Australia has a significant role and responsibility in the international nuclear debate.
Our energy future is not nuclear – it’s sun and wind powered. Uranium, coal, oil, and gas are the old world. Sun wind and waves are the new world. Clean energy can scale to power our cities and it’s already happening.
We have consistently opposed uranium mining and worked to highlight the threats it poses to our environment, sensitive ecosystems, Indigenous cultures and local communities. For two decades successive governments have tried to impose radioactive waste on unwilling remote communities. The most recent attempt, at Muckaty in the Northern Territory, was shelved after sustained Aboriginal and community opposition. We stand and support Aboriginal and rural communities that are raising concerns and fighting against imposed plans to pollute their air, soil and water.
How we handle radioactive waste is an issue that lasts longer than this generation.
We have facilitated a continuing public debate about the risks and responsibilities of our involvement in the global nuclear trade and continue to do so. We want meaningful action to address our energy needs, based upon leaving uranium in the ground. We want the responsible management of existing radioactive waste and an active transition away from producing any more.
South Australia is too good to waste. #nuclearfree #yourSAynuclear #DontDumpOnSA www.acf.org.au/waste