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Nuclear-waste bunker decision to likely to fall to next federal government via The Guardian

TORONTO — The much-delayed and politically fraught decision on a proposed multibillion-dollar nuclear-waste storage bunker near Lake Huron now appears certain to fall to Canada’s next government. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna paused the process in August 2017 — the latest in … Continue reading

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Review or ‘cover up’? Mystery as Australia nuclear weapons tests files withdrawn via CNN

By James Griffiths More than 65 years since the UK began conducting secret nuclear weapons testing in the Australian Outback, scores of files about the program have been withdrawn from the country’s National Archives without explanation. The unannounced move came … Continue reading

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Mayor confirms ‘loans,’ denies ties to nuclear waste site via The Asahi Shimbun

MINAMI-OSUMI, Kagoshima Prefecture–The mayor here received 8 million yen ($71,500) in unreported “loans” but returned the money apparently after lenders complained he wasn’t following through on promises to bring a nuclear waste disposal site to the town. Toshihiko Morita, 59, … Continue reading

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Former worker’s book: TEPCO unfit to operate nuclear plants via The Asahi Shimbun

KASHIWAZAKI, Niigata Prefecture–Toru Hasuike, who worked at Tokyo Electric Power Co. for 32 years, has published another book that he says shows his former employer should be declared “ineligible” to operate nuclear power plants. “Kokuhatsu” (Accusation), a 250-page book released … Continue reading

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Aboriginal group ‘just want to be included’ in vote on proposed nuclear waste dump in SA via abc news

The Human Rights Commission has been asked to decide whether an Aboriginal group should have a say on the location of a proposed nuclear waste dump in regional South Australia. A community vote on the proposed dump on the Eyre … Continue reading

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Japan says U.N. experts’ call to protect nuclear clean-up workers is ‘regrettable’ via Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Friday described as “extremely regrettable” a call by U.N. human rights experts for greater protection of workers cleaning up its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and said it had notified U.N. officials of its … Continue reading

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How General Atomics Developed Its Revolutionary Nuclear Fuel Solution via Power

The U.S. is pouring funding into developing new fuel technology for advanced nuclear reactors in a bid to help the flagging industry. On April 27, it awarded General Atomics (GA) $3.2 million for two projects that the San Diego, California-based … Continue reading

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More Vietnamese trainees made to conduct Fukushima decontamination work, union says via The Japan Times

Three more Vietnamese men in a foreign trainee program in Japan were made to take part in radioactive decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture, which was devastated by the March 2011 nuclear crisis, their supporters said Wednesday. The Justice Ministry’s Immigration … Continue reading

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Britain offers millions in cash to bury its radioactive waste via DW

Britain is again hunting for a suitable site to store its highly radioactive nuclear waste after a previous attempt was blocked by residents. Rural areas could be given cash if they house the underground facility. In 2012, musician Geoff Betsworth … Continue reading

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Hopi and Navajo Miners Protest the Closure of the Largest Coal Plant in the West via Reader Supported News (Grist)

By Justine Calma, Grist […] The coal plant provides steady employment for nearby Native American communities and funds public services. But it also leads them to lean heavily on the mining industry and takes a toll on people’s health. As natural … Continue reading

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