Green Left Weekly contributor Jim Green has brought to light some very interesting facts as part of his research for a PhD at Wollongong University.
Quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald of September 24, Green has exposed the flawed arguments and the misquoted evidence behind the federal government's decision to build a new nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights.
Green Left Weekly readers got the information a full two weeks before SMH readers, in our issue #289. And GLW readers got information that was far more comprehensive and complete. Further important information on the reactor and the problems of the nuclear industry are printed in this week's issue.
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