Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

The devious politics of uranium mining – example Arkaroola

To thread their way through environmental protection laws and keep Marathon investing, supporters of mining in the sanctuary have performed a range of unedifying gymnastics.

For years, Labor has joined with Marathon in a flagrant misreading of the SA Development Plan.

SA Labor buckling on Arkaroola uranium?,  Green Left Weekly, February 27, 2011By Renfrey Clarke,”……….As insurance against lingering environmentalism among government ministers, Marathon — one of whose largest shareholders is the Chinese mining group CITIC — has brought a suite of former Labor politicians on board. Continue reading

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Still the danger of catastrophic radiation release from Chernobyl

In recent years, the structure has become extremely unstable, with experts warning that if it collapses, a catastrophic amount of radiation could be released into the atmosphere.

Fears over new leak at Chernobyl spark plea for radiation shield The Independent. By Shaun Walker in Chernobyl 28 February 2011Fears that the destroyed nuclear reactor at Chernobyl could collapse and again leak deadly radiation have prompted European agencies to seek hundreds of millions of pounds to fund the construction of a vast steel building to encase the site. Continue reading

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Huge job creating potential with carbon tax

Carbon tax ‘could create thousands of jobs’, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), By David Mark 28 Feb 2011, A new report says a price on carbon could create 34,000 new jobs in the renewable energy sector in regional Australia over the next two decades. Continue reading

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Wikileaks reveals China’s unlimited nuclear weapons push

No nuclear limit: China, The Age, Philip Dorling, February 28, 2011 .HIGH-RANKING Chinese officials have declared that there can be no limit to the expansion of Beijing’s nuclear arsenal, amid growing regional fears that it will eventually equal that of the United States, with profound consequences forthe strategic balance in Asia. Continue reading

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South Australian govt under pressure over Arkaroola’s environment

Some of the worst effects would be on the region’s scant groundwater resources….five million litres of water a day for mining and processing. “That’s a heck of a lot of water in a very dry environment,”

SA Labor buckling on Arkaroola uranium?,  Green Left Weekly, February 27, 2011, By Renfrey Clarke, Adelaide Under heavy public pressure, the South Australian government of Labor Premier Mike Rann appears to be wavering in its support for mining uranium in the Arkaroola wilderness in the state’s north. Continue reading

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