Monday, October 15, 2007

blog action day

Blog Action Day
There are so many environmental issues that deeply concern me but one that angers me right now is Mr Howard's promotion of uranium exports and "climate-friendly" nuclear power. He has decided to take immediate steps to make possible an expanded nuclear industry in Australia, which could ultimately include nuclear power stations, uranium enrichment and nuclear waste treatment. And we are not talking about nuclear power stations in remote Australia, we are talking inner suburbia.

One such power station would be set for Newport in Melbourne, a neighbouring suburb to Yarraville where only last week residents were warned to stay indoors after a toxic explosion. With so many reasons as to why Australia (or any country) shouldn't go down the nuclear path the most alarming reasons are nuclear disposal, nuclear transportation and uranium mining having a dentrimental effect on our land and aboriginal communities.

Instead of turning to nuclear power, Australia should ratify the Kyoto Protocol, invest in renewable energy, adopt a national energy efficiency target and improve public transport.


Dees said...

I am sitting here with my morning coffee,all choked god, where is the world going to with these terrible inventions.So good of you to write about it.

Kirsty said...

This is a very powerful post Angela. Good going

my poppet said...

Thanks for being a voice of reason, hopefully real issues like this one will help people with their election decission