This week’s nuclear news, on the Chernobyl aniversary day

What a week!   All about the war crimes –  though it is not certain that all these crimes are committed by just one side in this truly awful Ukraine war.   Meanwhile Julian Assange is blamed, persecuted., and kept in apparently endless imprisonment for exposing war crimes. 

Coronavirus .  Latest on worldwide coronavirus spread, and medical developments. 

Climate.  The climate has become unstable. Scientists warned us for decades. Now even they are rebelling.  Why climate change matters for human health.

AUSTRALIA.

Will Australia’s nuclear submarines end up being built overseas?

Unexplained Ordnance: A Missile on Aboriginal Land and a Breakthrough Legal Complaint.

Scott Morrison, Angus Taylor stack clean energy agencies with fossil fuel mates.   Coalition spending on fossil fuel subsidies tops $1.3 billion in first week of campaign.  Major parties suffer from a climate credibility gap: new health election scorecard     ‘Climate change isolationism’ puts Australia on par with Saudi Arabia       Australia’s election debate on energy ignores the miracle of rooftop solar

Australian politics -GRIFT, LIES & INFLUENCE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbv9xGDmQME

The US Cries About War Crimes While Imprisoning A Journalist For Exposing Its War Crimes.

‘Worst it’s ever been’: a threatened species alarm sounds during the election campaign – and is ignored

INTERNATIONAL

 Who Profits From Narrative Management & Eliminating Dissent?         Big Tech monopolies — Facebook, Google, and Amazon control media in the interests of American militarism. Ukraine: The End Game – A Proxy War and Armageddon – Who are the Flag Waivers supporting? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niyd1bIRnTM&t=20sn America’s aim is not for Ukraine to win, It is to prolong the war and weaken Russia.   Western think tanks push permanent NATO presence on Russian border, Asia-Pacific analog — Anti-bellum     U.S., allies pour arms into Ukraine for war of prolonged attrition .  Nuclear weapons manufacturers see stock prices rise.

How do we assess the dangers of nuclear power plants in wartimeInternational Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.

The big mistake of sudden renewed optimism about nuclear power.    First-ever talks: Pentagon completing integration of EU into transatlantic military network ,

An increased 2 degree Celsius world will not be liveable for vast swathes of humanity – but that’s the latest semi-optimistic research result.

Why are nature-based solutions on climate being overlooked?

UKRAINE. Ukraine can fight Russia ‘for 10 years’ claims Zelensky.     Ukraine threatens ‘terrorist’ attack on Crimean Bridge – the longest bridge in Europe.       Mariupol – city under siege – the OTHER SIDE OF THIS STORY    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2uK2wNxAbM&t=13s        Playing with fire at Chornobyl.

JAPAN. Scientists: Japan’s Plan To Dump Nuclear Waste Into The Pacific Ocean May Not Be Safe.  Examination of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant for discharge of treated water to be finished; Regulatory Commission to solicit public opinion in May.  Fear of broken contaminated pipes being fixed with wire ropes, which may break and sag due to earthquakes, TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.   Yoshinobu Segawa of Koriyama City, who voluntarily evacuated his wife and children to Saitama City, says the accident “has not been resolved

 Magnitude 5.3 earthquake shakes Fukushima and Ibaraki. 

 Hibakusha renews call for nuclear abolition.   No more nuclear power plants, no more war! 〜4.16 “Sayonara Nuke Plant Metropolitan Area Rally” was held.

EUROPEEditorial: Will Europe be bled by ten-year war? — Anti-bellum. Overwhelming majority of Members of European Parliament oppose inclusion of nuclear power in Europe’s taxonomy as ”green”.

SWITZERLANDSwiss population keen for nuclear bunkers, -but it’s doubtful that they’d be any use anyway.

RUSSIA. Russia warns of nuclear weapons in Baltic if Sweden and Finland join NATO.     Russia tests nuclear-capable missile that Vladimir Putin says will make enemies ‘think twice’.        Russia makes another offer to besieged Ukrainian forces.    Over a third of the world’s uranium is supplied by Russian-owned sources.

UK

KENYA. Treasury allocates Sh2bn for nuclear and coal units, but nuclear is unlikely to happen for decades.

FRANCE. Emmanuel Macron won French election on a wide margin, running on a pro nuclear policy. French election: Macron and Le Pen’s nuclear plans torn apart: ‘Waste of time AND money’. France’s nuclear energy output falling, as signs of corrosion halt several nuclear reactors.   Investigations continue into possible stress corrosion in several of EDF’s nuclear reactors in France.

GERMANY. Olaf Scholz cites risk of nuclear war in refusal to send tanks to Ukraine

IRAN. Iran nuclear negotiations at stalemate over IRGC terror listing.

SOUTH   AFRICA. South Africa. Fired National Nuclear Regulator board member takes Minister Gwede Mantashe to court.

ISRAEL. Israel ranked as world’s eighth largest nuclear power.

SOUTH KOREA. Greenpeace chief urges Yoon to reevaluate nuclear-focused decarbonization plan.

HUNGARY. Hungary receives nuclear fuel shipment by air from Russia.

SOUTH AFRICAFloods in South Africa – a ”climate catastrophe of enormous proportions”.

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