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Nuclear status quo in federal environmental law review

National and state environment groups have given a cautious welcome to the continuation of long-standing protections against nuclear risks in the current statutory review of the Environmental Protection Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act – Australia’s federal environmental laws. The interim report released today has stated that the Commonwealth should maintain the capacity to intervene in uranium mining and made no recommendation to change existing prohibitions on nuclear activities, including domestic nuclear power.
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Small modular reactor rhetoric hits a hurdle

Friends of the Earth Nuclear Free Campaigner, Dr Jim Green writes that there is nothing to justify the the hype of small modular reactor enthusiast in this article originally published on Renew Economy.
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Take Action: Say no to the nuclear waste dump plan

The National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill amends the National Radioactive Waste Management Act to specifically target South Australia for a national nuclear waste 'facility' ‒ a repository for low-level waste and an above-ground 'interim' store for long-lived intermediate-level waste including nuclear reactor fuel waste.
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Supporters of nuclear need a reality check: it's staggeringly expensive

The NSW Parliament's State Development Committee released its report into nuclear power last week. Conservative committee members recommended repeal of state laws banning uranium mining and nuclear power, while Labor members want to retain the legal bans.
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Kimba nuke decision dumps on Indigenous rights

The federal government's decision to place a a nuclear waste storage site at Kimba on SA's Eyre Peninsula turned deaf ears to the opposition of the area's native title holders, argues Jim Green and Michele Madigan.
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Kimba nuclear waste dump: PM and SA Premier Marshall must step in

Federal resources minister Matt Canavan has today announced his intention to move ahead with plans for a national nuclear waste dump near Kimba on SA's Eyre Peninsula.
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Forgetting Fukushima

Irresponsible tactics are being used to bury social and environmental problems associated with the Fukushima nuclear disaster as Olympics approach in Japan.
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Uranium bulls 'as rare as white unicorns'

Uranium bulls are "as rare as white unicorns" according to a commentary in FNArena in September 2019, and the market is "sick and dying" with uranium "quickly becoming a dinosaur of a commodity".
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BHP Olympic Dam tailings an "extreme risk" to workers and the environment

David Noonan, a long time anti-nuclear activist, writes in Chain Reaction magazine about BHP's plans for its controversial Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia.
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50+ groups sign joint civil society statement on domestic nuclear power

Friends of the Earth Australia is proud to be among the 50+ groups to sign the following statement calling for a clean, green, nuclear-free future.
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