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Polluting industries muscle in on govt and UN policy

revealed-polluters-fear-tactics-on-climate Brisbane Times MARIAN WILKINSON AND FLINT DUXFIELD

November 6, 2009

BIG greenhouse polluting companies around the world, employing thousands of lobbyists, are exerting heavy pressure on governments to weaken climate change laws at home and slow progress on an international climate agreement in Copenhagen, a global investigation reveals. Continue reading

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Germany’s old scrap metal nuclear reactors still going

German nuclear policy skirts a taboo Reuters Nov 5, 2009 Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new center-right government last week kept nuclear energy alive but stressed that would only be until renewable energies are fully viable. Popular opposition to nuclear is strong and visceral. Continue reading

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France supplies dangerous plutonium fuel to Japanese nuclear reactor

Controversial MOX fuel in use at Japanese reactor NTI Global Security NewsWire Nov. 5, 2009

A Japanese nuclear power reactor today began using French-made mixed-oxide fuel, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, July 17). Continue reading

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