an be mined without damaging the surrounding environment’.
Which means neither man can have read the South Australian governments own figures into spills at the Beverley mine. Here are just a few [http://www.wise-uranium.org/umopaus.html]…
Apr. 22, 2006: spill of 14,400 litres of solution containing approx. 0.5% uranium
Oct. 31, 2005: spill of 23,700 litres of mining solution, containing approx. 0.06% uranium
Aug. 8, 2005: spill of 13,500 litres of extraction fluid containing approx. 0.01% uranium
Mar. 7, 2005: spill of 50,000 – 60,000 litres of injection fluid
Dec. 8, 2004: spill of approx. 2,300 litres of mining solution, containing 0.028% uranium
June 13, 2002: spill of 1,750 litres of brine solution
June 7, 2002: spill of 1,500 litres of injection fluid in the well field
May 5, 2002: spill of 14,900 litres of water containing 0.0018% uranium
May 1, 2002: spill of almost 7,000 litres of brine solution containing some uranium
January 11, 2002: spill of 60,000 liters of groundwater containing acid and uranium, after pipe rupture
Fancy the premier of South Australia being so ignorant of such worrying safety violations going on in his own state. Scandalous.
In fact, that’s the word to sum up the whole Four Mile story: scandalous. Peter Garrett is a former campaigning rock star who fought doggedly against nuclear power before entering politics (‘Why would Australians support an industry that produces radioactive waste, toxic waste?’ he said just three years ago), And with the local Aboriginal communitie
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Berlin- A damaged fuel rod sought since last week has been located inside one of Germany’s 12 nuclear power stations, regulators said Wednesday.
The jinxed plant at Kruemmel near Hamburg was shut down for two years by a transformer fire.
It was crippled again July 4 by a short circuit and was then reported to have a problem in one or more of its 80,000 fuel rods. Engineers took the lid off the reactor to find the damaged uranium rod.
The problems at Kruemmel have led to calls to retire the station and re-ignited debate in Germany about nuclear power as an election approaches. Anti-nuclear activists are also highlighting mismanagement of nuclear waste dumps in old salt mines.
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