More nuclear fallout at Necsa

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“NECSA now R147.8-million in the red, cannot quantify the future cost of “decommissioning and decontaminating” its facilities…” despite sales figures – NECSA has not convincingly produced any clear-cut business case for any of its current or planned activities, including a new research reactor and enrichment plants Rosatom thinks it will …

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Uranium Moratorium in Quebec

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Background: July 28, 2015 Uranium Moratorium in Quebec –> Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium –> global UBAN movement. There has never been a uranium mine in the province of Quebec.  In the last decade, however, there has been a great deal of uranium exploration as a result of the …

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SADC Energy Ministers Approve Renewable Energy Centre

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Pretoria – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) energy ministers have approved the establishment of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE). The establishment of SACREEE was discussed at the 34th meeting of the Ministers Responsible for Energy in SADC which was held recently. “The ministers approved …

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Red Light for Uranium Mining in Quebec

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Quebec meillure mine Coalition Welcomes Independent Panel’s Conclusions http://www.miningwatch.ca/news/red-light-uranium-mining-quebec-quebec-meillure-mine-coalition-welcomes-independent-panel-concl FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  [French text follows below] (Quebec, July 17, 2015) The Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine welcomes the conclusions of the Quebec Environmental & Public Hearings Panel (BAPE), which concluded that the risks and uncertainties of the mining …

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Flaw found in French nuclear reactor

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By Rob Broomby, British affairs correspondent, BBC World Service, July 15, 2015 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33469774   A weakness has been discovered in a French nuclear reactor of the type set to be built at Hinkley in the UK.   France’s nuclear safety regulator told the BBC the flaw in the steel housing …

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Energy Committee to visit Eskom NERSA

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Might there be an opportunity in this for civil society to engage with the Committee, or at least to make this committee aware of issues important to NGOs on problems with these parastatals? No doubt the ‘oversight visit’ will be a glossy white-wash at this critical time in energy policy …

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Energy Committee to visit Eskom NERSA 5.00/5 (100.00%) 7 votes

India rejects new uranium mining projects

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Ajoy K Das KOLKATA (miningweekly.com) – India has taken the decision not to pursue any new uranium projects in at least three of its provinces in consideration of the local populace who are against uranium mining, as well as the limited availability of financial allocations from the federal government. Senior …

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Iran nuclear deal for better and worse

Iran nuclear deal for better and worse

Background: In a 15-minute interview with Radio Canada International, I discuss the details of the Iranian nuclear agreement and explain why it is not only a remarkable deal in its own right, but also how it could serve as a paradigm to address the question of how to begin the …

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SA Wind Solar Power Generation Matches Demand

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By MRP on July 6, 2015 in Our latest thinking, South Africa Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has conducted preliminary analysis of South Africa’s wind and solar resources to understand the impact of introducing larger quantities of renewable energy to the electricity system. The initial results reveal …

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Nuclear Waste Documentary

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Nuclear Waste Documentary on Underground Storage of Nuclear Waste. Outlines the pros and cons of this method of storage for the tons of waste produced by the Nuclear Power Industry. Interesting the most difficult threat to mitigate is the human one…..*sigh. You have to watch this Nuclear Waste Documentary. Great …

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SA Hails Iran Nuclear Deal

SA Hails Iran Nuclear Deal

Pretoria – South Africa has hailed the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six world powers in Vienna on Tuesday, saying the deal is victory of diplomacy and dialogue. “This historic agreement is testament to the success of a negotiated and diplomatic solution, to which South Africa had steadfastly and …

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Nuclear Power Plant Costs will Greek Style SA Economy

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The Congress of the People on Tuesday urged SA citizens to do the search “to get an understanding of how our national debt is piling up by the minute”. “R1‚810‚845‚341‚614.” That’s what you would have seen if you did a Google search on the words “South Africa Debt Clock” at …

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