This week it’s difficult because (a) I decided to focus on low level radiation and health, and (b) coincidentally some very telling news on that subject has appeared this week. For example:
Nuclear Worker Study Affirms that Low Doses of Radiation are Deadly: Increased Cancer Risk Much Worse Than Previously Believed.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA NUCLEAR FUEL CHAIN ROYAL COMMISSION. Aboriginal women will fight on against nuclear waste dumping in South Australia. Nuclear lobby plans to further override South Australia’s Aboriginal Heritage Act. Nuclear Royal Commission plans for radioactive trash dumping on Aboriginal land: a confusing issue
Radioactive trash returning to Australia. Transport of nuclear waste is dangerous: Lucas Heights reactor should be closed
Australian Conservation Foundation debunks argument for Mount Isa radioactive trash dump bid.
Energy Resources of Australia abandons plan to expand Ranger uranium mine.
Political: Oblivion for climate villains Abbott and Harper. Australian government withdraws funding offer to Bjorn Lomborg’s anti climate action centre. Environment Minister Greg Hunt full of praise for Clean Energy Finance Corporation, but Malcolm Turnbull won’t back Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
RENEWABLE ENERGY Australia’s chance to become a renewable energy superpower. Queensland’s revolutionary solar energy systems – on carparks and other commercial buildings. Kerang, Victoria, gets economic boost fromLalbert solar farm. Wind farms seek contracts in Australian Capital Territory. With solar power, rooftop panels have exceeded grid parity. Western Australia’s Wave powered Desalination Plant Now Operational.
CLIMATE CHANGE & COAL Australia’s military not up to date on climate change threats. 3 compelling reasons why Adani’s Mega Coal Mine Is Still In Trouble. Deloitte Access Economics warning after Turnbull government approves Adani mine. Carmichael coal mine conditions are not ‘strict’. Traditional owners reject a Land Use Agreement with Adani for the Carmichael mine on our traditional lands. Conservationists consider a new appeal against Adani coal mine
Vatican insists that United Nations must work for nuclear disarmament.
CLIMATE CHANGE “Too Furious For Human Intervention” — Climate Feedbacks Spur Out of Control Wildfires From Indonesia to Brazil. Rich countries put planet on course for irreversible climate change. Climate change is going to cost even more than was predicted. Exxon’s campaign to spread doubt on the science of climate change. Political oblivion for ‘climate villains’ – Canada’s PM Harper, Australia’s PM Abbott.
JAPAN Many radiation related cancers to come, as Japan confirms Fukushima worker’s radiation caused cancer.Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima Children: 2011 to 2014. Fukushima insect study shows there is no safe low level of ionising radiation.
- “Hormesis” Advocates Dodge Scientific Rigor with “Special Pleadings” – Ties to Tobacco Industry & Koch Brother Exposed by CHP Emeritus: November 19th Comment Deadline Looms.
- Radiation and cancer: to USA’s NRC it’s PR not science, that counts.
- Residents of St Louis County get cancer from long-term exposure to low level radiation. Decades of bungling over radioactive landfill in St Louis County.
- Radioactive material keeps getting stolen from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- Media blackout on US sailors made ill by Fukushima radiation.
- New York nuclear stations can’t afford costly shutdowns – so delay decommissioning.
- Precious Groundwater in Drought Areas Threatened by Uranium Mining.
UK. Sell EDF shares, because of Hinkley nuclear costs – says leading broker. Sheer folly of UK government’s super costly nuclear deal with China, while cutting renewable energy. UK nuclear deal is a golden handout to China. Solar and storage could supply as much electricity to UK, as nuclear, at half the subsidy cost. Britain’s cost for new nuclear could buy 6 times the amount of wind energy.
Pakistan refuses to limit tactical nuclear weapons.
Israel. Iran nuclear deal endorsed by Israel’s Nuclear Advisory Panel.
Russia Dissolves Non-Profit Groups Working for Transparency on Nuclear and Environmental Issues.
Spain. 50 years later, USA will clean up site of nuclear bombs’ crash in Spain.