The week that was in nuclear news
by: Christina Macpherson
Saturday June 9, 2012 - 17:35
Can’t help it – I’ve had to go mostly for renewable energy news – so much more is really happening – world-wide – and on the brink in Australia. It’s happening at the grassroots – with solar panels popping up on more and more houses , and with campaigners like the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. New survey shows that 94% of Australians want big solar power development.
Threat to unique Australian species – the beautiful GIANT CUTTLEFISH. Olympic Damn uranium mine and its associated desalination plant will almost certainly mean the extinction of this animal, as it requires exquisitely balanced salt/freshwater content in its breeding ground in North Spencer Gulf. Martin Ferguson lobbied successfully, on behalf of BHP, for weakening of environmental protection there
Airport scanners. Australia is getting the non radiation “millimetre radio wave” type, not the radiation “backscatter” type. (as wrongly reported recently in Herald Sun)
Uranium sales to India - new survey shows that a whopping majority of Austtralians oppose this.
Julian Assange. PRIME Minister Julia Gillard, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and Foreign Minister Bob Carr all mouth a few platitudes about supporting Assange. But in reality Gillard and the Australian government have been hand in glove with the USA in its plans to convict him of espionage.
Olympic Dam – massive proposed new uranium mine is in doubt. It’s the dream baby of Marius Kloppers, CEO of BHP Billiton, who is now having to back-pedal about this development. Analysts are betting on Olympic Dam being the least likely to go ahead, out of of BHP’s $80 billion expansion plans .
Victoria and New South Wales Wind energy development being stalled , due to government policies designed to do exactly that.
South Australia. Wind power is powering ahead here., and providing “baseload” power. Despite the propaganda from this State’s Nuclear enthusiast Barry Brook, Premier Jay Weatherill stated that nuclear power is not a viable option.
Queensland. Tony Abbott joins forces with Premier Campbell Newman is his campaign to remove federal environmental safeguards on new projects, while the State’s Minister for Environment, Andrew Powell announces his scepticism about climate change
Renewable energy is where it’s all happening – from IRENA’s report on rapidly falling costs, and increasing investment – to the solar-powered plane that made a transcontinental journey. In recent hot days, solar power delivering high levels of electricity in Germany, UK, and USA (Massachusets)
Climate change is affecting nuclear reactors – due to heating of river waters . A problem which is likely to get worse, and cause frequent shutdowns
Nuclear power’s financial crisis. Nuclear companies scrambling to compete for overseas sales are now offering prices below their costs. Nuclear ‘dumping’ going on in the market? European countries – some abandoning nuclear power, others – England struggling with finance. France has huge problem as so many aging reactors near to closing
Japan‘s government mulling over 4 future energy options – 3 of which contain little or even no, nuclear power. Government wants to restart 2 nuclear reactors, but public opposition to that is growing, including opposition from MP’s in Japan’s ruling party. Japanese govt planning controversial “wide area incineration” of radioactive debris.
USA. New Vogtle nuclear power plant is turning out to be a money pit, cost overruns about $1 billion already, and they’ve only just started the build. NRC considering relicensing nuclear reactors so that they can run for 80 years!
China. With an organised anti nuclear group campaigning, and concerns over costs, China’s new nuclear build is not yet happening – and the global nuclear lobby is watching China, anxiously.
Spain. Antinuclear activists fly over a nuclear reactor, drop smoke bombs on it – to demonstrate security risks.
Israeli attack on Syria is a provocation against Russia
Wednesday 22 - 18:11by by Guennadi Ziouganov
IRS Scandal Headlines: More Than Meets the Eye
Wednesday 22 - 15:18by by Stephen Lendman
What’s Wrong With Bitcoin
Wednesday 22 - 13:08by The Cerebral Aesthetic Vagabond
37 low-cost ways to overcome Australian Educational Apartheid & social inequity
Wednesday 22 - 12:49by Dr Gideon Polya
WARNING TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
Tuesday 21 - 12:30
Why Israelis Assassinated John and Robert Kennedy
Tuesday 21 - 10:16
The return of the Russian Med fleet is a warning for Israel
Monday 20 - 23:24by By Jim W. Dean
UN tells Israel to let in nuclear inspectors
Monday 20 - 12:58
MI5 files: Zionist terrorist plotted to kill Winston Churchill
Monday 20 - 12:34by By Duncan Gardham
Release of Two Books on the Same Day Recall the Aerial Massacre in Laos Fifty Ye
Monday 20 - 03:29by Nick
Sunday 19 - 20:02
Legally, Morally, and Ethnically Israel Has No Right To Exist
Sunday 19 - 01:36
Vladimir Putin Nemesis of the New World Order
Saturday 18 - 14:12
2300 yr old Mayan pyramid bulldozed for road rock
Wednesday 15 - 19:31by Amerikagulag
American Republic Army to surround White House for 3 days
Tuesday 14 - 16:39by William Morgan
Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
Tuesday 14 - 15:32by Brother Nathanael
McDonald’s Closes All Their Restaurants in Bolivia (video)
Tuesday 14 - 11:16
When Society Breaks Down
Monday 13 - 22:25by by Zen Gardner
Israel’s Act of War Against Syria—Madness or Cold Calculation?
Monday 13 - 14:31by by F. William Engdahl
Syria denies involvement in Turkey’s Reyhanli car bombings
Sunday 12 - 19:28
AIPAC — The Israeli Lobby
Sunday 12 - 19:07
Everything you wanted to know about how Zionists control US policy
Sunday 12 - 18:54by by Malooga
Everything you wanted to know about how Zionists control US policy
Sunday 12 - 16:21by by Malooga
Launch the International Diplomatic Mission of Islamic Human Rights
Sunday 12 - 10:16by Gaza News
UN’s Del Ponte says evidence Syria rebels ’used sarin’ (video)
Saturday 11 - 12:06
Canada: Harper’s Conservatives Promote Military Ties to Israel
Saturday 11 - 10:21by Johnny Canuck
The US government might be the biggest hacker in the world
Friday 10 - 22:19
US Watchdog Turns Blind Eye to Israel’s Religious Rights Violations
Thursday 9 - 23:22by by Stuart Littlewood
Putin, a thorn in Washington’s flesh
Thursday 9 - 17:54by by F. William Engdahl
Putin’s Geopolitical Chess Game with Washington in Syria and Eurasia
Thursday 9 - 17:48by by F. William Engdahl
Zionist terrorist attack in Moscow: Blast rips through Moscow bus on Victory Day
Thursday 9 - 17:31
Netanyahu summoned to China, Cabal purge starts in the UK, what about the US?
Thursday 9 - 14:50
Technocracy’s Endgame: Global Smart Grid
Thursday 9 - 14:38
Gerald Celente on WW 3 - Middle East Out of Control
Thursday 9 - 14:27
White Slaughter in Black Africa: Dr Gerald Caplan & the Rwanda Genocide Cranks
Thursday 9 - 08:46by Johnny Canuck
See for Yourself: Syrian Government Likely Did Not Use Chemical Weapons
Thursday 9 - 00:57by WashingtonsBlog
Israel Supports Al Qaeda Operatives in Syria
Thursday 9 - 00:35by By Dmitriy Sedov
Happy Texas-Israel Day!
Thursday 9 - 00:02by Dr. Kevin Barrett
China says United States is real "hacking empire"
Wednesday 8 - 08:42
Candles in the Sun
Wednesday 8 - 04:45by BenAMarine