How can nuclear power be safe? Japan’s 2011 tsunami and …

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How can nuclear power be safe? Japan’s 2011 tsunami and sea surges proved that theory wrong.
Then you got the waste that comes from the used nuclear materials.
How can it be safely stored for 100 years if no one wants it buried in their backyard or regional areas?
There’s then the secure transportation required. You can’t have some one intercept it with a car crash or bad road conditions.

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Use your dollar to force fuel prices down: Murray Stewart
Thanks for the tip. I didn’t realise there was a Puma up that end of town. I only thought there was the one in Railway Terrace.

Locally owned supermarkets buck crisis with $1m facelift
I enjoy doing most of my shopping at the local East Side IGA, for I can just walk there from home any time including just before 9pm and I feel safe.
I wouldn’t want to walk into town at night to get groceries, let alone park in town past sun down.
I like the fact the IGA meat comes from Milner Road Butcher, for I prefer the meat from the butcher as opposed to meat from WW or Coles.
I find IGA’s vegetables are usually just as fresh, if not fresher than at least Coles.
These IGA local businesses are actually quite busy during the week and even on weekends.
I can usually request stock and get it in fairly quickly, stock that Coles and Woolies don’t have and said they’d get but hadn’t.
I usually see the same staff at the checkouts and they are always happy to serve customers.
I now only go to Coles or Woolies for certain food like cheap milk or occasional specials.

Wakefield ready for fight: affirms intention to acquire oval
As per the initial plans I saw for “the preferred new rugby oval”: Establishing a new rugby oval to the south west of Bradshaw Drive, only means the need to create additional road infrastructure such as widening of the roads, creating turning lanes, car parking, establishment of new greens (which uses no doubt use a lot of water, not bore water). Anzac Oval is irrigated by bore water from under the river not the town supply.
There will also be a need to clear the scrub and ensure that the dust is kept down from prevailing winds blowing dust into neighbouring homes.
A great big fence will be needed in the short term to keep vandals from doing burnouts on the lawns.
Then there will be the ongoing need to keep the fields green, with what town water? As surely there will be no river water nearby.
I’d say leave the oval where it is. A compulsory acquisition against the wishes of the Alice Springs Town Council, rugby movement and traditional owners sounds like a communist government move.
Why not keep the oval where it is.

Government looking for private developer of seniors village
At least the village isn’t right on the edge of town in far west Larapinta in Stirling Heights.
Why one was built there seven kilometres away from the centre of Alice Springs CBD beats me. The only good thing is the place would be quiet.
At least the proposed village would be only 3.5kms to the centre of town (via Barrett Drive).
The site beside the Stuart Highway and the railway in my opinion is better off being used as a new entrance to the railway station for the Ghan with community uses.
As much as it having a more centralised feel for retirement, you’d hope that people would put up with trucks passing through at night or drunks walking past, sitting around loitering etc.
Sure, having a new train station entrance will also attract such issues but at least no ones homes will be smashed up.
I reckon the old Memo site would be a better place for a retirement centre. Close to town but not next to a four lane highway with extra traffic on it.
Either that or put it in a multi-storey form on the Melanka site or on the Todd Mall. In fact there needs to be more people living in town above shops to increase eyes on the streets.
In cities around the world you can still achieve liveable neighbourhoods without the massive crowds and where you have people living and working on site you also see less undesirables sticking around.
Multi story buildings already exist and I am not talking about the glass monster, I am talking about the Aurora Hotel. You can put cafes on the ground floor, office or commercial space on the next level, then have two to three stories of apartments above.
You can then have trees that hide the uglier extents of the buildings and complement them with shade. I used to work in urban design and I would be happy to get into a discussion with anyone interested in what could work in Alice Springs to reduce crime whilst making the town feel safer simply through the way the town is developed.
You can’t blame crime solely on certain people hanging around town running amuck and breaking things, vandalism etc, but if you don’t do anything about changing the urban feel nothing will change.

A fourth Central Australian case diagnosed
I am just wondering, it has been over two weeks now since all these cases. I am wondering if there is any news of the four people with covid-19.
Have any of them recovered yet and or been released from hospital?
[Hi, find the NT Government’s update here.]

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