Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Far from “broad community consent”- nuclear waste dump plan for Kimba South Australia.

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation says Aboriginal people not consulted enough on Kimba nuclear waste facility, ABC North and West SA, By Gary-Jon LysaghtLuke Radford and Shannon Corvo.  11 Dec 20,   Pauline Hanson’s One Nation says it is “very odd” that the Federal Government has not consulted Aboriginal people enough on a proposed nuclear waste storage facility in South Australia.

Key points:

  • A nuclear waste storage facility has been proposed for Napandee near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula
  • One Nation doesn’t think the Barngarla people were given enough of a voice in SA’s nuclear debate
  • Federal Government wants to legislate the site, meaning the decision wouldn’t be subject to a judicial review

The proposed facility which would house Australia’s low and intermediate-level waste — which comes from medicine — has been earmarked for a farm near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula.

The Government wants to legislate the farm as the site for the facility, meaning the decision would not be subject to a judicial review.

There was hope the matter would be resolved before the end of the parliamentary year, however that failed to eventuate.

Labor and One Nation oppose the legislation, saying the resources minister already has powers to select a site, adding that a judicial review had merit.

The Greens also oppose the legislation………

The debate surrounding the facility has been a hot-button topic in Kimba for the past five years, with locals saying they will experience another anxious Christmas.

Farmer Jeff Baldock owns Napandee, the 160-hectare property where the Government wants to put the facility.

He said his frustration levels were growing…….

Mr Baldock said having the facility at Kimba would provide future generations with a different industry in which to work besides agriculture.  ……

  Peter Woolford is another local farmer and has been campaigning against the waste facility.

He said it had been a long process but one that “needs to happen because of the nature of what’s being proposed”.

“It’s all about fairness for people, not only those opposed to it, but those that live outside of the Kimba boundary who were denied a vote,” he said.

To have senators not happy with the current legislation, I think it is a positive thing because in the end, this is forever this facility, it’s going to be 100 years.”

Mental health

Mr Woolford said the wellbeing of people impacted by the process had been forgotten.

“There’s no doubt that’s why people have left and some people are considering leaving now,” he said.

“They don’t want to live by a nuclear facility.

“The Government don’t seem to care about the mental wellbeing of people in this town.

“We’re going to keep standing our ground and oppose this because of how unfair this process has been.” https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-11/one-nation-says-not-enough-consultation-kimba-nuclear-facility/12971036

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Morrison sidelined by Boris at climate summit, overshadowed at Pacific Forum — RenewEconomy

On Friday it was confirmed that Australia has not been offered a speaking slot at the Climate United Nations’ Ambition Summit. This should not come as a surprise. The Climate Ambition Summit is, as the name would suggest, all about climate ambition – where Australia is decidedly lacking. Earlier this week, Australia was ranked second last……

Morrison sidelined by Boris at climate summit, overshadowed at Pacific Forum — RenewEconomy

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Independent MP Zali Steggall welcomes positive response to Climate Change Bill — RenewEconomy

Independent MP Zali Steggall welcomes positive response to proposed Climate Change Act, designed to break the climate policy deadlock. The post Independent MP Zali Steggall welcomes positive response to Climate Change Bill appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Independent MP Zali Steggall welcomes positive response to Climate Change Bill — RenewEconomy

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Angus Taylor’s 2020 emissions report: pro gas, anti wind and very weird — RenewEconomy

More gas, less wind and less big solar: The electricity numbers in Taylor’s emissions roadmap make no sense. But that’s not the only weird part of this report. The post Angus Taylor’s 2020 emissions report: pro gas, anti wind and very weird appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Angus Taylor’s 2020 emissions report: pro gas, anti wind and very weird — RenewEconomy

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December 11 Energy News — geoharvey

Science and Technology: ¶ “Duke Energy Renewables Invests In Bald Eagle Research, Education In Oklahoma” • Duke Energy is a leader in developing national best practices to reduce bird impacts at wind facilities and from power lines. It partnered with Sutton Avian Research Center in Oklahoma to install an eagle nest camera, which now has […]

December 11 Energy News — geoharvey

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Both SMRs AND the high-level nuclear fuel waste they produce are EXEMPT from environmental assessment in Canada — Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area

As noted in the recent Hill Times op-ed by Eva Schacherl, Political Opposition Growing to New Reactors, both small modular nuclear reactors AND the high-level fuel waste they produce are EXEMPT from environmental assessment in Canada From the op-ed: “The Impact Assessment Act was intended to create “greater public trust in impact assessment and decision-making.” […]

Both SMRs AND the high-level nuclear fuel waste they produce are EXEMPT from environmental assessment in Canada — Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area

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Australia wins at not honouring 1.5C climate commitment. — Climate Action Moreland: people in Brunswick, Coburg, Fawkner and Glenroy wanting action on climate change

Australia wins not honouring the 1.5C commitment Fossil award Australia took out an international award on the eve of the Climate Ambition international conference. But it is not an award to celebrate. Australia was handed the international ‘Fossil Award’ for failing to honour our climate commitments under the Paris Accord. Five years ago Australia signed […]

Australia wins at not honouring 1.5C climate commitment. — Climate Action Moreland: people in Brunswick, Coburg, Fawkner and Glenroy wanting action on climate change

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