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UK government at legal risk from its “Nuclear Justification” process

leaves the government open to legal challenge and leads to hostility and mistrust of any future energy policy decision

Why nuclear “Justification” isn’t enough New Statesman , by Paul Dorfman – 23 April 2010 New build nuclear reactors will escape proper Parliamentary scrutiny. That cannot be right.
Nuclear “Justification” is a high level assessment about whether the benefits of new nuclear build outweigh the health detriments. Justification is a legal regulatory requirement under EU law – it must be done before reactors can be approved. Continue reading

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April 24, 2010 Posted by | Legal, UK | Leave a comment

USA’s “Mentally challenged” Tea Partiers orchestrated by U.S. media giants

Tea Partiers: Manipulated by Fox and Corporate America, Changing the Future, April 22, Dennis Bischof “…….When I hear Fox News, (The media wing of the Tea Party Movement) broadcasting fear mongers like Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity to manipulate the public every night under the guise of being a news cast, it makes me ask, what is this country coming to? I believe in free speech as much as any Tea Partier, but what I do not believe in is using scare tactics and lies to frighten the uninformed into supporting a bogus agenda that only benefits the wealthy……

Fox News and Rush Limbaugh should be X rated so the Tea Partiers are not exposed to things they do not understand for the safety of the nation. The mentally challenged Tea Partiers have fallen pray to the slick media barrage orchestrated by the corporate giants like Rupert Murdoch who are using them to further their own agenda with little regard for the consequences to our nation or the bumpkins they are conning. ……Tea Partiers: Manipulated by Fox and Corporate America « Changing the Future

April 24, 2010 Posted by | media, USA | Leave a comment

Inclusion of nuclear energy might spell defeat for U.S. Climate Bill

Nuclear opponents argue that there are serious unresolved public safety and national security issues with nuclear energy–and that it isn’t as clean as supporters claim

Is the Senate Climate Bill Heading for a Nuclear Accident?, About.com, by Larry West, April 22, 2010 “…..nuclear energy, and the promise of as much as $54 billion in government loan guarantees to revitalize and expand the U.S. nuclear industry. Ironically, April 26, the day the bill with all of those nuclear loan guarantees is supposed to begin its march toward passage, is also the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident–the poster event for the anti-nuke movement.
Radiation from Chernobyl affected more than 3,600 villages and 2.5 million people, disrupted agriculture by contaminating soil and food crops, and forced more than 350,000 people to relocate. According to estimates by several scientific bodies, Chernobyl radiation has already caused thousands of deaths and is expected to cause thousands more…….Nuclear opponents argue that there are serious unresolved public safety and national security issues with nuclear energy–and that it isn’t as clean as supporters claim. Is the Senate Climate Bill Heading for a Nuclear Accident?

April 24, 2010 Posted by | climate change, USA | , , , , | Leave a comment

Wind energy growing fast in several U.S. states

U.S. Wind Energy Industry Reports Growth in 2009An Annual Report from the AWEA Reports Record Growth Green Chip Stocks, By Hilary Stingley , April 23rd, 2010 Amidst a slowly improving economy, the wind energy industry saw a lot of growth and movement in 2009.An annual report released in early April by the American Wind Energy Association showed the addition of more than 10,000 MW of new wind power across the U.S.-bringing the total to more than 35,000 MW overall. Continue reading

April 24, 2010 Posted by | renewable, USA | , , , | Leave a comment

Extremist opinions in America against nuclear non proliferation

Tea Party More Hawkish Than GOP, Poll Finds,  Burn After Reading, By David Gauvey Herbert, April 22, 2010 Fifty-nine percent of Tea Partiers believe the Senate should reject President Obama’s nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia.Tea Party More Hawkish Than GOP, Poll Finds – Burn After Reading – Burn After Reading

April 24, 2010 Posted by | USA, weapons and war | , , , | Leave a comment

Finland to add new renewable energy

“This addition of renewable energy is equivalent in scale to three big nuclear power plants.”

Finland Announces Plans to Use More Renewable Energy Greenfudge.org,  by Arkisaeo, 23 Apr 2010 Finland announced plans to step up and meet EU requirements on cutting greenhouse gas emissions this week.The EU requirement is to raise the share of renewable energy to 38% of energy consumption by 2020. In order to meet this goal, Finland must raise renewable energy production by 38 terawatt hours. How do they plan to reach this goal?…… Finland also plans on adding wood-based and wind energy systems, plus increasing the use of biofuels and heat pumps. Continue reading

April 24, 2010 Posted by | Finland, renewable | , , , | Leave a comment

Nuclear lobby pushes for over 100 billion pound sterling to be spent on nuclear reactors

Why nuclear “Justification” isn’t enough New Statesman , by Paul Dorfman – 23 April 2010 New build nuclear reactors will escape proper Parliamentary scrutiny. That cannot be right. The nuclear industry want to build over ten new nuclear reactors in the UK. Each of these reactors will have 2.5 times the radiological inventory of Sizewell B, the biggest reactor in the UK. Continue reading

April 24, 2010 Posted by | business and costs, UK | , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr Helen Caldicott’s call for an end to nuclear weapons

President Obama needs our support in doing the right thing, in taking this first step all the way to the end of a journey where nuclear disarmament is more than a campaign promise. He needs to hear our voices, strong, around him. Once again 80% of Americans must rise up and demand the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Obama Nuclear Weapons and the Future of the Planet, THE HUFFINGTON POST, Helen Caldicott:, 23 April 2010, “……….the Nuclear Policy review recently published by the Pentagon exhibits no evidence that the U.S. Military establishment intends to decrease its essential reliance upon nuclear weapons, which remain the cornerstone of its military arsenal. Continue reading

April 24, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, weapons and war | , , , , | Leave a comment

Global “Nuclear power industry Resuscitation” threatened by safety risks in new reactors

This week’s protest underlines the uphill battle that nuclear power advocates face in bringing about the trumpeted nuclear renaissance — and not just in the United States.

Coalition: Design for New Nuclear Reactor Less Safe Than America’s Current Fleet Report Raises Questions Over Safety of Global Nuclear ‘Renaissance’, SolveClimate.com, by Stacy Feldman – Apr 23rd, 2010 Continue reading

April 24, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, technology | , , , | Leave a comment

USA wants to keep its nuclear weapons in Europe

US opposes withdrawal of its nukes from EuropeHillary Clinton rules out unilateral removal of US tactical weapons  guardian.co.uk, julian Borger, 23 April 2010, US opposes withdrawal of its nukes from Europe | World news | guardian.co.uk

April 24, 2010 Posted by | USA, weapons and war | , , , , | Leave a comment

USA considering non-nuclear missiles

US ponders conventional ICBMs, guardian.co.uk, Julian Borger, 23 April 2010, “……A new generation of long-range missiles could lessen the need for nuclear weaponsthe Obama administration are looking at options for a new class of intercontinental missiles armed with conventional warheads called Prompt Global Strike. Continue reading

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uranium mining company telling convenient falsehoods to Australian aborigines

Miner accused of misleading radiation claims , ABC North West WA – Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 23 April 2010, A Canadian mining company has been accused of giving misleading information to traditional owners during a community workshop in the Pilbara. Continue reading

April 24, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA, secrets,lies and civil liberties | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Australia’s secret disgrace – neglect of nuclear test soldiers

he was required to sign the official secrets act when returning from Maralinga, which prevented him from talking about the site for 30 years.

McGee’s lost men forgotten in fallout , Adelaide Now, Bryan Littlely, April 24, 2010  FRANK McGee is looking for the lost men of Maralinga, but fears most of his lads have died without recognition for the work they did cleaning up our nuclear disgrace

  • The former Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant commanded a party of 35 airmen whose task it was to collect, bury and salvage items from the Maralinga atomic test sites over two years from 1966. Continue reading

April 24, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA, secrets,lies and civil liberties | Leave a comment