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Global Europe 26-04-2022

EU says Russia’s war risks nuclear disaster on Chernobyl anniversary

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The European Union warned Tuesday (26 April) that Russia's invasion of Ukraine risks setting off a fresh nuclear disaster in Europe, 36 years after the accident at the Chernobyl plant.

Climate change 17-07-2012

German researchers say Pacific will dilute Fukushima radiation

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Radioactivity in the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has peaked and will dilute rapidly, according to a study by Germany’s Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research.

Climate change 14-03-2012

IAEA ‘concerned’ about world’s ageing nuclear plants

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Eighty percent of the world's nuclear power plants are more than 20 years old, raising safety concerns, a draft UN report says a year after Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

Energy 19-04-2011

EU helps finance new Chernobyl sarcophagus

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Ukraine is looking to the world today (19 April) to pledge more funds to help it contain the consequences of history's worst nuclear accident. The EU, which has so far committed the lion's share to Chernobyl-related projects, committed another €110 million for a new sarcophagus, sealing the damaged reactor at least until the end of the century.

Climate change 18-04-2011

EU sets radiation threshold for Japanese ships

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European ports should check radiation levels on all ships coming from Japan to see if they exceed a new limit after last month's nuclear accident, the European Union's executive said on Friday (15 April).

Health 01-04-2011

EU checks imports amid Japan food safety fears

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The European Union this week put in place strict checks on imports of food and feed from areas of Japan that could be affected by radiation from the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima. 

Energy 28-03-2011

EU summit agrees on nuclear stress tests

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European leaders agreed on Friday (25 March) to set the "highest standards" of nuclear safety and submit all plants to "stress tests", in the wake of the unfolding crisis at Japan's stricken Fukushima plant.

Agrifood 22-03-2011

WHO sees Japan food safety situation as ‘serious’

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China and South Korea announced yesterday (21 March) that they will toughen checks of Japanese food for radioactivity, hours after the World Health Organisation said the detection of radiation in some food in Japan was a more serious problem than it had expected.

Global Europe 18-03-2011

EU offers to help cool down Fukushima reactors

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The EU will formally offer to help Japan cool down stricken reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the European Commission announced today (18 March). The issue will be discussed in more depth at an extraordinary meeting of EU energy ministers to be held on Monday.

Elections 16-03-2011

Oettinger pushes for stress tests of Europe’s nuclear plants

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Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger called at a hastily-convened meeting of ministers yesterday (15 March) for the introduction of safety "stress tests" at nuclear power plants in Europe. He commended the  safety standards currently in place in EU countries, but at the same time told German media that Europe must consider a "foreseeable future" without nuclear energy.