Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Confusion about what types of nuclear waste are at Woomera, and planned for Kimba area

Steve Dale “The mixture of water and concentrated radioactive material inside some of the drums also had the potential to produce explosive hydrogen gas, inspectors found.” There is now great risk to workers having to deal with this stuff. The nuclear lobbyists and pronuclear politicians won’t be the ones putting their life span at risk cleaning this radioactive mess up.

Paul Waldon Fight To Stop Nuclear Waste Dump In Flinders Ranges SA  It would be a grave risk to endure a banquet blindfolded, with a food allergy. Yet the promotion of a deadly radioactive waste dump which the DIIS has “failed” to defined the different qualities, grade, and product sources of radiation would be a fatuous advance. Thus, the risk is “Paramount.”  https://www.facebook.com/groups/344452605899556/

February 18, 2018 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump | Leave a comment

A renewable energy jobs boom is sweeping across regional Australia

Renewable energy: powering Australia in more ways than one http://www.examiner.com.au/story/5229330/renewable-energy-is-powering-jobs-in-the-regions/?cs=97 James Wright  18 Feb 18  A jobs boom is sweeping across regional Australia and there’s one industry to thank – the renewable energy sector. From places like Gordon in southern Tasmania to Pindari in north-east NSW, new solar installations, windfarms, battery arrays, solar towers and pumped hydro facilities are springing life into regional towns. How are they doing this? By injecting desperately needed investment and job opportunities into remote locations.

February 18, 2018 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, employment, energy | Leave a comment

Nukes don’t kill people — people kill people — and, to protect myself, I need a nuke

Letter: Nukes don’t kill people — people kill people — and, to protect myself, I need a nuke  https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/letters/2018/02/17/letter-nukes-dont-kill-people-people-kill-people-and-to-protect-myself-i-need-a-nuke/  By Brent Pace | The Public Forum

Yes, Editor, I have decided I need to make my own nuclear weapon. You see, nukes don’t kill people — people kill people (thanks for help in understanding that, NRA!). So I’ve been saving my bitcoin. The plan initially was to buy enough plutonium to build a flux capacitor, which as we all know, is what makes time travel possible.

But now I will need the plutonium to build six miniaturized nuclear weapons. One for me, my wife, and each of my four children. Thank goodness our founding fathers had the foresight to allow us the iron-clad right to keep and bear destructive weapons regardless of any other condition.

Now hold on, I’m gonna have to cancel some of my mental-health doctor appointments to make time for this new project.

February 18, 2018 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

New schemes may help renters get solar panels on their roof – Australia’s solar energy boom

Solar boom: New schemes may help renters get solar panels on their roof,  ABC Science, By Anna Salleh, 18 Feb 18,  

 

February 18, 2018 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, solar | Leave a comment

Liberal Federal MP Warren Entsch urges Queensland Govt to promote renewable energy

Hope for region’s energy options
Federal MP Warren Entsch has urged the state government to open up the Far North to alternative energy retailers after the country’s biggest solar and storage project was connected to the grid north of Cairns. .. (subscribers only) 
http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns/lakeland-solar-and-storage-project-goes-online-to-power-3000-homes/news-story/48c4a101188232f3f6e05f3cb11447ec

February 18, 2018 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

Media reports de-romanticize the cleanup work on the Fukushima nuclear power plant — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

Feb 17, 2018 Front-line fight: Workers remove protective clothing after a shift at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in November 2011. Most of the reliable reporting about the clean-up of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant since it suffered three meltdowns in March 2011 has been from on-site workers. Even when articles […]

via Media reports de-romanticize the cleanup work on the Fukushima nuclear power plant — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

February 18, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A brave new world of grid integrated renewables — RenewEconomy

Current trends make a mockery of doubts peddled by network incumbents that fossil fuel power is the best way to assure security of electricity supply.

via A brave new world of grid integrated renewables — RenewEconomy

February 18, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Charging ahead: How Australia is innovating battery technology — RenewEconomy

As battery demand increases, so does the search for search for alternative technologies. Australian companies and universities are leading in developing innovative solutions, but the path to commercial success has its challenges.

via Charging ahead: How Australia is innovating battery technology — RenewEconomy

February 18, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment