In 2013 corporate Australia and their lackey media, and political parties – Labor and Liberal, will follow their usual pattern of actively promoting Australia’s uranium industry . More quietly, they, and associated vested interests and camp followers, will be promoting nuclear power for Australia and the world, and also promoting Australia as an international nuclear waste dump.
So – we can expect propaganda about nuclear reprocessing “generation IV” nuclear reactors, Thorium nuclear reactors, Small Modular nuclear Reactors (SMRs) .
The pro nuclear push in Australia also comes from some unexpected quarters. For example – medical research, funded by USA Department of Energy, aims to show that ionising radiation is OK, in fact, good for you. (Flinders University Research by professor Pam Sykes). And, alone amongst environmentalists and climate scientists, Prof Barry Brook at University of Adelaide, heads a nest of pro nuclear advocates – pushing the idea of nuclear as the cure for climate change.
Of course, they’re all praying that the next nuclear catastrophe will hold off until 2014, at least. And, in the absence of a new nuclear disaster – their strategy will be to downplay Fukushima, and to spread their myth that “low level” ionising radiation is not harmful.
So – for 2013, this little website will provide, as well as a daily news item, also regular reminders that refute the toxic propaganda that claims that radiation is not toxic.
For a more complete account of each day’s nuclear news for Australia, please go to http://antinuclear.net/