Nuclear news by Christina Macpherson

eon Kernkraft


Mercifully short Australian newslist today - I hope. I've been preoccupied with reading all the dreary pro nuclear Submissions to the South Australia Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission. (You can read the Submissions here, or my potted versions here.)

Nearly all pro nuclear submissions come from people with either obvious or vested interests in the nuclear industry, (in contrast to the variety of sources of anti nuclear Submissions)

Anyway, the Commission will announce its tentative findings on 15 February. These are their likely recommendations. The pro nuke lobby is beavering away,  lobbying especially lobbying  the ALP.


My favourite pro nuke Submissions come from Geoff Russell, who sent in two. I am indebted to the Twitter troll "Thomas Huxley" for recommending these as "essential reading" . Russell devotes his confusing jargon to rubbishing the media, reputable authors, governments, because he knows, and ?proves it with confusing jargon, that ionising radiation is just nothing to worry about. Falling off a solar roof is the big public heath worry.


Another Geoff, Geoff Hudson, wants the Commission to go for floating nuclear reactors at sea.


South Australian Cabinet gets two new pro nuclear enthusiasts.


Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) not honest about cyclotrons.


The campaign against Oman Ama nuclear dump site is gaining momentum.


Mongolia secret [but failed] nuclear waste deal - a model for Australia?


Oh my God! Global warming is affecting the TENNIS!




EUROPE. Nuclear hazards extend beyond a nation's borders: Belgium a case in point


UK. Senior Tories agree with Jeremy Corbyn on ditching Trident nuclear weapons system. Jeremy Corbyn suggests submarines without warheads. Inquiry into Litvinenko's radiation murder points to Putin as instigator. EDF Directors might delay UK Hinkley nuclear decision yet again.Nuclear waste plans an abuse of democracy in Britain.


China, Russia. Big anxieties with China and Russia's plans for floating nuclear reactors


USA.   Republican presidential candidates clueless on the danger of nuclear arms race.   Bernie Sanders opposes the one $trillion nuclear weapons plan.  "Modernisation" making nuclear war more likely: time to renew disarmament process.   Best to store nuclear wastes locally in deep bores, not export it. Stanford experts warn on the nuclear risks for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico.   Radioactive material constantly being emitted from LA gas blowout.


JAPAN. Fukushima cleanup will need underwater robots


CANADA.  92,000 petition Canada.Don't store nuclear waste near Great Lakes


TAIWAN. Why is the media ignoring the anti nuclear success in Taiwan's election landslide?


SPAIN. Anniversary of a nuclear disaster in Spain.


IRANSanctions lifted as Iran complies with nuclear deal


SOUTH AFRICA. Political connections in South Africa's uranium energy drive. Radiation hazards in planned uranium mining in the Karoo, South Africa.