Nuclear news -week to 26 September
Some bits of good news – Good News on AIDS, Ocean Conservation in Indonesia, and Clean Air Zones in Spain.Coronavirus. World –
over 609 million confirmed cases and over 6.5 million deaths. USA 395 117 new cases . The highest numbers of new weekly deaths were reported from the United States of America. President Joe Biden says “The pandemic is over” . As the Americans say – Go figure
26 September – International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: dismantle the warheads and build a common security. International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2022: History, Significance and Celebration.
SCOTT RITTER: Reaping the Whirlwind
‘Naïve’ to think Russia will lose war, says Dr Jordan Peterson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnxxELn00gk The Ukraine war could open the nuclear Pandora’s box. The deadly game of nuclear escalation. Unlocked: NATO prolongs the Ukraine proxy war, and global havoc. World powers must take Putin’s threat seriously, stop the escalation and seek a diplomatic solution.
Small modular reactors: What is taking so long?
World’s richest countries fall short on renewable energy targets.
UKRAINE. Holding ground, losing war. War fears at another Ukraine nuclear site . In effect if not juridically, Ukraine was becoming a member of the NATO alliance.THE WORLD SPLIT APART.
Vladislav Ugolny: Ukraine is targeting civilians for retribution in the east while its Western backers turn a blind eye. HISTORIC CONTEXT OF THE REFERENDA IN UKRAINE.
JAPAN. Fukushima: Japan attempts to safely remove nuclear fuel from crippled reactors.
RUSSIA. Moscow unlikely to use nuclear weapons, say ex-Russian generals. Putin flirts again with grim prospect of nuclear war – this time he might mean it.
POLAND. Poland distributes iodine pills as fears grow over Ukraine nuclear plant.
SOUTH KOREA. US-S.Korea to stage joint military drills with nuclear-powered US carrier.
GERMANY. Environment Minister reaffirms the phaseout of nuclear power.ITALY. Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni favours return to nuclear power and increased gas production.
NEW ZEALAND. New Zealand will push for total ban on nuclear weapons – Jacinda Ardern. World shouldn’t give up on nuclear disarmament, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb_CkO2tD80
BELGIUM. Belgium shuts down one reactor, in line with its “40 years life” rule for nuclear reactors.
AUSTRALIA Aukus plan to expedite Australia’s nuclear sub construction an act of nuclear proliferation under ‘naval nuclear propulsion’ cover: Chinese mission to UN .
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