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Uranium and Nuclear Industry swings big club, claims opposition are “cavemen” leaves major questions UNANSWERED

How are we to believe that people who make huge amounts of money digging up and selling uranium are “experts?”

The article below seems to take the claim at face value and totally ignores ALL of the unanswered questions.

It’s time for nuclear power: “experts”

Cathy Alexander  July 15, 2009 – 4:49PM

Australia should drop the “caveman” approach to electricity and build some nuclear power stations, experts say.

The uranium industry is booming, with the federal government approving a new mine for South Australia on Tuesday. Full article here  http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-national/its-time-for-nuclear-power-experts-20090715-dlac.html

Meanwhile, real experts who have no VESTED interests are not mentioned! See the lionk below for some counterbalance.

See here for stories on Uranium Mining and Nuclear Power plants from Greens (WA) Senator Scott Ludlum, former Senator Jo Vallentine and video/audio from other sources such as Greenpeace

Click here for information from BUMP, ( Ban Uranium Mining Permanently )

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Australian minerals not to be owned by Chinese Government. Concerns but also opportunities in BHP/Rio Tinto Joint Venture

Robin Chapple MLC for the Mining and Pastoral Region

Email robin.chapple@mp.wa.gov.au

Relief that Australian minerals not to be owned by Chinese Government

The news that a significant proportion of Australia’s mineral wealth will not be owned by the Chinese government is welcome news, Greens (WA) MLC Robin Chapple said today.

“20 years and one day ago today the tanks and troops of the autocratic Chinese Government moved into Tiananmen Square and brutally crushed a grassroots democracy movement.” Mr. Chapple said.

“This is the same government, responsible for 2600 deaths that day and guilty of so many human rights abuses before and since, that would have become an 18 per cent shareholder in Rio Tinto through its wholly owned company, Chinalco.”

“For the Chinalco deal to have proceeded would have been a black day for ethical investment in Australia.”

Concerns but also opportunities in BHP/Rio Tinto Joint Venture.

Of the BHP-Rio Tinto Joint Venture that will succeed the failed deal, Mr. Chapple said that he was concerned that job losses could result from the merging of some operations but that any reduction in overlapping infrastructure was positive for the environment.

“Obviously I am concerned that job losses might result as BHP and Rio move to eliminate parallel operations. However the synergies of this joint venture will also result in greater sharing of infrastructure, especially rail. A reduced need to expand mining infrastructure can only be good news for the vulnerable ecologies affected by mining operations statewide.”

“BHP and Rio Tinto have a real opportunity to substantially shrink their environmental footprint, if this joint venture is managed appropriately.”

Mr. Chapple said that he agreed with Colin Barnett’s statement that royalty concessions currently enjoyed by Rio Tinto and BHP now needed to be reviewed in light of the joint venture, but said that this should not jeopardise the sharing of infrastructure.

Greens Member for the

Mining & Pastoral Region

PO Box 94
West Perth
Western Australia 6872

Email Robin.Chapple@mp.wa.gov.au

Portfolios:Energy & Climate Change; Mines and Petroleum; State Development & Industry; Nuclear Energy; Local Government; Waste Management; Ports; Pastoral Issues; Aboriginal Issues; Racing and Gaming; and Regional Sustainability.

Australian minerals not to be owned by Chinese Government. Concerns but also opportunities in BHP/Rio Tinto Joint Venture

Robin Chapple MLC for the Mining and Pastoral Region

Email robin.chapple@mp.wa.gov.au

Relief that Australian minerals not to be owned by Chinese Government

The news that a significant proportion of Australia’s mineral wealth will not be owned by the Chinese government is welcome news, Greens (WA) MLC Robin Chapple said today.

“20 years and one day ago today the tanks and troops of the autocratic Chinese Government moved into Tiananmen Square and brutally crushed a grassroots democracy movement.” Mr. Chapple said.

“This is the same government, responsible for 2600 deaths that day and guilty of so many human rights abuses before and since, that would have become an 18 per cent shareholder in Rio Tinto through its wholly owned company, Chinalco.”

“For the Chinalco deal to have proceeded would have been a black day for ethical investment in Australia.”

Concerns but also opportunities in BHP/Rio Tinto Joint Venture.

Of the BHP-Rio Tinto Joint Venture that will succeed the failed deal, Mr. Chapple said that he was concerned that job losses could result from the merging of some operations but that any reduction in overlapping infrastructure was positive for the environment.

“Obviously I am concerned that job losses might result as BHP and Rio move to eliminate parallel operations. However the synergies of this joint venture will also result in greater sharing of infrastructure, especially rail. A reduced need to expand mining infrastructure can only be good news for the vulnerable ecologies affected by mining operations statewide.”

“BHP and Rio Tinto have a real opportunity to substantially shrink their environmental footprint, if this joint venture is managed appropriately.”

Mr. Chapple said that he agreed with Colin Barnett’s statement that royalty concessions currently enjoyed by Rio Tinto and BHP now needed to be reviewed in light of the joint venture, but said that this should not jeopardise the sharing of infrastructure.

Greens Member for the

Mining & Pastoral Region

PO Box 94
West Perth
Western Australia 6872

Email Robin.Chapple@mp.wa.gov.au

Portfolios:Energy & Climate Change; Mines and Petroleum; State Development & Industry; Nuclear Energy; Local Government; Waste Management; Ports; Pastoral Issues; Aboriginal Issues; Racing and Gaming; and Regional Sustainability.

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