A symposium in Johannesburg from 16 to 19 November will address the nuclearisation of Africa. The 4-day event will focus on Uranium mining and health, environmental, legal and socio-economic issues. In addition one entire day will be devoted to to renewable energies.
Uranium mining can have detrimental effects on the health of the miners and their families. An interdisciplinary team of doctors and scientists will report on this and on efforts of the nuclear industry to promote the civilian use of nuclear power in Africa at a Symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa from 16th to 19th November […]
The Federation for a Sustainable Environment is represented at the World Uranium Symposium. Exclusive at the symposium in Québec City (April 14–16 2015): Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan at the time of the Fukushima catastrophe.
There is no immediate danger from radiation to communities living in informal settlement, but the “situation was however less than ideal” the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has stated
On 25 June 2014 the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) had a quarterly meeting with several Non-Governmental Organisations to discuss matters of concern. During this meeting, a presentation was made by Ms M Liefferink, Chief Executive Officer of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE). Ms Liefferink requested response from the NNR on a number of […]
Hundreds of thousands use Wonderfonteinspruit catchment area tainted by mining waste
With nowhere else to live, many seek refuge in the radiation wastelands in Gauteng, unaware of the deadly dangers the abandoned mining areas present.
The Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) invited Mariette Liefferink to speak at its expert conference on the environmental and social impacts of uranium mining in South Africa. The CEO of the FSE presented a paper on the environmental, health and social impacts of the reclamation of uraniferous tailings within the Witwatersrand goldfields […]
The immediate case of the disaster at Fukushima may have been a natural once, but the official report to Japan’s parliament says the ultimate culprit was a weak regulation – a lesson South Africa cannot afford to ignore.
FACIAL TREATMENT: Patience Mjadu, 44 inside her shack in Tudor Shaft informal settlement, with her face smeared with toxic soil from mining waste mixed with skin lotion and water. Mjadu believes the soil helps with her pimples and protects her face from the sun.