Nuclear industry ripping off South Australia AGAIN: this time a LABOR govt is letting it

October 20, 2016

Australia nuclear toiletUltimately, this dump is about helping the global nuclear industry. The current build-up of site-by-site waste acts as a brake on investment. They want somewhere to dump it forever so they can go on producing more of it.


South Australia to become global nuclear waste capital Sixty years ago, Maralinga went up in a mushroom cloud. The British government had been given permission to test atomic weaponry in South Australia.

That is to say, they had been given permission by the right wing Menzies government. The local Maralinga Tjarutja people had no say in it at all. Many of them were not even forewarned of the first blast. Thunderous black clouds condemned them to radiation exposure, illness and death, the survivors being driven from their homeland during the long years of British testing and fallout.

South Australia has a dark history with the nuclear industry. Maralinga remains contaminated, despite cheap clean-up efforts. Uranium tailings have leaked from BHP’s Olympic Dam mine at Roxby Downs. Fukushima’s reactors held South Australian uranium when catastrophe struck in 2011.

Today, Jay Weatherill’s state Labor government is trying to open a new radioactive chapter. He wants South Australia to construct the world’s first international high-level nuclear waste dump. This would mean no fewer than 138,000 tonnes of waste (one-third of the world’s total) being shipped from the world’s reactors into South Australian ports, to be permanently buried in Aboriginal land.

This would be history’s largest nuclear dumping operation, and make South Australia the hazardous waste capital of the world.

Weatherill, aware of most people’s instinctive and rightful mistrust of anything nuclear, has launched a meticulous, expensive PR campaign. He is trying to fit a Hello Kitty mask onto Mr Burns.

The propaganda machine was put into motion by the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, at a cost of $7.2 million. Headed by Kevin Scarce, a former naval officer and South Australian governor, the commission imagines a lip-licking profit to be made by importing and burying the waste. It also recommends expanding uranium mining and laying the groundwork for nuclear power generation.

To soothe concerns, the government is periodically erecting “Know Nuclear” stalls across the state. These stalls spread misinformation. For instance, the government pamphlet “What is Radiation?” boasts that bananas contain potassium-40, a low-level radionuclide found in nature. But they make no comparison to human-made fission products such as strontium-90, which releases almost 20 million times more radiation than your friendly fruity isotope.

In August, more than 150 high school students were whisked to a secretly organised forum about the future of nuclear industry in the state. Secrecy was justified by the suggestion that violent anti-nuclear protesters might endanger the pupils.

Why does the state need to pour such big bucks into this festival of confusing roadshows, misleading science, TV ads and youth re-education sessions? Because most people who know anything about nuclear waste will recognise the danger posed by the proposed dump.

We live in a country in which black lung disease has re-emerged. Mining companies, in a world of competition, refuse to pay for basic safety measures to prevent excessive coal dust inhalation. This logic of cutting costs infuses all business under capitalism; nuclear waste dumps are no exception. As the MUA correctly stated: “Maritime workers – seafarers and wharfies – will be the first exposed to this toxic waste … Nowhere on this planet has a country designed a safe repository for nuclear waste”.

Indeed, the most technologically advanced repositories in the world, no matter how deep underground, have failed. Over many years, German radioactive waste had been disposed of in a deep facility in Lower Saxony. In 2008, it was discovered that some of the 126,000 barrels of waste had been leaking into ground water for decades. In 2014, New Mexico’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant suffered a burst drum, contaminating the whole facility, including ventilation and surrounding air. Soon after, workers at the plant tested positive for radiation exposure.

This is the most hazardous waste ever produced by industry or the military. The royal commission explains that this stuff “requires isolation from the environment for many hundreds of thousands of years”. That makes the Roman Empire seem like yesterday; it is longer than the human race has existed.

Moreover, previous projects have involved only national waste storage; to transport waste by sea to an international dump has never been attempted and involves multiple dangers of accidental spillage.

Ultimately, this dump is about helping the global nuclear industry. The current build-up of site-by-site waste acts as a brake on investment. They want somewhere to dump it forever so they can go on producing more of it.

South Australian government’s clear conflict of interest in its nuclear waste import plan

October 20, 2016

Scarce thanks experts 1

Malgo Schmidt, from Your Say site  16 Oct 2016  “……..There is no independent Nuclear Regulator in Australia and SA has a conflict of interest

The nuclear dump plan proposes sitting a Nuclear port and an above ground high level nuclear waste storage facility in Project Year 5 – before potential nuclear waste contracts in Year 6′ This depends on assessment and approval by an lndependent Nuclear Regulator- that does not exist in Australia’
The current Federal nuclear regulator would requiré legislative amendments before it could claim to ‘regulate’ lnternational nuclear wastes. SA is disqualified from doing so by clear conflict of interest’
This senate can block any nuclear dump legislation up to the next Federal Election ALP, Greens and the Xenophon team can together block any pro-dump legislation in the senate
Four key themes in community concern over international nuclear waste dumping:
It is quite clear that there are 4 key concerns that have to be dealt with collectively. Failure to pass any of these tests should stop further consideration of a Nuclear Dump. They are:
1. safety of workers and community throughout the nuclear waste supply chain.
2. Flawed Economic assumptions
3. Aboriginal veto
4. Environmental and inter-generational concerns, risks and impacts

Safety is compromised by import of nuclear waste long before any disposal capacity

The Nuclear Commission proposed import of nuclear waste in Project Year 11′ four years ahead of an agreed licensed disposal site and some 16 years ahead of any potential waste disposal capacity
SA faces the threat of a Nuclear port receiving nuclear waste ships every month for decades
Reality check analysis shows there is No Profit in Nuclear waste

South Australians are being misled by inflated revenue claims, untenable assumptions including globally unprecedented scale of dump plans and under reported nuclear waste costs & liabilities’
Nuclear dump plans are prone to fail- like Yucca Mountain in the USA, and end in debt not profit.

Future generations – importing international nuclear waste is an irrevocable decision
The nuclear waste would be here forever and remain dangerous for hundreds of thousands of years’ our children will have no say in this decision hgt be left with this liability into the future ‘
The Campaign needs to mobilise mainstream community to oppose nuclear waste dumps

Countering the Premier’s nuclear waste agenda requires mobilising SA community’ working through the steps in who? when? where? and How? to engage groups across society on these issues’
We can all contribute to protect SA from nuclear dumping and build strength in our community’  For further info &

Nuclear and Climate News to 14 October

October 14, 2016

a-cat-CANClimate change is still the Big One. But, the danger of nuclear war is also the Big One, and particularly so right now. Red Cross and Red Crescent (IRRC) statement to UN on nuclear disarmament. Religious groups unite to lobby at UN on nuclear weapons banNobel Prize laureates call for an end to the insanity of nuclear weapons.

Removing CO2 From the Air  seen as Only Hope for Fixing Climate Change

People and planet endangered by the Trans Pacific Partnership.



15 October Australia National Day of Action Against Nuclear Waste Dumps. There’ll be a big rally in South Australia, because people there who care are aware of the State and Federal government’s nefarious plans for two different systems of nuclear waste dumping in that State . In the rest of Australia, government and media have maintained a disgraceful silence about the ongoing process to turn Australia into the world’s nuclear waste toilet. Despite the media blanket, protestors will rally in Victoria New South Wales,  and  today in Western Australia. 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Nuclear Citizens’ Jury members not allowed to change the wording of their set question.    Witnesses recommended for the next Citizens’ Jury on Nuclear Waste Importing, South Australia. Monitoring South Australia’s Nuclear Citizens’ Jury.

People power against nuclear waste dumping – protest at proposed Federal dump site in Flinders Ranges

Australian International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons calls on government to stop blocking progress on nuclear disarmament.

CLIMATE  Australia under question at UN over its climate change policy. Turnbull government has misused clean energy funds.

South Australia. Premier Jay Weatherill on the right track regarding renewable energy and electricity blackout. Solar power needed, to bring energy security and jobs to Port Augusta, South Australia. World first: Concentrated Solar Power Plant growing tomatoes.

Queensland govt’s push for solar power on all government buildings. Queensland govt requires Adani to prove financial viability for Carmichael mine. Legal challenge to Adani’s Abbot Point plans in Queensland’s Supreme Court. Traditional owners fighting Adani mine meet UN Rapporteur .

Australian Capital Territory  Canberra’s renewable energy leadership at risk, as Federal govt demonises renewables.


The Health Impacts Of Climate Change Are Huge And Very Real. Lord Stern – Indigenous land rights fundamental to climate safety.

Solar costs rocketing DOWN world-wide.

If they didn’t have mental problems before, Mars travellers sure will afterwards!


RUSSIA. Putin orders overseas Russian officials to bring family members home. Russia moves nuclear-capable missiles to Kaliningrad , but says this is not significant. Russia’s ceremony to mark start of construction of floating nuclear power station.

NORTH KOREA on track to ramp up its nuclear weapons. Spiral of repeated failure in nuclear sanctions against North Korea.

JAPAN. Newborn baby deaths significantly increased in areas radioactively polluted by Fukushima nuclear disaster.   According to a wildlife journalist, even in Tokyo some animals suffer mutationsActive Volcanoes Endanger Japan’s Operating Nuclear Power Stations: Mount Aso Awakened Explosively; Sakurajima Already Awake.

CHINA. China going allout to market nuclear reactors to Asia, Europe, Africa and Middle East

UK. Britain’s uneconomic Hinkley nuclear project really connected with its nuclear weapons aims.

CANADA.  Canadian nuclear safety official in bed with nuclear industry?

SWITZERLAND. Switzerland bans new nuclear reactors.

SOUTH AFRICA. Tina Joemat-Pettersson says South African govt will not fund nuclear build. Something not quite right about South Africa’s plan for Eskom to finance nuclear build?

INDIA. India’s government seeking private investment for its costly Light Water Nuclear Reactors.

15 October Across Australia: No Nuclear Waste Dumnping!!!

October 12, 2016

text don't nuclear waste Australia


Lets come together to show our support for a nuclear free future!

We encourage all creativity so bring your banners, signs and costumes. Lets make it a great day.

Saturday October 15, 2016 marks 63 years since the first atomic bomb test at Emu Junction in South Australia.

The Federal Government is pursuing plans to build a national waste dump in the Flinders Ranges while a proposal for South Australia to take the worlds international high level nuclear waste continues to be progressed by the SA state government.

Communities across the state are saying ‘no way’.

We can do better than to take the worlds worst waste’.

NEW SOUTH WALES  National Day of Action October 15
12pm Pitt Street Mall near King Street (Sydney CBD).
Gathering on Gadigal Land.
Speakers include Adnyamathanha Traditional Owner Juanella McKenzie.
Click here to view the Sydney Facebook event. Join Uranium Free NSW on October 15 to say ‘Don’t nuclear waste Australia’.

VICTORIA  This Saturday in Melbourne  Peaceful solidarity action. Saturday October 15, 11am‒1pmOutside Flinders St Train Station, cnr. Flinders & Swanston Sts.   South Australian Aboriginal First Nations face severe threats of nuclear waste dumps and need your support! The federal government is trying to impose a national nuclear waste dump in the Flinders Ranges despite the unanimous opposition of Adnyamathanha Traditional Owners. And the SA state government is promoting a plan to import 138,000 tonnes of high-level nuclear waste from around the world despite overwhelming opposition from First Nations.

Please join us on Saturday October 15, 11am‒1pm, outside Flinders St Train Station, for a peaceful, fun solidarity action to support South Australian First Nations in their struggle for country and culture.

Saturday October 15 also marks the 63rd anniversary of the first of the British atomic bomb tests in SA.

More information on the National Day of Action:


National Day of Action: No Nuclear Waste Dumps on Aboriginal Land!

City West Lotteries House (2 Delhi St West Perth) – 10.30am
Right now South Australia is we’re facing two nuclear waste dumps; a national dump in the beautiful Flinders Ranges and an international dump to take the world’s nuclear waste. The decision to import high level nuclear waste is a forever decision. Once we make it, there’s no going back. This is a decision that we cannot make for thousands of generations of future South Australians. On the 15th October, on the 63rd anniversary of the Emu Field atomic bomb tests, stand up for SA and join the National Day of action to say no to nuclear waste dumps in SA. Event Details *please share on facebook and social media

Submit your own event here:

Nuclear Citizens Jury South Australia. These are the Recommended Witnesses

October 12, 2016

Citizens' Jury scrutinyThis is a full list of witnesses chosen by the Nuclear Citizens’ Jury on October 9th and invited to be witnesses for the next Nuclear Citizens’ Jury on 29 October.

Here I have endeavoured to shed light on the likely evidence of each, according to the following code :

GREEN = Anti-nuclear waste dumping, Yellow – doubtful on waste importing,  ORANGE=Neutral – Uncertain, about waste dumping, BLACK = I don’t know, PINK = probably pro waste dumping , RED = Pro nuclear waste dumping

  • I ran into a spot of bother with the many Aboriginals recommended. As far as I can tell, they are all opposed to importing nuclear waste, except Parry Agius .  Some of the most prominent Aboriginal persons are: Kevin Buzzacott,  Karina Lester, Vivienne McKenzie,  Enice Marsh.  
  • Some pro nuclear people might be opposed to the dump plan, so I put those in pink. 


Nuclear Citizens Jury Two: Witness work




No      List Ref               Name                                                  Votes              Theme

1              123      Richard Dennis                                      96                 Economics

2             121       Professor Richard Blandy                    54                Economics

3            128       Professor Barbara Pocock                   45                 Economics

4            179        Professor Brian Cox                             45                 Safety

5            166        Hon Nick Xenophon                            44                Trust

6             56         Paddy Crumlin                                                34                  Safety

7                1         Timo Aikas                                             34                   Safety

8                4        Professor Rodney Ewing                                  31               Safety

9           168         Dr Karl Kruszelnicki                                       30              Safety

10          116         Dr Simon Longstaff                                          29             Trust

11              5          Robert J Halstead                                           27             Safety

12            19          Dr Jim Green                                         25              Safety

13              9          Dr Carl Magnus‐Larsson                     25            Safety

14            162         Ian Hore‐Lacy                                       22            Economics

15              49       Professor Tilman Ruff, AM                  22             Safety

16              53         Frank Boulton                                                  21            Safety

17           188         Someone from the Attorney Generals Department to provide advice on the legislation that will be required to be developed/changed. DemocracyCo seeking advice on who.   Trust

18             124         Assoc. Professor Mark Diesendorf    20             Economics

19                 7          Dr Andrew Herczeg                                      20             Safety

20              42         Dr Ian Fairlie                                          19             Safety

21             137         Hon Mark Parnell, MLC                      18             Economics

22              39         Dr Margaret Beavis                               18             Safety

23             119       Assoc. Professor Haydon Manning               17            Trust

24            122          John Carlson AM                                   16          Economics

25           200         Dr Benito Cao                                                  16        Economics

26             18           Professor David Giles                                    16       Safety

27            115           Steven McIntosh                                           16          Trust

28              2              Dr Ian Chessell                                            14          Safety

29              34          Professor Sandy Steacy                                14             Safety

30              69          Gill McFadyen                                                11                 Consent

31              74            Dave Sweeney                                       10              Consent

32            104           Bob Watts                                                        9             Consent

33            76            Ross Womersley                                             8             Consent

34            72            Dr Gerald Ouzounian                                    7            Consent

35             73            Dan Spencer                                                      6              Consent

36          126           Tim Johnson                                          7 Economics Invited to provide info on the Royal Commission economic modelling after 20+ requests on Information Gap Cards Dotmocracy Results ‐ 25 plus a few extras to allow for availability Top 6 from Consent ‐ as Gill is unavailable.

Nuclear Citizens Jury Two: Witness work


Doubts about impartiality of South Australia’s Nuclear Citizens’ Jury

October 9, 2016

Citizens' Jury scrutiny

I have not been watching today’s  Citizens’ Jury Two Livestreaming and Video.  However, these a-cat-CANsessions are available for viewing. I saw at the agenda – See the agenda here – that the gathering was to be opened by Premier Jay Weatherill, and Kevin Scarce, former chief of the Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission.

Unlike may other critics of the nuclear industry, I have some faith in the process. I did think that DemocracyCo ran the first Citizens’ Jury meetings well, and the jury members asked intelligent questions.  The problems were:

  1. The whole premise was not really a jury situation in any sense. The jury were told that they were not to make a decision (the essential brief of any real jury). They were told to produce a ‘Summary of the Nuclear Fuel cycle Royal Commission’s Report.
  2. The witnesses were not always well informed, and some were both ignorant and biased. They were chosen at an early stage by the jury members, who clearly did not then have access to  impartial and well informed experts.
  3.  Members of the Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission were far too prominently present and vocal. Greg War and Chad Jacobi made sure to dazzle all with their pro nuclear knowledge, whenever it looked as if criticism of the nuclear industry was coming up.

This new Citizens’ Jury has been given a loaded question to consider:

“Under what circumstances, if any, could South Australia pursue the opportunity to store and dispose of nuclear waste from other countries?”

So – much as I admire DemocracyCo’s the group management efforts, and real attempts at fairness, I am not optimistic about the outcome of this Citizens’ Jury 2.  I think it will boil down to another delaying tactic by the Weatherill government, to keep the State guessing – while behind the scenes, the nuclear lobby gets on with its preparations for nuclear waste importing to south Australia.

Stuff that the nuclear lobby doesn’t want the Citizens’ Jury to hear – South Australia

October 9, 2016


As the South Australian Government’s second nuclear “citizens’ jury” gets underway this weekend, it’s essential that participants aren’t denied important facts about global nuclear waste, says Mark Parnell MLC, Parliamentary Leader of the SA Greens.

Here are eight inconvenient truths that the citizens’ jury needs to hear:

1.       The much-heralded Finnish underground nuclear waste facility (visited by the Premier recently) does NOT yet have a licence to accept nuclear waste, will not open for at least six years and has been three decades in planning.  It is also 20 times SMALLER than the facility proposed for SA by the Royal Commission.

2.       The nuclear industry is without peer in terms of cost blow-outs and time over-runs.  This is likely to eliminate any anticipated profit for South Australia – which is the sole rationale for the proposed SA dump.

3.       According to the Royal Commission’s own consultants, it could cost South Australia more than $600 million before we even know whether the project is viable.

4.       The main client countries anticipated to send nuclear waste to South Australia, including South Korea and Japan, are already exploring domestic solutions to their nuclear waste problem and are not considering overseas solutions.

5.       The world’s only operating underground nuclear waste facility, in New Mexico, USA, closed in 2015 following a chemical explosion brought about by human error.  It is still contaminated and yet to re-open.

6.       The most advanced nuclear nation on Earth, the USA, is yet to come up with a permanent solution for waste from its nuclear power plants.  The proposed underground nuclear dump in Yucca Mountain, Nevada, has been stalled by community opposition and may never go ahead.

7.       Whilst it may be the best idea so far, nobody knows if deep geological disposal of nuclear waste will work in the long term, because it has never been done before.

8.       South Australia is not unique in its geology and has regular earthquakes of magnitude 4 and above.

Without all the facts, the citizens’ jury can’t possibly make an informed decision.

NOTE: Mark Parnell MLC is a member of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee that is investigating the Royal Commission’s findings. Mark and other Committee members recently returned from inspecting nuclear waste facilities under construction in Finland and France, as well as failed facilities in the United States.

South Australia Nuclear Citizens’ Jury – look out for the Witness List

October 9, 2016

citizen jury

I say “Look out for the witness list, because for citizens’ jury 1, the big weakness was in
the witnesses – some of whom were clearly ignorant and biaseed. This was particularly apparent in the appalling way they covered (up) the question of ionising radiation and health.

October 8th and 9th Citizens’ Jury Two Livestreaming and Video

See the agenda here.  Note these two important sections  on Sunday 9th:

3.45pm  Working afternoon tea – witness selection

4.15pm Defining the witness list

Citizens’ Jury Two will be held over two weekends in October and one weekend in November. The original 50 members of Citizens’ Jury One will be supplemented by an additional 300 South Australians to answer the question: Under what circumstances, if any, could South Australia pursue the opportunity to store and dispose of nuclear waste from other countries?

The Jury will deliberate on the question using both the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Report and first Citizens’ Jury report, with feedback from the community consultation and expert witnesses also used as important inputs.

The unedited and unchanged jury report will be presented to the Premier and tabled in the South Australian Parliament. The report will play a vital role in informing the State Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s Report later this year.

Dates for Citizens’ Jury Two are 8/9 October, 29/30 October, 5/6 November 2016.

STRANDED NUCLEAR WASTES – the nuclear lobby would like us all to ignore this

October 9, 2016


Stranded nuclear wastes. At the beginning of the nuclear industry’s career, it seems that they never thought about this. For decades the nuclear industry, governments, media were apparently oblivious of the the fact that these wonderful new “peaceful” nuclear reactors excreted toxic and very long lasting droppings.

Now, especially in America, the truth is becoming apparent.  In Russia, the government owned industry claims that it has the problem solved, and touts its nuclear technology for sale, with  a promise to “look after” the droppings.   In China, with its appalling reputation for mismanagement of industrial excreta, the problem is barely, or never mentioned.  Japan is in turmoil about it.  They’re busy getting ready for the “clean” 2020 Olympic Games, and busy pretending that Fukushima is fine.

How can the Americans compete in marketing nukes to the “developing world” – Asia, Africa and the Middle East?

Well, there’s the distraction of the new young geewhiz guys and gals promoting the as yet non existent LEGO toy nukes, with the deception that these will the wastes problem.

But, the well subsidised and well connected American nuclear lobby has  come up with  a new idea  – send the toxic poo to Australia.  It was always a colony anyway. Now Australia can become a Nuclear Colony –   radioactive trash toilet to the world.  This is being kept pretty much a secret from the Australians – comfortable in their laid-back, beer swilling, footy loving culture.  Except in one economically disadvantaged State – South Australia. Here, they are being promised a bonanza, streets paved with gold. (Except of course, for the indigenous people, on whose land the poo will surely be dumped)

R ound-up of this week’s climate and nuclear news

October 7, 2016

a-cat-CANInvestigative journalism this week – yes, it still can happen. This time, it’s the Washington Post, revealing the scandalous origin of the rare earths that we use so prolifically in all our new gizmos – from mobile phones to wind turbines.Cobalt mining in the Congo. Graphite mining in China.


NUCLEAR. While climate news is still the BIG one, for Australia, the pro nuclear machinations going on in South Australia form the URGENT one. On October 9 and 10, the second Nuclear Citizens’ Jury will be held in Adelaide. The last Citizens Jury, while being very well run by DemocracyCo, had a strange brief, and some biased and ignorant witnesses. 

While in S Australia, all the very expensive preparations and propaganda for nuclear waste importing go on (all at S Australian taxpayers’ expense)  the rest of Australia is oblivious. We must thank the subservient Aussie media for this, especially the Murdochracy.

Another inaccuracy from pro nuclear propagandist Geraldine Thomas.  Adi Paterson, Australia’s top nuclear guru, inpro nuclear promotion to Asian schools.

Especially in South Australia, but also in other States, those who care will be protesting against this plan for Australia as the world’s nuclear toilet – on Saturday October 15 –NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION against nuclear waste dumps in SA.Sydney   Melbourne.



CLIMATE. Earth is locked into’ Temperatures Not Seen in 2 Million Years.  Climate change could become self perpetuating- danger in Indonesia’s peatlands, and fires. Much higher methane emissions from fossil fuels – previously were underestimated.  Climate change could bring megadroughts to California. Next month, Paris climate agreement will enter into force.


UN court rejects Marshall Islands nuclear arms lawsuit.


Diplomacy Is Over As Russia and The U.S. Face Off.

RUSSIA has suspended its nuclear and energy research agreement with the United States.

JAPAN. Nuclear cash cow Monju now a liability for residents as plant faces ax.   Japan’s nuclear regulator caves to industry interests yet again–Gives nearly 40 year old reactor a green light before the aging safety review even completed.

Fukushima. Japan Grapples with Cost of Scrapping Fukushima PlantTepco Threatens To Declare Bankruptcy; Dismantling Unit 1.  Tainted Water Grows at Fukushima N-Plant despite Ice Wall.

UK.  Building to Start on New Nuclear Submarines as UK Government Announces £1.3 billion Investment. Britain sited 2 nuclear power plants on eroding shingle beach.  So far, in 2016, solar energy is outstripping coal power in UK.

FRANCE. In northern France thousands protest against nuclear power. Tribulations of the nuclear industry, as serious safety flaws found in EDF’s nuclear reactors.

IRAN. U.N. atomic agency chief says Iran sticking to nuclear deal.

NIGER. Tuareg Activist Takes on AREVA: Uranium Mining in Niger.