Corruption paper on PBMR

A surprise announcement was delivered to the pebble bed modular reactor (PMBR) project in South Africa’s 2010 budget – it would no longer obtain significant state funds. As a result the project had to dismiss 75 per cent of its staff. It had spent in the region of nine billion …

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Government pulls plug on PBMR

Jul 18, 2010 | By PREGA GOVENDER The government has pulled the plug on its ambitious nuclear energy programme after pumping more than R9-billion into it over more than 11 years. There have been suggestions that this figure is far higher than declared and allegations that PBMR funding resulted in …

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4 South Africans busted in alleged ‘dirty bomb’ sting shootout at Pretoria petrol station – radioactive material recovered

10 July 2010 An international police sting at a Pretoria petrol station has netted four men involved in the sale of a highly radioactive metal suspected to be destined for use in a dirty bomb. The high-risk operation by the Hawks’ specialised tactical unit was carried out yesterday. Police recovered …

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The Truth About PBMR

The Editor Business Day per e-mail Your correspendent Brian Sandberg, “The Truth about the PBMR” (Business Day, 27 November 2009) refers. As a self-confessed layman, it is commendable that he is so enthusiastic about the possibilities posed by the Pebble-Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) project, but perhaps he was blinded by …

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Anti-nuclear activist evicted from Energy Ministers nuclear stakeholder fiasco

MEDIA STATEMENT Anti-nuclear activist evicted from Energy Minister’s nuclear stakeholder fiasco Government turns its back on thousands of jobs and SME opportunities giving dictatorial support for “arms deal style” nuclear power acquisitions that will impose nuclear risks to South Africans for thousands of years. Billions of rand destined to alleviate …

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Dear all As evidenced by the attached correspondence and (Revised) Socio-Economic Impact Report, the mandatory process of the Environment Impact Report for the Pebble-Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) Demonstration Unit at Koeberg in Cape Town is reaching its closing stages, with the Final Environmental Impact Report due in September 2009. Given …

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South Africas Nuclear Cost Explosion

So now we have it: the cost of Nuclear 1 is “over R300 billion” (African Energy News Review quoting Eskom’s CEO Jacob Maroga.) not R100-120bn as first mentioned. For R300bn you could fund the entire Inga III 4500MW hydroelectric scheme, 3000 MW of wind power,1600MW of solar thermal concentrator with …

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demise of the pebble bed modular reactor

Copyright © 2009 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. All Rights Reserved. Source URL (retrieved on 06/30/2009 – 10:24): The demise of the pebble bed modular reactor BY STEVE THOMAS | 22 JUNE 2009 In February 2009, Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) Ltd., an eponymously named South African company …

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Is SAs scandalous PBMR nuclear experiment the real reason for Dalai Lama blunder

AS NEW EVIDENCE COMES TO LIGHT ABOUT FAULTY NUCLEAR FACILITY VENTILATION FILTERS….. MEDIA STATEMENT: 2 April 2009 Is the unabated greed associated with South Africa’s scandalous Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) nuclear experiment the real reason for Pretoria’s “disgraceful” decision to withhold a visa from the Dalai Lama, the anti-nuclear Pelindaba …

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Keep nuclear ships away from South Africa – call from CANE & Greenpeace

As South Africa continues to embrace the sham of the “nuclear renaissance” we are seeing an increasing number of ships carrying nuclear cargo pass our shores. Unless nuclear expansion is stopped in this country, many radioactive cargos could be destined for dumping or  nuclear waste smelting & reprocessing in this …

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