Christina Macpherson’s antinuclear news

Uranium mine Expansion cancelled

Good news for Australia’s environment, and for the Mirrar people. Energy Resources of Australia has finally pulled the plug on its uranium mining activities in Kakadu National Park. Of course it is financial unviability that forced this decision. And Rio Tinto the “parent  company” is not a bit happy that it will probably have to fork out $millions to rehabilitate the site Much credit has to go to the Mirrar people for their continued monitoring of this project. And to the heroic Jeffrey Lee, who donated his land, Koongarra, to Kakadu so that it would not be mined for uranium by AREVA.


But how long can white Australia expect the Aborigines to carry the fight against this toxic nuclear industry threatening Australia?

Comical moment

Exactly on the day that the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission arrived in France for extensive talks and tours of AREVA’s advanced nuclear technology came the French government’s action of splitting up AREVA, effectively killing it off as a nuclear power giant – due to its utterly disastrous financial state.

Funny if it weren’t serious how South Australia’s greedy nuclear enthusiasts are
ready to suck up to international nuclear business incompetents!

As the world’s poster child for nuclear power, France is suffering great embarrassment as its government struggles to save the almost bankrupt nuclear giant AREVA. Just saved, for the moment, AREVA is broken up in a
messy merger with EDF, which is also struggling financially.

UK: I loved this news item – definitely my favourite for the week! Desperate for public support, the UK government plans to make nuclear reactors look pretty!


- High radiation levels
mean long delays in removing spent nuclear fuel from Fukushima’s stricken reactors.

- Contaminated waste water in Fukushima: the unending horror


- Fukushima businesses compensation payments terminated

- Youth Unwilling to Return


- Ministry to nationalize Fukushima site to bury radioactive waste

- Gov’t Officials: Fukushima should be declared uninhabitable.


Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s ruling on radioactive waste dump delayed till December – after the federal election, of course.


European Commission will rule in October on possible illegality of State aid for nuclear expansion. Economically unwise decision for Hungary to buy nuclear reactors from Russia.


Government advisory panel recommends shutdown of South Korea’s oldest nuclear reactor. South Korea running out of space for spent nuclear fuel.

Pronuclear propaganda. Especially on social media, nuclear and thorium power trolls are ramping up their attacks on critics of nuclear power.


Tony Abbott - my God, that man is an embarrassment to Australia! Even Environment Minister Christopher Pyne sees the writing on the wall in Abbott’s daft policies on climate.