nuclear energy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21860/all en Future flood threat to British nuclear reactors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/future-flood-threat-british-nuclear-reactors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report says many will be underwater due to rising sea levels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A year ago, the world was watching Japan wrestle with the flooded reactors at Fukushima nuclear plant.</p> <p> The <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/07/uk-nuclear-risk-flooding">Guardian</a> newspaper has obtained, under a Freedom of Information request, a report partially published two months ago detailing the risks to 12 of 19 nuclear plant sites in the country.</p> <p> It is the older ones right on the sea cost that are cause for concern. Global warming has led to a rise in sea levels around this island.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/future-flood-threat-british-nuclear-reactors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Global Warming Global Warming Home japan nuclear energy Regions rising sea levels Green Energy Europe United Kingdom On Europe Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:15:04 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5695024 at http://www.globalpost.com France orders major nuclear site upgrades – to prevent Fukushima-style disaster http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120629/france-nuclear-authority-warning-fukushima-disaster The ASN watchdog ordered major works to be carried out on France’s 32 nuclear reactors, which are likely to last several years.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120629/france-nuclear-authority-warning-fukushima-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> nuclear energy France Energy Political Risk Japan Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:17:05 +0000 Amanda Morrow 5710012 at http://www.globalpost.com Czech nuclear bid fuels European energy debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/czech-republic/120808/czech-nuclear-power-plant-europe-energy-debate <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">PRAGUE &mdash; Four gray cooling towers loom over flat fields surrounding the southern village of Temelin. That otherwise bucolic countryside may seem peaceful, but its communist-era nuclear power plant stands at the center of a stormy debate about the continent&rsquo;s energy future.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/czech-republic/120808/czech-nuclear-power-plant-europe-energy-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> nuclear energy Business Czech Republic Europe Germany Russia Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Emily Thompson 5715475 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Atomic peace mission' has spawned an arsenal-in-waiting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/140311/atomic-peace-mission-has-spawned-arsenal-waiting <p>TOKYO &mdash; When Taro Kono was growing up as the son of a major Japanese political party leader, he had what he calls a &#39;fever for the atom.&#39; Like many of his countrymen, he regarded nuclear power plants as his country&rsquo;s ticket to postwar prosperity, a modern, economical way to meet huge energy needs on an island with few natural resources.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/140311/atomic-peace-mission-has-spawned-arsenal-waiting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> nuclear energy Business Want to Know Energy Politics Japan Technology United States Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:15 +0000 By Douglas Birch, R. Jeffrey Smith and Jake Adelstein, Center for Public Integrity 6092964 at http://www.globalpost.com