Australia should rethink its stance on nuclear power and then let the people decide via a referendum, Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce says.
The Age 23rd August 2009 more >>
The Australian 23rd August 2009 more >>
news.com.au 23rd August 2009 more >>
The annual meeting of the South Australian Liberal Party has supported a motion to debate the use of nuclear power technology to reduce carbon emissions.
The motion was carried by a narrow majority despite strong opposition from senior state and federal Liberal MPs.
ABC News 23rd August 2009 more >>
A nuclear accord between the US and UAE was strongly endorsed by the US commerce secretary Gary Locke, who told a meeting with US business leaders that the agreement could create “tens of thousands” of job opportunities for Americans.
The National 22nd August 2009 more >>
In the Nevada Desert, the US Federal government has spent the last 22 years hollowing out the inside of a mountain – but the whole project has been a complete waste of time. In a staggeringly expensive about turn, the Yucca Mountain project is about to be canned.
Telegraph.co.uk 22nd August 2009 more >>
US Federal stimulus funds nuclear clean-up
ARRA — known by most Americans as the Stimulus Act — was directly responsible for more than $1.6 billion in new federal funding being directed to Savannah River Site to accelerate the decades-long job of decommissioning and cleanup. Quicker cleanup made possible by stimulus funds is expected to save taxpayers about a billion dollars over what would be required for the same work a few years from now.
Augusta Chronicle 23rd August 2009 more >>
The chief nuclear negotiator of the United States arrived in Seoul on Saturday, drawing keen attention from pundits speculating on how his visit, which coincides with the visit by a high-level North Korean delegation, might move forward the stalled nuclear talks.
The Korea Times 22nd August 2009 more >>
Russia will help Ecuador develop a nuclear energy program for peaceful purposes. Ecuador’s government said Thursday that the two countries had established a new energy cooperation agreement. The ministry of electricity and renewable energy said the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, or Rosatom, would provide “support and assistance” to Ecuador.
examinor.com 22nd August 2009 more >>
A TROUBLING insight into ultra-conservative thinking at the top of Japan’s armed forces has emerged after the dismissal of Toshio Tamogami, the chief of the air staff. Tamogami was received by an ecstatic audience in Hiroshima on August 6 when he gave a speech demanding nuclear weapons, despite the mayor requesting that he not do so, on the anniversary of the city’s atomic bombing.
The Sunday Times 23rd August 2009 more >>
NuScale Power claims that it can cut nuclear plant construction costs and increase safety with its Lego-like 45 megawatt modular reactors.
Fast Company 21st August 2009 more >>