Australia’s week of uranium news spin
Still under the radar, perhaps, but nuclear and uranium news are alive and well, here. Well, perhaps not exactly well. The promoters of the uranium industry keep getting all this positive news spin published – about the prospects in Queensland and New South Wales. But the facts are conveniently forgotten – BHP’s pullout from uranium mining, Paladin’s disastrous losses, Cameco selling uranium below the cost of production. Toro undecided, now that Western Australia has made stricter environmental regulations. THE AUSTRALIA in particular continues its spin – also about SILEX laser uranium enrichment, about how Australia ‘needs’ nuclear submarines.
The Australian government dishes out more money for Lucas Heights nuclear reactor – for its fig leaf medical radionuclides. (Never mind that this is last century’s technology, while non nuclear cyclotrons can produce those same medical radionuclides)
Lynas rare earths corporation has applied to Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) to import radioactive waste back to Australia,
Renewable Energy: Renewable Energy Target under fire from Australian utilities (understandably – they will need help as renewable energy succeeds) Canberra going for 90% renewable energy by 2020 . Hepburn Council asks the Victorian government to ease its effective ban on wind farms, to allow their small community wind farm project.
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