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Fed’s nuclear waste dump option: Northern Territory Muckaty station, near Tennant Creek, in the list

Posted by gmarkets on 12 October, 2007

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According to John Breusch in The Australian Financial Review (28/9/2007, p.20), the federal government was to consider a fourth potential site for a nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory after accepting the Northern Land Council’s application to include Muckaty Station, near Tennant Creek, in the list.

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Rudd Opposition may hold key to success of US-India nuclear agreement

Posted by gmarkets on 12 October, 2007

Nothing was more important in India at the moment than its nuclear co-operation deal with the United States, wrote Greg Sheridan in The Australian (29/9/2007, p. 27).

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Indicators suggest a move in the spot price of uranium to $US90 a pound by early 2008; up to $US120 a pound by late 2008

Posted by gmarkets on 11 October, 2007

John Wilson, managing director, Resource Capital Research, Warwick Grigor, managing director, Far East Capital, a Sydney-based private investment bank specialising in the resources sector, and Michael Angwin, executive director, Australian Uranium Association, answered questions about the price of uranium, reported The Australian Financial Review (10/10/2007, p. 34). Read the rest of this entry »

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Federal plan: CO2 dumps and nuclear power to dominate future Australia carbon credit market

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

The project by South Australian company Santos to capture and safely store carbon dioxide deep underground as the Cooper Basin oil and gas reservoirs reached the end of their useful life had the potential to store up to 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum and up to one billion tones over its lifetime, South Australia’s Senator Simon Birmingham said in the Commonwealth Senate on 20 September 2007.

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50 years after nuclear fire at weapons factory, researchers reveal poisonous polonium-210 plume drifted over Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia

Posted by gmarkets on 10 October, 2007

According to Rob Edwards, in a report in The Economist, 6/10/2007, p. 11 at the time it was the world’s worst nuclear accident. Now, 50 years after the fire at Windscale in Cumbria, UK, on 10 and 11 October 1957, it had emerged a resulting radioactive cloud spread contamination over large parts of Europe, much further than previously admitted. Because Windscale was a military plant, much about the accident was kept secret.

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Secret story of 300 safety rules not followed at plutonium nuclear warheads center for UK’s Trident missiles, Burghfield, Berkshire: 12 internal reports

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

The remarkable and, until now, secret story of the serious problems faced by the nuclear weapons complex at Burghfield, Berkshire, is revealed in 12 internal reports released by the UK’s Nuclear Installations Inspectorate to New Scientist under freedom of information laws.

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11 nuclear power stations between 2025 and 2050 on the way to achieving a 23 per cent cut in emissions by the end of that period

Posted by gmarkets on 8 October, 2007

According to John Breusch, writing in the The Australian Financial Review, 28/9/2007, p. 10, The Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) report postulates Australia building 11 nuclear power stations between 2025 and 2050 on the way to achieving a 23 per cent cut in emissions by the end of that period. Read the rest of this entry »

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Australia joins US-initiated Global Nuclear Energy Partnership at a meeting in Vienna on 16 Sep: plans to build build nuclear reactors

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

Mark Bishop, Senator for Western Australia, Shadow Minister for Defence, Australian Labor Party, Commonwealth Senate, 18 September 2007 asked if “Australia to joining a group that will see nuclear fuel leased to countries, then returned to fuel suppliers for reprocessing and then potentially stored in other members’ countries?.. after the Liberal Party Federal Council, in June this year, overwhelmingly voted in support of establishing a nuclear waste dump in Australia to take spent fuel from other countries?”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Australia-India Uranium sale deal to be covered by bilateral safeguards agreement: would ensure any Australian uranium sold to India would be used for exclusively peaceful purposes, says Fed Government

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

Senator Helen Coonan, Senator for NSW, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, on behalf of the Minister for Foreign Affairs in reply to the questions asked by Lyn Allison, Senator for Victoria, Leader of the Australian Democrats, Commonwealth Senate, upon notice on 8 August 2007, regarding the potential Australia-India uranium sale deal that would see the export of uranium from Australia to India in contravention to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty obligations, said the supply of uranium to India did not contravene Australia’s international legal obligations under the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) provided the uranium was covered by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards and conclusion of a bilateral safeguards agreement with India was conditional on a number of other steps, including India concluding a suitable safeguards agreement with the IAEA covering all designated civil nuclear facilities.

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Australia-Russia Nuclear Cooperation signed on 7 September 2007 without public review by Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT)

Posted by gmarkets on 2 October, 2007

Christine Milne, Senator for Tasmania, Australian Greens, reported in the Commonwealth Senate, 17 September 2007, expressed a concern abou the Australia-Russia Nuclear Cooperation Agreement signed on 7 September 2007.

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