Speak out for a nuclear free future

We support a nuclear free future – with no uranium mining, no nuclear power and responsible management of existing radioactive waste and pollution.

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Let's end the toxic trade

Uranium mining and radioactive waste pollutes our air, soil and water. It can damage the genetic and reproductive systems of plants, animals and people. There is no secure, long-term solution to cope with the millions of tonnes of radioactive wastes from mining operations, or the more risky and longer lived radioactive waste from power stations.

Right now plans to ship, store and bury national and international radioactive waste are being explored on Aboriginal country in South Australia. The global plan would enable aging nuclear reactors around the world – now under pressure to close because of intractable waste problems – to stay open longer – meaning more risk and waste.

Around one-third of the world’s uranium reserves are found in Australia. All of our uranium is exported. In Western Australia, Aboriginal communities oppose proposals to let companies mine uranium on their country. All of Australia’s operating uranium mines have a history of leaks, spills and accidents – and none have ever been properly rehabilitated.

Clean energy, nuclear free

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, highlighting its threats to our land, water, Indigenous cultures and local communities. For two decades successive governments have tried to impose radioactive waste on unwilling remote communities. Waste plans for Muckaty in the Northern Territory were shelved after sustained Aboriginal and community opposition. We stand with Aboriginal and rural communities who are concerned about plans to pollute their air, soil and water.

Decisions on handling radioactive waste last longer than this generation.

We facilitate a continuing public debate about the risks and responsibilities of our involvement in the global nuclear trade. We can address our energy needs, leaving uranium in the ground. We want responsible management of existing radioactive waste and an active transition away from producing more.

South Australia is too good to waste. #nuclearfree #yourSAynuclear #DontDumpOnSA www.acf.org.au/waste

Take Action

Read the latest news, and find the actions you can take to make Australia nuclear free.

News | 21 December 17

South Australia radioactive waste dump – community says, “No way Jay!”

Watch the video to see how your voice reaches decision makers.

News | 25 April 17

The bigger picture: Why your voice on nuclear matters

People speaking out this year are part of decades of community effort uniting people for a nuclear-free future.

News | 21 March 17

Radioactive repeat: federal radioactive waste "Groundhog Day" increases uncertainty

A small town on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula is again in the frame as a site for Australia’s nuclear waste despite being ruled out of consideration less than one year ago because of deep community concern and opposition to the plan.

News | 07 March 17

All is not as it should be: Fukushima

A radio documentary about the ongoing human and environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

News | 06 March 17

Days away from a state election, light years away from responsibility

Serious concerns about radioactive waste contanimation of groundwater.

News | 14 February 17

Australia/Ukraine uranium deal – because Fukushima turned out so well

Australia, the nation that fuelled Fukushima, should not sell uranium to the country that gave us Chernobyl.

News | 07 February 17

A responsible global citizen would not sell uranium to Ukraine

Australia, the nation that fuelled Fukushima, should not sell uranium to the country that gave us Chernobyl.

Tell Bill Shorten – no radioactive waste in SA

Tell federal Labor leader Bill Shorten to stand by Labor’s clear position against importing and dumping international radioactive waste.
News | 16 December 16

Regina McKenzie, Flinders Ranges

"We don’t want a nuclear waste dump on our country and worry that if the waste comes it will harm our environment and muda (our lore, creation)"