Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

“Peaceful Nuclear Power” – it’s an oxymoron

Harmonious relationships between people and nations cannot survive in a nuclear power society, with its atmosphere of secrecy, surveillance , suspicion, fear, and ever-present real danger.

April 3, 2010 Posted by | General News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Australia needed for that two-faced nuclear security summit

On the one hand – yes, it’s a good idea to promote the world’s security from nuclear terrorism and nuclear weapons.

On the other hand, the summit is also aimed at promoting the nuclear industry by a global cartel – the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, to which Australia is signed up.

Australia could very well end up endorsing a system whereby Australia’s uranium is “leased” – i.e  it comes back to Australia in the form of nuclear wastes.

April 3, 2010 Posted by | Christina reviews, uranium | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rudd urged to attend nuclear security summit

Mr Obama has made safeguarding nuclear material a major issue as countries increasingly look to atomic power.

Push for PM to attend nuclear security summit, DANIEL FLITTON April 3, 2010 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is being urged to join a growing global push to safeguard the world’s nuclear supplies and stop nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists……The US embassy in Canberra confirmed yesterday the invitation for Mr Rudd to attend the summit was still open, despite the Prime Minister’s office saying last month Mr Rudd could not attend as the timing clashed with plans to discuss health reforms with state premiers……..It is believed Mr Rudd had been specially asked to speak at the meeting, expected to draw about 40 world leaders – including from Russia, France, Indonesia, Israel, India and Pakistan – for two days of talks beginning on April 12…………….Mr Obama has made safeguarding nuclear material a major issue as countries increasingly look to atomic power.

Push for PM to attend nuclear security summit

April 3, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, energy, politics international, uranium | , , , , | Leave a comment

$Million salaries for nuclear power industry executives

Salary Survey: Nuclear Exec Earns $3 Million, Energy Section, Amy Harder,  April 2, 2010 The nuclear power industry may be stagnant, but the sector’s top trade group is banking on turning that around — and as one sign, it’s giving its top executive a hefty salary.

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April 3, 2010 Posted by | 1, energy, uranium | , , , , | Leave a comment