Australian and International Nuclear News This Week

Donald Trump says he’s ready to pull the plug on the summit meeting with Kim Jong Un, if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.”   It took years of careful multi-national negotiations to develop a nuclear deal with Iran. Trump apparently expects Kim Jong Un to quickly agree to “complete, verifiable, irreversible dismantlement of the North Korean program”.  That can’t be done quickly, even if Kim agreed. And what would Kim want, in return?

Remembering that Donald Trump’s main aim is to be the centre of attention – what better centre-stage position, than walking out of the summit, and bringing us all to the nuclear brink again?

AUSTRALIA

48 submissions now published on the Senate website –  Inquiry into Selection process for a national radioactive waste management facility in South Australia.  This top submission from ENUFF not yet published.

Australia to join global health and climate change initiative.  Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull’s climate policy is still a sham . Coalition squibs on emissions in new energy policy paper.

Aboriginal Tent Embassy camp shines light on frontier wars. Indigenous rangers facing ‘nervous wait’ over funding.

New South Wales New South Wales Acting Premier John Barilaro is gung ho for nuclear power. He claims that nuclear power – Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs) are “inevitable for Australia”.

Time to close the unnecessary Lucas Heights nuclear reactor, now that bushfires are contained?   New South Wales firefighter warns on the importance of climate change bringing extreme weather (near to nuclear reactor) Climate change – unseasonably hot weather made bushfires near Lucas Heights nuclear reactor become “apocalyptic” blazes. Government and media silence on the bushfire danger to Lucas Heights nuclear reactor. ANSTO closed the Lucas Heights nuclear complex to all but the most essential staff.

South Australia. Visit of pro nuclear Resources Minister Canavan has strengthened Aboriginal opposition to nuclear waste dump.   Australian government successfully bribing Kimba community to host radioactive trash?  Maralinga – Britain’s guinea pig land for toxic nuclear bomb testing.

Environment Victoria welcomes revelations of final brown coal project collapse .

INTERNATIONAL

Dr Helen Caldicott – forthright and clear – on Donald Trump, and the nuclear war danger.

JAPAN. Japan ‘covering up’ Fukushima nuclear danger-zone radiation levels. Soil contamination data of East Japan.  Interest on TEPCO loans to cost taxpayers 218 billion yen.    Contractors siphoned 1.6 million yen off pay of Vietnamese trainees sent to Fukushima.  Fukushima export ban maintained by Hong Kong.

FRANCE. A quiet French village has become a centre of anti-nuclear protest. France’s EDF faces handicap to exporting nuclear reactors, with flaws found in European Pressurized Reactors (EPRs)

USA.

NORTH KOREA. North Korea just promised a huge concession on its nuclear weapons. It’s done that before.

EUROPE. European lawmakers urge USA to stick with the Iran nuclear deal. International experts unsure on origin of last year’s radioactive cloud over Europe.

BELARUS. Unsafe development of Belarus nuclear power plant.

IRAN. Magnitude-5.5 quake strikes near Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant .

UKRAINE. Ukraine fears ‘second Chernobyl’ if militants flood nuclear bomb mineHBO miniseries will examine the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine.

UK. 30 UK civil society organisations call on Britain to sign UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).  UK government will need to lift the bribes for communities to accept nuclear wastes. West Cumbria plea against Lake District being targetted for nuclear waste.

SYRIA. First Western journalist to reach and report on Douma site – Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”

RUSSIA. Scared ex-Soviet general warns nuclear war is “inevitable”

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa’s Director General of Energy says there’s no new nuclear build programme.

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