Australian news, and some related international items

Greenpeace statement on anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident

Greenpeace Japan released the following statement on the 11th anniversary
of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power
Station accident. Sam Annesley, Executive Director of Greenpeace Japan:
“11 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima
Daiichi Nuclear Power Station that caused incredible damage. We offer our
deepest condolences to those who tragically lost their lives and our
sincere respect to those who, despite their deep sorrow, have persevered to
this day.

The example of the disaster-affected areas, which have continued
moving towards recovery over the past 11 years despite the unprecedented
crises of a major earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, has given us
great hope.

However, as the memories of the disaster and accident fade, we
are now faced with a serious problem that we must confront. There are still
59 nuclear reactors in Japan including those that are permanently shutdown.
As of the end of February 2022,10 of them have restarted operations.
Recently, the Japanese government and electric power companies are actively
promoting the notion that nuclear power plants are low carbon, and that
they will be one of the key solutions to decarbonization.

However, nuclearpower generation should never be a solution for decarbonization and climate
change. While nuclear power plants can generate tremendous amounts of
electricity, they also carry unfathomable risks. Such risks are not only
limited to natural disasters and humanitarian crises such as Fukushima, but
could also significantly escalate danger during conflicts, such as in the
case of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant situation in Ukraine earlier
this month.

 Greenpeace 11th March 2022

March 12, 2022 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nuclear waste now returning to Sydney can be stored safely at Lucas Heights. Then we need to work on a permanent solution

Australian Conservation Foundation, Dave Sweeney, 12 Mar 22, The Pacific Grebe is a nuclear waste transport vessel that left Cumbria in the UK on 20 January 2022. The ship is now off Australia’s east coast.

On board is a waste transport cannister holding intermediate-level radioactive waste (ILW) being returned to Australia after reprocessing in the UK.

This is serious waste that needs to be isolated for up to 10,000 years. It requires active management and effective regulatory control.

The transport vessel is expected to arrive in Port Kembla this Saturday (12 March) with the ILW to be transported by road to interim storage at the ANSTO nuclear facility at Lucas Heights.

ACF is opposed to nuclear power and weapons in Australia but supports responsible radioactive waste management.

We do not view this waste transfer as an activity to disrupt, but rather as an important time to highlight the Australian government’s deeply flawed handling of the nation’s radioactive waste management.

The federal plan for a national radioactive waste facility near Kimba in regional South Australia lacks a clear rationale and is contested by several interested parties. The Barngarla people, the area’s Native Title holders, were unable to vote against the federal plan in a carefully-curated community ballot.

The Barngarla are challenging the government’s plan right now in the Federal Court. Local grain producers are bitterly opposed, as are a growing number of South Australian political and civil society groups and voices.

Once again battlelines are being drawn and uncertainty increases.

What the Pacific Grebe cargo and interim destination shows is a pathway forward on radioactive waste management.

The vast majority of Australia’s ILW is made and stored at ANSTO. This makes sense as ANSTO has expertise, high security, a permanent on site presence and is home to Australia’s best radiation monitoring and response capacity.

And ANSTO has storage capacity. Right now, following a $60 million dollar federal budget allocation last year, a new extended interim storage facility is being constructed at Lucas Heights.

Together with the existing facilities, Australia’s chief nuclear regulator has confirmed that this waste “can be safely stored at Lucas Heights for decades to come.”

ACF maintains that there is a compelling case that Australia’s ILW be managed in extended interim storage at ANSTO’s nuclear facility at Lucas Heights pending the outcome of a dedicated and transparent review of long term future ILW management.

There is no clear or cogent radiological, public health, environmental or economic rationale for double handling this waste through a planned additional interim storage stage at Kimba.

This waste should come into Port Kembla and be securely transferred by skilled maritime workers and appropriate industry experts. It should then go – without incident – to ANSTO. It should remain at Lucas Heights with the rest of ANSTO’s intermediate level waste as ANSTO is best placed to manage this waste.

After this the much-needed work begins of bringing diverse perspectives from the trenches to the table to answer the missing and very hard question: What is the best thing to do with this stuff in the long term?

March 12, 2022 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, wastes | Leave a comment

Umm….. Are we the baddies?

Umm… Are We The Baddies?

Reuters reports that Facebook and Instagram are now allowing calls for the death of Russians and Russian leaders in exemption from the platforms’ hate speech terms of service due to the war in Ukraine:

“Meta Platforms will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of the Ukraine invasion, according to internal emails seen by Reuters on Thursday, in a temporary change to its hate speech policy.”

Twitter has also altered its rules against incitement and death threats in the case of Russian leaders and military personnel, as Ben Norton explains here for Multipolarista.

Last month we also learned that Facebook is now allowing users to praise the Ukrainian neo-Nazi Azov Battalion because of the war, a move that is arguably the most liberal thing that has ever happened.

Western institutions everywhere are rejecting all things Russia with such a savage degree of xenophobia it really ought to shock anyone who was born after the 1800s. Everything from Russian athletes to Russian musicians to Russian-made films to Russian composers to Russian Netflix shows to lectures about Russian authors to Russian restaurants to Russian vodka to Russian-bred cats to Russian trees to dishes that sound a little too much like “Putin” have been cancelled to varying degrees around the western world.

Normally when the US and its allies are involved in a war they’ll at least pay lip service to the notion that they have nothing but good will for the people of the enemy nation, claiming they only oppose their oppressive rulers. With Russia it’s just a complete rejection of the entire culture, the entire ethnicity. It’s a widespread promotion of hatred for the actual people because of who they are.

These are the people who are being smashed with crushing economic sanctions while western pundits proclaim that “There are no more ‘innocent’ ‘neutral’ Russians anymore” and ask “At what point do you hold a people responsible for putting an evil despot in power?” This even as the Russian people are being arrested by the thousands in anti-war protests, putting to shame our own western society that has generally slept through war after war in the years since 9/11 while our militaries have been killing of millions of people.

And this is all over a war that the western empire knowingly provokedalmost certainly planned in advance, and appears to be doing everything possible to ensure that it continues. Antiwar’s Dave DeCamp reports that Washington is still to this day not engaging in any serious diplomacy with Moscow over this conflict, preferring to strangle Russia economically and pour weapons into Ukraine to make the war as painful and costly as possible. Both of these preferences just so happen to nicely complement the US empire’s goal of unipolar planetary hegemony.

Meanwhile the entire western political/media class seems to be doing everything it can to turn this from a regional proxy war into a very fast and radioactive World War 3. Calls for a no-fly zone over Ukraine, which would require directly attacking the Russian military and risking a nuclear exchange in the resulting escalations, are now ubiquitous. Claims that more directly confrontational military aggressions against Russia won’t start a nuclear war (or that it’s worth the risk anyway) are becoming more and more common in western punditry. Democrats are braying for Russian blood while Republicans like Tom Cotton and Mitt Romney are attacking Democrats for being insufficiently hawkish and escalatory in this conflict, creating a horrifying dynamic where both parties are trying to out-hawk each other to score political points and nobody is calling for de-escalation and detente.

As luck would have it, US officials have also selected this precarious nuclear tightrope walk as the perfect time to begin hurling accusations that Russia is preparing a biological attack, potentially as a false flag blamed on Ukraine or the United States. This coincides with Victoria Nuland’s admission before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Ukraine has “biological research facilities” that the US is “quite concerned” might end up “falling into the hands of Russian forces”.

All of this on top of the unprecedented wave of authoritarian censorship that has been tearing through the US-centralized empire as our rulers work to quash dissident voices around the world. It certainly is interesting that the fight for freedom and democracy requires so much censorship, warmongering, xenophobia, propaganda and bloodlust.

It’s almost enough to make you wonder: are we the baddies?

I am of course only trying to make a point here. Geopolitical power struggles are not contested by opposing sides of heroes and baddies like a Marvel superhero movie, though you’d never know it from all the hero worship of Volodymyr Zelensky and the self-righteous posturing of mainstream westerners over this war. Vladimir Putin is no Peter Parker, but neither is Zelensky or Biden or any of the other empire managers overseeing this campaign to overwhelm all challengers to US global domination.

The power structure loosely centralized around the United States is without question the single most depraved and destructive on earth. No one else has spent the 21st century waging wars that have killed millions and displaced tens of millions. No one else is circling the planet with military bases and working to destroy any nation on earth which disobeys it. Not Russia. Not China. Nobody.

The hypocrisy, dishonesty and phoniness of this whole song and dance about Ukraine is one of the most distasteful things that I have ever witnessed. Rather than engaging in click-friendly Instagram activism with blue and yellow profile pics making risk-free criticisms of a foreign leader in a far off country who has nothing to do with us, perhaps we would be better served by a bit more introspection, and by a somewhat more difficult stance: intense scrutiny of the corruption and abuses running rampant in our own society.

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So many half-truths from Zelensky, and from the nuclear industry! The politics behind Ukraine’s alarming nuclear warnings

While Russia is clearly the aggressor and may be using the nuclear sites to stir anxiety in the West, Ukraine’s authorities have played their part in fanning the public’s fear……………

What cannot be localized is the way public statements spread alarm and confusion. “It’s a technique that any side can use,” Watts said. “But then it starts to create so many false scenarios, where you can’t really wade through the noise to know what is the actual severity of what’s going on at all.”

The politics behind Ukraine’s alarming nuclear warnings

Nuclear regulatory authorities do not share Kyiv’s assessment over the danger posed by Russian actions at nuclear plants. Politico  BY LOUISE GUILLOTKARL MATHIESEN AND ZIA WEISE, March 11, 2022  

Kyiv is grasping at every possible lever in its efforts to persuade the West that it too is threatened by Russia’s invasion — including repeated and at times exaggerated warnings of nuclear calamity for the rest of Europe.

Since the very first day of Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine, when Russian troops captured the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site in a firefight, the country’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his officials have warned of a repeat of the explosion that spread radioactive fallout across Europe…………….

On Wednesday, Ukraine’s nuclear utility Energoatom said a power cut at the still-decommissioning Chernobyl site meant cooling systems would be shut off and “release of radioactive substances into the environment will occur. The wind can transfer the radioactive cloud to other regions of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Europe.”

These declarations are part of a highly effective if — in the most recent Chernobyl case — alarmist Ukrainian media offensive to counter Russia’s barrage of missiles and false statements.

It is easy to see why Ukraine, frustrated by Europe’s continued purchases of Russian oil and refusal to implement a no-fly zone despite intense civilian bombing, reckons that it still needs to pile pressure on other Europeans to get their heads round the brutality of the Russian onslaught, and the dangers it poses. The problem is that the nuclear warnings have created a dilemma for Ukraine’s allies and nuclear safety authorities, and have triggered consternation from the image-conscious nuclear industry.

According to international and national nuclear authorities, Russia’s conduct is dangerous but Ukraine’s nuclear facilities do not pose an imminent Europe-wide threat. The situation is being treated with extreme seriousness but the design of modern nuclear facilities means most of the worst-case scenarios would lead to localized fallout — devastating for Ukraine but not a danger for wider Europe.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi has repeatedly expressed his concerns about nuclear safety as the conflict unfolds, but at no point has the organization warned of explicit and immediate danger outside Ukraine.

Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection said Wednesday that based on the information available about the situation at Chernobyl there was “no risk of radiological effects in Germany.” BelgianFinnish and Polish nuclear safety agencies put out similar statements.

In the most dramatic case of deliberate nuclear sabotage involving a massive explosion there is potential for unpredictable impacts that could affect other countries, said Lars van Dassen, executive director of the World Institute for Nuclear Security. “If there are bombs being thrown on nuclear reactors, then we have a new situation.”

With the Russian war effort increasingly frustrated, there are concerns from Western governments about the lengths to which Putin may go.

The Ukrainian government and nuclear utility Energoatom did not respond to requests for comment for this article……………

“In a lot of newsrooms around the world, if the key word ‘nuclear’ is used it creates a shockwave for media reporting,” Watts said.( Clint Watts, a distinguished research fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and former U.S. counterterrorism officer)

That has played out in the past two weeks, with headlines often responding to statements from Zelenskyy, his ministers or comments in three-times daily “war bulletins” sent to journalists. More sober assessments from the IAEA have often been less prominently placed. That leaves Ukraine’s allies with a difficult pathway to chart between supporting the besieged government in Kyiv and giving the public a clear assessment of the danger they face.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

While Russia is clearly the aggressor and may be using the nuclear sites to stir anxiety in the West, Ukraine’s authorities have played their part in fanning the public’s fear……………

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said last week “nothing extraordinary is happening at Ukrainian nuclear facilities right now.” He added that “Russia, as a country with a developed nuclear industry, is fully aware of the potential risks and intends to do everything to ensure proper safety there.”

Risk assessment

Some allies have begun directly contradicting the Ukrainians. 

Shortly after this week’s warning from Energoatom about the power cut to Chernobyl, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tweeted a U.S. government analysis that “the loss of power does not pose a near-term risk of radiological release.”

Officials are also wary of downplaying risks in a fast moving, unpredictable conflict where information and motivations are hard to fully grasp. The instinct is to err on the side of extreme caution and even alarm when it comes to atomic power…….

Nuclear industry and safety experts have warned that accidents could happen as nuclear power plants are not designed to be operated in a war zone………………

Zelenskyy “said things that do not make sense about the Chernobyl site itself because the reactors have been shut down for 20 years,” said Valérie Faudon, general delegate of the French Nuclear Energy Society. While the situation made it understandable, she said, “this is not very responsible,” noting that the risk of a pan-European accident at Chernobyl “is very low and it would be localized.”

What cannot be localized is the way public statements spread alarm and confusion. “It’s a technique that any side can use,” Watts said. “But then it starts to create so many false scenarios, where you can’t really wade through the noise to know what is the actual severity of what’s going on at all.”

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Huge cask of nuclear waste to be quietly transported to Sydney

Nuclear waste shipment bound for Sydney, Tracey Ferrier March 11, 2022,

Police are preparing to escort a monolithic steel cask of nuclear waste to Sydney this weekend, reigniting debate about Australia’s plans for the toxic material.

The hulking capsule resembling something from NASA’s space program contains two tonnes of intermediate-level radioactive waste that will need to be isolated from the environment for thousands of years.

But for the time being it will be stored at the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor compound in southern Sydney.

The waste is being returned under the international principle that countries must take back their nuclear leftovers after reprocessing. In Australia’s case that’s been done offshore.

Kimba will be a near-surface facility and a permanent solution for low-level waste only. The intermediate material will once more be in storage.

The federal government has committed to developing a separate end solution for the more toxic stuff. It will involve deep burial but so far there’s no firm plan, and no site has been identified to take it.

Australian Conservation Foundation campaigner Dave Sweeney says the nation’s most potent nuclear waste should not be moved to Kimba.

He says the problem is being kicked down the road, for some future government to sort out.

We believe there’s a very real risk that this material gets stranded in sub-optimal conditions at Kimba. Move it once, move it well, and move it permanently,” he says.

“Our position is that the Lucas Heights facility is the best place for Australia’s most serious waste. It has the highest security, the highest emergency monitoring and response capacity. It is staffed 24/7, and 95 per cent of the stuff is already there.”

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation operates the Lucas Heights reactor, which supports nuclear medicine and science.

Resources and Water Minister Keith Pitt said it was international best practice to consolidate radioactive waste at a single, safe, purpose-built facility.

“That is what the government is delivering,” he said, while noting it would take several decades to find an end solution for intermediate waste.

He said ANSTO had warned it would need to build three additional waste storage buildings at Lucas Heights if the national facility wasn’t built.

For security reasons, ANSTO won’t confirm when the cask will be moved from Port Kembla to Lucas Heights.

It said the cask is so well shielded that someone could stand next to it for 25 hours and get the same radiation dose as a nine-hour flight to Singapore.

Police have told AAP an operation is planned for Saturday to aid the transportation of cargo to ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus. It said no further details would be provided.

March 12, 2022 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, safety, secrets and lies, wastes | Leave a comment

Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells wants Port Kembla as nuclear submarine base – Dr Helen Caldicott and Wollongong Council disagree

Port Kembla the ‘obvious choice’ for nuclear submarine base, Liberal Senator says

ABC Illawarra / By Tim Fernandez 8 Mar 2022  Port Kembla could become the home of the first major military base to be built in Australia in more than 20 years, but the prospect of nuclear activity in the region has split the community. 

Key points:

  • Concetta Fierravanti-Wells says Port Kembla is the “obvious choice” for the base
  • Nobel Prize-winning anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott says the base will turn Wollongong into a military target
  • Wollongong has been a nuclear-free city since 1980

Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed yesterday that a submarine base would be built on Australia’s east coast as part of the AUKUS partnership with the US and the UK.

Port Kembla, Newcastle and Brisbane have been floated as possible locations for the base, but the ABC understands Wollongong is the Defence Department’s preferred site.

…………………   Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has been advocating for the Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney to be moved to Port Kembla since 2015.

‘Vote-buying gimmick’

The South Coast has a long history of community opposition to nuclear projects and the identification of Port Kembla as a possible destination for nuclear assets has reignited the debate.

One of the pioneers of the Australian anti-nuclear movement, Helen Caldicott, has spent decades raising awareness of the nuclear threat and won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for her work.

The Berry resident believed the base would pose an unmanageable risk to the area.

“Huge amounts of money being spent, nuclear activity at Port Kembla, which is always dangerous, and making it a target in the event of war, like Pine Gap,” Dr Caldicott said.

“It is just a vote-buying gimmick, obviously, when the Prime Minister should be spending that sort of money on the people in Lismore, many of whom have lost their houses.

“I think it should be treated with cynicism, and for Port Kembla to understand the dangers — both with dealing with nuclear activities and making it a possible target.”

The Labor Party supports the AUKUS partnership, but its candidate in the Wollongong-based seat of Cunningham, Alison Byrnes, has criticised the government’s secrecy around the plan.

“It has been really disrespectful for our community — they deserve to have all the details,” she said.

“The Prime Minister is using national security for his own job security, which suits his political timeline and not national security priorities.”

Nuclear-free zone

Wollongong council has been a nuclear-free zone since 1980 and in 2019 the council adopted the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons………………….

March 12, 2022 Posted by | New South Wales, weapons and war | Leave a comment

Jellyfish would inevitably force nuclear submarines into shutdown, if fleet based in Brisbane

Jellyfish would ‘inevitably’ force nuclear submarines into shutdown if fleet based in Brisbane, expert says  

Leading marine scientist says Moreton Bay, one of three sites shortlisted, is bad choice due to risk to reactors if jellyfish sucked in. Guardian,  Ben Smee in Brisbane, @BenSmee, Fri 11 Mar 2022 .

Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines would “inevitably” be forced into an emergency reactor shutdown by swarms of jellyfish if the fleet was based in Brisbane, a leading marine scientist says.

The Australian government this week released a shortlist of three sites – Brisbane, Newcastle and Wollongong – as a potential east-coast home port for the nuclear submarine fleet, which will arrive in about 2036 under the Aukus partnership with the US and the UK.

The Queensland government has been cagey when asked whether it supports a base in Brisbane, a position described as “very strange” by the federal defence minister, Peter Dutton, whose electorate is in Brisbane…………

Jellyfish expert Lisa-ann Gershwin, a leading marine biologist, says Brisbane is “close to the absolute worst place” for a nuclear submarine base, due to the conditions in Moreton Bay and the frequent jellyfish blooms.

In 2006, the US nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan was forced into an emergency reactor shutdown in Brisbane after it sucked more than 800kg of jellyfish into its condensers, hindering coolant from reaching the main reactors.

Picture if you will America’s biggest, most expensive, most fearsome, awesome supercarrier is on its maiden voyage,” Gershwin said.

“It comes into the port of Brisbane and it sucks in thousands of jellyfish. It was a very embarrassing situation for the American navy. Luckily there was no major accident, nothing happened, nothing exploded.

“But when you’re dealing with nuclear anything, you’ve got to be [more cautious].”

The phenomenon of jellyfish shutdowns is surprisingly common in any power plant that sucks in water as a coolant

Gershwin says any base for a submarine with an in-built nuclear reactor could not be enclosed like Moreton Bay, which is sheltered by Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island.

“Jellyfish act like plastic,” Gershwin said.

“If you’ve ever seen a pool filter that’s got a plastic wrapper caught, it clogs up … and floods all over the place because it’s not going through the filter. The water gets stopped by this ‘plastic’ and then the water can’t pass by that. Emergency shutdowns of power plants happen all the time, very frequently.”

Gershwin said that if Brisbane was used to base nuclear submarines, a jellyfish shutdown would be “inevitable”………

You’ve got to be really careful about where you put these things. Anywhere that you’ve got warm water, you’re going to have jellyfish. Moreton Bay is just sucked in with jellyfish.”

Brisbane ranked eighth of the sites considered by Defence as a potential submarine base in 2011, with Sydney listed as the best choice.………….

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One Two or Three Nuclear Waste Dumps for Australia?

Paul Waldon   Fight to stop a nuclear waste dump in South Australia. Mar 22

One Two or Three Nuclear Waste Dumps for Australia?

ANSTO, Lucas Heights will remain Australia’s number “one” radioactive dump as long as they keep producing waste as its main long lived chosen product at their facility.

Kimba may be the number “two” radioactive dump 1700 kilometers west of the most centralized site (number one), based on volume of waste per kilometer.

An unknown site has yet to be considered for the number “three” radioactive dump. Yes, I talk of the site for Australia’s to be proposed nuclear submarine graveyard.

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Australia hits new renewables milestone, Taylor claims credit — RenewEconomy

Taylor claims credit for surging renewables share, while praising the Morrison government’s investments in the gas industry. The post Australia hits new renewables milestone, Taylor claims credit appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Great Solar Business Podcast: How to make a blokey industry more inclusive — RenewEconomy

A frank and practical conversation with Bobbi McKibbin from Australian Women in Solar Energy and Solar Integrity about creating more opportunities for women in the solar industry. The post Great Solar Business Podcast: How to make a blokey industry more inclusive appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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New research centre for delivery of affordable, reliable and sustainable energy — RenewEconomy

Delivering affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to regional and remote communities the key aim of new Federation University research centre in Victoria. The post New research centre for delivery of affordable, reliable and sustainable energy appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Offshore wind a massive opportunity for green hydrogen, D’Ambrosio says — RenewEconomy

Victoria’s offshore wind target will not just help fill the hole created by coal, but also boost green hydrogen opportunities, energy minister says. The post Offshore wind a massive opportunity for green hydrogen, D’Ambrosio says appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Oceanex talks $10 billion NSW floating offshore wind plans, and huge supply-chain task — RenewEconomy

Oceanex Energy offers new details on gigawatt-scale plans for NSW coast, ahead of release of major report mapping out the enormous task as the industry scales up. The post Oceanex talks $10 billion NSW floating offshore wind plans, and huge supply-chain task appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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“Don’t walk away from the solar industry:” Opportunities ahead for rooftop PV, says analyst — RenewEconomy

Appeal to Australian rooftop solar installers, spooked by forecasts of a contracting market and global supply-chain problems, to stay in the business. The post “Don’t walk away from the solar industry:” Opportunities ahead for rooftop PV, says analyst appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Japan’s nuclear power plants are “not designed for war” and if attacked by missiles, “radioactive materials will be scattered — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

KEPCO’s Takahama Nuclear Power Plant March 9, 2022At a meeting of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Economy, Trade, and Industry on March 9, Chairman Toyoshi Sarada of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said, “There is concern that radioactive materials will be spread” in the event of a missile attack on a nuclear power plant in […]

Japan’s nuclear power plants are “not designed for war” and if attacked by missiles, “radioactive materials will be scattered — Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

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