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Australians fighting to stop four disastrous uranium mines via Beyond Nuclear

Fighting for life in the “place of death” describes the now 40-year-long struggle to stop the Yeelirrie uranium mine, with Traditional Owners and environmental groups in court in an endeavor to stop it. Read the story. And Marcus Atkinson and his … Continue reading

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Race to lock in nuclear dump before federal election via The Australian

A site for the country’s first ­nuclear waste dump will be settled before the next federal election and will likely be in South Australia’s mid-north, Resources Minister Matt Canavan says. A ballot to gauge community support in the small towns … Continue reading

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Australia quietly makes first uranium shipment to India three years after supply agreement via ABC online

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop provided little detail about the inaugural sale, saying only that it was subject to commercial negotiations. The supply deal with India, signed in 2014, is the first of its kind Australia has made with a country not … Continue reading

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More voters blame energy price rises on privatisation than renewables – polling via The Guardian

Only 17.7% of respondents in polling commissioned by GetUp believe renewable energy is the primary culprit. Australian voters have not been swayed by a campaign attempting to blame rising power prices on renewable energy, according to new polling commissioned by … Continue reading

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Australian nuclear waste dump divides tiny outback town via Aljazeera

  Hawker, South Australia – The towering mountains of the Flinders Ranges stand imposingly against the hundreds-of-kilometres-long stretch of flat, desolate country. While the mountains are named after the British explorer who trekked them in the early 19th century, the indigenous … Continue reading

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Labor readies for tense nuclear showdown amid opposition at state meeting via The Advertiser

PREMIER Jay Weatherill faces a tense showdown over his Government’s nuclear strategy at a state Labor meeting this weekend. Three motions have been listed for a vote that essentially call on the Government to abandon the proposed nuclear waste dump … Continue reading

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Hundreds march against nuclear dumping in South Australia via 9news

Hundreds of land owners have converged in Adelaide’s city centre to resist the South Australian government’s plans for two nuclear waste dumps in the state’s north. Groups opposing the government’s plans to store high-level waste from other countries have flooded … Continue reading

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“Money won’t cry for you” & Vale Dr Bill Williams via 3cr

Regina McKenzie, Lucy Lester and Enice Marsh are three proud Aboriginal women speaking out against state and federal plans for radioactive waste dumps in South Australia; recorded at Exposure: a community expo in Port Augusta. The people of SA have … Continue reading

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Finland’s new nuclear project piques South Australia’s interest as state considers waste storage via abc news

In the small town of Eurajoki on Finland’s west coast, a passionate practice ice hockey match is underway. The rink is one of the most popular facilities in town and it was partly funded by the nuclear industry. “Most people … Continue reading

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Pilanguru people to fight on as uranium mine gets environmental approval via The Guardian

Traditional owners say the Indigenous community has not been adequately consulted about Vimy Resources’ planned Mulga Rock open-pit mine Traditional owners have vowed to fight a proposed uranium mine at Mulga Rock, about 240km west of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, which … Continue reading

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