Nuclear news -week to 29 November
Some bits of good news: The coming culture peace. Good News on Tuberculosis in Tanzania, Crime in the United Kingdom, and Forests in Nepal.
Coronavirus. Omicron variant now prevalent – more infectious but fewer severe sases.
Climate. COP27 was disappointing, but 2022 remains an historic year for international climate policy. 1.5C warming threshold to be passed in 9 years as emissions hit record high
Nuclear. The two main issues are the danger of nuclear war, sparking from the Ukraine conflict, and the drive for small nuclear reactors simultaneously with the news that their true costs are astronomic. I can only ponder on whether Kamala Harris really has any brain – as she’s off and away trying to sell USA’s small nuclear reactors to poorer “Third World” countries.
ARTS and CULTURE Russia’s former southern capital renounces its past: How Ukraine is destroying its heritage.
CLIMATE. It’s high time to defuse the military carbon bomb. No country has the solution to nuclear waste. Nuclear is no preventer of global heating – in fact, it’s quite the reverse. New Talking Points delivers all the reasons why small modular reactors have no role to play for climate change. “Environmental Social and Corporate governance” – EDF and the nuclear lobby try to trick the world with fake “green” credentials.
Take it from the soup throwers, COP’s a cop-out. Fears that oil exporters will control the next COP climate summit. The COP27 promise to fund climate help for poor countries – will it really be kept? The Amazon forest is reaching a tipping point and starting to collapse
CIVIL LIBERTIES. Videos showing execution of Russian POWs in Ukraine are authentic.
ENERGY. EDF Delays Restart of Three Nuclear Reactors as Winter Hits. Amongst alternative energy sources, nuclear power’s prospects are not good.
HISTORY. France opens archives related to nuclear weapons tests in the Pacific.
INDIGENOUS ISSUES. The consequences of nuclear imperialism and colonialism.
LEGAL. Nuclear Industry Liability under the Paris Convention. Legal challenge to UK nuclear plan by groups Stop Sizewell C and Together Against Sizewell C (TASC), and others. Mayor of Ukraine’s second-largest city fined for speaking Russian.
MEDIA. ‘Publishing is not a crime’: media groups urge US to drop Julian Assange charges.The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine remains under Russian control, despite media reports.
NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY. Nuclear power no solution for Canada’s North West Territory . Putin touts Russia’s ‘Arctic power’ with new nuclear icebreaker. NuScam’s Utah small nuclear reactor project in doubt – needs $billions of tax-payer support. World’s Biggest Nuclear-Fusion Project Faces Delays as Component Cracks.
OPPOSITION TO NUCLEAR. The Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG) strongly opposes new Bradwell nuclear proposal.
POLITICS INTERNATIONAL and DIPLOMACY.
RADIATION. Protecting kids from electromagnetic radiation in school and at home.
SAFETY. Nuclear Guinea Pigs: NRC’s Licensing of Experimental Nuclear Plants . Threat of Possible Nuclear Accident at Zaporizhzhia Sends Tensions Rising. U.N. Supplied Qatar With Tech to ‘Prevent Nuclear Security Incident’ at 2022 World Cup. Electricity production at Olkiluoto 3 reactor delayed until 2023..
SECRETS and LIES. Ukraine quietly abolishes corruption oversight rule. Ukrainian city names street after Nazi collaborator.
WASTES. Confusion over nuclear wastes from small modular reactors. Estonian public concerned about radioactive waste from planned nuclear power plant. Uniting to oppose Japanese plan to dump nuclear waste in Pacific. UK’s costly struggle to deal with dead nuclear submarines.
WAR and CONFLICT. US ‘success’ is Ukraine’s disaster. Republished from 2019 Maligned in Western Media, Donbass Forces are defending their future from Ukrainian shelling. China Prevented Transfer Of Polish MiG-29 Fighter Jets To Ukraine; Kept Russia Away From Nuclear Escalation.
WEAPONS and WEAPONS SALES.
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