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Corruption in the Australian uranium industry

Radioactive Corruption Video 1

Gal Vanise, March 18, 2018 ·    PREPARE TO BE ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED ………………….Pilot Plant near Roxby 1996 . This was an elaborate Government and corporate cover up under the Lib Government of the day. If you think the mining companies are doing ALL THE RIGHT THINGS…They are not. You only need to ask anyone who works in a mine how things don’t get reported..Out of sight out of mind.

This site was later ‘repatriated’ but no one can say where the contaminated waste was taken to other than ALLEGEDLY by the truckloads carried on trucks from Roxby Downs to Port Adelaide ….through townships and urban residential areas.. I fully expect I will get in trouble for this even though I haven’t committed any free speech crimes. SHARE TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.. NOW I ASK YOU THIS!.. WILL THIS NEW LIB GOV DO THE RIGHT THING IN REGARD TO THE PROPOSED RADIOACTIVE WASTE DUMP IRREGARDLESS OF WHERE IN SA THEY PLACE IT?.. NOT IF THESE VIDEOS ARE ANY INDICATION. THIS IS DYNAMITE… AND I WILL NEED A BLOODY GOOD LAWYER ONCE ITS OUT.

Radioactive Corruption Vid 2

Gal Vanise type in Radioactive Corruption on youtube bruz. It comes in 2 parts. otherwise here ya go… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpoNZQqXvb8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV101C2aDoQ&t=36s .
  • Peter Jack I worked at Roxby Downs in 1986. I got to go underground. Back then there was about 60 kilometres of roads down there. As we drove around we were shown these massive caverns some were filled with water possibly direct access to the great artesian basin and others with floor to ceiling blue plastic barrels full of yellow cake. 

    I assume they were all transported through residential areas.

     

  • Brett Burnard Stokes These unsealed radioactive sources are highly dangerous and illegal. The dust is the big issue, along with radon gas which is heavy and collects in cellars etc,   What are the longer term health impacts, you might ask.  Radon and uranium dust can cause lung cancer and other issues.
    These and other radioactive poisons cause genetic damage and more. 
  • Trevor Vivian Outta sight, outta mind is the MO of all mining the world over and in Australia the state & Federal govt’s refuse to support whistleblowers. At Mt Todd (NT) photo evidence of unbunded drill pads with waste polluting local creeks caused A Senate review(early 90’s) which shut down this disasterous destruction of Jaywon Sacred sites. The hostility from Mine managers toward bird survey whistleblowers meant never working in Australian mining ever. To me it is a badge of honour to reveal these lying thieving Global Corporate miners outta sight, outta mind operations. 
  • Gal Vanise HERE IS A QUOTE FOR THE DISBELIEVERS.. I WONT REVEAL THE WHO’s OR IDENTIFY THE PARKERS IN THE SIN BIN. I GAVE MY WORD…………………………”I was XXXXXXXXXXXX I know where it is. 198X. I was told to never tell anyone. It’s worried me ever since We dumped the unprocessed concentrate into the main tailings dam. It’s was blowing all over the place as the nylon bags had broken. Took two nights. Myself xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxboss who oversaw the job.
    A couple of days later one of those 7:30 type shows questioned the ……….. mining on tv. He denied any waste dumped.
    xxxxxxxxxx only had about xxxxxxx working for xxxxxxxxx. But after we did that job he got all the contracts.
    Really shonky. Ive never heard what happened toxxxxxxxxxxxxx but one of the older xxxxxxxxx mining blokes had to take samples from the bags.
    Mr.xxxxxxxx went off at him because his radiation tag came back high.
    He accused him of putting it in the concentrate. I never wore mine. xxxx was also a lazy buggar.
    At the same time they had a ball mill break down.
    It was going to take forever to screen the steel balls from the mill. xxxxxxxx got us to dump this as well.
    We pushed the whole lot into the water and by day light it was covered.
    We then went back and covered the pilot plant with fresh crusher dust.

    and finished just before the inspector arrived.” MY ONLY HINT TO THIS IS… WHO WAS A PROMINENT COMPANY THEN AND ISNT ANYMORE? THANK YOU ELEMENTARY FOR YOUR STORY… I HOPE YOU CAN BREATHE NOW YOU GOT IT    https://www.facebook.com/danlee67/posts/587530574936680
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May 23, 2019 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, history, reference, safety, secrets and lies, uranium | Leave a comment

The Australian Labor Party wavers about the Adani coal project, but the anti-coal activists are not giving up.

While the Morrison government, including Resources Minister Matt Canavan, have been quick to seize on pro-Adani sentiment, especially in regional Queensland, after the election trouncing Labor too will likely review its stance on the mine.

Joel Fitzgibbon, Labor’s agriculture spokesman, on Monday warned that the party’s emphasis on climate change over coal jobs cost it heavily, including a 10 per cent swing in his own seat in the Hunter.

But the fight is not likely to go away.

As little as 1 per cent of the Great Barrier Reef will remain if global temperatures rise 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, and we are halfway there, the UN reported earlier this month in a landmark report on global biodiversity.

And the climate risks aren’t restricted to the reef. The Reserve Bank’s deputy governor, Guy Debelle, has warned that climate change could cause financial shocks if companies didn’t take the risks seriously in their planning. 

By risks, he was meaning everything from reputational damage to the damages from bushfires and cyclones, events worsened by climate change. It’s for reasons such as this that major lenders QBE, Japanese trading companies and China’s State Development and Investment Corporation have all reduced their investment exposure to coal. 

Are anti-mine activists about to give up?

The Stop Adani campaign says it’s not going to give up its national efforts.

“We’re not going to let that basin be mined,” a spokesperson for the movement said.

Stop Adani’s local organisations have increased to 190 across the country and these groups won’t be put off by the election outcome.

“These kinds of moments are when movements grow,” the spokesperson said. “Nothing has changed about the science nor what’s at stake.”

What’s next for the coal mine that helped to return Morrison to power?   https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/what-s-next-for-the-coal-mine-that-helped-to-return-morrison-to-power-20190520-p51p7j.html  

It’s been a byword for division but, post-election, moves are speeding up to approve Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland. How did we get here and what’s next?  By Peter Hannam  Adani’s proposed mine in Queensland has long been a lightning rod for division over coal-mining and climate change in Australia. It is also being named as a big reason for Labor’s lost seats in Queensland amid the Morrison government’s upset re-election.Now Queensland’s Premier says everyone’s “had a gutful” of the issue – and she wants it sorted out.

“I am expecting a definite timeframe by Friday,” Premier Palaszczuk said on May 22.

So what’s next for this controversial project and what are the implications of it finally going ahead?

First, what exactly is the project? Continue reading

May 23, 2019 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics | Leave a comment

There are still serious obstacles to Adani’s coal mine expansion

 

Any impact on the underground aquifers that feed into the Great Artesian Basin would not only be devastating for the environment, but also for all the communities that rely on its water resources.

The original groundwater model submitted by Adani was not “suitable to ensure the outcomes sought by the EPBC Act conditions are met”

May 23, 2019 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, politics | Leave a comment

Washington Has Become a Warmonger’s Paradise

May 23, 2019 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

Climate crisis – the Impact of Ocean Acidification? 

The warming temperatures of the world’s oceans have already done significant damage to marine reefs; one only need to look at what’s happened to the Great Barrier reef for confirmation.
What Is the Impact of Ocean Acidification? https://www.envirotech-online.com/news/water-wastewater/9/breaking-news/what-is-the-impact-of-ocean-acidification/49250  Ocean acidification could have a massively damaging impact on millions of people all over the world in the coming years and decades, according to a new study from the University of Plymouth. By concentrating on heavily acidified hotspots in Japan and the Mediterranean, the study’s authors claim they can predict what may happen on a global scale if carbon continues to seep into the sea.The study is just latest in a growing body of work from its two authors, who have demonstrated that acidification can have a potentially devastating effect on marine ecosystems, with reefs under particular threat. This not only endangers the coral and oysters which comprise the reefs themselves, but also the myriad fish, crustaceans and other marine organisms which call them home. Continue reading

May 23, 2019 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

Journalism should awaken the world to the looming climate catastrophe

What if we covered the climate crisis like we did the start of the second world war?  In the war, the purpose of journalism was to awaken the world to the catastrophe looming ahead of it. We must approach our climate crisis the same way

I have been asked to bring this gathering to a close by summing up how we can do better at covering the possible “collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world,” to quote the noted environmentalist David Attenborough, speaking at the recent United Nations climate summit in Poland.

I don’t come with a silver bullet …… Continue reading

May 23, 2019 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

NOWHERE IS TRUMP’s RETROGRADE MASCULINITY MORE DANGEROUS THAN IN HIS CONTROL OF THE NUCLEAR BUTTON.

There Is No Check on Trump’s Rage Going Nuclear  An angry, entitled man has total control over devastating weapons. Foreign Policy, BY ANNE HARRINGTON, CHERYL ROFER,  MAY 22, 2019, DONALD TRUMP IS TAKING THE UNITED STATES BACK TO AN EARLIER TIME – ONE MOST PEOPLE THOUGHT HAD BEEN LEFT BEHIND. HIS AGGRESSIVE BOORISHNESS, ENTITLEMENT, AND BELIEF THAT HE CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS ARE QUALITIES FROM AN AGE WHEN MEN’S CONTROL WAS ASSUMED, AND OTHERS STAYED SILENT. AND NOWHERE IS HIS RETROGRADE MASCULINITY MORE DANGEROUS THAN IN HIS CONTROL OF THE NUCLEAR BUTTON.

As president of the United States, Trump has absolute authority to launch nuclear weapons – without anyone else’s consent.  Continue reading

May 23, 2019 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

As renewables grow, in sunny Jordan, nuclear power will never be viable

Since renewable sources of energy are getting more promising in the country, and domestic gas production has risen, it is time to close the door on nuclear projects and rely more on other sources of energy.

Replace nuclear with renewables  http://www.jordantimes.com/opinion/editorial/replace-nuclear-renewables May 22,2019  Head of the Lower House’s Energy and Mineral Resources Committee Haytham Ziadin raised recently, and rightly so, the viability of the plan to build a nuclear plant to satisfy the energy needs of the country. Ziadin went as far as calling for ending altogether all plans to build such a plant, and called them simply as squandering of badly-needed funds.

May 23, 2019 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

‘We have lost Australia for now,’ warns climate scientist in wake of election — RenewEconomy

The unexpected victory of conservatives in Australia’s election is bad news for the future of global climate action. The post ‘We have lost Australia for now,’ warns climate scientist in wake of election appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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May 23, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gross injustice! Ecuador to hand over Assange’s entire legal defense to the United States 

Ecuador to hand over Assange’s entire legal defense to the United States  20 May 2019  https://wikileaks.org/Ecuador-to-hand-over.html

Three weeks before the U.S. deadline to file its final extradition request for Assange, Ecuadorian officials are travelling to London to allow U.S. prosecutors to help themselves to Assange’s belongings.

Neither Julian Assange nor U.N. officials have been permitted to be present when Ecuadorian officials arrive to Ecuador’s embassy in London on Monday morning.

The chain of custody has already been broken. Assange’s lawyers will not be present at the illegal seizure of his property, which has been “requested by the authorities of the United States of America”.

The material includes two of his manuscripts, as well as his legal papers, medical records and electronic equipment. The seizure of his belongings violates laws that protect medical and legal confidentiality and press protections.

The seizure is formally listed as “International Assistance in Criminal matters 376-2018-WTT requested by the authorities of the United States of America”. The reference number of the legal papers indicates that Ecuador’s formal cooperation with the United States was initiated in 2018.

Since the day of his arrest on 11 April 2019, Mr. Assange’s lawyers and the Australian consul have made dozens of documented demands to the embassy of Ecuador for the release and return of his belongings, without response. Continue reading

May 23, 2019 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, civil liberties | Leave a comment

BHP sees early end for thermal coal, plugs in to electric future — RenewEconomy

BHP sees early end for thermal coal, huge oppotunities in electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies, and a decarbonised future far different from the Coalition government. The post BHP sees early end for thermal coal, plugs in to electric future appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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May 23, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Australian courts will consider the risks of climate change to be foreseeable, thereby creating further responsibilities for companies and directors

May 23, 2019 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, legal | Leave a comment

Hibakusha anti-nuclear activists are aging – aim to hand the torch to next generation 

May 23, 2019 Posted by | General News | Leave a comment

Need for awareness on what Lynas will do with its rare earths radioactive trash

 

May 23, 2019 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, rare earths | Leave a comment

Lynas plans rare earths “upstream” processing in Australia and “downstream” processing in USA and Malaysia

Lynas expansion plans Trump Wesfarmers’ bid  SMH, By Colin Kruger, May 21, 2019   Wesfarmers’ attempt to buy Lynas Corp on the cheap appears to be dead after a combination of US President Donald Trump’s trade wars and the announcement of expansion plans by the rare earths group sent its share price soaring above the Perth-based conglomermate’s indicative offer price on Tuesday.Lynas said it will spend $500 million by 2025 on value added processing in the US and Malaysia as well as setting up a processing plant in Western Australia, near its Mt Weld mine, to extract radioactive waste from its rare earths before it is shipped to Malaysia.

“Our plan is to invest in upstream processing close to our source (Mt Weld), with downstream processing close to our customers,” Lynas chief executive Amanda Lacaze said with reference to the Malaysian plant and expansion plans in the US announced on Monday.

Lynas offered little clarity on whether this will ensure its Malaysian operations will be able to continue operating when its current licence expires in September, but it did not matter.

News emerged early Tuesday of China’s President Xi Jinping visiting a rare earths factory in China on Monday, in what could signal his intent to use China’s dominance of this market as a weapon in the trade wars. Lynas is the only significant rare earths producer outside of China. Continue reading

May 23, 2019 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, rare earths | Leave a comment