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EJOLT will contribute to an improved understanding among European citizens and policy-makers of nuclear power production through raising awareness on various stages of nuclear energy production. A cost-benefit analysis of nuclear power vs. renewable energy sources is being carried out that will help refute one of the most common myths of nuclear energy: its economic viability.

EJOLT further aims to build capacity to identify the radiological impacts of uranium mining, the first step of the nuclear chain and crucially ignored when analysing impacts of nuclear energy. We have carried out fieldtrips in Namibia, Malawi, Bulgaria and Brazil. Moreover, we aim to emphasize scientific debates over uncertain risks at the whole nuclear chain, and examine legal avenues for environmental enforcement in involved countries.

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Unveiling uranium and nuclear power myths

[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

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 …

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Uranium mining. Unveiling the impacts of the nuclear industry

Using nuclear power requires the mining of uranium: one of the most polluting activities of the nuclear fuel cycle. Yet the impacts of uranium mining on health and environment are …

Expanding Nuclear Power Generation in Eastern Europe

Myth: The nuclear industry claims that nuclear energy is clean, reliable and cheap. Since climate change became an issue of public debate, it is also said to be climate friendly …