contained.html


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15. On the Yellowcake Trail
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Canada's uranium history. Elliot Lake, Ontario was once the "Uranium
Capital" of the world. Within 20 years of operation, more than 30 dams
built to contain uranium tailings failed, dump­ing nuclear waste and
chemical toxins into the Serpent River watershed which flows into Lake
Huron. By 1996 when the mine finally closed, over 170,000,000 tonnes
of radioactive tailings were left behind.

http://www.uranium-network.org/images/Canada/Yellowcake%20Series%20WS%2020092010.pdf


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16. Smolensk Russian nuclear industry lies in official documents
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In the course of public hearings on equipping the new Smolensk Nuclear
Power Plant (NPP) with the experimental VVER-TOI reactor, the Russian
state nuclear corporation Rosatom continues to perpetuate the
illusion of environmental safety and the economic feasibility of
building the new station by continually referring to non-existent
prohibitions to alternatives and dreams of "safe" radioactive waste.

Learn more:
http://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issues/radioactive-waste-and-spent-nuclear-fuel/2014-09-russian-nuke-industry-lies-official-documents-build-new-reactors-smolensk


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17. Contract for Polish NPP construction
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The special purpose vehicle company of the PGE conglomerate to build
the first NPP in Poland, PGE EJ1, on 12 September signed a contract as
a result of a tender with the AMEC Nuclear UK Ltd corporation for
carrying out the tasks of the so called owner's engineer. The contract
amounts to a record on the PGE's nuclear spending list so far high
level of PLN 1,3 bn (ca. EUR 300m). The media report it as a net
amount, so at least VAT taxes might be to be added.


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18. News from hearings in Russia
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Nearly 30 questions posed to a roundtable discussion held in the
middle of October on boosting the engineered power capacity of the
Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant's No 1 reactor by Bellona remained
unanswered by the meeting's adjournment, raising stark concerns over
whether Rosenergoatom, Russia's nuclear utility, knows what it's
getting itself into.

Details:
http://bellona.org/news/russian-human-rights-issues/access-to-information/2014-10-silence-greets-questions-posed-bellona-public-hearing-kalinin-nuclear-reactor-experiment


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19. Lifetime extension of Kola NPP 4th reactor: an unnecessary risk
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Since October 11th all of four reactors of Kola Nuclear Power Plant
are running over the allotted lifetime. Friday, October 10th the
lifetime of the 4th reactor was finished. Kola Environmental Center
considers that lifetime prolongation of nuclear reactors over the
project period carried additional risks without real needs.

Read the complete article:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Lifetime_extension_of_Kola_NPP_4th_reactor:_an_unnecessary_risk


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20. Rosatom's activities in Finland granted by Finnish government
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In the dispute whether or not the involvement of the Russian atomic
giant Rosatom in the Fennovoima project to construct a new NPP in
Pyhäjoki required a new "decision in principle", the Finnish
government approved Rosatom's activities. The government voted in the
middle of September ten in favour and seven against it. As a
consequence the Green Party left the government.

In 2010 the Finnish parliament made the so-called Hanhikivi NPP
possible, when they issued a decision in principle for Fennovoima's
plans. However, at that time the German E.on energy giant held some
34% of the shares of this company; Russia was not involved. When E.on
left the nuclear project, the construction plans almost failed. Then
Rosatom took over E.on's part and now owns one third of Fennovoima.
Besides that, the reactor design was changed as well as the dimensions
of the project. The latest official viewpoint was that this requires a
completely new decision in principle for the NPP - a major delay of
the project.

Latest news from Pyhäjoki was the construction start of the roads to
the proposed NPP site on 16th of September.


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21. EU approves subsidies for Hinkley Point NPP
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Initially, the EU commission raised serious doubts about the planned
strike price deal for French atomic giant EDF's two new reactors at
Hinkley Point in the United Kingdom. The proposed 17.6 Billion Pound
deal were suspected to be potentially wasteful and illegal public
subsidies.

Eventually, the proposed British state aid for nuclear power on
October 8, 2014 was approved by the European commission. The 35-year
contract for difference guarantees a minimum revenue for the reactor.
The British government agreed to pay EDF 92.50 Pounds per MWh from
Hinkley Point C, which is twice the current wholesale price of
power.

The Austrian government announced a challenge to the European Court
of Justice against the Commission's decision.

Learn more:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/PR:Stop_Hinkley_Comment_on_European_Commission_Go-ahead_for_%C2%A317.6bn_Hinkley_Deal


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22. Leaked Photographs of Sellafield
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Photographs leaked by a whistleblower showing decades of neglect of
dangerous wastes at the Sellafield site have been sent by Radiation
Free Lakeland to the Austrian Chancellor. The photographs were
published in The Ecologist on 27th October under the headline: "Leaked
Sellafield photos reveal ‘massive radioactive release threat.’"

Read the complete article:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Leaked_Photographs_Sellafield


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23. A wake up call for Capenhurst
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American radioactive Uranium Hexaflouride (UF6) leak signals major
concern for North West residents. Sunday (October 26, 2014) night's
leak of Uranium Hexaflouride from the Honeywell Uranium enrichment
plant at Metropolis, Illinois, clearly illustrates the kind of
dangers that are inherent in such plants.

Various reports show a cloud of Uranium Hexaflouride drifting away
from the plant. Uranium hexafluoride is highly toxic, reacts
violently with water and is corrosive to most metals.

Read the complete article:
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/A_wake_up_call_for_Capenhurst


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24. Upcoming events
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(just an extract, tell us your events for the next newsletter)
more events: http://upcoming.nuclear-heritage.net

Please feel free to send us your local and international events for
this website and the NukeNews!


01/06/14-June '15: "Bure 365" - decentralized actions against nuclear
                    waste repository in Bure (F)
06/10/14-03/11/14: Uranium Filmfestival at Scharfrichter Kino,
                   Milchgasse 2, in Passau (D)
autumn/winter 2014:Jülich atomic research center's high level
                   radioactive waste exports to the USA & protests (D)
01/11/14-02/11/14: Berliner Energietisch's energy conference (D)
03/11/14-09/11/14: working meeting of ATOMIC BALTIC network/project at
                   project house, Am Bärental 6, in Döbeln (D)
07/11/14:	    remembrance events in many regions on Sébastien
                   Briat - an activist 2004 killed by the Castor train
08/11/14 at 11 AM: seminar "Verteilung von Radioaktivität in die/der
                   Umwelt - tolerierbares Strahlenrisiko?" at Harald-
                   Koch-Haus, Steinstr. 48, in Dortmund (D)
14/11/14-17/11/14: National Summit for a Nuclear Free Future at
                   National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100
                   Connecticut Ave., in MD 20815, Chevy Chase (USA)
15/11/14:          nationwide action day on nuclear waste (D)
15/11/14 at 2 PM:  rally against Fessenheim NPP at Rathausplatz in
                   Neuenburg (D)
15/11/14 at 6 PM:  workshop "Radioaktivität in unserer Umwelt" at
                   "Nacht der Wissenschaft" at Herrenhäuser Str. 2,
                   building 4113, room A101, in Hannover (D)
17/11/14:          Conference on EU Energy Union - "How to shape Energy
                   Policy so as to boost European competitiveness?" at
                   Charlemagne Building, European Commission, Brussels
                   (B)
26/11/14 at 1 PM:  Nuclear Waste Council's seminar on organizational
                   issues surrounding construction & operation of a
                   spent nuclear fuel repository at Näringslivets hus,
                   Storgatan 19, in Stockholm (S)
27/11/14 8 PM CET: ATOMIC BALTIC network/project's updating Skype
                   conference
28/11/14-30/11/14: international uranium transports meeting at
                   Paul-Gerhardt-Haus, Friedrichstr. 10, in Münster (D)
29/11/14-30/11/14: uranium symposium in Niamey (RN)
30/11/14:          "YES or NO, Trident still has to go – NOW!" rally
                   at Faslane nuclear submarines site (UK)
01/12/14-05/12/14: International Conference on Occupational Radiation
                   Protection: Enhancing the Protection of Workers -
                   Gaps, Challenges and Developments in Vienna (A)
24/01/15 at 1 PM:  "Wrap Up Trident!" Mass Demo at TBC in London (UK)
01/02/15-04/02/15: Health Physics Society 48th Midyear Topical Meeting
                   in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA (USA)
21/03/15 at 11 AM: nuclear waste conference at Volkshochschule,
                   Wilhelmshöher Allee 19-21, in Kassel (D)
14/04/15-16/04/15: World Uranium Summit in Québec City (CDN)
25/04/15-01/05/15: European Action Weeks For A Future After Chernobyl
                   And Fukushima
12/05/15-15/05/15: "Innovation in the Third Millennium" nuclear
                   conference at Delta Winnipeg hotel, 350 St Mary Ave,
                   in Winnipeg, Manitoba (CDN)
22/05/15 at 2 PM:  cultural resistance party with citizens' initiative
                   & Kulturelle Landpartie organizers at atomic
                   facilities in Gorleben (D)
summer 2015:       Walk For A Nuclear Free Future from Nuclear Facility
                   Oakridge, TN to Hiroshima 2015 (USA & J)
12/07/15-16/07/15: Health Physics Society 60th Annual Meeting in
                   Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)
2015:              Probably Castor transport of high level radioactive
                   waste from Sellafield (UK) and of intermediate
                   level radioactive waste from La Hague (F) to
                   Gorleben (D) and protests
01/09/15-30/11/15: (estimated) main hearing on the Environmental Court
                   on SKB's application to build KBS3 final nuclear
                   waste repository at District Court in Nacka (S)
10/10/15 at 11 AM: nuclear waste conference at Volkshochschule,
                   Wilhelmshöher Allee 19-21, in Kassel (D)
25/04/16-01/05/16: European Action Weeks For A Future After Chernobyl
                   And Fukushima


http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Bure_365
http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/de/programm/passau-2014
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Nuclear_Waste_Transport_to_Ahaus
http://berliner-energietisch.net/images/Flyer_HO_final.pdf
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Atomic_Threats_In_The_Baltic_Sea_Region/Working_meetings/Sixth_meeting
http://www.lagatom.de/?p=3809
http://atommuell-alarm.info/home/termine/
https://content.sierraclub.org/grassrootsnetwork/sites/content.sierraclub.org.activistnetwork/files/teams/documents/Nuclear%20Summit%20Nov%202014.pdf
http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=769&Itemid=189
http://vorort.bund.net/suedlicher-oberrhein/termine.php?year=2014&month=11
http://www.dienachtdiewissenschafft.de/themenfelder/alle-veranstaltungen/veranstaltung-details/title/80.html
http://www.energyconference.eu
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Atomic_Threats_In_The_Baltic_Sea_Region
http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=769&Itemid=189
http://www-pub.iaea.org/iaeameetings/46139/orpconf2014
http://hps.org/meetings/meeting41.html
http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=61&Itemid=273/
http://www.uranium2015.com
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/European_Action_Weeks_For_A_Future_After_Chernobyl_And_Fukushima_2015
http://crpa-acrp.org/conference/
http://www.bi-luechow-dannenberg.de/?page_id=9162
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Walk_For_A_Nuclear_Free_Future_2011-2015/Y-12_Nuclear_Facility_Oakridge-Hiroshima
http://hps.org/meetings/meeting37.html
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/Gorleben_Castor_Resistance_in_Germany_2015
http://www.nonuclear.se/en/kalender/kbshuvudforhandling2012
http://ag-schacht-konrad.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=61&Itemid=273/
http://www.nuclear-heritage.net/index.php/European_Action_Weeks_For_A_Future_After_Chernobyl_And_Fukushima_2016 


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25. About NukeNews
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NukeNews is a multilingual newsletter system of the Nuclear Heritage
Network. It reflects the activities, topics and struggles of
anti-nuclear activists connected through this international community.
The messages are written and translated by activists, additionally to
their usual anti-nuclear activities. The newsletter aims to inform and
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