Australian news, and some related international items

Federal and South Australian govts won’t help Maralinga veterans!

Premier Mike Rann has said veterans and Aboriginal people affected by the testing deserved compensation from the British government….There have been genetic abnormalities and high levels of cancer among those who witnessed the atomic tests and their offspring.

State refuses to fund Maralinga court battle  Pia Akerman   The Australian * July 29, 2010THE Rann government in South Australia has refused to meet with representatives of Aboriginal people affected by British nuclear tests. Continue reading

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U.S. company gives up plan to import nuclear wastes

The application to import the waste and dispose it in Utah was opposed by two Utah governors. The U.S. House also passed a bill banning the importation of low-level radioactive waste.

(USA) Utah firm withdraws nuke waste import application The Daily Caller – 07/26/2010 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Continue reading

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Australian election: antinuclear Dr Emma Young a candidate for Darwin

Most Territorians believe the nuclear waste dump proposed for Muckaty Station, near Tennant Creek in the safe Labor seat of Lingiari, is being unfairly thrust upon the NT.

Greens targeting Darwin seat, Sydney Morning Herald, LARINE STATHAM , 28 July 2010, Environmental woes and disillusion with the major parties could see the Australian Greens score an upset in the marginal Northern Territory seat of Solomon in the coming election. Continue reading

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Nuclear power will saddle taxpayers with endless costs

The last generation of nuclear plants left taxpayers on the hook for more than $300 billion in bailouts and rate hikes following ‘mishaps.’ All signs indicate that the new class of reactors will be just as problematic

(USA) Solar Is A Bargain Deal Compared To Nuclear,, by Ben Buchwalter July 28, 2010 Proponents of nuclear energy rely on three key reasons our country should develop new nuclear reactors rather than invest in cleaner solar power. One: They claim nuclear is cheaper than alternatives. Two: They say it is more efficient. Three: They say it relies on existing technology. Continue reading

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