Australian news, and some related international items

#NuclearCommissionSAust Ethics – an oxymoron – theme for this week

ethics-nuclearThere’ s nothing ethical about pleasing a few greedy entrepreneurs that think they can make a fortune out of introducing Small Nuclear Reactors to Australia – as the follow-up to South Australia taking in global radioactive trash.

There’s nothing ethical about the lie that taking in global radioactive trash will solve South Australia’s unemployment problem .

There’s nothing ethical about planning to saddle South Australia with the biggest white elephant and stranded asset in human history. A radioactive trash dump makes no money. (That’s why no other country wants to do this)

I could imagine one scenario in which taking in radioactive trash might be ethical. Imagine if one country – for example, Japan, decided to completely shut down all nuclear activities, and had trouble organising a waste repository. A global good citizen, such as Australia, might help them out in this.

But there’s no global citizenship in the Royal Commission plan. It’s not only about greed: it’s also about keeping the toxic global nuclear industry going, at a time when it is pretty much in terminal decline.


February 20, 2016 - Posted by | Christina reviews


  1. There’s also nothing ethical about moving great amounts of highly radioactive trash around the world – ships and trains do have accidents. It’s all about money and not much thought about safety for humanity. And how smart is it to place all the world’s highly radioactive waste in the one spot? And once Australia becomes the world’s nuclear waste dumping ground (what a great ad for South Australia and Australia – try selling that to a tourist), we are stuck with it, no one will take it back. The waste stays radioactive for 250,000 years and we have a nuclear waste dump plan for 100 years????
    I expect humans won’t be around when it turns into lead. Dumb and Dumber.

    Comment by Kim Mavromatis | February 20, 2016 | Reply

    • Good point, thank you! And – a damn good terrorism target too!

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | February 20, 2016 | Reply

  2. The Labor government wants people to think that a high level radioactive waste dump is going to be our ‘ Saviour ‘ and liberate us all from a life worse than death; a life of financial hardship and poverty caused by them in the first place ! They want to wheel in a Trojan Horse and tell us the toxic dump will be good for us and for our state’s future. The Nazis, Fascist, Marxist Communists want us all to lick their boots while they bend us over and shaft us and our future generations. It’s always the same old oxymoronic chant or war cry, ‘ The Nuclear industry will save us ‘ !

    Comment by Esther | February 24, 2016 | Reply

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