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Chernobyl anniversary reminder of dangers of nuclear power: Greens

PM should work to ensure new casing for reactor
 
The 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power accident is a reminder of how dangerous nuclear power is and why we need to take a precautionary approach, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
"The Chernobyl accident on 26 April 1986 was the worst nuclear power accident in global history," Senator Milne said.
 

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Taiwan uranium deal fuels regional insecurity: Greens

The sale of Australian uranium to Taiwan is fuelling insecurity in the region, the Australian Greens said today.  
"The Howard government's decision to facilitate Australian uranium sales to Taiwan via the United States of America is irresponsible and contravenes our obligation under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to reduce proliferation not to potentially increase it," Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said.
 

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Howard and Wen duck nuclear weapons question

Prime Minister John Howard's deal with Chinese Premier Wen to sell Australian uranium to China will see Australian uranium either directly or indirectly support China's nuclear weapons programme, the Australian Greens said today.
 
"The Chinese Ambassador to Australia in December 2005 said that China had insufficient uranium for both its nuclear power and nuclear weapons programmes," Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said in Launceston.
 
"It is obvious that Australian uranium will make up the shortfall.
 

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Premier Wen's visit: Dollars before human rights and global security

The warm welcome being extended by the Howard government to Premier Wen representing the Chinese communist military dictatorship in Beijing demonstrates that the Howard government continues to put dollars before human rights and global security, the Australian Greens said today.
 
 "The Howard government's attempt to separate economics from human rights and global security is not only disgraceful but impossible in a globalised world," Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne said today in Canberra.
 

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Global responsibility for uranium ends with waste and weapons: Greens

Australian must accept responsibility for the nuclear waste and weapons that flow from its uranium, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
"Labor resources spokesperson Martin Ferguson is quite right when he says that Australia's role in the global nuclear cycle does not stop with exporting our uranium. It ends with responsibility for nuclear weapons and waste," Senator Milne said in Canberra.
 

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Govt reassurances on China uranium deal threadbare: Greens

The Australian government's so-called secure safeguards covering its forthcoming treaty to sell uranium to China are fatally flawed, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
"In December 2005, Madam Fu Ying, China's Ambassador to Australia, told a Melbourne mining club luncheon that China has insufficient uranium for both its civil and military programmes," Senator Milne said in Canberra today.
 
"Therefore the Australian government claim that Australian uranium will go to declared civil facilities only is a sham.
 

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Uranium exports and climate change

Taking note of answersUranium Exports Senator MILNE (Tasmania) (3.30 p.m.) - I move: That the Senate take note of the answer given by the Minister for the Environment and Heritage (Senator Ian Campbell) to a question without notice asked by Senator Ronaldson today relating to uranium mining and nuclear power. Senator Campbell has become what can only be described as a wild advocate for uranium mining and nuclear power and tries to suggest that this advocacy will in some way have a positive impact on climate change.

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Campbell wrong on more uranium mines and exports: Greens

UK experts reject nuclear power 
Australian Environment Minister Ian Campbell is to be condemned for peddling the big nuclear lie that nuclear power is a solution to climate change and advocating more uranium mining, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
"Minister Campbell should be urging caution, not beating the drum for uranium mining companies by calling on state governments to permit larger and more uranium mines," Senator Milne said in Canberra today.
 

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Fuelling China's nuclear capacity undermines global security: Greens

Australians should not be misled about the federal government capacity to control China's use of Australian uranium, Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine Milne said today.
 
"The imminent deal to permit Australian uranium sales to China will heighten global insecurity as the safeguards under which it will be permitted are neither permanent nor mandatory," Senator Milne said in Canberra.
 

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