Australian news, and some related international items

NSW govt dumps plan to dump radioactive waste on Sydney Western suburb

Government documents unearthed last week showed that 6000 tonnes of radioactive waste would be dug up from the site of a former uranium smelter in Nelson Parade, Hunters Hill, and buried at Kemps Creek, near Penrith.

Keneally rules out Kemps Creek as dump for Hunters Hill N-waste, Sydney Morning Herald, Ben Cubby, October 25, 2010 The state government has backed out of using Sydney’s west as a dumping ground for radioactive waste after community opposition. Continue reading

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Suppression of information on nuclear radiation

The passage of the Atomic Energy Act in the US empowered that State to control, to the point of prohibition, public discussion of relevant information……The bulk of the world’s population, East and West, suffered from an imposed ignorance about the nature of nuclear weapons and radiation……

Radio-phobia  Paul Langley’s Nuclear History Blog, 25 Oct 10, “……… the Soviet Union built an elaborate, multi-layered system of denial and deception, the main elements of which included the restriction of access to nuclear facilities and personnel, strict information protection measures, an enhanced counterintelligence posture, and technical countermeasures……” Continue reading

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Secrecy on transport of uranium from Darwin port

with all the recent pollution problems there, the shipment was being kept “quiet”…not uncommon for containers to be damaged.”Our wharfies aren’t trained to know what to do should one of the containers get damaged or there’s a spill …

Port keeps lid on uranium transport | Northern Territory News , ALYSSA BETTS, October 24th, 2010 ABOUT 500 tonnes of uranium concentrate from Jabiru is set to be loaded from East Arm Wharf on to ships bound for China. Continue reading

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Decentralised solar air conditioning system

Solar air conditioning for your home | All Cooling Systems , October 20th, 2010 by coily Use the sun to cool your home or office will provide great cooling, savings and is environmentally friendly, this systems does not use the grid…….. Continue reading

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Greens welcome new committee study on nuclear waste dump

“Labor abused the Senate oversight process by whitewashing a committee report earlier this year. This represents the first test of the committee system under the new parliament.”

Opportunity for new approach on nuclear waste dump  Scott Ludlam, Adam Bandt,  21st October 2010, The Australian Greens welcome the referral of the Federal Government’s controversial bill to establish Australia’s national radioactive waste dump to a House of Representatives parliamentary committee. Continue reading

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South Korea – Australia gas-uranium package deal?

South Korea has suggested a possible package deal to build nuclear-power plants in global markets using the country’s advanced technology and Australia’s uranium, the ministry said.

Korean Firms to Raise Australian LNG Spending, OCTOBER 24, 2010. By KYONG-AE CHOI, SEOUL—South Korea and Australia have agreed to allow South Korean companies to increase their investments in liquefied natural gas development projects in the resource-rich country Continue reading

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Renewable energy to provide more jobs for coal-mining area

Because Wollongong is located in the middle of the Southern Coalfields, discussion focussed on the impact of the plan on jobs….Modelling in the plan shows that at least 80,000 jobs would be created in installation during peak construction, 30,000 in manufacturing, and 45,000 in operations and maintenance. This compares to the current 20,000 jobs in coal and gas energy production that would be lost over the same period, as a result of the transition.

Wollongong launch of 100% renewables plan, Green Left Weekly, October 24, 2010By Jess Moore, Wollongong  More than 150 people packed into a Wollongong university lecture theatre on October 21 for the Wollongong launch of the Zero Carbon Australia 2020 Stationary Energy Plan (ZCA2020). Continue reading

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