Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Climate and clean energy leaders win big in New Zealand, ACT elections — RenewEconomy

Voters endorse strong climate change and clean energy policies, as Jacinda Ardern returned in New Zealand and the Greens win big in the ACT. The post Climate and clean energy leaders win big in New Zealand, ACT elections appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Climate and clean energy leaders win big in New Zealand, ACT elections — RenewEconomy

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S. Korea reiterates priority on citizens’ health in handling Fukushima water issue — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

Where are all the other countries governments protesting against the radioactive contamination by Japan of our Pacific ocean? I can only hear South Korean government’s voice, where are all the others? Their absence of any protest is equivalent to consent!!! October 16, 2020 South Korea’s foreign ministry reiterated its “foremost priority” to protect its citizens’ […]

S. Korea reiterates priority on citizens’ health in handling Fukushima water issue — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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Japan to release 1m tonnes of contaminated Fukushima water into the sea – reports — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

Local media say release could begin in 2022 and would take decades to complete, but local fishermen say move will destroy their industry Reactor buildings and storage tanks for contaminated water at the Tokyo Electric Power company’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant October 16, 2020 Japan’s government has reportedly decided to release more than 1m […]

Japan to release 1m tonnes of contaminated Fukushima water into the sea – reports — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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October 18 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “My Personal History With Global Warming” • I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia from 1964–1966. While I was there, I tested my skills at the highest ski resort in the world, on the impressive glacier at Mount Chacaltaya, five feet of fresh snow on top of ten feet of glacier. […]

October 18 Energy News — geoharvey

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Mansion without a toilet: Towns in Japan seek to house, store nuclear waste out of necessity — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

Oct 12, 2020 Two remote towns in northern Japan struggling with rapidly graying and shrinking populations signed up Friday to possibly host a high-level radioactive waste storage site as a means of economic survival. Japanese utilities have about 16,000 tons of highly radioactive spent fuel rods stored in cooling pools or other interim sites, and […]

Mansion without a toilet: Towns in Japan seek to house, store nuclear waste out of necessity — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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Agency: Fukushima plant workers should be heard — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

Oct. 11, 2020 A government agency overseeing the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is urging the plant’s operator to take into account the views of workers in removing radioactive debris, set to start next year. Each year, the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation compiles its technical policy for the plant’s […]

Agency: Fukushima plant workers should be heard — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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Nuclear waste dump: Will the Australian government compensate Kimba landowners for fall in their property values?

If the federal government’s proposed nuclear waste facility were built at the chosen site at Kimba and as a result property values in the region decreased as has been the case in other places around the world in not dissimilar circumstances what will the federal government do for the those who have suffered a diminution in their property values because of the facility

Based on past experience I suspect nothing

However if the government has promised huge economic benefits for the Kimba region – and it has certainly done so consistently for the past five years in order to win community support –  and these promises proved to be incorrect then would the residents and even general community members who have suffered a loss have a right of action against the federal government for what is tantamount to misleading and deceptive conduct in the normal legal context

On the face of it they would but unfortunately the government as a Crown instrumentality is exempt from any legal responsibility and liability in that regard

However the District Council of Kimba has been fully complicit in misleading or misinforming the community and should be liable for any damages incurred as a result of the Council’s  actions and conduct

Unlike the government the Council will not be treated as an instrumentality of the Crown and will therefore be fully liable with the liability extending personally to the individual councillors since there could  be no limitation on their personal liability like in a normal corporate situation

What I would suggest – but please ensure that I am not mentioned and it is recognised that I am not offering any legal advice – is for several ratepayers to formally approach the mayor and councillors asking them to obtain a proper legal opinion for open publication for the Kimba community addressing these issues and the possible outcomes

Any resistance on the part of the councillors in acceding to this request will only worsen their situation as it could be argued very strongly that this is necessary in order to ensure the continued stability and solvency of the District Council and protect the financial position of the ratepayers

You may need the help of a lawyer but the District Council should pay all expenses in investigating what has been suggested and in obtaining any legal and if necessary financial advice so that the ratepayers and other community members can be protected

Best of luck!

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