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PostPosted: Jun 03, 2009 11:02 am 
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The 3rd edition of this year's Czech Nuclear Society's bulletin is out:

http://www.csvts.cz/cns/zprav/0903.htm

There was an interesting link to a study showing attitudes towards nuclear power in Europe:

http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_297_en.pdf

What's interesting to me is the range of opinion with the highest approval in the Czech Republic and Lithuania (64%), and the lowest in Austria and Cyprus (14% and 7%, respectively).

Also interesting is that in most countries the approval rating has gone up between 2005 and 2008, 7% on average.


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PostPosted: Jun 03, 2009 8:54 pm 
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Very interesting, esp. the extreme perceived need for dealing with long term radwaste now, rather than in future, pg 27 of the PDF file.


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PostPosted: Jun 03, 2009 11:08 pm 
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France are the leading European nuclear industry operators. They are also assisting technically the inevitable return to nuclear power in Europe. I guess that they shall have to convince by example that reprocessing and storage of fast reactor waste is the pragmatic solution to the waste problem. They have the most spent fuel and the reprocessing industry to motivate them.


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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2009 10:02 am 
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Don't forget Belgium!!!!!

We are also aiding the return of nuclear power!

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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2009 11:23 am 
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Anyone got any ideas why the Cypriots are so anti-nuclear?


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PostPosted: Jun 21, 2009 11:34 am 
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GCarty wrote:
Anyone got any ideas why the Cypriots are so anti-nuclear?


The Greek Cypriots are against it because the Turks want one and are looking into building one at Akkuyu.

If the Turks want it, it must be bad for the Greeks, right?


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PostPosted: Jul 21, 2009 3:01 am 
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DV82XL wrote:
GCarty wrote:
Anyone got any ideas why the Cypriots are so anti-nuclear?


The Greek Cypriots are against it because the Turks want one and are looking into building one at Akkuyu.

If the Turks want it, it must be bad for the Greeks, right?

By "the Turks" do you mean the Turks in Turkey, or the Turkish Cypriots?


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PostPosted: Jul 21, 2009 5:59 am 
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The French were the leading party in reprocessing and fast reactors till they went slow in the matter. It is time they went ahead again as the Europe is leaning towards nuclear power but spent fuel is one of the concerns. With reprocessing and fast reactors established, the depleted uranium and spent fuel shall become a resource instead of a liability. This might require some First Of A Kind Engineering expenses but even the EPR is facing the same problems. In India, the fast reactors are costlier than Indian PHWR but competitive with imported reactors, even the VVER. Currently only the French have this capability and the responsibility also lies with them. I am sure that fast reactors shall be not much costlier than the EPR.


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