Japanese nuclear disaster and Australian corporations

This video from Germany says about itself:

The explosion at the Japanese nuclear power plant has given new fuel to a long-running dispute in Germany, where tens of thousands demonstrated on Saturday against plans to extend the life of the country’s nuclear power stations.

According to the police, some 50 000 people took part in the protest which saw a human chain spread from a nuclear power plant in Neckarwestheim to the city of Stuttgart.

Those participating in the demonstration said it was time for the German government to move away from nuclear power.

By Jim Green in Australia:

Australia’s role in Japan’s nuclear fiasco

Sunday, March 20, 2011

There’s every likelihood that radioactive by-products of Australian uranium have spewed into the atmosphere from the nuclear reactor plant at Fukushima in Japan.

BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto export uranium from Australia to Japanese nuclear company TEPCO from the Olympic Dam and Ranger mines.

Despite being a major uranium supplier to Japan, Australia has turned a blind eye to serious, protracted problems with Japan’s nuclear industry. It is time for a more responsible approach.

AUSTRALIA: Pushing Uranium Exports Despite Japanese Crisis: here.

Radiation levels in reactor building of damaged Japan nuclear plant now 10 million times above normal: here.

Japan: Anti-nuclear movement gears up: here.

Hiroshima Expresses Anger, Fear Over Nuclear Plant Crisis: here.

Radiation In Massachusetts Rainwater Likely From Japan: here.

US Spent nuclear fuel comprises the largest concentration of radioactivity on earth: here.

“Safe” Radiation is a Lethal Lie: here.

As disaster unfolds in Japan, Steve McGiffen examines how the EU promotes atomic power using unaccountable market mechanisms.

The two German state elections Sunday were of key importance – but the Greens found the proper keyhole. Much of their remarkable gains were based on tragedy – the horror of Fukushima in Japan and fears that one of the four ageing atomic reactors in Baden-Wurttemberg – the youngest 22 years old, the oldest 35 – might cause a similar disaster: here.

Tarkine Rainforest in Australia under threat from mining companies: here.

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