Australian news, and some related international items

Nuclear news – week to 16 November, Australia and more

As in last week. the media continues to be preoccupied with the American presidential situation, and after all, that IS pretty important.  The really big global stories are the global coronavirus and climate change.

Still, nuclear issues continue – simmering tensions in nuclear weapons states, and the remarkably co-ordinated promotion of Small Nuclear Reactors to governments around the world, in both rich and developing countries.  The  site will now have to stick to just NUCLEAR news.

 Some bits of good news –          Vaccine Alliance Raises $2 Billion to Buy COVID Shots for Poor Nations. Renewable Energy Defies COVID-19 Downturn To Hit Record Growth in 2020.


Why the site  will now stick to examining NUCLEAR issues.

Federal nuclear waste dump plan for Kimba, South Australia

Senate dumps on the Australian government’s radioactive waste plan. The Australian government can still bully its way to imposing a Kimba nuclear waste dump.   Karina Lester speaks out: ”Traditional owners’ voices not heard and rights stripped over nuclear waste dump”.  Minister Pitt on Kimba nuclear waste dump plan – inept, badly briefed, or just plain lying? Planned nuclear waste dump at Kimba has absolutely nothing to do with the production of nuclear medicine. Doctors call for an open independent review of nuclear waste production and disposal.

Australian govt’s Kimba nuclear waste dump plan will be torpedoed in the Senate. Relief in Kimba, that Labor and crossbench Senators want a fair process on nuclear wastes.  Uncertainty over Kimba nuclear waste dump as farmers go to Canberra to oppose it.

Senator Sam McMahon enthuses about Generation IV nuclear reactors for the Northern Territory.

Australian government ponders nuclear submarines.

Since Penny Sackett, Australia’s Chief Scientists have moved further towards the extractive industries.  Previous Chief Scientist not a fan of Small Nuclear Reactors

CLIMATE.  Australia’s freedom of information system hides climate documents.


Hibakusha renew their push for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Julian Assange ‘targeted as a political opponent of Trump administration and threatened with the death penalty’.

Topics in today’s “Nuclear” headlines on Google News.

November 16, 2020 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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