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Nuclear Power

Sizewell 5 acquitted

Two days into a four-day trial, five anti-nuclear activists were found not guilty of aggravated trespass after a blockade in 2008 of the Sizewell nuclear power station in Suffolk.

Thousands say "NO" to nuclear waste as Castor passes through

Activists throughout France and Germany staged a series of actions over a two-week period in November, in protest at the transportation of 12 containers of highly radioactive nuclear waste

Safety fears after reactor shutdown

Questions were being asked in continental Europe's mainstream media after the shutdown of four of Sweden's ten nuclear power reactors on 25 July.

Faslane 365 - sustained pressure at the nuclear chain's weakest link

Faslane 365 is a grass -roots campaign to mobilise public opinion and action to oppose Trident and prevent any commitment to further nuclear weapons.

Clean-ups, postcodes, and corporate hypocrisy

Governmental attempts to soften up public opinion for an announcement of more nuclear power stations have their parallel in the nuclear industry itself.

Editorial: Be prepared!

On the night of 25-26 April 1986, unknown to most of the world, scientists were busy testing Chernobyl's reactor No 4 to determine whether its coolant pumps would keep running in the event

Nuclear power? Get active!

The government is currently reviewing its energy policy in relation to climate change. It seems that Tony Blair wants to build 10 new nuclear power stations around the UK.

Editorial: At the flick of a switch...

As the government opened the public phase of its energy review at the end of January, ministers were busy warning that “doing nothing is not an option”.

N-waste dump plan

As the problem of what to do with nuclear waste continues to grow, a small tribe of Native Americans in Utah may soon find that their home will be the dumping ground for a group of electric

Activist killed in anti-nuke protest

A young French activist was killed on Sunday 7 November as he attempted to blockade a train carrying 12 Castor caskets - 175 tonnes - of nuclear waste.