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Russia uranium ban should stay: Greens

Scott Ludlam 3 Sep 2014

Confirmation that the Australian Government has suspended potential uranium sales to the Russian Federation has been welcomed by the Greens, after questions placed by Adam Bandt MP in the House and Senator Scott Ludlam in the Senate.

"The Australian Greens have argued that uranium sales to the Russian Federation should never have been contemplated in the first place," Senator Ludlam said.

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Tanks for Nothing: New radioactive disaster haunts Rio Tinto

Australian Greens spokesperson on Nuclear issues, Senator Scott Ludlam. 10 December 2013.

In a bizarre and troubling development, Rio Tinto's Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia has suffered a disastrous acid spill identical in nature to that which closed the company's Ranger mine in Kakadu on the weekend.

Breaking reports in local media indicate that within three days of the Kakadu collapse, Rio's Namibian operation suffered a catastrophic failure which put workers and the surrounding environment at risk.

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Reckless and radioactive: Ranger must close

Scott Ludlam 9 Dec 2013

Australian Greens spokesperson on nuclear issues, Senator Scott Ludlam. 9 December 2013.

Today in senate question time, Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam asked the Environment Minister's representative about the massive spill of 1.4 million litres of radioactive acid at the Ranger Uranium Mine.

In response to the Government's feeble and evasive answers, Senator Ludlam has submitted a detailed log of questions to Commonwealth environmental regulators and has called for the closure of the mine.

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