|Nuclear Issues||Australian Issues|
UNCLEAN, UNSAFE and UNWANTED
With the election of the Howard federal government in March 1996, there has been an unprecendented push to expand Australia's uranium mining and other nuclear activities, regardless of the well documented truths of these industries on our own soil and overseas. Our involvement in the mining and export of uranium creates a radioactive legacy at every mine site and fuels radioactive impacts around the world. Nuclear power, once hoped to be safe and 'too cheap to meter', has proven to be dirty, dangerous and expensive, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons poses its most ominous threat in history. Radioactive waste and nuclear weapons are both creations of the uranium industry and the nuclear fuel cycle. As the debate over uranium mining heats up we must ensure that these basic facts are not lost. The Australian uranium industry is :
UNCLEAN, UNSAFE and UNWANTED.
In the five decades since the creation of the nuclear industry, vast sums of money have been spent to convince the public that nuclear technology is both necessary and desirable. The industry still lacks credibility in a number of key areas :
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|Nuclear Power :|
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NO Safe Dose
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The Unsolvable Problem
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For Whose Benefit
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No Rad Wastes On Our Land
|In Situ Leach Mining :
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|'In my opinion the moral decision for Australians would be to leave their uranium in the ground. I think that the risks attached to its removal - such as those of increasing the chances of thermonuclear war and of destroying part of Australia's great natural heritage - are in no way balanced by the purported benefits.'|
|'It is mined from deep mines, for it is material that nature hides from us, teaching us to leave it as harmful, but this does not cause the arrogant miners to leave it.'
Birringucio, 1540 1
|'When ores are washed, the water which has been used poisons the brooks and streams. Therefore the inhabitants of these regions, on account of the devastation of their fields, woods, groves, brooks and rivers find great difficulty in producing the necessities of life.'|
Agricola, 1556 2
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'Like you I am against the mining of uranium. With Australia becoming increasingly scarred morally as well as physically, I'm surprised there aren't more who share our views. Perhaps there are if they stop to think, and you and your allies will start them doing so.'
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|Sustainable Energy & Anti-Uranium Service Inc. (SEA-US) is a community-based non-profit organisation established to promote and publish information on safe and sustainable energy production, a nuclear free world and anti-uranium mining issues. SEA-US is supported by the following organisations - Movement Against Uranium Mining, Friends of the Earth Fitzroy, Bread Machine Direct, Community Education Publication Association and Arts Action For Peace.|
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1 - V. Birringucio, 1540, The Pirotechnia, The MIT Press, Massachusetts, USA, 1943.
2 - Georgius Agricola, 1556, De Re Metallica. Translated by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover 1912. Reprint, New York : Dover Publications. (Quoted in Eggert, 1994. Mining and its Environmental Impact : Resources for the Future. Washington DC.)