Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Australian Democrats say nuclear power is no solution to Climate Change

Climate change – Nuclear power still not a solution, Darren Churchill, 16 Aug 2010, Nuclear power still costs the earth and is not a solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions say the Australian Democrats.Australian Democrats’ lead candidate in the ACT, Darren Churchill says that only genuine ecologically sustainable energy sources can make the difference. Continue reading

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Nuclear industry manipulating older Aboriginals into leasing their land

“The old people particularly, and the tricks that companies use to get people to sign and not realising the full impacts of what they’re signing, and what that means for their ground water especially.”

Traditional owners ‘pressured’ into nuclear land leases ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 16 Aug 2010, The Australian Nuclear Free Alliance says traditional owners, particularly the elderly, are facing increasing pressures from mining companies and governments to lease their land for nuclear development. The alliance of mainly traditional owners held its annual conference near Alice Springs over the weekend. Continue reading

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Uranium industry seeking Aboriginal backing

The Australian Uranium Association – Indigenous Leadership Scholarship  August 13, 2010 The Australian uranium industry offers financial support for young Indigenous men and women undertaking tertiary study in areas relevant to uranium exploration and mining.

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Russia’s nuclear chief warns on fires around nuclear centre

“Wildfires have surrounded the nuclear centre from all sides,” said Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, on Sunday

Russian nuclear centre still under threat, THE HINDU, Vladimir Radyuhin, 16 Aug 2010, Russia’s main nuclear centre in the town of Sarov in central Russia is still threatened by forest fires after two weeks of desperate efforts to bring the situation under control. Continue reading

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In Brisbane thousands walk against global warming

Walkers send not-too-warm message to pollies on climate, Sydney Morning Herald, Tony Moore and Daniel Hurst, August 15, 2010 Thousands of supporters of the annual Walk Against Warming have wound their way through the streets of Brisbane in a stark reminder that tackling climate change remains a key issue for the 2010 Federal Election. Continue reading

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Resources ‘boom’ failing Australia’s economic competitiveness

there are the fraught issues of energy and climate change…….The lack of investment [in new renewable energy technology] will only further harm Australia’s competitiveness.

Australia slow to wake up to reality, Stuff.co.nz, By ROD ORAM –  Star Times, 15 Aug 2010, IS THE great Australian boom, the longest in any developed country, over? Yes, said Ross Garnaut, one of the country’s most respected economists, in a seminal lecture last week. Continue reading

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Video tells of Depleted Uranium and Iraqi child cancers

VIDEO SBS Dateline | Iraq s Deadly Legacy Iraqi child cancer  ‘linked to US weapons’  SBS World News 16 August 2010 The number of deformed babies and children with leukaemia is increasing in Iraq, with locals blaming Depleted Uranium weapons used in US attacks, SBS’S Dateline reports….World News Australia – Iraqi child cancer ‘linked to US weapons’

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