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Anti nuclear protes targets Toro Energy at Australian Uranium Conference in Fremantle

Protesters to target uranium conference, AAP, The West Australian July 18, 2012  Anti-uranium protesters will make the “symbolic gesture” of bashing a bull pinata, representing Toro Energy, outside a uranium conference while the firm’s chief is addressing delegates.

Protesters have traditionally camped outside during the morning sessions of the two-day Australian Uranium Conference in Fremantle, south of Perth, complete with costumes, signs and music.

But this year organisers have chosen the afternoon session of the second day to target Toro Energy for its plans to develop the State’s first uranium mine in WA’s mid-west region. In May, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) approved a
proposal to develop the mine 30km from Wiluna.

Anti-Nuclear Alliance of WA spokesman Marcus Atkinson said the protesters would make the “symbolic gesture” of bashing a pinata shaped like a bull – after Toro Energy’s logo – as managing director Greg Hall made his presentation at the conference on Thursday.

Since the EPA approved Toro Energy’s proposal, several anti-uranium groups have indicated they will appeal the decision,…..


July 19, 2012 - Posted by | Opposition to nuclear, Western Australia

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