Australian news, and some related international items

Endangered Marsupial Mole ( & More) at Proposed Australia-Japan (Toro) Uranium Mine in Western Australia, Comment Deadline 8 Feb 2016

Mining Awareness +

Nilsson MA, Churakov G, Sommer M, Tran NV, Zemann A, Brosius J, et al. (2010) Tracking Marsupial Evolution Using Archaic Genomic Retroposon Insertions. PLoS Biol 8(7): e1000436. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000436, CC -BY, circle added
Image Nilsson et. al., 2010, Marsupial Mole circled.

Marsupial moles are a family (Notoryctidae) of cladotherian mammals of the order Notoryctemorphia. They are rare and poorly understood burrowing mammals of the deserts of Western Australia, with an ancestry going back 20 million years or so. Once classified as monotremes, they are now thought to be marsupials

Toro Energy submitted a referral to the WA and Federal Government in 2014 to include the Lake Maitland and Millipede deposits to the existing proposal to mine Lake Way and Centipede. The proposal is to now to mine 4 deposits across 2 lake systems.

Toro Energy has released new plans to include a uranium mine at Lake Maitland and Millipede to the Wiluna uranium proposal. CCWA is calling on the EPA to re-assess the whole project incorporating plans for four mines across two lake systems – including

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January 29, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Christopher Camarsh Submission to #NuclearCommissionSAust touts underwater nuclear reactors

Christopher Camarsh  Submission to South Australia Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission

Mr Christopher Camarsh is an investment manager and Managing Director of AIXI Investments. His lengthy submission is  a detailed promotion for a company selling underwater nuclear reactors.

“The Blue Energy System (BES) is a new production system for global power generation and distribution. It utilises transportable submerged power stations produced at a central facility that can be located off shore from energy consuming centers.”

underwater nuclear reactor


Like all the company promotions to the RC, this submission sticks to its role, so of course, no attention  to comparisons to non nuclear energy systems.

However, Camarsh does give an opinion approving of South Australia as nuclear dump site

” MANAGEMENT, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF NUCLEAR AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE We believe that a waste, storage, disposal strategy is ultimately a sovereign matter but have strong convictions that the commission should recommend South Australia engage in this activity as it contains in our view the most suitable locations globally”

January 29, 2016 Posted by | Submissions to Royal Commission S.A. | 1 Comment

Nuclear News Australia, at the end of January 16

a-cat-CANNew South Wales. Hill End community remains resolute against radioactive waste plan.

South Australia. Anti nuclear atomic physicist is South Australia’s Senior Citizen of The Year.  South Australian Cabinet nuclear stooge Leesa Vlahos already spruiking for nukes!.

Just a few of the pro nuclear Submissions to South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission :


Western Australia   KARLALMYI WALK: 5th – 12th June 2016 anti uranium mining .

CLIMATE:RENEWABLE ENERGY  Science researcher debunks Tony Abbott’s climate claims. End for mains-only power, with solar energy storage?

January 29, 2016 Posted by | Christina reviews | 1 Comment