Nuclear News

Desperately seeking justice

Written by Sunday, 18 December 2016 06:21

Ill workers and families want the nuclear body to own up~ published in Canvas Life by Sheree Bega

Carte Blanche: "Nuclear Fallout" Featured

Written by Wednesday, 13 April 2016 07:11

A ground-breaking study is underway to investigate the extent to which uranium-rich waste, left over from 130 years of gold mining, is a health hazard for residents exposed to dust and contaminated water.

Nukes Conference - Video Featured

Written by Friday, 08 April 2016 19:28

The video "Nukes Conference", a brief documentation of the "Nucleaerization of Africa"-Conference, Johannesburg, November 2015, has been released, giving an impression of the discussions and outcomes of the conference in Africa. 

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Locks hold key to uranium exposure

Written by Tuesday, 02 February 2016 20:51

AS UMESH Bhana was snipping customers' hair this week, he had a novel proposal for them: would they be willing to donate 4cm locks to be analysed for traces of uranium?

Hare wys dalk uraangevaar

Written by Wednesday, 27 January 2016 14:28

Die antwoord op uraanbesmetting in die Wonderfonteinspruit en Soweto lê moontlik opgesluit in mense se hare.

Feedback in pictures

Written by Monday, 28 December 2015 11:22

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment co-hosted the recent Nuclearisation of Africa Conference.  The event brought together experts and interested parties on matters relating to nuclear energy, waste and mining of radio-active material. 

South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) research associate Angela Kariuki, speaking at the Nuclearisation of Africa symposium, in Kempton Park, last month, said that, in 2014, the commission compiled a report on the issues and challenges related to unregulated artisanal mining in South Africa based on these hearings. She said that the hearings revealed that, in South Africa, artisanal mining was not legally recognised, despite its growth and the potential opportunities it offered, economically and socially.  Article based on presentations delivered at the Nuclearisation of Africa Symposium. 

Prof. Nidecker of Radiology, University of Basel, Switzerland. Past president and board member of PSR / IPPNW Switzerland is interviewed along with independent international consultant on energy and nuclear policy releases, Co-author of yearly world Nuclear Industry Status Report, Mycle Schneider.  In this podcast they highlight topics and insights from the Symposium, "Nuclearisation of Africa". 

Federation For a Sustainable Environment « Nuclearisation of Africa » Symposium 19. Nov 2015 There is a clear global downtrend in the civil use of nuclear power, as documented by the annual World Nuclear Industry Status Report and as discussed at the international Symposium on « Nuclearisation of Africa » concluded on the 19th of November in Johannesburg.

Sheree Bega, a multi award winning journalist, of Saturday Star, South Africa’s leading weekend paper, wrote an excellent article titled “Nuclear waste ‘dangerous for millennia, even millions of years, cannot be shut off”.  The article was published yesterday in the Saturday Star.