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Brief notes on this week’s nuclear, climate news

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CLIMATE.  Mass climate action is needed as world readies for December Paris conference.  Forest fires out of control around Lake Baikal in Siberia. Drought-Fueled Wildfires Burn 7 Million Acres in U.S.

UK‘s Hinkley Point C nuclear station is now officially mothballed. Protest by 3 middle aged women costs nuclear firm €1million.

USA. Leaked review tells of ‘Significant Design Vulnerabilities’ at Hanford radioactive trash site.  Disposal of nuclear waste turning out to be half the cost of reprocessing with MOX fuel.  Escalating costs, expanding timelines, cast doubt on the future of modular nuclear construction.  Lockheed Martin used government nuclear money to lobby for more government nuclear money. St Louis suburb contaminated by radioactive thorium. New measures to promote rooftop solar, by President Obama.

JAPAN.  The Japanese Scientists’ Association joins strong public opinion against nuclear power. Sendai nuclear plant operator set to plug leaks in 5 cooling system pipes. Tepco bid to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant stymied by governor.

Fukushima:

TAIWAN. Taipei prosecutors lose legal case against anti nuclear protestors.

August 28, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | Leave a comment

The week that was, in nuclear and climate news

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WORLD.   Ionising radiation:

Iran nuclear agreement is endorsed by Nuclear Nonproliferation Experts. Over 300 US rabbis urge Congress to support Iran nuclear deal. Obama can still do the Iran nuclear deal, despite Congress opposition. Iran has compliedon key condition of the nuclear deal – submitting documents to IAEA.

CLIMATE CHANGE. Islamic leaders call on the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to embrace climate change action. Dangerous Heat Sets Sights on Southern United States.

CHINA. Tianjin explosion highlights need to prioritise environment over economic growth. China censors Internet on Tianjin explosion news. France worried that China’s hasty nuclear power programme is unsafe.

JAPAN. Japanese environment groups protest against Restart of Sendai Nuclear Power.  Volcano alert issued just miles from newly reopened nuclear reactor.  Japan nuclear utility says no special precautions over volcano.  Utilities spent ¥1.4 trillion last year to maintain idled reactors. Japan’s Plutonium Problem.

FukushimaExtra high radiation level in atmosphere above Melted slag storage facility of Fukushima sewage plant. Fukushima operator’s mounting legal woesEarthquake M5.0 offshore of Fukushima prefecture.

USA.  Momentum growing in campaign to shut down Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant. Questions on safety, and silencing of critics – HUMBOLDT BAY POWER PLANT.  America feared that Israel would deploy nuclear weapons.

UKBristol Nuclear Protestors Fined...instead…shouldn’t they be awarded Medals?!

CANADA ‘s radioactive trash dump plan, all too close to USA border.  Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission called upon to disclose study on nuclear disaster.

SOUTH AFRICA. African National Congress calls for transparency on nuclear tender process.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Tax-payer money going to nuclear related companies in UAE.

NORTH KOREA. Concern over North Korea’s uranium enrichment.

NORWAY‘s dangerous plan to dump nuclear trash on island

AUSTRALIA: Nuclear stooge Senator Bob Day not able to dismantle Australia’s law against establishing nuclear facilities.

August 21, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | Leave a comment

Were there radioactive materials in the Tianjin warehouse?

text-cat-questionAs China races to clean up the still very dangerous Tianjin explosion site, and censors the Internet on news and images of this disaster – we are left with the question  – “What was stored in that warehouse?”

The fact that military staff, and International Atomic Energy Agency staff rushed to the area – does make you think that Chinese authorities considered that there was radioactive material stored in that warehouse.

If that were the case – the local area and even Beijing might be in danger from radioactive isotopes blown out by the massive explosion.

Unfortunately, information about this possibility is not forthcoming.

It underlines a serious problem about China being the current poster boy for the nuclear industry. A totalitarian and secretive regime is simply not  a safe place at all for nuclear facilities.

Tianjin doesn’t have nuclear power plants, as far as I can find out. But it is  a worry to find that Tianjin has a company that makes nuclear reactors – Tianjin Electric Power Company – Construction of Nuclear Power Plants  http://www.tepc.com.cn/en/MainBusiness.asp?Title=HeDianJS

Of course, it’s not as if ionising radiation is the only, or even the most serious, threat from this explosion. The chemical fallout in itself is  a monstrous heath hazard to the clean-up workers, and to the area’s residents.

August 17, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | 2 Comments

Notes on the week’s nuclear and climate news

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WORLD. Ban nuclear weapons – call from Pope Francis on Nagasaki remembrance day.

EUROPE. Transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) provisions undermine democracy.

CHINA. Nuclear experts sent to test China’s Tianjin explosion site. Explosion in warehouse supplying nuclear fuel.This item has since disappeared from Internet news.

Typhoon Soudelor hits Taiwan, then China’s coast – danger to nuclear stations.  Solar power races ahead as China builds huge station in Gobi desert

UKRAINE. More Wildfires Near Chernobyl .

JAPANSendai nuclear station restarted because economics are ‘more important’ than human life. But a nuclear revival in Japan is by no means a sure thingVolcano issues unaddressed in nuclear plant restart.  Thousands hospitalised as Tokyo experiences record heat wave .

Fukushima. “Trillions of becquerels of radioactive material still flowing into sea” at Fukushima. With 2020 Olympics in mind. Japan’s govt trying to coerce Fukushima evacuees back.

IRAN.  The essence of the Iran nuclear deal.   Iran would not be able to hide evidence of nuclear weapons work. 29top USA scientists back Obama’s ‘stringent’ deal with Iran.  Iran nuclear deal is supported by Jews in Iran.   Israel toonce again assassinate Iranian Nuclear Scientists?

USA. USA nuclear weapons numbers shrink, but nuclear weapons budget balloons out.  $4.1-million settlement to Hanford nuclear weapons site whistle-blower. Total lifetime costs of Vogtle nuclear station estimated at $65 billion and risingSeawater heating up causes partial shutdown for Pilgrim nuclear station. Confusing message in new documentary about #uranium – a ‘soft sell’ for the nuclear lobby? Northern California National Forests on Fire.

UK. UK energy analysts unhappy with super costly Hinkley nuclear project. How the BBC distorted the story of Sellafield. UK government just quietly funding Small Modular Nuclear Reactors.

MIDDLE EAST. Extreme Heat Leads To Deaths, Protests.

August 14, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | 1 Comment

This Week: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Nuclear News

GLOBAL:  Independent assessment of the state of the nuclear industry. Bleak outlook for Generation IV nuclear reactors, as Generation III look like failing.  Nuclear lobby promotes a new ‘health disorder’ – radiophobia.

(TOPICS THAT I’M IGNORING:

  • The psychological effects of Fukushima nuclear catastrophe.  The internet is awash with articles about this. I am sure that it is true – that the mental and stress effects are huge, and taking a huge toll on health. My problem is – that the nuclear lobby is using this fact to propagandise their idea that ionising radiation is not harmful to the body.
  •  Sickness and death of marine animals. The Internet is also awash with this, and many are naming Fukushima ionising radiation as the cause. And it might be. But there are other possible causes – such as the direct and indirect effects of ocean warming, and other climate change features. We need to scrutinise these news items, with a sceptical eye.)

HIROSHIMA. Commemorative events around the world. And let us not forget Nagaskai’s experience of nuclear bombing. Every year, thousands of Hiroshima survivors treated for radiation-induced illnesses. Japan’s nuclear bombing survivors speak out against nuclear power

CLIMATE CHANGE: Climate change brings increasing dangers and costs to nuclear stations  The nightmares of climate change are already upon us. Ecomigration happening as climate change already submerging islands.

JAPANProblems ahead, if Japan restarts mothballed nuclear reactors. Judicial review panel votes to indict ex-Tepco executives. Nuclear watchdog proposes raising maximum radiation dose to 250 millisieverts. Japan’s Abe Government Risks Fukushima Victims’ Lives with “Forced Return” to Contaminated Areas.

Fukushima: Damaged fuel rod containers, suspicious death at Fukushima nuclear plant. TEPCO exploits homeless, mentally disabled men, in Fukushima nuclear clean-up. Discharge Canal Contamination Rising in Fukushima Daiichi. Fukushima buildings sinking — Structures decaying, getting more unstable. China sends back infant milk formula to Fukushima.

USA: Obama props up a failing nuclear industry, with nuclear energy a centerpiece of his climate push!  New nuclear reactor technologies benefit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The  Plan does not support existing nuclear reactors. USA government makes rules on ionising radiation in water more lax. Will USA’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission allow the nuclear lobby to set radiation standards?   Postponed indefinitely – the opening of U.S. government’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Hundreds Flee California Wildfires as Governor Declares State of Emergency. $10 billion bonanza to save Exelon nuclear plants in Illinois? Problem for Modular Nuclear Reactors – they’re just as costly as the old ones

UK: Top bank advises UK government to delay or cancel Hinkley nuclear project. Bradwell: Handing Future UK nuclear Infrastructure to the Chinese.  Labor leader candidate Jeremy Corbyn sets out plans for UK nuclear disarmament.

FRANCE: The end of the line for AREVA’s model of “birth to grave” nuclear processes. €7bn needed to keep loss-making nuclear company AREVA alive.

FINLAND: Fennovoima the last hurrah for nuclear industry in Finland.

SPAIN: Dispute in Spain about where to put radioactive trash.

SOUTH AFRICA:  facing a R1-trillion nuclear financial disaster.

August 7, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | Leave a comment

THIS WEEK – news about nuclear and climate issues

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I muse on Toshiba’s ECO and his shame. He apologised for faking the accounts on nuclear (supposed) profits. However, he gained no personal income from this. It was done out of loyalty to the company.  Wouldn’t happen in Australia, – they’d all do it for themselves here!

JAPAN:  Fukushima:

Crucial emergency test begins at Sendai nuclear plant ahead of upcoming restart on August 10, 2015.

No idea what to do with the radioactive trash, but Japan still plans to make more of it.

CEO of Toshiba took loyalty to the company too far – resigns over doctored accounts.  How Toshiba cooked the nuclear books.

IRAN: Nuclear experts explain how the Iran nuclear deal cuts off pathways to nuclear weapons.

SWITZERLAND: Thorough analysis of Switzerland’s plan for exit from nuclear power.

CANADA: Canada Environment Minister to decide on Lake Huron nuclear waste plan before court case happens?  Stephen Harper, Canada’s PM blocking action on climate change.

CLIMATE CHANGE:   New UN document seeks to simplify Paris climate negotiations. Climate change danger hangs overChina’s coastal cities (and their nukes!).

INDIA: As Areva Goes Belly Up, Modi’s French Nuclear Plans May Start Unravelling.

USA:  Nuclear Regulatory Commission seriously considering quack science of “radiation hormesis”!   Potassium Iodide pills to be distributed to residents in area of nuclear facility.

FRANCE: quadruples carbon price, will move towards renewable energy.

July 29, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | 2 Comments

Increasing low dose ionising radiation increases cancer risk in a linear way with no safe level

text ionisingThe prestigious Biological Effects of Ionising Radiatioan (BEIR) Report VII states: ‘A comprehensive review of available biological and biophysical data supports a “linear-no-threshold” (LNT) risk model—that the risk of cancer proceeds in a linear fashion at lower doses without a threshold and that the smallest dose has the potential to cause a small increase in risk to humans’ – http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-assets/materials-based-on-reports/reports-in-brief/beir_vii_final.pdf

The BEIR report is based on huge epidemiological studies, especially on survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing.

By contrast, the USA Department of Energy has been funding poxy little studies such as one at Flinders University, South quackAustralia, on a small number of mice – to try to prove this quack science “hormesis” idea. http://antinuclear.net/2012/09/03/flinders-university-participates-in-usa-department-of-energys-pro-nuclear-propaganda/

July 24, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes, radiation | Leave a comment

The week that was in nuclear news

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nuclear-news site theme for July is The use of words to trivialise the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe   Nuclear lobby anxious about its image – trying to “engender optimism” about the industry.

Nuclear agreement finally reached between Iran and world powers A win for non-proliferation – the Iran nuclear deal. It has become international law. USA’s reputation at stake, if Congress votes against Iran nuclear deal.

 JAPANJapanese nuclear scandals. Toshiba faked financial reports. Earthquake faults found under Shika nuclear facility. Despite pressing need, Japan continues to grope for nuclear waste site

Fukushima: 

UK‘s plan for Hinkley C nuclear power station runs into more and more trouble

CANADA: The Cree Nation backs the report advising against uranium mining in Northern Quebec     Legal action planned against Canada’s plan for radioactive trash dump near Lake Huron.

USA. 21 years after shutdown, USA’s  Breeder Nuclear Reactor-II (EBR-II) is entombed

Jamaica passes Bill to regulate ionising radiation, prohibit building of nuclear reactor.

Secretive South Africa hides costs of nuclear build programme

CLIMATE CHANGE:

Global investment is going to renewables: much less is going to nuclear power

July 23, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | Leave a comment

Why do we permit the nuclear industry to keep making radioactive trash, with nowhere to put it?

wastes garbage

July 20, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | Leave a comment

Brief notes on the past week’s nuclear news

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WORDS. on the theme the power of words – here are a few news items: New names for nuclear weapons – covering up the $billions spent on them. Russia’s nuclear industry to “educate” South Africans. Book “Atomic Comics” shows corporate influence, glossing over nuclear dangersMainstream media is complicit in cover-up of effects of Fukushima radiation.

WORLD. Ionising Radiation & Risk of Death from Leukaemia & Lymphoma in Radiation-Monitored Workers (INWORKS): anInternational Cohort Study

NIGERIA‘ s Akwa Ibom State Leaders Caucus says NO to nuclear power.

FRANCE: Grim future for France’s nuclear companies AREVA and EDF. When France shuts its nuclear reactors, it will be left with amonumental radioactive trash problem.

UK. Game Over for UK’s Hinkley Point Nuclear power project? Hinkley Point nuclear project could be delayed by years, due to Austrian legal action. Revelations on the dirty work given to Windscale nuclear cleanup workers – and at Hanford.

UKRAINE. Increased ionising radiation in Chernobyl area, following wildfires.

MARSHALL ISLANDSNuclear Waste Tomb in Marshall Islands – becoming more dangerous because of climate change

JAPAN.  Fukushima

SOUTH AFRICA. Investigation at last into radioactive pollution of Johannesburg, from uranium mining.

FINLAND. Russia’s Rosatom behind the funding for Finland’s Fennovoima nuclear project.

USA. NASA cancelling solar space missions, favouring plutonium fuelled space flights !  A losing bet – Bill Gates’ gamble on nuclear power. USA’s faith groups unite in push for clean energy. Why the nuclear industry keen to save US government’s Export-Import Bank.

CANADA.  Canada’s last shipment of weapons grade uranium. Medical radioisotopes to be made in cyclotron, not nuclear reactor. Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) to work with Romania to market nuclear reactors.

RUSSIA. Russia trying to sell nuclear reactors to Europe, but financing them is a snag

July 10, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | Leave a comment

Nuclear and Climate News at the end of June 2015

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Pope Francis denounces nuclear power.

CLIMATE CHANGE: Pope Francis and Naomi Klein – a formidable duo for action .

Optimism for a nuclear agreement with Iran, but big hurdles remain

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Record world investment in renewable energy, except for Australia, of course. Bill Gates is no friend to renewable energy, as Gates promotes his nuclear power company, Terra Power.  Jordan going ahead with solar technology in a big way, helped by China

UK.  Breast cancer rates higher near nuclear power stations.  Future of Britain’s Hinkley Point Nuclear Facility is increasingly uncertain.

USA. $1.8B in tax-payer loans for new nuclear plant – as its costs soar. Radioactive Polonium from Fukushima has contaminated Southeast USA. Pentagon’s new “laws of war” legalise killing of inconvenient journalists. Trans-Pacific Partnership: US Senate approves fast-track trade bill, sends to president Barack Obama.

FRANCE  keen to save AREVA, by selling nuclear reactors to Saudi Arabia. Nuclear power a very poor deal for Saudi Arabia.

JAPAN company discloses possible failure of container lid bolts for low-level nuclear waste. Fukushima: 1,000,000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 detected in seawater of Fukushima plant port / Highest in recorded history.

GERMANY: Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor closes, as Germany’s renewable energy surges ahead

SOUTH AFRICA’s purchase of nuclear reactors from Russia is by no means a done deal.

June 29, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | 1 Comment

Climate, nuclear and energy news this week

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CLIMATE.    Global campaign to ban nuclear from the Paris climate talks. Pope Francis encyclical on the environment: 10 key excerpts. Climate change and justice: Pope Francis connects these causes, in lead-up to Paris conference

GREENS becoming a global force – The Asia Pacific Greens congress.

ENERGY. By 2030 renewables will have overtaken coal and nuclear power- IEA report

It’s wearing thin: the pretense that the uranium market is healthy

EUROPE. 25 EU countries on track to meet their interim renewable energy targets.  

CHINA Gangwon Province strongly opposes nuclear power

JAPAN- no idea what to do with its nuclear trash now stored in France. Appeal filed for compensation for 7,000 Tochigi residents affected by Fukushima nuclear disaster

Fukushima. The Chernobyl and Fukushima Research Initiative report – no evidence for complacency. Warning onbuildup of radioactive materials in Pacific ocean food chain – salmon, tuna and other species.

USA

INDIA‘s new nuclear insurance pool will not cover its research reactors

 

June 21, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | Leave a comment

The week that has been , in nuclear news

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Trans Pacific Partnership would give corporations, including nuclear ones, power over government laws. Wikileaks reveals another corporate friendly global trade plan – Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)

Renewable Energy. Nuclear power production beaten by renewable energy in 2014 and beyond.  Renewable energy looking good for institutional investorsSunshine and seawater to power farms in the desert.

Nuclear fusion: US Congress debating this   a wasteful boondoggle?

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

FRANCE: As the world’s poster child for nuclear power,this country 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. Risk of nuclear meltdown due to faulty valves in AREVA’s new-generation EPR reactor.

UK: I loved this news item – definitely my favourite for the week! –  Desperate for public support, UK govt plans to make nuclear reactors look pretty!. High levels of breast cancer near UK nuclear power stations.

JAPAN: Fukushima: High radiation levels mean long delays in removingspent nuclear fuel from Fukushima’s stricken reactors. Contaminated waste water in Fukushima: the unending horror. Fukushima BusinessesCompensation Payments Terminated, Youth Unwilling to Return. in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan’s govt to nationalise private sitefor nuclear waste dump. Gov’t Officials: Fukushima should be declared uninhabitable.

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

HUNGARY: 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.

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

AUSTRALIA: South Australia’s Nuclear Fool Chain Royal Commission sure picked the wrong time to be seen in bed with AREVA.

 

June 13, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | 1 Comment

Latest in nuclear and climate news

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WORLD. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists launches Cost Calculator for the nuclear fuel chain.

Cyber attack an increasing threat to nuclear facilities – says IAEA.

Whole brain radiation found not to be beneficial for brain cancer patients.

USA. Significant rise in ionising radiation in atmosphere over Southern California. Censored emails show US govt concern about Fukushima radiation on West Coast of USA.

USA’s defense authorisation bill- unaffordable – detached from budgetary reality. New EIA analysis shows nukes don’t help reduce carbon emissions under EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

70 years of cancer-causing nuclear pollution in St Louis.

JAPAN. Japan’s government’s optimism on nuclear power future doesn’t ring true- finance analysts. Restart of Sendai nuclear plant will be delayed.

Fukushima. Greenpeace releases confidential IAEA Fukushima-Daiichi accident report. Fukushima Daiichi ‘s Port has Record Levels of Radiation.  Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) official warns on hydrogen explosion risk at Fukushima. A nation-wide network formed in Japan, to sue government and TEPCO, over the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

UK. Dead nuclear reactors in Plymouth – expensive to maintain, and a cause of local anxiety.

AUSTRIA. ready to take legal action against subsidising of nuclear reactors.

FRANCE. Merger of AREVA and EDF, to save nuclear giant AREVA- French tax-payers to fork out.

SOUTH AFRICA.  Secrecy, and no costing known, in South Africa’s plans for nuclear power

IRAN Urgent talks between USA and Iran before June 30 deadline.

AUSTRALIA. South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission has gone very quiet.  They are now in Japan, then to Taiwan, Finland, Austria, France and the United Kingdom.  It’s all quite secretive – no idea what their global junket is costing the South Australian tax-payer. Why is no media covering this?

June 4, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | 1 Comment

Recent Nuclear News

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The very big gender gap – women don’t like nuclear power.

Cut-throat competition between global nuclear companies to export reactors.

WEAPONS AND WAR. Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference flounders over Middle East nuclear concerns .  Catholic Church wants nuclear disarmament, not deterrence.

No Signs of Russian Nuclear Weapons Deployment – NATO Commander.

North Korea claims that it can make mini nuclear weapons.

USA. USA government effectively stymied Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference.  Immediate release ordered for Sister Megan Rice and her compatriots. High cancer rates in thorium and uranium contaminated sites in Missouri.

Heightened danger of war from appearance of American warships in South China Sea.

JAPAN . Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority gives approval for restart of Sendai reactors. Japan’s spent fuel problem will escalate, casting doubt on nuclear restart plans. Unable to get volunteer locations, Japan will now impose nuclear waste sites. Tokyo hit by 5.6y mag earthquake.  Abe government trampling on press freedoms – concern grows in Japan.  Japan raises the ‘acceptable’ radiation level for nuclear emergency workers. Japan’s Government and TEPCO sued by Ex-Futaba mayor, over Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Fukushima. 

FRANCE. Gloomy financial situation for AREVA in so many ways. Safety problems may mean the end for AREVA’s EPR nuclear reactor.

GERMANY.German nuclear utilities don’t have enough money for decomissioning reactors.

FINLAND    pulls out of building Olkiluoto 4 nuclear reactor.

SWEDEN Investors flee Nordic nuclear company Vattenfall.

UK. Nuclear power link to breast cancer. UK’s hunt for Trident nuclear system whistleblower. Britain outsourcesguarding of its nuclear facilities to private company.

CANADA. Potassium iodate pills for Canadian communities near nuclear facilities. First Nations land would host Ontario nuclear waste, but First Nations don’t get a say.

CHINA Chinese scientist warns on dubious safety of China’s nuclear power programme.

NEW ZEALAND. Distrust in New Zealand about Commission to study effects of Pacific nuclear bombing.

SOUTH AFRICA‘s nuclear company Eskom runs out of money for assessing environmental impact of nuclear energy. Govt is hiding the true costs of nuclear power.

Uranium .Continued down ward trajectory of the global uranium market. A year of losses for Namibia’ Rossing uranium mine. Trying to cut costs, TEPCO to sell uranium stockpile.

Trans Pacific Partnership. Corporate control of government, and the Internet are the goals – Julian Assange.

Climate Change. Big energy firms get privileged access to top EU climate officals. Tipping point for some Antarctic glaciers reached in 2009.

May 29, 2015 Posted by | Christina's notes | 2 Comments

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