Australian news, and some related international items

Australian and some other, nuclear news – week to 11 October.

Some bits of good news –  What went right this week: an iconic river reborn, plus more.   Around 90 per cent of the plastic in our oceans could be gone by 2040-(they claim, anyway).

A tragic and predictable story.  Another Australian, Wilfred Burchett went to Hiroshima in the first days following the atomic bomb. He photographed the victims, the devastation, the horror, done by the USA. and he wrote about it all.
What happened to Burchett’s  record of this –   it disappeared, then came the never-ending persecution of him, and his banishment from his own country.
They’ll do it more subtly to Assange. They’ll aim to break his spirit and his mental health.  
For Australia, America’s lackey – the best face-saving outcome will be – to make Assange plead guilty. Then he spends some time in the cruellest USA prison. then a “kindly” U.S. President  magnaminously lets him go to an.. Australian gaol. Some years later, a completely discredited and broken Julian is released, when they’re sure he’s forgotten by the public.
But world-wide journalists won’t forget- they have been shown how they must toe the USA line.

Coronavirus.COVID-19 world weekly cases drop 7% but European nations rise 2%  .(Governments in Covid denial?)  International task force finds COVID-19 origins ‘most likely zoonotic’ and warns of a failure to reduce animal-to-human transmission.Julian Assange tests positive for COVID-19.


Rotting in jail’: Thousands march for Julian Assange’s release as his brother urges Anthony Albanese to act.

The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA) shows that the planned Kimba dump is predominantly for ANSTO’s wastes, NOT for medical wastes.

Energy Resources of Australia’s investor Willy Packer completely wrong on Jabiluka uranium.

Coalition nuclear power bill “dead on arrival,” but somehow the debate lives on.

Nuclear Power: the Right’s giant red herring,

Next generation’ nuclear is not a credible energy response – makes no sense for Australia- The Australian Conservation Foundation. ‘Unproven’ small nuclear reactors would raise Australia’s energy costs and delay renewable uptake, report says. ‘Next-generation’ nuclear power a furphy.

What do you think the arms trade is, a charity? Actually yes, that’s what it is.

Never mind Australia’s economic problems, health crisis etc – Weapons for Zelensky is the big need..

Pacific islanders want nuclear legacy aidRadiation ‘hotspots’: legacy of British nuclear tests lingers on idyllic islands in Western Australia.

Tanya Plibersek should seize the momentThe Murray Darling Basin Plan is hobbled – it’s time for Tanya Plibersek to lead 


Assange protesters rally for his release The CIA, the corporate state, and the persecution of Julian Assange – democracy being destroyed.

Nuclear War and Moral SanityWhy We Need To Teach Nuclear War. Nothing’s more important than avoiding nuclear war2022 Nobel Peace Prize award violates the purpose of the prize .

Media hide the fascist ideology of Ukrainian militia who visit U.S. Congress.

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2022 (WNISR2022). Nuclear share in energy generation falls to lowest in four decades-report.

The risk of nuclear disaster grows every day.

Radioactive releases from the nuclear power sector and implications for child health.

Particle radioactivity linked to pollution-associated heart attack and stroke death.

Renewables need minerals. Can their pollution and public health challenges be overcome?


POLAND. Poland suggests hosting US nuclear weapons- ‘nuclear sharing’.

RUSSIAAre Putin’s nuclear threats really likely to lead to Armageddon?


FRANCE . France’s nuclear energy strategy — once its pride and joy — faces big problems this winter. France and UK to take joint control of Sizewell C nuclear plant. Macron’s nuclear dream means attacking environmental law, and is no help to the climate. As France’s nuclear power production is failing, the government aims to cut the nation’s electricity consumption.

EUROPE. No nuclear power ‘renaissance’ as Europe wrestles energy crisis. Russia’s €200m nuclear exports untouched by EU sanctions. 25 years ago Australia’s Paul Keating warned against expanding NATO.

AUSTRIA. Austria has filed a legal case against European Union’s inclusion of nuclear and gas as “clean” in the EU “taxonomy.

GERMANY. Lasting peace in Europe only possible with Russia’s input – Angela Merkel. State ministry reports leak at German nuclear plant, experts investigating.


MARSHALL ISLANDS. Marshall Islands to receive U.N. support over nuclear legacy. ‘We want to thank them’: Local Marshallese community welcomes anti-nuclear testing ship.

SPAIN. The government’s price isn’t right for plutonium-contaminated land in Palomares (Almeria)

BELGIUM. Two Belgian nuclear reactors fail in a week.

MYANMAR. Myanmar Junta’s Nuclear Ambition Timeline.


October 10, 2022 - Posted by | Christina reviews

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