Australian news, and some related international items

No gain, only harm, in Australia selling uranium to India

uranium sales to India would do very little to expand Australia’s export revenue − which helps explain why the Australian Uranium Association supports the government’s policy of prohibiting uranium sales to countries that have not signed the NPT.

Selling uranium to India will do great damage, with little gain to Australia, The Age, Richard Broinowski, November 1, 2010 “…..India made no concessions whatsoever during the US-India deal − no commitment to curb its escalating nuclear weapons program, no commitment to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, no commitment to stop producing fissile material for weapons. Continue reading

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India’s anti-nuclear protestors arrested

nearly 3,000 people staged protests and were picked up by police…., a 14-member expert appraisal committee for nuclear projects visited Madban. The committee, which was under heavy police escort, did not meet any of the local villagers.

Protest against Jaitapur nuclear power project, The Hindu, 31 Oct 10, Hundreds of villagers on Friday staged a silent protest against the Jaitapur nuclear power project in Ratnagiri district Continue reading

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WA govt’s grab of Aboriginal land is condemned

the words “always was, always will be Aboriginal land” have the rider with Australian governments, “until some rich, greedy corporation wants it”.

Forum condemns Kimberley acquisition, Green Left Weekly, October 31, 2010 By Barry Healy, Perth  Corporations trying to construct a gas processing hub at James Price Point “might have a bit of difficulty getting their power plant built” if Premier Colin Barnett completes compulsorily acquiring the Aboriginal land, Continue reading

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Uranium mining would ruin Finland’s tourism reputation

a few years of mining operations are not worth ruining the reputations of Kainuu and Lapland as travel destinations.

Greens Want Uranium Mining Ban Uutiset |, 31 Oct 10, The Green League’s party council is calling for a ban on uranium mining in Finland. According to the Greens, uranium mining operations have got into the country “through the back door” and they are ruining the country’s reputation as a travel destination, especially in the north. Continue reading

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