Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

The week in nuclear news

The big news worldwide continues to be about the coronavirus, which is still raging in many countries, especially in the USA.  Meanwhile the race to develop and implement vaccines is already on.

It’s not as if global heating has stopped,  but this newsletter is sticking to the nuclear subject.   That seems to be going quiet,  but not so, really, While the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will come into force next month, there seems to be a rush by the nuclear weapons states to ramp up their nuclear arsenal.
This week, I didn’t add up the numbers of headlined articles on nuclear issues, in Google News.  But I did add up the ones on Small Modular Reactors.  Today – there were over 80 of them, the vast majority enthusing mindlessly about them.  There were 8 articles that raised questions, doubts about the viability of small nuclear reactors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIY0-OSaPRY&feature=emb_title
 
AUSTRALIA

Australian children targetted for propaganda by the weapons industry.

The Australian government”s intimidation of whistleblowers – the torture of Julian Assange.

What next as the Senate rejects the mandatory selection of Napandee as nuclear waste dump?  Exposing the deceptions of Keith Pitt, Minister for Resources, on the failed nuclear waste dump plan.  Exposing the deceptions of Samantha Chard General Manager of the National Radioactive Waste Agency.  “Traceability” and Nuclear waste on agricultural land?  Can a new mine save BHP’s loss-making Olympic Dam? .

Victorian Parliament: Legislative Council Committee finds that nuclear ban should stay.    Victorian Government Inquiry confirms that there is no future in nuclear power.  Inquiry confirms nuclear energy’s ‘proven risks’.  Victorian Inquiry finds nuclear power costly and risky.

Australian government’s Bill to weaken Environmental Law will be rejected in the Senate.   Corporate vested interests win as Australian Government weakens Environmental Laws.  Australian government is rushing to weaken Environmental Laws.

Australia’s Department of Defence captured by foreign weapons makers Thales, BAE.

 

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The Bill for the Napandee nuclear waste dump won’t be passed next year, either

 

National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020

Peter Remta 7 Dec 20, It is now quite clear that the government will not bring on the bill in the Senate sitting this week as it would be defeated and will wait until next year’s resumption before deciding what to do.

Obviously Pitt believes this will give him ample time to bring the opposing Senate cross benchers to accept the legislation but this I suggest is a forlorn hope

However none of this will overcome the inherent problems with the government’s proposals for Kimba as they cannot be cured by legislative action

This will still be the same situation irrespective of reliance on the existing or the new legislation since the problems are so basic and arise under a widely and strictly adhered to international regime dealing with nuclear safety which is beyond the legislative competence of the federal parliament

It has been put to me that if this situation had arisen in Europe and even in the United States it would already be subject to heavy litigation in superior courts – perhaps we are not as strong in our democratic principles as we are lead to believe

December 7, 2020 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Federal nuclear waste dump | Leave a comment

Senate Debate on Nuclear waste dump Bill postponed till at least February 2nd 2021

Kazzi Jai, NoNuclear Waste Dump Anywhere in South Australia, 7 Sec 20
Right at this moment, the Bill is not scheduled for this coming week’s Senate sitting (November 07th – 10th 2020)
This is the last Senate sitting for the year.
Next sitting is February 2nd – 4th 2021

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Massive Moorabool wind farm completed, sending power to Victorian grid — RenewEconomy

Moorabool wind farm in central-western Victoria injects first output into main grid following completion of all 104 of its turbines. The post Massive Moorabool wind farm completed, sending power to Victorian grid appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Massive Moorabool wind farm completed, sending power to Victorian grid — RenewEconomy

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New global CCS report shows up silliness of clean coal predictions in News Corp — RenewEconomy

Just over a decade ago the coal industry predicted one quarter of its emissions could be buried in CCS by 2020. How did that work out? The post New global CCS report shows up silliness of clean coal predictions in News Corp appeared first on RenewEconomy.

New global CCS report shows up silliness of clean coal predictions in News Corp — RenewEconomy

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Japan to ban fossil fuel car sales by 2035. Will Australia follow or become a Cuba? — RenewEconomy

Reports emerge that Japan may ban all new petrol and diesel sales by 2035, leaving Australia with nothing to do but fall in line, or bury its head in the petrol tank. The post Japan to ban fossil fuel car sales by 2035. Will Australia follow or become a Cuba? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Japan to ban fossil fuel car sales by 2035. Will Australia follow or become a Cuba? — RenewEconomy

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The next ‘Great Tide’ — Beyond Nuclear International

Storms will lift more than all boats — nuclear plants will be victims

The next ‘Great Tide’ — Beyond Nuclear International

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Every second counts — Beyond Nuclear International

Peace Boat ensures the words of last Hiroshima-Nagasaki survivors are heard

Every second counts — Beyond Nuclear International

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December 6 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “Court Ruling Reveals Failure Of Japan Nuclear Regulator’s Inspection Regime” • When the NRA drew up new nuclear plant safety standards for resuming reactor operations, the agency’s head boasted that they were the “toughest in the world.” But the Osaka District Court ruled that the agency failed to uphold those tough standards. [The […]

December 6 Energy News — geoharvey

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