No environmental safeguards for Queensland uranium mining


Senator Barnaby Joyce says nuclear power in Australia is next step after Queensland decision to resume uranium mining Robyn Ironside, John McCarthy The Courier-Mail October 24, 2012 OUTSPOKEN Senator Barnaby Joyce has put nuclear power on the LNP’s agenda in the lead-up to the next federal election following Queensland’s decision to resume uranium mining…..
The comments came as federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson said yesterday nuclear power was not part of Australia’s future…

.. The State Government’s rush to announce its uranium backflip has left Queensland without any policy on environmental and health safeguards. Premier Campbell Newman offered a guarantee the environment and public
health would not be adversely affected by uranium mining.

The powerful left-wing union, the Electrical Trades Union, has said it will ban members from working in any uranium mine in Queensland because of the risk to the workers’ health and to Australia’s environment….

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