28.6 C
Byron Shire
March 1, 2021

No future in nuclear

Latest News

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

Other News

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Humanity is currently too selfish and immature to use nuclear energy wisely or safely.

Radioactivity damages DNA. Damaged DNA allows infertility, cancer and birth defects.

How do you feel about your kids being unable to ever have children of their own, or giving birth to sick or malformed babies which may not survive?

There is no way, and will be no way in the foreseeable future, to safely, permanently store or dispose of radioactive waste.

There is no way to prevent radioactive material from getting loose into the air, soil, water and underground water of this one dynamic planet.

Three of the most powerful ways for us to create a healthy loving future are: to prioritise love and be it in all you do, say and think; to vote out and not support those who promote nuclear energy and weapons; and to put your money and support with the companies who walk their talk in developing and supplying wind, solar and other emerging eco-friendly energy technologies.

In my former household of two adults, we calculated a tiny $3.50 per person per week each extra on our electricity bill to buy 100 per cent renewable energy from the sun. We could easily offset that small extra cost with a few simple behavioural changes (like dropping unhealthy habits!).

And for a clean, healthy future, that’s a fantastic ROI!

Dianne Trussell, Ocean Shores

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.