A recent Japanese Parliamentary report frankly judged that the fundamental causes of last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster "are to be found in the ingrained conventions of Japanese culture: our reflexive obedience; our reluctance to question authority; our devotion to 'sticking with the program'; our groupism; and our insularity".
Two important reports have been released in recent weeks - one analysing the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and another on the impact of the disaster on the nuclear 'renaissance'.
A refresher on who’s behind one of our uranium mines
The story behind the corporation that owns the Beverley uranium mine in north-east South Australia is scarcely believable.
LIZARDS REVENGE AT THE OLYMPIC DAM URANIUM MINE
The 2012 Uranium Film Festival’s Yellow Oscars go to Germany, Sweden, USA and Ukraine.
Interesting times in the uranium sector. The mining companies have had a few wins in the 14 months since the Fukushima disaster, but they've had more losses.
Bill Repard, organiser of the Paydirt Uranium Conference held in Adelaide in February, put on a brave face with this claim:
"The sector's hiccups in the wake of Fukushima are now over with, the global development of new nuclear power stations continues unabated, and the Australian sector has literally commenced a U-turn in every sense."
Film Festival about Nuclear Energy invites to Rio de Janeiro
2nd INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL - from June 28th to July 14th, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, MAM
By Marcia Gomes
A few days after the Earth Summit (Rio plus 20) the 2nd INTERNATIONAL
URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL of Rio de Janeiro invites to the Cinema of the Museum
of Modern Art (MAM). The Uranium Film Festival has selected 40 films about
nuclear power, uranium mining, depleted uranium weapons and nuclear
Rally for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament, Inc
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April 1, 2012
NO Uranium Mines in Queensland, NO Nuclear Waste Dumping or
U.S bases in Australia…
KEEP AUSTRALIA NUCLEAR-FREE AND INDEPENDENT
Palm Sunday Rally and March
Date: Sunday April 1, 2012
Place: Rally at Reddacliff Place
(Brisbane Square - George Street, top of Queen Street Mall) Followed by a march
One of the loudest nuclear advocates in Australia is Professor Barry Brook, a climate change scientist at the University of Adelaide who runs the Brave New Climate website.
The Brook mantra is this: "it’s nuclear power or it’s climate change".
Fighting Ferguson's Dump
In February 2010, Resources Minister Martin Ferguson introduced the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill into the House of Representatives, saying it represented "a responsible and long overdue approach for an issue that impacts on all Australian communities".
The legislation names Muckaty, 120 kilometres north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, as the only site to remain under active consideration for a national nuclear waste dump.