Australian news, and some related international items

Secret Pine Gap, the CIA’s largest facility outside USA

Pine Gap hosts the largest CIA facility outside America,…While visiting US lawmakers are taken on tours of Pine Gap, Federal MP’s are denied entry.

Strategic US Military Intel Base in Pine Gap, Australia,  Global Research,   by Richard Neville Ground Truth: Pine Gap, Australia On the flight from Sydney to Alice Springs the desert unfolds for hours beneath the window. On descent it is possible to glimpse a space age compound on the sand backed by the MacDonnell Ranges and distinguished by a clump of enormous white pop art “golf balls”. This is Pine Gap, a US military base built on the traditional land of the indigenous Arrente people, Continue reading

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New breast cancer screening poses radiation risks

More reports will be published in the National Breast Cancer Awareness to help men and women better understand the risk of breast cancer and how to prevent the disease, which is diagnosed in more than 175,000 women and kills about 50,000 each year in the United States.

Be aware of radiation-induced breast cancer risk, – Pink News, 12 Oct 10, In October – the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are encouraged to receive annual breast cancer screening. Many women may not be aware though that mammography screening by itself can cause breast cancer. The radiation induced breast cancer risk is particularly higher from the newly approved screening instruments. Continue reading

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Greens call to stop Marathon uranium mining in world renowned wilderness

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary.. “This is an important area not just for South Australians but globally and it deserves the highest level of protection.”

Greens urge against mining licence renewal – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 11 Oct 10, Continue reading

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Greenpeace demonstrates Europe’s unsoved nuclear waste problem

The nuclear sector has no idea what to do with this waste, let alone the far more dangerous and long-lived waste that also continues to pile up. As the vast majority comes from the power sector, the only logical step is to phase out nuclear power.

Greenpeace takes radioactive waste to the European Parliament, International, by Jack Hunter, 8 Oct 2010,  – Greenpeace delivered radioactive waste to the door of the European Parliament today to remind MEPs in their last plenary session before considering a new nuclear waste law that there is no solution to nuclear waste. Continue reading

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