Australian news, and some related international items

New Country Liberal Party M.P. opposes Muckaty nuclear waste dump plan

The former deputy mayor of Darwin’s satellite city of Palmerston nominated a proposal to build a nuclear waste dump as an issue on which she would consider crossing the floor.

During her campaign, Ms Griggs attacked Labor for its proposals to build the dump at Muckaty Station, about 120km north of Tennant Creek…….NT Labor Chief Minister Paul Henderson supported Ms Griggs’s stance

Top End Country Liberal MP ‘will cross floor’ Mark Schliebs *  The Australian * September 01, 2010 NEWLY elected Country Liberal Party MP Natasha Griggs will cross the floor on bills she regards as unfair to the Northern Territory. Continue reading

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Global warming impacts on nuclear power plant

Last week, TVA violated its permit with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management when the river temperature topped 90 degrees……..

Hot river forces costly cutback for TVA | Chattanooga Times Free Press, By: Dave Flessner 23 Aug 2010, The Tennessee Valley Authority has lost nearly $50 million in power generation from its biggest nuclear plant because the Tennessee River in Alabama is too hot. Unless the summer cools down, TVA could lose millions of dollars more, pushing up fuel costs and consumer electric bills even after seven consecutive monthly increases. Continue reading

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Australian govt cover up of radioactive gases from Lucas Heights nuclear reactor

Despite all the scientific evidence that these gas plumes are dangerous, the Australian government continues to maintain that the plumes were not harmful to the public

Australia’s Radiation Cover Up, The Intel Hub, August 30, 2010 By Michelle Jones On November 3, 2006, in Lucas Heights Australia, OPAL, the Open Pool Australian Light-Water Reactor was throttled to full power. There was grave opposition to this $400 million science research/nuclear facility, Continue reading

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Villagers in India repel visit of nuclear promotional team

The district authorities had planned to organize an awareness meeting with the people, mostly fisherfolk, on Wednesday to discuss the feasibility of the nuclear plant. But it was cancelled following the revolt from the people of the area,

(India) Kovvada villagers stage protest against nuclear expert team – Hyderabad – City – The Times of India, 31 Aug 2010, RANASTALAM (SRIKAKULAM): The experts team of nuclear energy and oceanography faced the ire of the local fishermen when they visited the proposed nuclear power plant site at Kovvada Matyalesam here on Tuesday. Continue reading

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