Australia is to repeal laws that prevent it establishing a nuclear industry, paving the way for the adoption of atomic power and uranium enriching ventures. John Howard, the Prime Minister, announced the move as Kevin Rudd, the opposition leader, convinced Labor’s national conference in Sydney to abandon its opposition to uranium exports and agree to new mines in the Outback.
Times 30th April 2007
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is to be investigated by the National Audit Office (NAO) following a request by Edward Leigh, chairman of the Commons public accounts committee. Leigh called for the probe after it was revealed that the UKAEA is chaired by Lady Judge a businesswoman with 30 other directorships, including posts in the US and Hong Kong. Lady Judge is paid £60,000 a year for a two-day week as head of UKAEA.
Accountancy Age 30th April 2007
Telegraph 30th April 2007
THE world’s leading climate-change experts will this week put themselves on a collision course with environmentalists by proposing a series of controversial measures to tackle global warming. More than 2,000 scientists will put forward a global warming action-plan to save the world from overheating, including a major expansion of nuclear power, using GM crops to boost biofuels and burying carbons underground.
Scotsman 30th April 2007
TWO nuclear power stations in Wales may be included in a national inquiry into a major radioactive body parts scandal. Wylfa in Anglesey and Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd could form part of a government probe into whether organs were taken from deceased workers without their families’ consent.
Wales on Sunday 29th April 2007
Warm, energetic and generous, Janet Bloomfield, who has died aged 53 of septic shock, was involved in a host of peace and nuclear campaigns. The chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (1993-96), a member of the global council of Abolition 2000 since 1997, the international campaign co-ordinator of Abolition Now!, she was also a key figure in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Programme (WMDAP) set up by Sir Joseph Rotblat (obituary, September 2 2005).
Guardian 30th April 2007