Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Uranium Mining In Australia Opposed

Comment:  Look at the following comment: "We don't need uranium mining in this country! We have sun, we've got wind, we've got people. Why should we pollute our country for money?"  VA leaders, we do not need uranium either, we have the same sun, wind, tidal rivers, our land, water and air is more important than a few getting rich from uranium mining!   No to uranium mining and milling!

Published on August 09, 2010

Activists and opposition politicians in Western Australia are urging the state to ban the mining of uranium, saying potential dangers are "off the scale."

A statewide ban on uranium mining in effect from 2002-08 was lifted by the Liberal Party two years ago when it was voted into power in the state, Inter Press Service reported Monday.

The Wongatha Aboriginal clan that calls the region home opposes all uranium mining.

"We don't need uranium mining in this country," Wongatha leader Geoffrey Stokes said. "We have sun, we've got wind, we've got people. Why should we pollute our country for money?"

Politicians of the opposition Labor Party, who put the ban in effect when they were in power, agree.

"We know that all mining is dangerous but we know that mining uranium is off the scale," says Shadow Environment Minister Sally Talbot.

"It presents an unacceptable hazard for workers in the industry, it presents an unacceptable risk to the future and well-being of our indigenous communities and it presents a dreadful threat to our environment in Western Australia."

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