As I write, members of nuclear-free groups from across Australia are meeting for 2 days to explore today’s nuclear issues, in particular, about the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission, what it means, and how to respond to it. I’m very disappointed not to be there, because of ill-health, but I look forward to their report, and to plans for preventing this toxic import of nuclear waste, intended by the Commission.
Economist Richard Blandy has analysed the costs and benefits of the Royal Commission’s plan, finding that the so-called “bonanza” for South Australia would begin only after 30 years time, and $27 billion in construction costs of the waste facility. It should then add a relatively modest sector to the economy for 30 years, but be followed by costs and risks that would last for many thousands of years.
Michele Madigan points out the national dangers of transporting nuclear wastes.
Problems with ARPANSA: a not so independent radiation regulator
Suggestion to place Royal Commission nuclear waste imports under South Australia’s Parliament House. If only….
Federal govt search for a place to finally dump Lucas Heights nuclear wastes:
- A Hawke-Howard team to pacify the anti nuclear natives?. Julie Bishop, Christopher Pyne, Bill Shorten do their bit for the pro nuclear dance.
- National Radioactive Waste Management Act overrides any local opposition to nuclear waste dump.
- Aboriginal landowners shocked at plan for nuclear waste dump close to sacred site.
- Nuclear waste dump plan for Kimba – govt ignores relevant standards and codes.
- Senator Scott Ludlam’s motion Feb 22 on nuclear waste dumping and community opposition.
Australian govt lies about medicine and nuclear waste.
CLIMATE Australia breaches Paris climate agreement, damages economy, by cutting CSIRO climate modelling.
Nuclear power being beaten globally by wind energy.
Nuclear weapons kept on Okinawa, by USA.
Japan’s nuclear reactor restarts anger Minami Soma mayor.
Takahama Nuclear reactor leaking radioactive water.
- Normalizing radiation – Japan’s nuclear policy “Fukushima is clean and safe again!”
- Japan Olympic teams to train in nuclear clean-up zone.
- Japan’s Nuclear regulator suggests Tepco to give up removing molten fuel from Fukushima plant.
- Out of control- Fukushima nuclear wastes, but they plan Olympic events there!.
- Fukushima and the great repatriation lie.
- Fukushima disaster: Tepco to pay couple in landmark damages case
- Rising toll of missing Fukushima workers – presumed dead – coverup by mass media.
- For some Fukushima mothers, protecting children from radiation comes at heavy price.
- How banned “Mislabeled” Fukushima food products are making it onto international store shelves.
- USA Presidential candidates: their policies on nuclear power.
- Nuclear Whistleblowers Report Criminal Acts by Multiple US Government Agencies; Affidavit Ties Lockheed-Martin to Karen Silkwood’s Death.
- Thousands of nuclear workers made sick by radiation, but not getting any help.
- Swiss-German Plutonium Believed to Have Just Been Dumped on South Carolina; More on Its Way.
- Spread of Hanford radioactive pollution is “alarming”.
- Calls for Reopening Investigation of Corruption at Los Alamos Nuclear Lab and of Suspicious Suicide of Ex-Deputy Director Richard Burick.
- Florida lawsuit over alleged unlawful nuclear fees.
- Gloom in USA nuclear industry: claim they’re ignored in Clean Power Plan. Entergy won’t save loss-making FitzPatrick nuclear plant.
- St Louis radioactively contaminated sites visited by Dr Helen Caldicott.
- USA Dept of Energy wants to dump nuclear waste on Sacred Native American Lands.
UK. The collapse of UK’s planned nuclear power programme ?
INDIA. USA govt’s position: its nuclear companies should be exempt from civil or criminal liability.
CANADA. Fukushima Cesium 137 found in 7 fish near Canada’s West Coast, but not in salmon.
GERMANY struggles with nuclear waste storage problem. Nuclear industry AND tax-payer funds both may be needed to cover nuclear shutdown costs. Germany’s “big four” utilities liable for nearly 40 billion euros for nuclear waste storage.
SOUTH KOREA rejects calls for nuclear armament.
SOUTH AFRICA. Trouble brewing over nuclear energy programme. Economist warns that nuclear deal will downgrade South Africa’s economy to junk.
Saudi Arabia political analyst says that the kingdom has a nuclear bomb.
Huge savings in planned solar energy project for Marshall Islands.