Road workers have become sick after finding suspected radioactive material during an upgrade to the Pacific Highway on the NSW mid north coast.
Heath Aston For the state government it has been a lingering headache since the 1970s but for people who lived on top of radioactive waste in an exclusive harbourside suburb of Sydney it is a matter of life and...
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says he doesn't want radioactive waste from a former northern Sydney uranium smelter transported to Kemps Creek in the city's west.
Heath Aston MORE than 5000 tonnes of radioactive waste will be dug up from one of Sydney's wealthiest harbourside suburbs, trucked across the city and dumped near Penrith.
Sumio Ito and Mari Saito High radiation levels are spreading at the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator said on Monday, and the Japanese government prepared to offer more funding and oversight to try to contain the...
David Wroe Australia is set to get its first radioactive waste dump with the government agreeing to a Coalition demand for $10 million for the Northern Territory, which will host the dump.
The Australian Greens will try to amend proposed laws to establish a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory.
Maris Beck A nuclear waste dump on Aboriginal land should go ahead even if the land’s traditional owners have been incorrectly identified to government, the Commonwealth has told the Federal Court.
Philip Dorling More than a decade after the Howard government hailed the clean-up of Maralinga as completed, the government is continuing to support remediation at the former British nuclear weapons test site.
David Wroe The massive planned expansion of BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam mine would plague South Australia with radioactive waste and water overuse, say green groups, dismissing government assurances of strict...
Lindsay Murdoch in Tennant Creek DOCUMENTS unearthed in the National Archives challenge the Gillard government's push to build a nuclear waste dump on disputed Aboriginal land near Tennant Creek, lawyers say.
Lindsay Murdoch DARWIN THE bogging of a semi-trailer loaded with uranium oxide in Kakadu National Park has highlighted the danger of transporting the dangerous material long distances by road, conservationists say.
Ben Cubby ENVIRONMENT EDITOR Australia should adopt large-scale nuclear power stations to fight climate change, which would mean building six or seven reactors along the coast between Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, according...
David Stanway The congenial Professor Duan Xuru doesn't look like a stereotypical mad scientist as he shows guests into a cluttered laboratory filled with canisters, vacuum pumps and patched-up pipes tied together...
Hamish McDonald PANIC about Japan's nuclear accident prompted such a run on salt in China that Beijing's official media had to talk down the rumour about its protective qualities.
Suzanne Goldenberg MOUNTAIN PASS MINE, California: It's a deep pit in the Mojave Desert but it could hold the key to the US challenging China's technological domination of the 21st century.
Simon Mann IN WASHINGTON An Australian invention that allows nuclear waste to be stored within a synthetic rock-like substance could be on the verge of hitting paydirt after more than 30 years in the making.
Ben Cubby The state government will face tough local opposition if it intends to take contaminated waste from a radioactive site in Hunters Hill and bury it at Kemps Creek in the city's west.
Ben Cubby The nuclear industry is calling for renewed public debate about atomic energy in Australia, and says the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan will not affect the future of the nuclear energy or...
Ben Cubby The state government has backed out of using Sydney's west as a dumping ground for radioactive waste after community opposition.