30 YEARS AFTER CHERNOBYL, AUSTRALIA STILL HASN’T LEARNED TO LEAVE URANIUM IN THE GROUND

The Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, directly fuelled by Australian uranium, sparked calls from the UN for all uranium producing countries to hold a cost benefit analysis into uranium mining.

The Australian government has consistently ignored such calls for a review of the safety and compliance and costs of this sector. Instead, Australia has pushed ahead – against advice from senior Australian bureaucrats – to sign a uranium supply deal with India, a country that has a nuclear weapons program and is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

By Josephine Vallentine; more at The Guardian, 26 April 2016