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August 15 – Melbourne  – Panel “Harm done Harm to come” – Australian uranium, the Fukushima catastrophe and the dangers of Indian nuclear power

Please join the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the Australian Conservation Foundation for the opportunity to hear from two highly respected authorities on nuclear issues in India and Japan.

HARM DONE/HARM TO COME:
Australian uranium, the Fukushima catastrophe and the dangers of Indian nuclear power

FRIDAY 15 AUGUST, 2014
6.30 – 8 pm
MELBOURNE CITY CONFERENCE CENTRE
333 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

SPEAKERS:
M. V. RAMANA
Professor of Physics at Princeton University with the Nuclear Futures Laboratory, and author of The Power of Promise: Examining Nuclear Energy in India.

SUZUKI TATSUJIRO
Vice-Director at the Research Centre for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University, & former Vice-Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission.

DAVE SWEENEY
Nuclear Free Campaigner at the Australian Conservation Foundation.

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International experts M. V. Ramana and Suzuki Tatsujiro are in Australia to share their knowledge of the nuclear chain issues, linking Australia to the realities of nuclear programs in both India and Japan.

The Indian nuclear program was started over six decades ago. Since then, the ruling parties have continued a long history of ambitious predictions about the role that nuclear energy would play in India’s electricity mix. These predictions have not materialized and nuclear energy contributes barely 2% of the country’s electricity capacity. The Australian Government  has plans to sell uranium to India, which remains one of nine nuclear armed nations in the world today.

In Japan, more than 130,000 evacuated people are still unable to return home after the March 2011 earthquake which led to a devastating nuclear accident. The future of nuclear energy in Japan remains highly uncertain with decommissioning at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant facing unprecedented challenges. This continuing crisis has direct relevance for Australia as the Fukushima reactors were loaded with Australian origin uranium at the time of the accident.

Dave Sweeney will provide reflections on the links between the Indian and Japanese experiences to the Australian nuclear industry and will ask what harm is yet to come – and how our actions and decisions can change this.

For more information:
Gem Romuld     e: gem@icanw.org        ph: 0421 955 066

 

 

 

We have never asked for donations to Antinuclear, and we’re not doing so now.

However, we’re just very keen to support Frontline Films  David Bradbury is an Australian film-maker who has earned an international reputation as a film maker willing to go to extraordinary lengths for a cause, exposing political oppression and environmental vandalism.

Bradbury has won many international film festival prizes, received five Australian Film Industry awards, and two Academy Award nominations.

He is currently producing a very up to date film on the situation of nuclear power – globally. Bradbury’s Frontline Films nevertheless runs on the proverbiial shoe string – and with little encouragement from the mainstream media.

We believe that Frontline Film’s newest documentary will be a remarkable and eye-opening film. But David Bradbury needs funds to get these filmed events and interviews edited, and onto DVD and film. And then – to get this – the most up to date film about the global nuclear scene to the  2nd International Uranium Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro 28. June – 14. July 2012.

So – we’re calling for  donations. The Frontline Film Foundation  is a registered charity and has tax deductible status. All you need is these  banking details:
Frontline Film Foundation
Southern Cross Credit Union
BSB: 802-185
A/C #: 86527

For more information – go to http://www.frontlinefilmfoundation.org/index.htm

 

 

 

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  2. October 1st. Public information and awareness protest/rally/event in Cobar Western NSW. Watch for the Steam-punk Wombles – powered by Cobar Anti-nuclear facebook group.

    Comment by Flora Florance | September 26, 2011 | Reply

  3. Hi, Feel free to post any of your planned events on this page!
    In fact, we are look for more admins to help manage it. If interested contact me or the other admins of the page!
    “Like this page to say ‘No’ to Australian exports of uranium”
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Like-this-page-to-say-No-to-Australian-exports-of-uranium/220062144730266

    Comment by Andrew Hayward-Bannister | November 23, 2011 | Reply

  4. We MUST PROTEST the placement / displacement of Nuclear Material anywhere so as to prevent a major nuclear mishap from happening on our shores or in outback.

    Just a few days ago (May 2012), in northeast North America, a nuclear submarine fire almost completely contaminated one of the most famous and once pristine clear fresh waters off Maine, the area having a coast with some of the best lobsters and other marine life in the world.

    If such an event occurred off an Austalian coast, we would have to kick ourselves in the butt for years and years for ever allowing such a terrible tragedy to occur. And if such an event occurred inside an Australian port, it would potentially close the port for many hundreds of years, similar to Fukushima Japan.

    Reference:
    Nuclear Submarine Disaster Wikipedia

    CLOSE EINSTEIN MINE !
    NO FRANK EINSTEIN MONSTER !

    Comment by NoNukes | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  5. We MUST PROTEST the placement / displacement of Nuclear Material anywhere so as to prevent a major nuclear mishap from happening on our shores or in the outback.

    Just a few days ago (May 2012), in northeast North America, a nuclear submarine fire almost completely contaminated one of the most famous and once pristine clear fresh waters off Maine, the area having a coast with some of the best lobsters and other marine life in the world.

    If such an event occurred off an Austalian coast, we would have to kick ourselves in the butt for years and years for ever allowing such a terrible tragedy to occur. And if such an event occurred inside an Australian port, it would potentially close the port for many hundreds of years, similar to Fukushima Japan.

    Reference:
    Nuclear Submarine Disaster Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Miami_(SSN-755)

    CLOSE EINSTEIN MINE !
    NO FRANK EINSTEIN MONSTER !

    Comment by NoNukes | May 28, 2012 | Reply

  6. Please share information about our Sydney event planned for 10th March 2013
    To all friends – Everyone is invited to this great event we have planned in 2 weeks’ time. Come & enjoy great music & food while learning what’s been happening in Japan in the 2 years since Fukushima. The fabulous Natalie Pa’apa’a of Blue King Brown playing acoustic, Indigenous dance, taiko drumming, and more! Japanese & local speakers. $10 donation. Would love to see you there :) Please share!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/502330286475902/

    Comment by Kerry Laws | March 2, 2013 | Reply

  7. Hi all.I’m a parent of 3, 2 whom attend Hurstbridge Learning Co-op (a parent-run co-op school of under 30 primary school aged students) My 2 youngest are indigenous and I read of this tour group through Koori

    Comment by saara marlo-monten | March 27, 2013 | Reply

  8. ……cont..from last post.. Koori Mail. Is there a possibility for our school to be visited or be involved in any way? I believe this would be of great benefit both ways as thereis a great like-minded community out here that would be happy to support. Best of luck with the tour!

    Comment by saara marlo-monten | March 27, 2013 | Reply


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