The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Chernobyl Mayak Three Mile Island Atomic Testing Radiation Isotope

This week’s nuclear and climate news

Christina Macpherson’s websites & blogs

Media freedom now under grave threat, as USA aims to gaol Julian Assange for life.  Gross injustice! Ecuador to hand over Assange’s entire legal defense to the United States .

Journalism should awaken the world to the looming climate catastrophe.  Link between global warming and war.  Despite misogyny, women continue to fight the reckless spending on nuclear weapons.  Carbon dioxide soars to record-breaking levels not seen in 800,000 years.  Climate crisis – the Impact of Ocean Acidification?      A fight for the future as climate change school strikes grow for fourth month running.


AUSTRALIA.  US charges Julian Assange with 17 counts under Espionage Act. (He’s an Australian citizen. Does the government or anyone care?)  Torres Strait lodges case at UN against Australia on human rights as climate change issue.  Australia can be a global leader on combating climate change, and rejecting nuclear.

CANADA. Vancouver’s international ‘Clean Energy Summit’ – Clean Energy Ministerial in the grip of the nuclear lobby.

MARSHALL ISLANDS. USA’s radioactive dump in the Marshall Islands is leaking.

FRANCE. France forced Polynesians to accept nuclear tests – they finally admit this!


NORTH KOREA. North Korea warns that nuclear talks “will never be resumed” if USA continues ‘hostile acts’

UK.  Academics advise Labour that there’s no viable place for nuclear in renewable energy plans.   In UK Councillors to get briefing from nuclear panel – anyone can offer their land for nuclear waste dump!  EDF planning to restarttroubled Hunterston and Dungeness B nuclear reactors/

PAKISTAN. Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile .

IRAN. President Rouhani says that Iran might hold a referendum on its nuclear programme.

SWITZERLAND. Swiss authorities intervene to halt exports of nuclear weapons material.  Court orders Swiss authorities to publish arms export data A nuclear accident in one of Switzerland’s old reactors would be devastating to the health of other European countries.

ISRAEL. Wildfires rage in Israel during heatwave.

RUSSIA. Russia Launched New Nuclear Power Icebreaker While Other Countries Pay To Clean up Russian Nuclear Waste Ship.  A high risk operation removing spent nuclear fuel from Russian ship “Lepse”.  Design problems delay development of Russia’s High-Tech Nuclear Submarine.

UKRAINE. Misleading and dangerous – the downplaying of Chernobyl’s radiation risksAnother Chernobyl could happen, by accident, or by sabotage.  Comparing the radioactive pollution from Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear accidents.  Chernobyl’s spent nuclear fuel to be stored (Holtec’s in on this one, too).

KENYA. In Kenya, 87% of the electricity is from renewal sources.

SOUTH AFRICA. The tiny plant that helped save a desert from uranium mining.  Nuclear power seen as obsoletein South Africa, but they must ramp up renewables, get out of coal.

JAPAN.    Danger in foreign workers at Fukushima nuclear clean-up – Tepco abandons plans for them. At June G20 meeting, Japan to push for international conference on nuclear waste disposal (but no talk on stopping making radioactive trash).  240 shrines within 20 K of Fukushima reactor 1, so a move to build a new shrine.

JORDAN. Renewable energy, replacing nuclear plans with solar, is the obvious way forward for Jordan.

SOUTH KOREA. Risky incident at South Korean nuclear reactor.

May 29, 2019 - Posted by | Christina's notes


  1. You have a religious-sociopath and nihilist, as PM now. All he cares about is money and, quickening the end of the world. People and life be damned. Like the TV preachers and Trump in America.
    What a tragic time this is in history . People will not take the effort, to shake these parasitic monsters and their masters. Our fate is sealed. Their self-fulfilling prophesies will be fullfilled in a matter of years, as opposed to decades. The money and energy, they put into the religious psychos, is amazing.

    Comment by Tom Hepern | May 29, 2019 | Reply

  2. @arabianights_x
    May 18
    RIP Australia. We just voted for climate change denying, white supremacist, Islamophobic, homophobic, misogynist anti-worker conservative government with no agenda beyond enriching their wealthy mates because we’re a nation of bigoted morons. #Election2019Results
    View details ·

    Comment by Jon | May 29, 2019 | Reply

  3. Conrad Miller MD is one of the doctors who was in Belarus.
    Ace Hoffman. Old-time anti-nuclear advovate

    Comment by doug | May 30, 2019 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: