Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Secret nuclear waste dump deal done by ruthless Australian govt

no comparable country had a national radioactive waste policy based on secret documents and agreements.

Fallout over NT nuclear dump site, LINDSAY MURDOCH AND TOM ARUP, February 27, 2010
Dianne Stokes says the Rudd government’s decision to push ahead with plans to dump nuclear waste on the red-soil land north of Tennant Creek has caused trouble in her Warlmanpa tribe. ”People have given away land that doesn’t belong to them … now there is big trouble among us,” she said. Continue reading

February 27, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Aborigines will eventually have to bear the cost of maintaining nuclear waste dump?

Group of 40 okays NT nuclear dump NT News NIGEL ADLAM February 27th, 2010

“…The deal between Canberra and the NLC has a curious footnote _ the dump site must be handed back to traditional owners after 300 years…”

February 27, 2010 Posted by | aboriginal issues, Northern Territory | , , , | Leave a comment

If Australia “goes nuclear” South Australia will get the radioactive waste dump

High-level nuclear waste will be created if Australia goes nuclear.But spent fuel rods would be kept underwater at the reactor site for 70 years and then buried one kilometres below ground.A site has already been identified for that dump _ Territorians might be pleased to known that it’s just across the border in South Australia.Group of 40 okays NT nuclear dump | Northern Territory News | Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia | ntnews.com.au

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Murky Muckaty nuclear deal by the Australian government

A lengthy scientific study had identified Outback South Australia as the best site for the dump.

But SA is a State and, therefore, had the constitutional power denied the Northern Territory to tell Canberra where to go.

Group of 40 okays NT nuclear dump | Northern Territory News,NIGEL ADLAM February 27th, 2010
the nuclear waste dump deal was done – not with the 395 people who consider themselves traditional owners of the whole of Muckaty but with the 40 who are recognised as the traditional owners of the small waste dump site. Continue reading

February 27, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, secrets and lies | , , , , , | Leave a comment

BHP’s Yeelirrie uranium mining poses riskes to groundwater, and to biodiversity

the report had “glazed over” a lot of the research into the mine’s potential environmental impact…”There’s potential for leakages and spills … there is a great concern for contamination of water.”

BHP uranium report unveils risks, MICHAEL BENNETT, The West Australian February 27, 2010,

BHP Billiton documents have revealed the company’s proposed $17 billion Yeelirrie uranium mine could threaten vulnerable animal species previously found in the area. Continue reading

February 27, 2010 Posted by | environment, uranium, water, Western Australia | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Darwin to Adelaide Railway Planned for Transport of Imported Nuclear Waste

discussions were under way with the Yanks to store the US Nuclear Waste in Australia, and transport it with the Railway to ‘secure places’ in the NT Centre.

New Matilda, Markob 24/02/10 “… the Darwin to Alice train, built for no purpose other than a nuke waste train (it certainly, at a cost of $2billion-the interest on which is around $300k/day- had no economic upside or value, Continue reading

February 27, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, secrets and lies, uranium | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

USA’s Young Blacks Mobilising for Truly Clean Energy

We need clean energy because we need the jobs. Black leaders understand this is an issue for our communities.

Hip-Hop Caucus Goes Green Energy and Environment, Ashlie Rodriguez
February 25, 2010

The south side of the Hill’s reflecting pool received a splash of color in more ways than one on Wednesday. Young, multicultural Hip Hop Caucus organizers poured out of their neon-colored tour bus that had taken them from Little Rock, Ark. to Washington D.C. in less than a week, holding signs and chanting, “Clean Energy Now!” to the beats of Biz Markie. Continue reading

February 27, 2010 Posted by | 1, energy, solar, wind | , , , , | Leave a comment

Should we allow bribing of a few to bring radioactive poisons to future generations?

It raises the question tho, should a community, or NLC, on receiving a bribe…have the right to approve a dump when it is the next 1000 generations who may have to…wear the impact of leakage?

New Matilda, Markob 24/02/10 “…the problem of allowing local communities to decide these things, for different reasons than Ferguson’s. This community clearly feels that this is not right – why would you put a waste dump at the confluence of 3 major rivers?- but that can change, unlikely as it sounds. It raises the question tho, should a community, or NLC, on receiving a bribe such as annual income and new housing, some jobs guarding a dump, sw pool etc, have the right to approve a dump when it is the next 1000 generations who may have to do repair work, or wear the impact of leakage? Who should decide?
Land rights are one thing, self determination another great principle, but what happens when the guardians simply want their people to have an acceptable standard of living and are sick of watching babies die, and sign anything?

February 27, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, religion and ethics, uranium | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment