Nuclear news – week to 23 August
A bit of good news – Antibody “master key” discovery could neutralize all COVID variants.
Climate change- The Social, Cultural, and Economic Implications
Nuclear. A strange contradiction going on – with double messaging coming from the nuclear lobby and IAEA. We must bear in mind that the goal of the IAEA is to “assist its Member States, in the context of social and economic goals, in planning for and using nuclear science and technology for various peaceful purposes, including the generation of electricity, and facilitates the transfer of such technology and knowledge in a sustainable manner to developing Member States” – in other words – to promote nuclear power.
So -we are being told that the safe way towards climate action is nuclear power, and especially now , as we need to avoid Russian gas. (Apparently Russian uranium is OK. ) At the same time, the IAEA is warning that the presence of the Zaporizhia nuclear plant in a military zone is a threat to European, even global safety. So – nuclear reactors are safe, but in some circumstances, very unsafe.
The Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is a fraud as the nuclear Mafia continue to spend $billions on their nuclear arsenals
” The New Space Race is Going Nuclear”. As Threat of Militarisation Rises, International Community Races to Set Standards for Responsible Behaviour in Outer Space. (without much luck!)
Arctic is warming nearly four times faster than the rest of the world – new research. ‘Off the charts’: Glaciers in Europe experience extreme melt.
PACIFIC ISLANDS. Pacific Alliance of Municipal Councils starts Petition against dumping nuclear wastewater in Pacific.
EUROPE. Europe Gutted Own Security to Funnel Kiev Weapons, Expert Says.
JAPAN. Kishida, ‘PM from Hiroshima’, is Shifting Japan’s Long-Standing Pro-Nuclear Weapons Posture. Fukushima Daiichi NPS Accident Compensation: Citizens are paying more while NPP operators have had their share reduced! Dumps and Museums, the Legacy of a Nuclear Disaster.
INDIA. Centres to be set up for people exposed to chemical, nuclear attacks,
RUSSIA. Russia admits that explosions in Crimea were the work of Ukrainian saboteurs.
GERMANY. Germany rules out delay to nuclear phaseout.
FRANCE. Counting the cost of cracking at EDF’s nuclear reactors.
SINGAPORE, Singapore’s next prime minister warns U.S. and China may ‘sleepwalk into conflict’
MALAYSIA. Malaysia’s Mahathir says US seeking to provoke war in Taiwan.
SOUTH KOREA . Thousands of South Korean unionists protest US-South Korea war games.
PHILIPPINES. Nuclear power not a realistic option for the Philippines, given the seismic and other disaster risks.
SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa’s nuclear sector has failed its test: the Koeberg nuclear plant life extension.
PANAMA. Islanders in Latin America face relocation, because of climate change.
AUSTRALIA. Gem Romuld – ‘Reject the deadly logic of nuclear deterrence’. Richard Marles reaffirms Australia’s commitment to the one-China policy and ‘stabilising’ Canberra-Beijing relations.
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