Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Koongarra uranium mining would endanger precious wetlands

“Woolwonga is so valuable ecologically that we oppose in principle any mining development upstream of it,” the inquiry report said.

Rich uranium mine stays locked up, Northern Territory News, NIGEL ADLAM, August 11th, 2010 “….. The Fox Inquiry said in 1977 that Koongarra should not be mined as it is close to the internationally important Woolwonga wetlands. Continue reading

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August 13, 2010 Posted by | environment, Northern Territory, uranium | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thousands of firefighters sent to save Russian nuclear research centre

Russia has sent thousands of firefighters to douse wildfires close to its top nuclear research centre in Sarov, a town in the Nizhny Novgorod region still closed to foreigners as in Soviet times.

Fire near Russian nuclear centre grows, Sydney Morning Herald, August 13, 2010 Wildfires raging close to Russia’s main nuclear research centre have grown in size and emergency services are working round the clock to contain the blaze, officials say.

Russia has sent thousands of firefighters to douse wildfires close to its top nuclear research centre in Sarov, a town in the Nizhny Novgorod region still closed to foreigners as in Soviet times.

“The fire which appeared in the eastern part of the nature reserve two days ago after lightning struck a pine tree has grown in size and now presents a certain danger,” the head of the emergencies ministry for Mordovia, Major General Vyacheslav Kormilitsyn, said in a statement on Friday.

Fire near Russian nuclear centre grows

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Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan

The price tag may make it sound like a pipedream but the scheme earned the endorsement of the federal Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull who added his support at a forum at Sydney Town Hall last night.

How to be fully renewable in 10 years, Sydney Morning Herald, BEN CUBBYAugust 13, 2010 AUSTRALIA could switch completely to renewable energy within a decade by building a dozen vast, new solar power stations and about 6500 wind turbines, according to a major new study. Continue reading

August 13, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, energy, solar, wind | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Incident involving worker safety at Ranger uranium mine

Chemical scare at Ranger uranium mine By Louisa Rebgetz  ABC News, Aug 12, 2010 Uranium miner Energy Resources of Australia has confirmed four workers at its Ranger mine in the Northern Territory needed medical help after being exposed to chemicals during a shift. Continue reading

August 13, 2010 Posted by | Northern Territory, safety, uranium | , , | Leave a comment