Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

Repost: Peter Cosgrove spruiks “clean” nuclear for BHP Billiton

Lack of Australian nuclear plant almost immoral: Peter Cosgrove  Amanda O’Brien : The Australian * February 04, 2010 “…………….The former Australian of the Year said he anticipated there would be an outcry but there was no cleaner energy source than nuclear power.(!!)..………General Cosgrove pulled no punches in his speech to the breakfast at the University of Western Australia, which was hosted by major coal producer BHP Billiton.

Lack of Australian nuclear plant almost immoral: Peter Cosgrove | The Australian

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January 28, 2014 Posted by | climate change - global warming, energy, General News | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Labor MPs speak out against nuclear power for Australia

“We’ve got untapped supplies of wind and solar energy so I think the economics of developing those sorts of energy sources are going to far outweigh the benefits and the costs of developing a nuclear industry.”…….”I don’t think that the end result, which is the whole expense and difficulties of decommissioning and dealing with the waste, have been addressed.”

llawarra MPs oppose nuclear power proposal – ABC Illawarra NSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation December 2, 2010 Illawarra Labor MPs have voiced their opposition to nuclear power amid talks of a debate on the agenda for next year’s national conference. Continue reading

December 2, 2010 Posted by | climate change - global warming, New South Wales, politics, uranium | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ethics and Australia’s fight against nuclear power – theme for December

It is easiest to just adopt the good old “she’ll be right, mate” attitude, and to ignore the push for the nuclear fuel cycle in Australia. After all, some Australian make money out of uranium, and who cares if other countries make bombs out of it?

It’s also easy to please the powers that be, and go along with BHP Billiton etc, and   Australian politicians in the drive for the nuclear fuel cycle here.

But, it takes courage to stand up for the environment, health, peace, against the push. Most courageous of all, the Aboriginal people who make this stand – against the propaganda, bribery, and threats of the pro-nuclear push.

November 30, 2010 Posted by | Christina reviews, uranium | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nuclear power unaffordable for Australia

Faced with overwhelming evidence against nuclear power, vested interests have seized on the climate crisis as a last-gasp attempt to put it back on the agenda. But doing so would squander the resources necessary to implement meaningful climate change solutions.

The question: should nuclear energy power our future?, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 Nov 10 “……  Stephen Campbell Nuclear power has no future in Australia. This is commonsense for the environment and the economy. Let’s start with finance. In November last year economists at Citigroup issued a critique called, “New nuclear – the economics say no”. The report said ”three of the risks faced by developers – construction, power price, and operational – are so large and variable that individually they could each bring even the largest utility companyto its knees”. Continue reading

November 29, 2010 Posted by | General News, uranium | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Facts on the two types of airport security scanning

there is an undeniable very slight risk, especially with repeated exposure as the effect is cumulative. There is no known risk from millimeter-wave scanning……..
Rafi Sala, an Israeli airport security expert who helped design security at Ben Gurion International Airport: “I don”t know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747. … That’s why we haven’t put them in our airport.”
Peek-a-Boo, I C U – Living Lake Country, By Al Neuhauser Nov. 25, 2010 Continue reading

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Anti-uranium and Climate Action protests targeting Paladin

The Angela Pamela project is owned by Paladin and Canada’s Cameco Corp………Paladin could also come under pressure today from the Climate Advocacy Fund, which claims the WA miner is not providing a satisfactory level of information about its carbon footprint.

Paladin to face anti-nuclear protest at AGM – The West Australian, PETER KLINGER,   November 25, 2010, Paladin Energy is set for a showdown with the anti-nuclear lobby at its annual meeting in Perth today amid a heightened level of protest against uranium miners. Continue reading

November 26, 2010 Posted by | energy, Opposition to nuclear, uranium, Western Australia | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nuclear test soldiers used as guinea pigs for radiation studies

It was decided the Armed Forces would be used as ‘Human Guinea Pigs’ in order to discover the effects radiation would have on the Human Body…..The experiment was not concluded at the end of the testing of the nuclear devices! It is still ongoing.

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BRITISH NUCLEAR TESTS,  Paul Langley’s Nuclear History Blog,  by Dave Whyte One of the ‘Human Guinea Pigs’ 26 Nov 10,
After WWII the British Government decided they would develop their own nuclear deterrent and made plans to conduct the tests at remote areas in Australia and the Pacific Continue reading

November 26, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Australian soldiers and Aborigines affected by nuclear test court case

About 200 Australian veterans, widows and children of veterans had planned their own class action against the British government. Aborigines affected were also closely watching the verdict.

The British veterans are deciding whether to appeal, while the Australians are now considering an action against the Australian government.

British ruling hits Diggers’ bid for bomb test damages, The Age, DAN OAKES, 24 Nov 10, AUSTRALIAN veterans’ hopes of compensation for exposure to nuclear testing in the 1950s hang by a thread after a British court decision. Continue reading

November 24, 2010 Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, legal | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

British nuclear veterans speak out; radiation cover-ups will be revealed

This verdict may not be an end yet to the Ministry of Defence’s  denial of truth and justice but it signals the beginning of the end.

The Redfern Report reveals that scientists and doctors from the National Health Service ( NHS ) , the Medical Research Council ( MRC ) , the National Radiological Protection Board ( NRPB ) and the Atomic Weapons Establishment ( AWE ) examined and then destroyed evidence of exposure to ionising radiation with the aid of coroners and pathologist to enable the Ministry of Defence to avoid accountability for future damage claims . These are facts veterans and widows are passing to the legal team of Rosenblatts ..

THE RESPONSES OF THE BRITISH VETERANS TO THE LATEST SHAFTING « Paul Langley’s Nuclear History Blog, 23 Nov 10, Continue reading

November 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

UK legal case – nuclear veterans’ claim is far from over

the fact that Mrs Sinfield’s case concerning her late husband Bert can take place in a full court hearing where all the scientific evidence held on ionising radiation damage to health will be revealed is good news .

THE IRON FIST OF JUSTICE Paul Langley’s Nuclear History Blog, 23 Nov 10, from Dennis Hayden A partial victory in the appeals verdict is all we needThis message has been sent to Members of Parliament . That is , the legal team is fully supportedby all nuclear veterans and widows in efforts to get the nine test cases excluded to be allowed to go to full high court trial . Continue reading

November 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Radiation scanning company spent millions lobbying U.S. govt

Body Scanner Radiation Machine Makers Spent Millions On Lobbying, Wall Street Window,  – Mike Swanson (11/22/10) The truth comes out. USA Today reports that L-3 Communications, which makes the TSA radiation scanning machines at the center of controversy spent millions on lobbying government officials over the past few years to get government contracts to build the machines. Continue reading

November 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Australia’s UV radiation and skin cancer

One Australian dies every six hours | Herald Sun, 23 Nov 10, “……..Every year, 1700 Australians die from skin cancer. Two-thirds of these deaths are men. While most skin-cancer deaths can be prevented through the use of sun protection and early detection, only one-quarter of the population use proper protection for their skin. Throwing on a cap is not proper skin protection. Neither is putting onsome sunscreen after you have been swimming for a while.
The Cancer Council recommends a five-step approach for proper sun protection:….” One Australian dies every six hours | Herald Sun

November 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Australia’s stupidity over skin cancer and radiation

Ain’t it great! Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world!  You can see how stupid we are, at any beach, with bodies determinedly exposing themselves to ultra-violet radiation and skin cancer.

Well, the Australian government is either just as stupid as the public, or perhaps banks on the apathy of Australians. Australia is to compund our skin cancer risk by installing the radiation “back scatter’ scanning security at airports. bad luck for airline crews and frequent flyers.  We won’t even get thge choice of a pat-down (that might be a bit embarrassing, but its not cancerous). If you keep up with news on the radiation scanners – their biggest risk is that of skin cancer.

But never mind – Australia can keep on winning in the world skin cancer stakes! – Christina Macpherson

November 22, 2010 Posted by | Christina reviews | , , , , , | Leave a comment

World renowned Arkaroola Wilderness still threatened by uranium mining

Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary director Marg Sprigg says the overhaul of the state’s mining laws has done little to beef up environmental protection. “Unless further conditions are imposed in any licence to explore for uranium within Arkaroola, bulldozers can again move in, carving tracks through fragile environments and flattening steep slopes to create closely spaced drilling pads,”

Arkaroola mining measures criticised, The Advertiser, ADAM TODD November 22, 2010 ARKAROOLA Wilderness Sanctuary is still under threat from miners despite new laws aimed at penalising those who breach exploration and mining licences, the sanctuary’s director says. Continue reading

November 22, 2010 Posted by | environment, South Australia, uranium | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Body parts destroyed, as UK hid evidence of nuclear veterans’ radiation effects

What happened to the removed body parts , organs and tissue ? The Redfern Report states they were destroyed .A very convenient destruction of evidence……the Redfern Inquiry shows the NRPB was explicitly and deeply involved in the process to remove of body parts from the corpses , examining them for radiation damage and then destroying the evidence ….It is corruption by officials on an epic scale …..

What the UK veterans think – RedfernPaul Langley’s Nuclear History Blog, 22 Nov 10 “……… just when we UK nuc vets needed it , another nail has been hammered into the Ministry of Defence’s cold war policy of excluding nuclear test veterans, our premature widows and genetically damaged children from truth and justice .The Redfern Inquiry Report Continue reading

November 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment