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Nuclear Free News January/ February

In our first Nuclear Free News update of 2023 you can read about why nuclear power is an unnecessary distraction to a renewable future, learn about the issues with Japan's plan to release radioactive water from Fukushima into the ocean, various parliamentarians on the importance of signing the TWPN and the potential risks and learnings around Rio Tinto's recent missing radioactive capsule in WA.

Nuclear Power

Nuclear too expensive and not needed

Energy scientists show obsolescence of nuclear power in an all-renewable future

Nuclear power is just a slow and expensive distraction - Nuclear Consulting Group

Despite recent breakthroughs in nuclear fusion, renewables remain the most important technology for reaching net zero.

Submissions into the Inquiry on Nuclear Power

Download and read a list of submissions from Friends of the Earth, the Medical Association for the Prevention of War and others.

Nuclear Waste

The Nuclear Truth Project - webinar on the proposed release of radioactive waste water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific oceans

War, Weapons & Subs

Statement by the Parliamentary Friends of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons fundamentally undermine our peace and humanity. The members of this cross-party group are ready to work constructively with the Albanese government to ensure Australia becomes a state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Aukus won’t undermine Australia’s stance against nuclear weapons - Penny Wong

Response to this article from Tilman Ruff AO, co-funder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN):
"For Australia to finally walk its talk on nuclear disarmament, we need to disavow any role for nuclear weapons in our defence and stop assisting in their possible use....
At this time of unprecedented and growing danger of nuclear war, walking the talk is urgent. Labor's policy to join the TPNW is visionary leadership at its best. Its time to walk the talk."

Missing radioactive capsule in WA

Rio Tinto’s radioactive capsule

The recent loss – and recovery – of a radioactive capsule in Western Australia’s vast landscape is just another chapter in the state’s history of nuclear misadventure.

Radioactive capsule in WA has been found, but what happens when one is picked up instead?

Examples of cases where a similar source has caused terrible consequences. And measures to prevent this from happening again.


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