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Rappler's latest stories on nuclear wastes


Taiwanese protesters rally for 'nuclear-free homeland'

Mar 11, 2018 - 6:12 PM

'The government should move forward, not backwards and restarting the reactor would be a regression,' says lawmaker Huang Kuo-chang, head of the opposition New Power Party

NO NUKES. Activists march during an annual protest against the use of nuclear energy in Taipei on March 11, 2018. Hundreds of Taiwanese people took to the streets in Taipei on March 11 to demand the government keep its pledge to abolish the use of nuclear nuclear energy by 2025. Photo by Pichi Chuang/AFP

Robot finds possible melted fuel inside Fukushima reactor

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Large amounts of the solidified lumps and deposit were spotted for the first time by the robot on the floor of the primary containment vessel underneath the core of Fukushima s No 3 reactor

Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan, on February 23, 2017. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool/AFP

Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The 2 1 billion euro 2 2 billion structure sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD has been put into place over an existing crumbling dome that the Soviets built in haste when disaster struck 3 decades ago

ENTOMBED. A picture taken on November 29, 2016 through a fence shows Chernobyl's New Safe Confinement covering the destroyed 4th block of Chernobyl Nuclear power plant during the inauguration ceremony. Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Ship carrying nuclear waste arrives in Australia

Dec 05, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Greenpeace warns that creating a new waste facility is an invitation to other countries to use Australia as a dumping ground

'DON'T WASTE AUSTRALIA.' Greenpeace activists hold a placard as a ship (top left) transporting reprocessed nuclear waste arrives at Port Kembla in New South Wales on December 5. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

No 'trash' talk between Aquino, Canadian officials

May 10, 2015 - 12:54 AM

President Benigno Aquino III explains why he did not raise the matter to his Canadian counterpart

STRONGER TIES. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a joint press conference in Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada, on May 8, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

SC petition filed to shut down Payatas landfill

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:25 PM

A group of concerned residents is seeking a Writ of Kalikasan against government officials for allowing the Payatas sanitary landfill to operate despite violations of environmental laws

LOST IN THE LANDFILL. Most of the garbage generated by Quezon City residents end up in the Payatas landfill. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler