SA National Nuclear Regulator neglects radioactive mine dumps threatening the health of thousands | Daily Maverick

Read the full article here. “While Gwede Mantashe is punting nuclear power to solve South Africa’s energy crisis, the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), the organisation responsible for monitoring nuclear safety and harm from radiation, has dropped the ball. Evidence provided to DM168 by environmental activists, scientists and academics shows how the NNR has failed to […]

Ongoing weak governance at the nuclear reactor

CAPE ARGUS | NEWSBy Mwangi Githathu | published Nov 9, 2020 The lack of a civil society representative on the National Nuclear Regulator’s board is ‘contributing to ongoing weak governance at the nuclear reactor’. Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA) Cape Town – Concerns by the Koeberg Alert Alliance and the Southern African Faith Communities’ […]

Radon Alert – Carte Blanche

Millions of South Africans are exposed to radioactive radon gas in their homes and workplaces every day, as the naturally occurring gas escapes through cracks in the earth. The second leading cause of lung cancer in several countries, radon breaks down and when inhaled, decaying atoms emit alpha radiation that can damage the DNA. There […]

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