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This week: Not a lot happening in nuclear news, while coronavirus and climate change rage on.

It is getting harder to keep up with the coronavirus news – the fluctuating numbers regarding new cases, the comparisons between various vaccines, the good news  (Israel’s success), the bad news (new more infectious strains).

Then there’s the new preoccupation in the media about big sporting events.  In USA the Superbowl could turn into a super-spreader. The Australian Open Grand Slam tennis is watched anxiously, as an indication of whether the July Tokyo Olympics could safely go ahead.

Meanwhile it’s becoming clear that this pandemic is not going to be over quickly, that the vaccines are not a ”silver bullet’‘, and it is truly a global problem, needing global treatment.

CLIMATE. We are all too often focussing on USA, Canada, Australia, in news coverage. This week, a horror event in India brings home the impacts of global heating elsewhere in the world. Indian Glacier in Himalayan Valley Crumbles, Causing Flash Flooding. Himalayan glaciers melting at alarming speed.

RENEWABLE ENERGY.  I muse that these industries are also becoming corporate giants, encouraging endless energy use, and overconsumption of new technologies, with little care about their toxic wastes. Whatever happened to energy conservation?

Largely due to the pandemic, nuclear developments have gone very quiet –  I guess that’s one compensation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gWXFcFfN7E&t=55s       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XIW9hHTHnU

A bit of good news – Good news on ozone: world scientists make global assessment 5 February 2021.

 

Economics’ failure over destruction of nature presents ‘extreme risks’,

Nuclear power unaffordable in USA, Russia, India, France, even China, but NO SOLUTION TO WASTES.

USA and Russia extend The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START Treaty) to 2026.

Bees may be more susceptible to ionising radiation than previously estimated.

As outdated nuclear power closes down, pro nuclear shills viciously attack critics.

USA.

CANADA.  Canadian local community group opposes nuclear waste dump on farming land.

IRAN.  Zarif: compensation not pre-condition for reviving Iran nuclear deal.

CUBA.  Cuba signs up to another nuclear disarmament treaty.

EUROPE.   Increasing business and jobs in closing down Europe’s nuclear reactors, as renewable energy grows/    New Chernobyls on Europe’s doorstep?

JAPAN. In desperate economic plight, two Japanese towns willing to host nuclear waste dump.  Kepco seeks prefectural government approval to restart aging nuclear reactors.  Japan’s huge radioactive waste problem.  Research into radiocesium in forests after the Fukushima disaster: Concerns and some hope.

UK.  UK’s Infrastructure Planning Inspectorate recommends against development of Wyfa nuclear project.        Pandemic causes Britain’s Trident nuclear submarine replacement to be delayed by another year.  Aviva Investors doubtful about backing Sizewell nuclear power station.

SPAIN.  Why Spain plans to ban uranium mining.

FRANCE . Unusually damaging Mw 4.9 earthquake near several French nuclear reactors.  Unprecedented number of France’s nuclear reactors to go offline, and strikes continue.  The dangers and uncertainties in Andra’s radioactive waste disposal project in Bure (Meuse)

SOUTH AFRICA.  South Africa’s new nuclear power plan would be a costly mistake

AUSTRALIA.     Kimba Nuclear Waste Dump Bill yet again postponed in the Australian Senate.  High Court ruling a helpful precedent for opponents of Kimba nuclear dump.    Meanwhile South Australia achieved world-leading 60pct wind and solar share over last year.

February 8, 2021 - Posted by | Christina's notes

1 Comment »

  1. LDP leaders, in Japan,  will tell you nuclear power is the cleanest and that it is too cheap to meter. That is, while lying through their teeth bout Fukushima.
    Watch “Video released of explosion at low-level radioactive waste facility” on YouTube

    They do know what is buried there. Liars. It is pieces of the old closed san onofre reactor, from san Diego. They have since moved the waste to tooele by SLC.  This is so-called low level waste.

    Trump is horribly mentally ill. If he had stayed in power, there would be criminalized anarchy and, probably a nuclear war. So many people, support that. They are all insane. I cannot trust people like that anymore.

    The country would be going up in flames. Crime would be far worse THAN ANYONE COULD IMAGINE LIKE HONDURAS WITH MS13 GANGS AND PARAMILITARYS TERRORIZING THE COUNTRY. THINGS ARE Very bad right now. TRUMP FOR SURE, WOULD HAVE SET OFF A NUKE WAR.

    I am saddened by human insanity, if there was as much energy,  to stop nuclear energy,  as there was insane energy, in the capital, on January 6, 2021 to try to keep, psychotic-supernucleoape-donald-trump in power, we could do something substantial about the nuclear problems, that will destroy us soon. The accumulating, high level wastes. The nuclear weapons. The decrepit reactors ready to blow.
    The Germans are doing something about it. Why can’t America do it?

    Embrittlement in Nuclear Power Plants, https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/02/01/embrittlement-in-nuclear-power-plants/  BY KARL GROSSMAN – HARVEY WASSERMAN
    – 1 Feb 2021
    Of all the daunting tasks Joe Biden faces, especially vital is the inspection of dangerously embrittled atomic reactors still operating in the United States.

    Comment by Ken r | February 8, 2021 | Reply


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