Australian news, and some related international items

Significant Australian nuclear stories of 2020

There is very little nuclear news today.  I take this opportunity to revisit some of the most important nuclear stories of 2020

The Australian environmental movement has a long and honourable history in effort and action to keep this country clean and nuclear-free. Indigenous Australians have always been front and centre in this struggle.

At the same time, successive governments have kowtowed to the British and USA governments, and to the uranium/nuclear industry. It started with providing the fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons, then to allowing the British to test 12 major and many minor atomic tests in Auatralia. Liberal governments always supported the industry, Labor opposed it, to a degree, but many Labor politicians have supported it, and so have weakened Labor’s stance.

The struggle continues, as ignorant and career-minded politicians of both major parties are still caving in to the interests of USA  and UK governments, in craven subservience to the nuclear industry with its new mythical beasts, the small nuclear reactors. And there’s always that longterm dream of a few greedy entrpreneurs –  South Australia as the world’s nuclear toilet.

December 29, 2020 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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