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The week to October 22 in nuclear and climate news

a-cat-CANNUCLEAR weapons and the risk of nuclear conflict very much in the news. One view – that this risk has been overstated lately. Final presidential debate reveals sobering facts on how fast nuclear war could happen. UN again to study the effects of depleted uranium contamination. Hans Blix warns on nuclear power stations as terrorist bait.

CLIMATE. Scary possibilities of Trump style demagogues as the world faces the consequences of climate change.   Arctic Sea Ice Falls into Record Low Ranges — Again. East Africa’s water resources threatened as a result of climate change.

USA. 

RUSSIA indicates readiness for World War 111- bomb shelters and gas masks The rise and political rise of Russia’ssecretive nuclear tsar Sergey Kirienko.

SOUTH AFRICA. Cabinet to DISCUSS ESKOM’S ROLE IN NUCLEAR DEAL.   How Eskom paid for Gupta mine.

JAPAN. Ruling Party LDP may lose next election if nuclear exit becomes main issue. Abe’s Nuclear Japan Goals FaceMore Ballot-Box Battles in 2017. New Niigata governor puts up additional hurdle for TEPCO.   Rainwater flood in Shika nuclear plant raises concerns at NRA.

AUSTRALIA. SOUTH AUSTRALIA had a massive rally.  Aboriginal landowners were joined by thousands in protest against nuclear waste dumping. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBVm6FtZirc. Australia will, for the first time ever, vote “NO” in the UN, to  negotiating a new treaty that prohibits nuclear weapons.

GERMANY . Germany’s leading utilities to start contributing to nuclear waste storage fund.

UK.  blocks bank accounts of news media RT.    Britain’s old dead nuclear submarines – no way to dispose of them for decades.

FRANCE. Nuclear power plant maintenance stoppages cause France’s electricity prices to rise.

OCEANIA. When the law really IS an ass – International Court of Justice rejects Marshall Islands’ nuclear weapons case.

NORTH KOREA . U.S. and South Korea Say North Korean Missile Exploded Soon After Liftoff.    A little good sense –Japanese and North Korean students make friends.

October 22, 2016 - Posted by | Christina's notes

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