Uranium

Uranium mining is linked to the production of some of the world’s most toxic and long-lasting industrial wastes and the proliferation of the world’s most destructive weapons.

Dirty, dangerous and unnecessary

In 2012, the O’Farrell Government ended a 26–year ban on uranium exploration in NSW and received expressions of interest from companies including resource giant BHP, Carpentaria Exploration, Marmota Energy and Iluka Resources to begin uranium exploration in NSW. To date, no licences have been granted.

Uranium mining is linked to the production of some of the world’s most toxic and long-lasting industrial wastes and the proliferation of the world’s most destructive weapons. It is also a direct threat to workers’ safety and the long-term health of our environment and communities.

We remain staunchly opposed to uranium mining, which makes little economic sense and leaves a lasting radioactive legacy. That’s why we have endorsed the NSW Uranium Free Charter.

Additionally, the Commonwealth Government is currently considering options for a new radioactive waste management facility, with Brewarrina in NSW being considered as a possible site.

More information

Uranium Free New South Wales

Beyond Nuclear Initiative

 

 

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