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To February 1st – nuclear news

Crisis within a crisis: Responding to COVID-19 around the world.

Climate crisis: world is at its hottest for at least 12,000 years – study.  Scientists say temperatures globally at highest level since start of human civilisation.

On nuclear news –  there’s a kind of hush, all over the world.…..     Well, I suppose that this could be seen, in one twisted way – as good news. This is the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is putting the brakes on nuclear development, in UK, and the USA.   As always, we don’t know much about its impact on Russia and China.

Still, the global nuclear lobby keeps up its unrelenting propaganda on nuclear power  as the (false) cure for climate change.         Also distressing is the move for nuclear reactors to be permitted to operate for 100 years, a cunning, but dangerous, way to avoid costs of decommissioning them,

A bit of good news –.  Oh dear, I had trouble finding it this week – had to revert to one a few weeks back – What went right this week: hope for stabilising the climate.


Avoiding a ‘Ghastly Future’: Hard Truths on the State of the Planet.

The most dangerous situation humanity has ever faced – Doomsday Clock stays at 100 seconds to midnight Who’s next? Experts worry about East Asia and the Middle East getting nuclear weapons.  Nuclear weapons proliferation can be contagious.

Nuclear wastes – deliberately left to our grandchildren.

Why nuclear power is a bad way to balance renewable energy .

French parliamentarians nominate Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize.

AFRICA.  All-Africa Conference of Churches welcomes Nuclear Weapons Prohibition Treaty.

JAPAN.  Fukushima nuclear clean-up delayed as new radioactive contamination found.  Fukushima businesses battle for survival, as few former residents return.  “The Toxic Pigs of Fukushima” a contender for the Oscar Awards.

UK.  Britain’s unaffordable nuclear power plans collapse, one by one.    Ho hum – another delay, another cost rise – for the beleaguered Hinkley nuclear power project.  Half a £billion here, half a £billion there – the costs of Hinkley Point C go up again.

In its failed search for a national dump site, UK govt rebrands its nuclear waste agency, promises honesty this time.   EDF plans 2 new sites for dumping radioactive mud dredged from Hinkley Point. From both UK and Ireland – calls for independent review into dumping Hinkley nuclear mud into the sea.     Isle of Man Wakes Up to What is Planned – sub sea nuclear dump.  Huge legacy of radioactive trash in UK, much of it already in Cumbria.   It is all over for Britain’s £20bn Wylfa nuclear project.

In Burghfield, homes to built dangerously close to nuclear weapons establishment.

RUSSIA.  Russian lawmakers  approve New START nuclear treaty extension.

IRAN.  Iran rejects reversing nuclear steps before US lifts sanctions.


FRANCE.  Should France extend the life of its oldest nuclear reactors?  Use of illegal workers at Flamanville nuclear site..

TURKEY. Dire problems at Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear Project.

GERMANY.  Get the Nuclear Weapons Out of Germany.

ITALY. Italian government lists 61 potential sites for nuclear waste dumping.

ARMENIA. Armenia’s nuclear power station a danger to Azerbaijan and the region.

CZECH REPUBLIC. Anxiety in Czech Republic about nuclear supplies from China, or from Russia

SOUTH KOREA.  South Korea considered setting up a nuclear power station with North Korea.

AUSTRALIA   Kimba nuclear waste dump issue is in limbo in the Australian Senate.  The Australian government’s Radioactive Waste Bill does not meet required IAEA standards.

February 1, 2021 - Posted by | Christina's notes

1 Comment »

  1. What will happen now, is that prayer patriots , the boogaloo boys, oath keepers , the.proud boys will become the gengsters of this great depression. They will become the. bonney and clydes. They will become the Dillingers, the MA barkers. They will.become.he scar faces the al capones.

    Meanwhile crappy old.nuclear reactors will start blowing.up.and high level.nuclear wastewill start catching fire all over the country.

    Comment by They Simmons | February 4, 2021 | Reply

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