Optimism tinged with jitters: Robin Bromby | The Australian 30 April “………Among the spenders announcing new work today was Cauldron Energy (CXU) which has begun drilling at its Marree uranium project in South Australia. The work is being bankrolled by the South Koreans (the government along with Daewoo International and LG International). The Koreans can earn a 50 per cent interest in the project, a participation that adds credibility to this project…..
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Aerial view of uranium mines threatening Grand Canyon watersheds, Grand Canyon Trust News, April 29, 2010 by gctrust Roger Clark, Grand Canyon Trust’s Air and Energy program director, recently flew with EcoFlight over uranium mining sites situated around the Grand Canyon and its watersheds that supply water for 25 million people. This bird’s eye view will allow you to understand the potential impact of uranium mining on the water supply for Arizona, southern California and Nevada. Click here to view the video. Aerial view of uranium mines threatening Grand Canyon watersheds « Grand Canyon Trust News
Search for uranium deferred, The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata), Shillong, April 29: The Meghalaya government today decided to keep “in abeyance” the proposed exploratory drilling of uranium in Balpakram National Park in South Garo Hills district in view of stiff opposition from various quarters. (more…)
Colo. Legislature passes uranium cleanup bill, Google hosted news, By COLLEEN SLEVIN (AP) – 29 April DENVER — Colorado lawmakers have passed a bill that requires uranium mills to clean up radioactive waste before accepting more radioactive material.The Senate voted 24-9 in favor of the bill Wednesday. Later the House agreed with changes made in the Senate and readopted the bill by a vote of 60-3. It now goes to Gov. Bill Ritter. (more…)
What would the mining activities of two huge open-pit uranium mines, with a reported possible third mine at Coles Hill, do to the streams and rivers of Southside Virginia over the proposed mining span of 30 years?
Study links stream pollution to higher cancer rates, Star Tribune, , April 27, 2010 Researchers at West Virginia University and Virginia Tech now have the study findings to show a causal link between West Virginia streams, those polluted by coal mining activities, and premature cancer deaths in the humans who live near them. (more…)
The city is concerned about uranium mining and milling because Lake Gaston, a major source of its drinking water, is located downstream from Coles Hill, site of the proposed uranium mine and mill.
Lawmaker: Spending more for uranium socioeconomic study ‘not wise’ GoDanRiver, By John Crane April 27, 2010 If a Virginia Beach study finds uranium mining and milling detrimental to Lake Gaston, then a socioeconomic study of the industry would be pointless, said a member of the Virginia Tobacco Commission’s executive committee. (more…)
tomic radiation has increased the number of babies born with defects in the southern provinces of Iraq. Iraqi doctors say they’ have been struggling to cope with the rise in the number of cancer cases
Iraq WILL sue US and Britain over depleted uranium bombs Child Health , 28 April 2010, Ministry for Human Rights will file a lawsuit against Britain and the US over their use of depleted uranium bombs in Iraq, an Iraqi minister says. Iraq’s Minister of Human Rights, Wijdan Mikhail Salim, told Assabah newspaper that the lawsuit will be launched based on reports from the Iraqi ministries of science and the environment. (more…)
A word of advice to our happy-go-lucky leaders: Keep that uranium underground, Jenerali Ulimwengu, Tanzania , 26 April 2010 The East African: “………..we have plenty of evidence of the “resource curse” all the way from Angola to Sudan to Nigeria to Sierra Leone.A typical country afflicted by this curse can count itself lucky if all that it’s left with are gaping holes in the ground and a scorched-earth ecology. (more…)
CU study looks at impact of proposed uranium mine on groundwater, The Coloradoan, BY BOBBY MAGILL • BobbyMagill@coloradoan.com • April 25, 2010 A University of Colorado study may soon shine more light on how Powertech’s proposed uranium mining northeast of Fort Collins might affect groundwater and the aquifers beneath the mine. CU master’s student Miori Yoshino is studying groundwater flow at the Powertech’s Centennial Project site, a project she expects to complete by the end of the year. (more…)
the re-opening of the plant will force a moral dilemma on go-greeners in the country. Do they really want to invest in Australian-made solar panels, when they will also, indirectly, be investing in nuclear energy?
Sydney’s largest solar panel plant rescued from the brink of extinction, Photovoltaics International27 April 2010 | By Emma Hughes “……As BP closed its doors for the final time, Australia’s PV manufacturing industry looked like it would never again see the light of day. It was then that the unexpected occurred, the fate of the dormant plant was left in the hands of a nuclear energy research company. SilexSolar has now given the facility a new breath of life as it opens its doors once more…… (more…)