Nuclear Activism: Limiting the Fallout

Following the success of widespread public protests against a planned uranium processing plant in Jiangmen, Guangdong province last week, Reuters notes that the project’s cancellation hinders Beijing’s nuclear power...

Protests Win Written Pledge of Uranium Plant’s Cancellation

After three successive days of demonstrations (see pictures at Tea Leaf Nation and Global Voices), protesters in Jiangmen, Guangdong won a written guarantee on Monday that a planned uranium processing plant nearby would not go...

Villagers Dig Their Own Grave

In Hunan province, peasants have made a cottage industry out of mining uranium ore. From The Sydney Morning Herald: The Communist Party Secretary of Goat River village is sitting on his bed, impatiently twitching his legs, as he...

Some Miner Concerns

China muscles in on a big deal of in aluminium, uranium and coking coal, from the Economist: EVERYTHING to do with mining is impressively vast. It is an industry that makes huge holes in the ground and relies on trucks with...

Gang on Trial for Attempting to Sell 8kg of Uranium – Liang Qiwen

From China Daily: Four men from Central China’s Hunan Province have gone on trial at the Tianhe District Court here charged with trying to sell uranium, a radioactive element used in the production of nuclear weapons. The court heard that between April 2005 and January of this year, Zhang Sangang, Yang Guoliang, Li Zi’an, and […]

China is finding it hard to get enough uranium to fuel nuclear plants – Reuters

From International Herald Tribune: China is finding it hard to obtain enough uranium to fuel the nuclear power reactors it plans to build, according to the country’s top energy official. The comments by Chen Deming, a vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, came just months after China signed a deal with Australia […]

China ‘comfortable’ with Australia-Taiwan nuclear tie – Leora Moldofsky

From the Financial Times (link) Two Australian mining companies have signed contracts to sell uranium to Taiwan, it was revealed on Tuesday, a day after Canberra had sealed an agreement paving the way for uranium exports to China. BHP Billiton and Energy Resources of Australia, which is majority-owned by Rio Tinto, confirmed they had entered […]

China’s energy needs drive uranium search – Mary-Anne Toy

From the Sydney Morning Herald, via Google News (link): CHINA began its mission to become a nuclear power in 1951, when it signed a secret deal with Russia under the guise of developing clean nuclear energy. But half a century later its voracious energy needs mean it is actually focusing on developing nuclear energy for […]

“Closed” uranium mine continuing to pollute and sell products internationally

This is a very important news lead. I believe this story is worth further investigation by both domestic Chinese and international media. Epoch Times has published an expose of one of China’s uranium plants, which has been dumping large quantity of radioactive nuclear wastewater into China’s main rivers, illegally selling radioactive equipment on the open […]



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