Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

France’s Association for the Control of Radioactivity in the West (ACRO) reveals plutonium pollution in La Hague.

14 Dec 21, Plutonium pollution in La Hague revealed by ACRO. As part of its Citizen’s Observatory of Radioactivity in the Environment, ACRO regularly monitors radioactive pollution around the nuclear installations in La Hague, which enabled it, in 2016, to highlight unusual pollution. in the Ru des Landes
area, with the notable presence of americium-241 and plutonium, which are particularly toxic.

Areva, now Orano, has pledged to take back the contaminated land. But, as of December 2021, no sanitation work has yet been carried out and cows continue to graze there.

 ACRO 14th Dec 2021

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Humanity should not test whether Antarctica’s ice will hold out

Humanity should not test whether Antarctica’s ice will hold out

Washington Post editorial

Humanity should not test whether unrestrained warming will catastrophically reshape the world’s coastlines. As is the case with so many other potential climate consequences, allowing this gamble to play out is not worth the risk.

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Understanding cobalt’s human cost

Understanding cobalt’s human cost

After studying the impacts of mining cobalt — a common ingredient in lithium-ion batteries — on communities in Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Northwestern University is calling for more data into how emerging technologies affect human health and livelihoods.

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PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ constantly cycle through ground, air and water, study finds

PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ constantly cycle through ground, air and water, study finds

The Stockholm University study highlights the chemicals’ mobility, which has been found in penguin eggs and polar bears

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