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Nuclear news this week

I had trouble finding “good news” for today. So, I’ll put in a thought of my own. My own country, Australia, today gives some hope, For the first time, we have a government really trying to include our First Nations people in decision-making. Not only is Australia headed for a referendum to bring indigenous voices into our Parliament – with hope to redress the wrongs of 200 years, but also the hope that indigenous knowledge and culture will advise and further the mighty task of healing our damaged environment.

Coronavirus and Climate –  it’s all drastically bad- the mind boggles –  best for readers to do their homework on these.

Nuclear.  Ironically, as nations ramp up their nuclear weaponry – comes the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZSENcK-en4      At some commemorations. survivors like Setsuko Thurlow will be speaking.  Like the survivors of Auschwitz, these first witnesses may not be with us much longer. It is all-important that their message is remembered, and that denialism of these truly awful horrors does not prevail.

The World Does Not Want a Global NATO.

Deterrencelessness: Nuclear threats neither credible nor viable.

UN Nuclear Review: a prime time to stop the new arms race. Ukraine War Hangs Over UN Meeting on Nuclear Treaty’s Legacy.  U.N. nuclear conference to start Monday as Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya plant in “alarming” state, watchdog says.

For Warmongers It’s Always 1938.      US airman who rescued film of A-bomb horrors is honoured at last.

Small nuclear reactors will bleed us dry and won’t solve climate change – unfounded promises.

The future of global catastrophic risk events from climate change.

UKRAINE. Russia accused of waging war out of working nuclear power plant in Ukraine. How professional lobbyists have worked to generate enthusiasm in Washington for a long proxy military conflict in UkraineHigh risks at Chornobyl.

FRANCE. French finance minister and MPs clash over future of nuclear power.  France should “rethink the temperature thresholds of rivers”.    Nuclear giant EDF and waste company Veolia continue to do business with Russia – the nuclear industry gets uranium from Russia, and sends wastes there.  Protest against radioactivity-contaminated water, at French nuclear site.

ASIANuclear Weapons Policies of Japan and South Korea Challenged.

JAPAN. Backlash over dumping of nuclear waste-water to the ocean . Japan to push for nuclear arms reduction at NPT review conference. Kishida to call for nuke-free world in historic address at U.N. treaty conference.

UK

USA. 

CANADAPickering nuclear station is closing as planned, despite calls for refurbishment.

IRAN Iran will keep IAEA cameras turned off until nuclear deal is restored. Lawmaker Says Iran Nuclear Talks Will Resume In Coming Days.

AUSTRALIA. Australia urged to prove it is a safe nuclear custodian as Aukus comes under scrutiny at UNFleet of nuclear submarines will be sent by Britain to Australia as a warning to China. Indonesia warns of perils of nuclear-powered submarines in submission to the UN. 

August 1, 2022 - Posted by | Christina's notes

3 Comments »

  1. The world is very lucky to have this website.
    The climate catastrophe, is progressing parallel and synergistically with the nuclear pollution, catastrophe of the world. I read this recently in an article here, about France.
    “Western culture has evolved from a world-view that Man is superior to all creation. And we’re still well and truly in that world view. Indigenous cultures might have a different view – but hell – they don’t matter, do they? After all, they’ve never invented anything really clever – like nuclear technology, with the power to kill us all.”

    Comment by Abby Milman | August 1, 2022 | Reply

  2. Beatty Nevada Nuclear waste explosions, in the desert.

    Explosions of nuclear waste from pieces of decommissioned San onofre reactor, by San diego.The pieces of the reactor and the other waste from the San Diego, San Onofre reactor decommissioning, started blowing up in the desert outside beatty Nevada. Later the San onofre nuclear waste was dug up and transfered, to a nuclear waste facility outside salt lake city Utah. The explosions, were caused by the decay heat and pyrophoricty of the radionuclides, in the waste and that had accumulated on the reactor pieces.

    We simply, don’t get to learn from the mainstream media, about these radioactive hazards.

    New Mexico was on fire this summer. 800 thousand acres burned. So much nuclear waste and fallout, in New Mexico, from bomb building and testing. I would not be surprised, if there is a major uptick in lung cancers, and other cancers, in New Mexico in the next 5 years . Nuke bombs exploded under rivers in New Mexico, project gas buggy. Uranium waste catastrophes. Nuclear waste dumps in many places. Largest plutonium core operation in the world at Los Alamos, by Santa fe. Wipp plutonium dump, by Clovis.

    These explosions were caused by parts of the decommisioned, highly radioactive pieces of the San onofre reactor, buried in Nevada for a few years. They had to dqqig them up, after the explosions and, moved them to utah. You would have thought, peopke in Utah, would have known better.

    Steppenwolf just stick yur head into the sand, pretend that all is grand and everything will be ok

    This will happen at other shoddy nuclear waste operations in the usa. Typically under-regulated, and under supervised by cheap and mismanaged, foreign owned nuclear waste management companies. Give them an inch and, they take a mile. They bribe state legislators and start taking in nuclear waste, from other countries. Countries like Japan and Estonia. That happened at the white mesa nuke waste operation, by blanding, utah. I think there is greater risk of wildfires, in the white mesa area, from the pryophoric effects of radionuclide dust from white mesa, blowing into surrounding areas.. There was a truck full of nuke waste owned by energy fuels, by Salt Lake City, that caught fire in 2018. The white mesa, energy fuel operation is trucking in nuke waste, from all over the world.

    Radionuclides generate their own heat and can start fires on their own even in small amounts, like the plutonium did at rocky flats. That is why the US Armed forces, uses depleted uranium in bombs, bullets and, other munitions.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Flats_Plant

    https://www.osti.gov/biblio/515622

    Wildfires and cancer

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(22)00067-5/fulltext

    More wildfires and cancer
    https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2022/05/17/wildfires-cancer-risk-study/5531652723109/

    Wildfires are increasing cancer rates in the World.

    https://thescotfree.com/opinion/incident-at-santa-susana-a-meltdown-a-fire-and-a-cover-up/

    Comment by Terry Southard | August 1, 2022 | Reply

    • A very important item, thank you, Terry. It will go up as a post, later today. Frightening stuff !

      Comment by Christina Macpherson | August 1, 2022 | Reply


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