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Greens condemn plan to turn Australia into the world’s nuclear waste dump

Scott Ludlam 24 Aug 2013

The Greens have strongly rejected the proposal by former Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke to turn Australia into a dump for the world’s nuclear waste.

Greens nuclear policy spokesperson Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said the plan was “the worst imaginable way to raise revenue”.

“What Mr. Hawke is proposing is criminal activity.  The Parliament passed Greens amendments last year to prohibit the importation of nuclear waste. 

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Greens condemn plan to turn Australia into the world’s nuclear waste dump

Scott Ludlam 24 Aug 2013

Australian Greens spokesperson on nuclear policy, Senator Scott Ludlam. 24 August 2013.

The Greens have strongly rejected the proposal by former Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke to turn Australia into a dump for the world's nuclear waste.

Greens spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said the plan was "the worst imaginable way to raise revenue".

"What Mr. Hawke is proposing is criminal activity. The Parliament passed Greens amendments last year to prohibit the importation of nuclear waste.

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Uranium moratorium needed as Fukushima falls apart

More than two years after the Fukushima disaster began, 300 tonnes of highly radioactive water has poured into the sea from one of 1060 giant tanks storing the deadly liquid.

"The Australian-fuelled Fukushima catastrophe continues with TEPCO operators calling for international assistance to cope with the most recent leak, which they describe as a ‘serious incident'," said Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.

"Cesium 137, Strontium 90 and other radioactive poison is spewing into the Pacific Ocean every day.

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Greens take stand against nuclear after MacTiernan’s unwelcome conversion

With Japanese Authorities declaring the worsening situation at Fukushima an "emergency", Labor candidate for Perth Alannah MacTiernan has made a baffling pitch for nuclear power to stay in contention for Australia's energy mix.

"The nuclear industry is falling apart worldwide in the wake of Fukushima, the global financial crisis, uncontrollable costs, and overwhelming competition from renewable energy," Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said today. Senator Ludlam will debate Ms MacTiernan tonight in Perth.

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Nuclear waste returned to sender: U.A.E uranium deal raises too many questions

Scott Ludlam 13 May 2013

A deal to sell uranium to the United Arab Emirates will open the door to nuclear waste returning to Australia, the Greens warned today.

Australian Greens spokesperson on nuclear policy, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, raised the alarm at the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties today, pointing out a dangerous provision in the proposed treaty to allow the return of nuclear materials.

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New minister should bring fresh approach to radioactive waste debacle

Scott Ludlam 25 Mar 2013

The departure of Martin Ferguson from the Cabinet presents a circuit breaker for the Federal Government to progress a real solution for Australia's radioactive waste problem, the Greens said today.

"If responsibility for the waste site is to remain with Mr Gary Gray's portfolio, he should immediately move to drop the campaign to dump the waste at Muckaty Station," said Australian Greens spokesperson on nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam.

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