Newsletter I 2022

January 01th to 06th



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Nuclear Power Accidents

This PDF file contains an almost complete list of known accidents and releases of radioactivity. As new information becomes available, this PDF will be expanded and updated...

Excerpt from the PDF file for this month:


01 January 1977 - (INES 5) NPP Beloyarsk, USSR

03 January 1961 - (INES 4) NRTS, Idaho Falls, ID, USA

17 January 1966 - (Broken Arrow) - Palomares NPP, ESP

20 January 1965 - (INES 4 - NAMS 3,7) - LLNL, Livermore, CA, USA

21 January 1968 - (Broken Arrow) - Thule Airport, Greenland, DNK

21 January 1969 - (INES 5 - NAMS 1,6) - Lucens, CHE


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06. January


France | Chinareactor breakdown | Evolutionary Power Reactor EPR | Taishan NPP

Security concerns against the hope of EU nuclear friends

- At the request of the member states operating nuclear power, the EU should classify nuclear energy as sustainable and thus attract investors.
- But now it becomes clear that there are also safety concerns about the new type of reactor, which France, Poland and Great Britain want to rely on.
- In China, a power plant of this type has already had to be shut down after incidents, and France's nuclear regulators are demanding clarification.



After driving to a vigil: investigations against demonstrators

An employee at the uranium enrichment plant in Gronau endangers protesters with his car. But the police don't target him.


MIC | Armament

Energizing the military in the post-fossil era

Historically, new technologies were often used militarily first. In the case of decarbonization, things are evidently completely different. The Bundeswehr is not even mentioned in documents that are important for climate policy.


Olkiluoto | Evolutionary Power Reactor EPR

Atomic Energy in Europe

New Olkiluoto III nuclear power plant completed in Finland

Nuclear power plants are being shut down in Germany, and new ones are being built elsewhere in Europe. At the end of 2021, a new reactor went online for the first time since Fukushima. It is 13 years late and costs more than three times as much as planned.



05. January


EU taxonomy: A framed trade

The federal government officially opposes the start of nuclear power, but does not want to take action against it


MIC | Armament

No one intends to use nuclear weapons

The five official nuclear powers are in favor of a world free of nuclear weapons. The explanation is false.


France | EDFreactor breakdown

Unsafe nuclear power

Blackout: Almost 30% of French nuclear power plants shut down

The situation in France is partly responsible for the high electricity price in Germany and shows that even nuclear power does not offer complete security of supply.


nuclear waste | Italy

The radioactive acid should have been processed 40 years ago - but the nuclear waste is still stored in old barrels near Turin

If they leaked, the entire area would be contaminated and would have to be evacuated. But the sloppiness of those responsible was rewarded for years with generous bonuses.



04. January



Nuclear weapons: "People are preparing for nuclear war"

The nuclear powers signed a declaration aiming for a world without nuclear armament. Your policy is different. 



Registration in the Bundestag:

Starting signal for the lobby register

Lobbyists have had to identify themselves in the Bundestag since January. This should make your influence on laws more transparent. 



Why nuclear power still has nothing to do with sustainability today

The EU wants to classify nuclear power as a "sustainable technology". But this is not yet a renaissance for the industry.



03. January


Financial expert over EU taxonomy

"The EU is undermining its goal"

The EU wants to classify nuclear power and gas as sustainable. The federal government should turn against it, demands Magdalena Senn from “Finanzwende”. 


Energy price

Gas price falls 61 percent in just six trading days - here's why

The gas price on the futures market has collapsed in the last few days. In addition to the real fears of a real gas bottleneck in Europe, there was probably a lot of speculation about ever higher prices, which drove the gas price up for weeks until December 22nd. And then it became known that numerous tankers with liquid gas are being directed towards Europe because good money can be made here thanks to the high prices. That was the great redemption for the local gas market. 


Plans of EU Commission

Environment Minister Lemke announces rapid response to nuclear power proposal

The EU Commission wants to classify nuclear power as sustainable. That causes excitement among the German parties. The Federal Environment Minister is skeptical. 


03 January 1961 - (INES 4) NRTS Idaho Falls - At the National Reactor Testing Station Idaho, the SL-1 experimental reactor suffered a critical incident with a steam explosion and severe radioactive material release that killed the three crew members ...



02. January


A meltdown for the climate

According to the EU taxonomy, nuclear power and natural gas should be considered green energies. Germany also made sure of that. That will have an impact on the European Green Deal. 



Climate change: Cities will boil

More hot days, significantly more "tropical nights" and steadily rising peak temperatures: Our urban infrastructure was built with the experience of a moderate climate. Experts are calling for a rethink 



Next up: ban nuclear weapons!

Peru became the 59th state to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Switzerland is still hesitating. 



01. January


energy transition

Energy transition: still a lot to do

First decline in green electricity generation in 2021. Expansion would have to be massively accelerated, also in order to replace the nuclear power plants in a timely manner 


Brokdorf | grohnde | Gundremmingen

Electricity companies are taking more nuclear reactors off the grid

1980 people protested against the Brokdorf nuclear power plant in the 100.000s. Now the power plant, which was the subject of controversy at the time, is finally going off the grid. Nuclear power plants in Bavaria and Lower Saxony have also been shut down. 


01 January 1977 - (INES 5) Belojarsk NPP - In an accident, 50% of the fuel passages of Unit 2 of the Beloyarsk NPP, a pressure tube reactor similar to the RBMK, melted. The repair took about a year. The staff was exposed to high levels of radiation ...



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News+ January 01



EU taxonomy

Nuclear power and climate change

EU considers nuclear power plants to be climate-friendly

According to the draft resolution, the EU Commission wants to classify investments in nuclear and gas power plants as green. Rejection from the Greens. 

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Map of the nuclear world:

Europe's most powerful divisive force is the PR department of MIC:
the nuclear lobby ...


Am 31 December 2022 will be the last 3 reactors in Germany
taken off the grid:
Emsland, Isar and Neckarwestheim.


The internal search:

EU taxonomy

brought the following results, among others:


September 30, 2021 - IPPNW highlights health implications of uranium mining


March 25, 2021 - Macron, Orbán and Co. are calling for "active" EU support for nuclear energy



YouTube channel "Reaktorpleite"


wikithek - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower - 01:55 am

Warning of the military-industrial complex (Deep State)


ZDF - Harald Lesch Adventure Research - 08:45

Use of nuclear power and disposal of nuclear waste


Terra X - 07:38

Without coal and nuclear power - are we running out of electricity? | Harald Lesch


Will open in a new window! - YouTube channel "Reaktorpleite" playlist - radioactivity worldwide ... - - radioactivity worldwide ...

This playlist contains over 150 videos on the topic




This search engine is planting trees!


Keyword search: EU taxonomy nuclear power



AtomkraftwerkePlag -
Research platform on atomic energy


the European Commission

EU Commission advocates new nuclear power plants

Even after Fukushima, the EU Commission consistently promoted the expansion of nuclear energy in Europe.

For example, Günther Oettinger, the EU commissioner responsible for the energy department until 2014, planned the "construction of 2011 new nuclear power plants by 40" in 2030, despite the nuclear phase-out in various countries. The European Commission wanted to enforce this against the resistance of the European peoples if necessary: ​​"Large parts of the European public considered the risks of nuclear technology to be unacceptable and the problems of final disposal as unsolved, writes Oettinger's authority." A new generation of nuclear technology could help, address waste and safety concerns. ""

The nuclear power-friendly position of the EU Commission has not changed after the stress test for nuclear power plants in 2012. It pursues a strategy of retrofitting, but not of decommissioning. The "FAZ" criticized: "This corresponds to the well-known line of the EU, which has seen itself as a vehement supporter of nuclear power since its foundation and did not even apologize due to (near) disasters such as Harrisburg, Chernobyl and Fukushima. Not to mention dangerous situations that occurred again and again in Western European nuclear power plants. " ...


The lobby organizations

In the last few decades many national and international lobby organizations have emerged that represent the interests of the nuclear industry in politics and try to influence the opinion of the public in the media. They also serve to network lobbyists from politics, business, research and the media.

It is criticized that institutions in which the federal government is involved are members of lobby organizations such as the German Atomic Forum or the Nuclear Technology Society and support them with contributions ...





Regulation (EU) 2020/852 Taxonomy Regulation

The regulation contains the criteria for determining whether an economic activity is to be classified as ecologically sustainable (taxonomy) in order to be able to determine the degree of ecological sustainability of an investment. It is a key piece of legislation that aims to contribute to the European Green Deal by promoting private investment in green and sustainable projects ...


The taxonomy regulation came into force twenty days after publication in the EU Official Journal, i.e. on July 12, 2020. Since an EU regulation is a "legal act with general validity and directly effective in the member states", it is not implemented in national law the national legislators.

According to Article 27, this regulation is to be applied depending on the environmental objectives (according to Article 9) as follows:

- from January 1, 2022 on climate protection (9 a) and adaptation to climate change (9 b)
- from January 1, 2023 on the other environmental targets, ie
- - sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources (9 c)
- - Transition to a circular economy (9 d)
- - Avoiding and reducing environmental pollution (9 e)
- - Protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems (9 f)

The EU Commission is instructed by this regulation to adopt delegated acts (i.e. RTS or ITS) by the following dates in order to define technical evaluation criteria:
- by December 31, 2020 for climate protection (9 a) and adaptation to climate change (9 b)
- by December 31, 2021 for the other environmental targets (9 cf / see above)

These dates are each 1 year before the respective first application (see above), so that everyone involved has 1 year for implementation.



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