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Nuclear facilities targeted in Russia's war on Ukraine

Several nuclear facilities in Ukraine have been attacked by the Russian military over the past fortnight: a nuclear research facility at Kharkiv; two radioactive waste storage sites; the Chernobyl nuclear site (which no longer has operating reactors); and the operating Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
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Could the Ukraine conflict cause one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters?

Over the past week the Russian military has taken control of the Chernobyl nuclear site in Ukraine and there have been two near-misses with military attacks threatening radioactive waste sites. But the greatest nuclear hazards lie ahead and concern Ukraine’s operating nuclear power reactors. 
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January Nuclear Update

The Nuclear Free Collective is feeling refreshed to continue our fight for a nuclear free future and feel confident that with every new year, we are getting one year closer to this goal.
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New report debunks claims that nuclear power is cheap

A new report by Friends of the Earth Australia comprehensively debunks claims that nuclear power is cheap or affordable in the Australian context.  The 32-page report, 'Nuclear Power's Economic Crisis and its Implications for Australia', details catastrophic cost overruns with nuclear power construction projects ‒ including 'small modular reactors' (SMR) ‒ over the past decade.
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Don't Nuke the Climate press conference at COP26 in Glasgow

Sasha Gabizon, Executive Director of Women Engage for a Common Future hosts a panel on why nuclear energy is not a climate solution at COP26 in Glasgow.
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Small Nuclear Reactor, Huge Costs

Even by the standards of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), the new report published by the country's most influential coal lobby on the subject of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) is jiggery-pokery of the highest order. Why would a mining industry body promote SMRs? After mining for some years — or at most decades — no company would want to take on the responsibility of decommissioning a nuclear reactor and managing high-level nuclear waste for millennia.
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Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says no to nuclear submarines

Media release from MUA: Today, on the International Day of Peace, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has declared its total opposition to the reckless announcement by Scott Morrison that Australia would be developing nuclear-powered submarines as part of a military alliance with the US and UK.
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Nuclear Submarines: answers to common questions

Following secret deliberations, this week, the Morrison government has announced that Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines. Anti-nuclear movement stalwart, and Friends of the Earth National Nuclear campaigner, Dr. Jim Green, had these comments to common questions about the decision.
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Nuclear subs: bad for people, planet & peace

Friends of the Earth sends a clear message to Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Marise Payne: Australia says NO to nuclear submarines.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Kimba nuclear dump: Premier Marshall must enforce SA legislation

By accepting amendments to the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill, the federal government has today abandoned its year-long attempt to shield its plan for a national nuclear waste dump in SA from judicial review. 
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