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Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal is fuelling anger in the country.

Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal is fuelling anger in the country. Here’s why 9 News

By CNN, 19, 2021  ” ……….it’s not only the French who are furious.Anti-nuclear groups in Australia, and many citizens, are expressing anger over the deal, worried it may be a Trojan Horse for a nuclear power industry, which the nation has resisted for decades

 Australia, and many citizens, are expressing anger over the deal, worried it may be a Trojan Horse for a nuclear power industry, which the nation has resisted for decades.New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke personally to her Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, to tell him the vessels would not be welcome in the waters of her country, which has been a no-nuclear zone since 1984………..

…….  Australia’s anti-nuclear movement goes further back than that, to a strong protest movement in the 1970s. This emerged largely because of concerns around the environmental impacts of mining uranium — which Australia has huge reserves of — but also due to worries around risks to public health, particularly among communities living near proposed facilities.

There are also concerns around how to safely store nuclear waste. Explosions or leaks of stored waste can impact human health too, though such disasters are far less common than they once were.In 1977, the Movement Against Uranium Mining in Australia collected 250,000 signatures for a moratorium on extracting the metal, even though nuclear power wasn’t being used in the country.

…………. Greens Party leader Adam Bandt criticised the agreement in a tweet as putting “floating Chernobyls in the heart of Australia’s cities,” saying it “makes Australia less safe. “Bob Brown, a former Greens leader who campaigned against nuclear warships coming into Tasmania in the 1980s, told the Australian Financial Review on Thursday the deal put the country closer to developing a nuclear energy industry and warned of a backlash.

“I think it’s very cowardly what the government’s done,” Mr Brown said. “It’s made a decision without reference to the public, knowing the public would oppose it.” https://www.9news.com.au/national/explainer-australias-nuclearpowered-submarine-deal-is-fueling-anger-in-the-country-heres-why/86638c7e-2e65-43d8-abe8-5194cb26a30e

September 20, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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