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EJOLT conference on environmental justice: the report

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After 4 years of work by around 100 people in over 30 countries, the EJOLT conference on environmental justice showed what the international project on Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and …

Global Atlas of Environmental Justice re-launches website tracking ecological conflicts globally

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PRESS RELEASE. Brussels, Tuesday 3 March. New platform integrates geo-spatial data to present conflicts in context and expands its coverage The EJOLT project launches today a new phase of the Global Atlas …

The difference that EJOLT has made

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Dear EJOLT fan As we approach the end of the EJOLT project we like to introduce you to each other and look back to some of our highlights. There are 200.000 …

New factsheets on mining and nuclear energy

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Big news from the resource library section: 16 new factsheets came online! These are well documented cases of environmental justice struggles, fully hyperlinked and in a nice layout. The batch …

Unveiling uranium and nuclear power myths

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[BRUSSELS 19 November 2014] Two new reports expose the various myths used to hide the real impacts of uranium mining and to push for a nuclear renaissance in Europe. An international …

Namibia’s Rössing – Rio Tinto mine causes environmental and health problems

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By Marta Conde. Through two reports and a documentary, the EJOLT team working on nuclear energy sheds light on the dangers of uranium mining in Namibia. Two NGOs in Namibia (Earthlife …

Turkey’s Map of Environmental Injustices is now online!

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By Begum Ozkaynak and BOG – Bogazici University- EJOLT team “The Map of Environmental Injustices in Turkey” that we have been engaged in as EJOLT-Turkey, with the Political Ecology Working Group in …

EJOLT research unearths radioactive contamination in Namibia

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By Bertchen Kohrs and Bruno Chareyron. EARTHLIFE Namibia and CRIIRAD (Commission for Independent Research and Information about Radiation) have organized visits and measurements in areas located in the vicinity of uranium mines …

On a nuclear mission in Namibia

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Radiation monitoring experts from France went on a mission to Namibia to work with activists and communities on uranium mining in their area. The objective was to increase the awareness …

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General News

Neighbouring countries concerned about the risk of a Belgian Nuclear meltdown

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By Nick Meynen. It’s not the metaphorical political meltdown of Belgium that neighbouring governments fret about, but a nuclear meltdown. The Netherlands, Luxemburg and Germany have all asked Belgium’s government …

Is Areva finished in Finland?

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By Linda Dubec. In the year 2002, the Finnish Government granted Finnish energy company Teollisuuden Voima, or TVO, permission to build a third nuclear reactor in the nuclear power plant Olkiluoto …

Electrify -and Scorch- Africa

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By Amanda Blank Africa is a significant exporter of cheap energy, namely dirty fuels like gas, oil, coal, and uranium for nuclear energy. While energy is cheaply exported, the local consequences …

Fukushima: nature’s fuk-u-scheme for humanity

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By Nick Meynen. As we reported on December 7, 2012, the Fukushima fallout is an enduring nightmare that reaches beyond what humans can measure or contain. In 2011, hundreds of thousands …

Za Zemiata helps Bulgaria to break free from nuclear energy

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By Dragomira Raeva. Bulgaria’s Parliament has adopted the decision to terminate the construction of the 2000 MW Belene nuclear power plant. This is a great victory for Za Zemiata – …

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Opinion

Book Review: Ecological Economics from the Ground Up

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Helen Scharber, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College, USA As its title intimates, Ecological Economics from the Ground Up starts with case studies of environmental justice activist struggles, mostly from …

Paladin lies to Malawi Government on its Kayelekera uranium mine

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By William Nyirenda, Citizens for Justice. It has been over a year now since Paladin started threatening to shut down the Kayelekera Uranium Mine, following a continuous trend of losses. Finally, …

Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine sold 25% to a Chinese Company

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By Bertchen Kochs. The Langer Heinrich Uranium mine (LHU) in the Namib Desert was 100% owned by the Australian company Paladin Energy Ltd. Like other uranium mining companies, Paladin is in …

Electrify -and Scorch- Africa

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By Amanda Blank Africa is a significant exporter of cheap energy, namely dirty fuels like gas, oil, coal, and uranium for nuclear energy. While energy is cheaply exported, the local consequences …

Resistance to nuclear energy is spreading in India

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Unfortunately and despite the Fukushima accident, India does not seem to step back with its aggressive policy of nuclear energy expansion. EJOLT reported on the resistance in Kudankulam and now …

Nuclear Religion: the Story of a Referendum

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By Todor Todorov and Todor Slavov. The history of a referendum on nuclear energy in Bulgaria tells a broader story on campaigning in a complex environment Chronology of the absurd: capitalism in …

Celebration of struggle starts in Kudankulam this New Year

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For millions of people, 2012 was one big struggle for environmental justice. We have reported on many tragedies, successes and ongoing struggles. With an average of ten articles a month, …

Fukushima: the ongoing battle for a healthy environment to live in

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By Marta Conde. CRIIRAD, a partner of EJOLT, has been working with a local EJO (Environmental Justice Organisation) in Fukushima since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred in March 11th 2011. …

The Kayelekera uranium mine: yet another example of the resource curse?

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J.G. reports from Malawi. Essay written for the CEECEC course. Kayelekera is an area in the northern part of Malawi in a district called Karonga. Upon the discovery of uranium in …

Nuclear energy in India: explosion of protests

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The conflict around the restart of a nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu – which we introduced on our website on 29 February – has reached boiling point on Friday …

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Events

EJOLT field trip to Bulgaria mine

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From 6 to 11 June, EJOLT partner Za Zemiata guided the ‘EJOLT-nuclear-team’ through the dirt left behind by the nuclear industry in Bulgaria. Literally. We visited an old uranium mine site where …

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